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Share this map. It is bordered by Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Wales.. Daw Mill, next to the railway, was Britain's biggest coal producer near the B4098/B4114 junction at Arley and Over Whitacre. Birmingham, Wolverhampton, the Black Country and Solihull together form the third most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom with a combined population of around 2.44 million. Smethwick Engine, now at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, is the oldest working steam engine, made in 1779, and is the oldest working engine in the world. Sir Norman Lockyer of Kenilworth discovered helium in 1868, for which he used electromagnetic spectroscopy. [citation needed]. J Hudson & Co 244 Barr Street, Boulton Middleway, Birmingham, namely in the Jewellery Quarter where the A41 and A4540 meet. National Grid plc is in the centre of the park. Keele, although having the largest campus in the UK (by area), is one of the smallest universities in the region. The tallest freestanding structure in the region is the chimney of Ironbridge power station at 673 ft. John Baskerville of Birmingham, a former stone carver, largely invented fonts, or typefaces, for printing. Understand. Triton Showers (the UK's largest shower company) are based in Nuneaton; Adams Childrenswear, formerly on the A4254 on the Attleborough Fields Ind Est, closed most of its stores in 2010. NFU Mutual is in Tiddington near Stratford and the NFU is in Stoneleigh; The Pony Club and other parts of the British Equestrian Federation are in Stoneleigh. Ansell UK (medical gloves, from Australia) is on Tamworth Enterprise Park, off the A51 next to the West Coast Main Line; they also produce Mates condoms. West Midlands ist eine der neun Regionen Englands und besteht aus dem größten Teil der westlichen Midlands . Matthew Piers Watt Boulton, grandson of Matthew Boulton, and born in the area, invented the aileron, an important flight control surface in 1868, decades before the first actual flight. Worcestershire, 52.49-1.88Koordinaten: 52° 29′ N, 1° 53′ W, Bevölkerung von England und Wales am 30. The M54 connects Wellington in the west, passing Telford, to the M6 near Cannock. Godiva (former Hale Products Europe, part of the IDEX Corporation) are the UK's leading manufacturer of fire pumps off the A445 in Emscote, east Warwick. Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury was the first iron-framed building in the world in 1797. The highest proportion per head therefore is Warwickshire (its population is between 550,000 and 600,000 people). At county level, the least deprived areas, in descending order, were Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Solihull, Staffordshire, and Shropshire. City of London | Dechra Pharmaceuticals makes veterinary pharmaceuticals at Talke, off the A34. William Gibbons of Wolverhampton prints New Scientist, The Lady, Farmers Weekly, BBC Focus, Psychologies, History Revealed, Classic Rock, and Tractors & Machinery. Rowland Hill (stamps) was from Kidderminster. Phoenix Group (non-public life assurance schemes) is off the A435 in the north-east of the county near the Warwickshire boundary, at Wythall, and has a large turnover; nearby to west Metalrax, headquartered in Alvechurch near the M42, make (via subsidiaries) most of the bakeware sold in the UK. Wiltshire | printed Woman's Own, Heat, Pick Me Up, Chat, and That's Life. JCB is based in Staffordshire, near the Alton Towers colossal leisure park; JCB Heavy Products (excavators), and their World Parts Centre are off the A50 in Uttoxeter Rural (Beamhurst). J. The West Midlands Ambulance Service is on the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill, off the A461, near the headquarters of West Midlands Police, where the Child Support Agency (CSA) was headquartered. The county town is Shrewsbury. The Merry Hill Shopping Centre, similar to Meadowhall in Sheffield, is built on a large former steelworks, the Round Oak Steelworks. Hymatic (part of Honeywell Defense and Space) make cryocoolers, on Moon's Moat Ind Est, in the north-east of Redditch; on same site the KAC Alarm Company, also part of Honeywell, make break glass call points for fire alarms. Moral teachings and inherent replusions towards human eugenics were overcome by a minority of those in power espousing racial equality; European media and leaders lamented loss of Empire, advocated ultranationalism and prized military physical advantage; Galton saw human eugenics as part of all means to do better. Lincolnshire | JVM Castings makes crankcases off the A51 at The Leys in Tamworth, and has a site in Worcester. The West Midlands' population accounts for almost 11% of England's overall population. 