The Minister for Cities, Greg Clark. has labelled the new City Deal for the Black Country a 'landmark achievement'.
Speaking in light of the pledge to create 5,800 high-value manufacturing jobs for the region, the MP also said of the deal:
"It puts the levers of power firmly into the hands of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell and the whole region, so everyone can benefit from real, local economic growth. The jobs created and the skills provided will put the Black Country in a prime position as the economy turns the corner."
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A mainly dry day for most, but it will become increasingly cloudy from the west.
After a chilly start, a dry day will follow with some warm sunny periods and light winds.
Tamworth represents what's going on at the national level, a remarkable boom in jobs but wages only just beginning to overtake inflation.