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Richard Parker is the new Mayor of the West Midlands after being declared winner of the 2024 election.

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17 July 2024

Funding approved for Stratford-upon-Avon Gateway housing scheme

Multi-million-pound investment is the latest in a series of WMCA investments focused on breathing new life into the region’s town and city centres.

Birmingham Festival 23. Opening Event. Photo Credit Katja Ogrin

17 July 2024

Record number of visitors choose West Midlands in 2023

More people visited the West Midlands in 2023 than ever before, with 145.4 million spending time in the region to enjoy its culture, food, retail,...


16 July 2024

£200,000 creative skills boost for children and young people

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is using Commonwealth Games legacy cash set aside to support arts, culture, and heritage to provide...

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15 July 2024

What a new Government means for the West Midlands

In May, I had the privilege of being chosen as your Mayor, elected on a platform of changing the West Midlands for the better - growing our economy,...

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