49.36% of the region's population resides in the West Midlands county, 20.17% in Staffordshire, 10.49% in Worcestershire, 9.91% in Warwickshire, 8.56% in Shropshire, and 3.37% in Herefordshire. Cheshire | STILL UK (KION Group) is in Harvills Hawthorn, Golds Hill at the A461/A41 roundabout, north-west of West Bromwich; further along the A41 is 2 Sisters Food Group, Britain's largest processor of chicken. There are also high-technology industries such as Unimation, Nikon, Hitachi Maxell, Ricoh, Capgemini, Fujitsu and Electronic Data Systems. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.The county itself is a NUTS 2 region within the wider NUTS 1 region of the same name. New category created for the 2011 census, Intelligence and Enforcement Directorate, The Insolvency Service, 18 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, Tricorn House, 51–53 Hagley Rd, Birmingham – specifically near. B. At A-level in 2010, the consistently best performing area was Herefordshire where most A-level candidates attend Hereford sixth form college. Very few go to Yorkshire, the North-East, or even (neighbouring) Wales. Premier Foods make Mr Kipling slices and Cherry Bakewells at Trent Vale in the south of Stoke-on-Trent. Tyrrells Potato Crisps are off the B4457 at Dilwyn west of Leominster, near the A44. Müller Dairy Ltd is based in Market Drayton, and Palethorpes, part of Pork Farms which makes own-label sausages, is on the same site on A53. Triumph Engineering was a famous motorbike firm in Meriden. The Jensen Interceptor FF was the first production four-wheel-drive car in the world, designed by Major Tony Rolt, and built at their factory in West Bromwich. Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems (Europe), which supplies wiring for the automotive industry, is at Silverdale, not far from Keele University. Numerous notable roads pass through the region, with most converging around the central conurbation. Metropolitan County in West Midlands. The M42 connects the M5 at Bromsgrove, passing around the south and east of Birmingham, joining the M40 and M6, passing Solihull and Castle Bromwich, to Tamworth, northeast of Birmingham. The county consists of the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the metropolitan … Static Systems Group (SSG) in Wombourne, south Staffordshire, make most of the nurse call systems for the NHS. Damit sind sie nach dem Großraum London die zweitbevölkerungsreichste englische Provinz. The AA have a main office on the A4123 at the A4034 roundabout in Rounds Green, west of Oldbury. West Yorkshire | [15] The world's first cast iron bridge in 1779 spans the Gorge. Towns include Redditch, Kidderminster, Malvern, Bromsgrove, Evesham, and Droitwich. Henry Wiggin & Co of Hereford developed the metal alloys necessary for other Midlands' (and beyond) automotive and aerospace companies – Inconel, Incoloy and Nimonic. Caparo Vehicle Technologies is off the B4087 road towards Leamington Spa. South of Bromsgrove, on the B4091 at Stoke Prior, L.G. While being heavily populated and industrialised, it retains much natural beauty in the rural areas surrounding the cities. Edward Cave from Rugby made Britain's first magazine in 1731 – The Gentleman's Magazine. [citation needed], Schools have been off-rolling pupils. The grammar and independent schools tend to produce pass-rate examination results among the top twenty ranked regionally. Somerset | This is one of the most heavily urbanised counties in the UK outside London. In Fordhouses, along the A449 to the north, are HS Marston (part of the former Hamilton Sundstrand, now UTC Aerospace Systems) makes heat exchangers, Goodrich Actuation Systems (the former Actuation Division of Lucas Aerospace and H. M. Hobson), and a new engine plant for JLR. The West Midlands County is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England after Greater London. Conder Structures is a structural steel company next to Marmite on the A5121, and further south Johnson Controls make seats for Toyota in Branston. At Hereford, Cargill Meats Europe (formerly Sun Valley) have a large poultry meat processing facility, processing chickens from around Herefordshire. Northumberland | Metropolitan County. Recaro UK (car seats) is off the A4177 next to a former airfield (now a proving ground), west of Kenilworth. Boss Design is a furniture manufacturer in Blowers Green, Dudley at the A461/A459 roundabout. West Midlands ist ein Metropolitan County im Zentralwesten Englands. Holland & Barrett are Europe's largest health food chain, with 1,400 stores. Francis W. Aston of Harborne, educated at the University of Birmingham, developed mass spectrometry in 1919, which helped him to identify the first isotopes, receiving the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1922. The West Midlands is the second most ethnically diverse region of the UK (London being the most diverse). Knife crime in the West Midlands is the highest outside London.