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Feeding the nation from fryers #madeinsandwell


This week #madeinsandwell Monday is turning its laser focus on Hewigo, an Oldbury business that has used Aim For Gold funding to bring its manufacturing process bang up to date.

Sandwell bus company outlines plans to tackle COVID-19 crisis


Sandwell bus and coach operator Rotala has outlined its plans to keep the company running through the COVID-19 crisis, including reduced timetables and stringent health and safety measures.

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Young carers in Sandwell need your understanding


During this coronavirus outbreak, young people may be carrying out necessary shopping or prescription collections for dependant relatives. Sandwell Young Carers has asked people to be understanding and to help raise awareness of their challenges.

Oldbury firm appoints new commercial director


Mark Williams has joined the board of Voestalpine High Performance Metals UK, an Oldbury-based division of the Voestalpine group.

‘Lifeline’ grants paid to more than 1,500 Sandwell businesses – but 2,100 businesses yet to apply


Sandwell Council has now paid ‘lifeline’ grants to more than 1,500 businesses – worth a total of £18.1 million – to help them tackle the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

But over 2,100 businesses have yet to respond to a council letter asking for key information so that grants they may be eligible for can be processed.

Plans for 84 new homes in Wednesbury


A derelict school site in Wednesbury could be transformed into 84 new homes, once construction resumes.

Government loan scheme helps West Bromwich business


FCL Health Solutions, headquartered in West Bromwich, has been successful in securing funding through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

SLT gets active to help those in need


As well as food and drink, SLT staff are also giving their time and energy to help local people during lockdown.

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Legionella advice for Sandwell businesses


While work premises are temporarily closed during the coronavirus outbreak, please remember to manage risks from legionella growth within water distribution systems feeding showers, kitchens and so on. Here is a letter from Sandwell Council to help you.

West Bromwich Albion teams up with NHS Trust to host maternity clinics


The Albion has stepped in to help the community during this time of crisis. It has opened the doors of its ground the Hawthorns to enable Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust to set up temporary maternity clinics there.