The Marches could gain 16 extra passenger trains per day as PM is urged to back £3.5bn Midlands Engine Rail

£3.5 billion plan to revolutionise rail network 16 more trains running in to and out of Shropshire and Herefordshire each day, 736 in total across network New regular, direct services from Telford, Wellington and Shrewsbury to London, as well as more frequent links to Wolverhampton and Birmingham More frequent services between Hereford, Ledbury and Birmingham, […]

Community grants tender totalling more than £1m launched in the Marches

Communities in the Marches could benefit from grants worth more than £1 million to help get more people into work, it was revealed today. The European Social Fund’s new Community Grants Programme will see funding of up to £20,000 given to organisations to help support unemployed people through packages of training and support. The Education […]

Marches to benefit from £3.6 bn Towns Deal fund

Two Marches towns are set to benefit from the new Town Deals announced by Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP. Telford and Hereford are among 100 places being invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals. The towns eligible for support from the £3.6 billion Towns Fund include places […]

Award-winning brewery completes expansion project

An award-winning, family-owned, brewery which was formed by a former Guinness brewer almost 35 years ago, has completed a major expansion project and created an additional five jobs following receipt of a £100k Marches Building Investment Grant, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Wye Valley Brewery has extended an existing building at its […]

Sustainable energy plan launched for Marches

The new energy champion for the Marches has pledged to help develop innovative solutions to create a sustainable power network for the region which helps drive growth. Energy expert Tim Yair says the region must overcome shortcomings with the National Grid electrical supply, cut carbon emissions, increase renewable energy sources and cut fuel poverty over […]

New faces strengthen LEP Board

Two leading businesswomen have joined the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership after a comprehensive recruitment process. Ruth Shepherd and Sara Williams were officially appointed to the LEP’s leadership team at its latest board meeting this week. Ruth is the founding director of Results Communications Ltd, a consultation and communications consultancy based in Whitchurch, […]

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