[87]. It covers the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. Painter Brothers (part of Balfour Beatty) on the Aydon Ind Est off the A49 near Hereford Racecourse in the north of Hereford, is the UK's largest manufacturer of electricity pylons (transmission towers), broadcasting masts, the Callender-Hamilton bridge, and rail electrification structures. Thomas Wedgwood, son of Josiah Wedgwood, discovered the first photo-sensitive (light-sensitive) chemicals – silver nitrate and silver chloride in the 1790s. The DIT West Midlands (previously UKTI) for the region[26] is based at the West Midlands Chambers of Commerce on Harborne Road (B4284), south of NHS West Midlands west of Five Ways; this was previously at the B4100/B4114 junction south of Aston University near the Matthew Boulton Campus of Birmingham Metropolitan College. Goodrich UK is in Shirley. The London congestion charge is operated by Capita, based at Prologis Park (Bedworth) in the west of Exhall. Infra-red cameras were developed at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern (with EMI Electronics) in 1967. The region contains five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), including the Shropshire Hills, Malvern Hills and Cannock Chase, and parts of the Wye Valley and Cotswolds. [4] The most recent LTP is that for the period 2006–11. BMW have their main European four-cylinder engine plant at Hams Hall near the M42. Maxaret, the world's first ABS braking system, was invented in Coventry by Dunlop in the early 1950s for aircraft; John Boyd Dunlop was a Scottish vet who had first produced the first pneumatic tyres in 1889. Other towns in Shropshire include Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Newport, Ludlow, and Market Drayton. The least deprived districts in 2007 (before Shropshire became a unitary authority in 2009) were Bromsgrove, South Staffordshire, Warwick, Wychavon, and Lichfield. Electrium (Wylex RCDs, and Crabtree and Volex electrical wiring) is on the A460 next to the M6 toll at Bridgtown. KUKA Robotics UK, a maker of industrial robots, and Joseph Ash (galvinizers) are off the A459 at Mucklow Hill in Halesowen, with Floors-2-Go based off the A458; Sandvik Coromant UK (Swedish machine cutting tools, who provide Birmingham's Christmas tree) are off junction 3 of the M5 on the A456. Princess Square, Wolverhampton, was the site of Britain's first traffic lights in 1927. He invented terms eugenics and nature versus nurture. Merseyside | J. R. R. Tolkien grew up in Birmingham, Kings Heath, then part of Worcestershire, and was inspired by Moseley Bog and Sarehole, and perhaps by the Perrott's Folly. West Bromwich West Bromwich ist Teil des 1974 im Zuge der Kommunalreform entstandenen Metropolitan Borough von Sandwell nordwestlich von Birmingham und somit Teil des Metropolitan County West Midlands im Zentralwesten Englands. It is based on Edward Street in Birmingham, near the National Indoor Arena. Bulmers Cider is in Hereford within walking distance of Hereford station; it is the world's largest cider factory, and has the world's largest vat (for Strongbow), built in 1975. Warwickshire is home to the towns of Stratford upon Avon, birthplace of writer William Shakespeare, Rugby, the birthplace of Rugby football and Nuneaton, birthplace to author George Eliot. "New Historicism: Old History Writ Large? Birmingham's industrial development was triggered by discussions at the Lunar Society of Birmingham at Soho House, Boulton's house, and products were carried along the BCN Main Line canal. Foto: Tony Hisgett, CC BY 2.0. Kingspan Insulation is based at Pembridge, next to Shobdon Aerodrome, west of Leominster off the A44. The West Midlands County is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England after Greater London. There is some confusion in the use of the term "West Midlands", as the name is also used for the much smaller West Midlands county and conurbation which is in the central belt of the Midlands and on the eastern side of the West Midlands Region. Armitage Shanks (owned by Ideal Standard International) is to the east of Rugeley off the A513 in Armitage with Handsacre, near the WCML; JCB Cab Systems is next to the A51 on the Riverside Industrial Estate. Midland Motor Cylinder (part of Birmid Industries) of Smethwick was the largest producer of automobile cylinder blocks in Europe. The Black Country may be regarded as the world's first industrial landscape,[14] while nearby Ironbridge Gorge claims to be the Birthplace of Industry. The M5, which connects South West England to the region, passes through Worcestershire, near to Worcester, and through the West Midlands county, past West Bromwich, with its northern terminus at its junction with the M6 just south of Walsall. The West Midlands is served by numerous BBC Local Radio stations, including BBC WM, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC Radio Stoke, BBC Hereford & Worcester and BBC Radio Shropshire. CEMEX have the country's largest cement works, west of Rugby at the junction of the A428 and the A4071 western bypass towards Long Lawford (former Rugby Cement). West Midlands is a county in the West Midlands region of England. West Midlands (county) is a county in West Midlands (region) at latitude 52°26′38.40″ North, longitude 1°53′20.40″ West. In the Eurostat Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS), the West Midlands form a level-1 NUTS region, coded "UKG", which is subdivided as follows: The region consists of the following administrative subdivisions: Key: †two-tier non-metropolitan county | *metropolitan county including the West Midlands Combined Authority and mayor. Amtico (flooring) is based in the south of Solihull, with a main factory in Foleshill, Coventry. Spirit Pub Company (which demerged from Punch Taverns in August 2011, and owns Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill and Fayre & Square) is near the A5121/A38 junction, with Punch Taverns slightly further north. The West Midlands region of the BBC is based at the Mailbox in Birmingham. Surrey | Many pupils compete for entrance examinations to attend such long-established Grammar Schools and most have significant parent sponsorship. It was the lack of vanadium for high-melting point alloys, caused by Royal Navy action, that prevented German Me 262 engines being serviceable; had German World War 2 engineers had a greater supply of vanadium and molybdenum, the engine life (around 12 hours maximum, from entering service in April 1944 to the end of the war) of their jet engine would have increased much more, which would have been significant to the war's outcome. Das County gehört zu der wesentlich größeren Region West Midlands und grenzt an … Durham | It is also still used by various organisations within that area, such as West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service. They reached 29,000 feet (8,800 m) the composition of the Earth's atmosphere until then was not understood; the altitude records for the UK have not been exceeded since; Project Excelsior in the US in 1960 would later reach 20 miles (110,000 ft). Nearby is Ogihara Europe, a tool making (dies and press) and metal-pressing company. Nearby to the south in the same area as the Battle of Edgehill (1642) west of the M40 is MoD Kineton (former Defence Storage and Distribution Agency or DSDA Kineton, now part of Defence Equipment and Support or DE&S), home of the Army School of Ammunition and Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search Training Regiment which teaches bomb disposal. The population … [17] and brought into use in 1938, later extended to Manchester in 1940. The West Midlands County is one of the most heavily urbanised counties in the UK. [86] Pupils likely to do badly in examinations are expelled before the examinations to improve the school performance in league tables. Insgesamt leben hier rund 2.400.000 Millionen Menschen (Stand 2011). At Cubbington is the UK headquarters of Joma, and has the Thwaites dumper manufacturer. It consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the city of Birmingham (England’s second largest city), the city of Coventry, and the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and … East Sussex | It is a cultural event in the West Midlands, United Kingdom attracting not only the Bangladeshi diaspora but a variety of cultures. Use the buttons for Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to share a link to this Warwickshire County map. The West Midlands is one of the official regions of England. Edition: First Edition SKU: CY43or. James Glaisher in 1862 took a record balloon flight with Henry Tracey Coxwell for the BAAS near Wolverhampton. Metro-Cammell in Birmingham made most of the 1970s and 1980s London Underground trains. Initial Cleaning Services (Facilities) is based on the Ashmore Ind Estate, at the A461/A459 Castle Gate Island roundabout, opposite the Showcase cinema on the Castle Gate Leisure Park. Poundland is in Willenhall, on the side of the Black Country Route (A454) towards the M6 junction 11. Frederick Gibberd of Coventry designed Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England. For many years Group 4 Security, which was the largest security company in Europe, had its headquarters in Broadway off the A44, on the edge of the Cotswolds; G4S Integrated Services now has its HQ there. Altecnic, which works with Caleffi of Italy, is to the north of Stafford in Creswell, off M6 junction 14, and supply plumbing fittings. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 27. West Midlands | Around 45% of students are from the region, and 35% from other parts of the UK, while 20% are from overseas. Hauptsächlich besteht das County aus dem Ballungsgebiet rund um Birmingham im Westen und Coventry im Osten. and originated from an article by Paul R. Ehrlich about population growth in Playboy magazine; it became the Ecology Party in 1975 and the Green Party in 1985; the first conference was in June 1973 at The Allesley Hotel at the A4114/A45 junction south of the main Jaguar works in Allesley, in west Coventry. Northamptonshire | Tarmac Group was on the A4039 south-east of the city centre in Ettingshall until 2012 when it merged with Lafarge. Marley Eternit (part of the Belgium Etex Group), who make Eternit fibre cement roofing (often seen on industrial buildings) are based on the west side of the A38 in the south of Branston, (with another large plant at the A525/A531 junction in Madeley near the M6 at Keele); next door in Dunstall, Lanxess UK (former W. Hawley) make pigments. Rolls-Royce have a large engine overhaul plant (former Armstrong Siddeley), near Ansty and the M6/M69 junction in Coombe Fields, which also makes their engine casings, built on a former airfield; Ansty Park is a new development on the same former airfield. It covers the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. Morgan Technical Ceramics is headquartered on the B4195 at Lickhill in Stourport-on-Severn. The brewing companies such as Coors Brewers are in Burton on Trent, as well as Marmite, Marston's Brewery, GNC UK (health supplements), and Doncasters (aerospace components and steel forging, founded by Daniel Doncaster of Sheffield). Some northern parts of the region, including Biddulph, receive BBC North West Tonight and Granada Reports both of which are based at MediaCityUK in Salford and are broadcast from the Winter Hill transmitter. The board is not an elected body, but is made up of members appointed from local councils across the region and is known as a quango. Derby County’s annual results for the year ending June 30 2019 are yet to be published. The name "West Midlands" is also used for the … Conex Bänninger (former IBP Conex), on the B4166 in New Town, west of West Bromwich on Birmingham Canal, make pipe and compression fittings. Commsoft RMS is in Evesham. In 2016 two of the top ten such schools nationally were in Warwickshire, where in the CV37 postal district prices were 34% higher than the county as a whole. The West Midlands county (902 km2) is primarily urban. & S. Lees makes steel strip at the Trident Steel Works in Albion, West Bromwich off the B4166 and also by Firth Cleveland at the B4517/B4163 junction in Tipton further up the Birmingham Canal. The lowest rate in the region is the district of Stratford-on-Avon, with 1.6% – one of the lowest unemployment rates in England.[22]. [citation needed]. The national headquarters of One Stop is on the A4124 in Brownhills, at Clayhanger. The West Midlands county should not be confused with the wider West Midland region, at whose heart it sits. It was based in Malvern, and became the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment, which developed thermal imaging and pyroelectric infrared detectors, and is now a large site owned by QinetiQ. Neopost UK is off the A452. There are medical schools at Warwick, Keele and Birmingham. Roger Dyson Group manufactures auto-recovery vehicles off the A442 in north Droitwich, near Vax and Koito Europe (car headlamps). Cadbury (Mondelēz International) make milk chocolate crumb near Marlbrook (near Leominster). Magna Interior Systems make the cockpit module (dashboard) for the MINI. The University of Birmingham is the main university in the region[91] and has the most funding. BAE Systems Land & Armaments (former Alvis Bridging and Vickers Armstrong) formerly on the A4126 in Ettingshall, near the former Tarmac site, closed at the end of 2011. North Yorkshire | The Olympic Movement started at Much Wenlock, and also to the east of region, where Baron de Coubertin formulated his ideas for sport and the Olympics at Rugby School in 1883, with the headmaster Thomas Arnold, whose son would be the famous poet Matthew Arnold and whose great-grandson would be Aldous Huxley. Kent | In the West Midlands region, the following transport authorities have published their LTP online: Herefordshire,[5] Shropshire U.A.,[6] Staffordshire,[7] Telford and Wrekin U.A.,[8] Warwickshire,[9] West Midlands[10] and Worcestershire. West Midlands ist weiterhin eine zeremonielle Grafschaft mit einem Lord Lieutenant als persönlichem Repräsentanten der Queen. The official region contains the ceremonial counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. The West Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. Book with Poptop to receive dedicated concierge service and money back guarantee. In rugby union, the region is home to professional Premiership teams Wasps RFC and Worcester Warriors. Dorset | Metsec, east of Oldbury (owned by Voestalpine), is one of the UK's largest cold roll-forming companies. Much of the UK's car industry would be centred in Coventry and Birmingham; most of this has now gone. The Polestar Varnicoat works on the A44 in Pinvin, north of Pershore, for many years[when?] Regionally in persistent truancy at secondary school, Sandwell had the highest rate at 6.9%; Bromsgrove had the lowest at 2.3%.[88]. Speciality Fibres and Materials developed Lyocell (Tencel) in the 1980s.[75]. South Yorkshire | Around 275,000 secondary schools are in the region, the greatest number after the South East, Greater London and North West. Tyne and Wear | Blakemore, which supplies most of the SPAR shops in the UK. West Midlands | Other large settlements in the county include Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, and the Black Country towns of Dudley, Walsall and West Bromwich. Cadbury launched Dairy Milk in 1905, Bournville in 1906, Fruit & Nut in 1928, Whole Nut in 1930, Cadbury Roses in 1938, and the Cadbury Creme Egg in 1971. Lea & Perrins is in Worcester. Further north, the University of Warwick, on the Coventry/Warwickshire boundary, is home to the Warwick Manufacturing Group technology consultancy and the Tata Motors European Technical Centre. The county contains three major cities, these being Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. Rutland | It consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, the City of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall. West Yorkshire, Bedfordshire | Homeserve is in the north of Walsall on the A34, opposite Walsall Retail Park; next door to the north, on the other side of the Wyrley and Essington Canal on the B4210, on the edge of Blakenall Heath, is Eagle Envelopes, part of Mayer-Kuvert, Europe's leading envelope manufacturer. Lafarge Tarmac is in Marston Green, Bickenhill; ZF Lemförder UK's site at Bickenhill makes axle modules for Land Rover off the B4438 north of the NEC, near the new site of Tarmac (after the Lafarge merger). Cumbria | Die West Midlands sind eine großstädtische Grafschaft und ein zusammenhängendes Verwaltungsgebiet mit einer geschätzten Einwohnerzahl von 2.916.458 im Jahr 2018. In der Rugby Union sind in den West Midlands verschiedene Vereine beheimatet, darunter der Wasps RFC, die Birmingham Barbarians, der Sutton Coldfield RFC, der Moseley Rugby Football Club, der Birmingham & Solihull RFC und der Coventry RFC. Emma Bridgewater make pottery on the A50 in Hanley. The world's first Maglev train operated at Birmingham Airport in 1983. Steelite International (pottery) is based at Middleport, in west Burslem, next to the Trent and Mersey Canal. Carnival, Festivity and Popular Culture in the West Midlands. Goodwin Steel Castings makes steel castings in the east of Stoke on the A52. Bristol | The West Midlands county came into existence in April 1974 and is the second most populous county in England, after Greater London. For council districts, Nuneaton and Bedworth in Warwickshire has the highest rate closely followed by Tamworth. Alstom Power repair electrical generators. Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands area of England. The highest in the region was Wolverhampton at 7.7%, the joint second highest (with Manchester) unemployment rate in England. Codemasters is off the A425 in Long Itchington, east of Leamington, opposite the 600-acre RLS Polo Club. Mann+Hummel UK, on the A460 south of M54 junction 1 at Featherstone, make air and oil filters. The first self-propelled locomotive to run on rails in 1803 at Coalbrookdale, was built by Richard Trevithick. In der Rugby League sind die Coventry Bears das einzige Team aus der Gegend, das in den Profistufen spielt, derzeit in der Third Tier League 1. Essar Steel UK (former Servosteel) on the A4101 Pensnett Road in west Dudley, is the largest independent steel toll processor in the UK. The modern rules of lawn tennis were developed in 1874 by Leamington Tennis Club. Philip Larkin came from Coventry. Walkers' Nonsuch makes toffee on the A5007. Princes Square in Wolverhampton had Britain's first automatic traffic lights on 5 November 1927. It came Das County gehört zu der wesentlich größeren Region West Midlands und grenzt an Warwickshire, Worcestershire und Staffordshire. Devon | Bristan (owned by Masco) based in Dordon and Baddesley Ensor on the Birch Coppice Business Park south-west of Tamworth, next to a new Ocado distribution centre, is the UK's largest supplier of kitchen and bathroom taps; Volkswagen Group (VAG UK) have their main UK distribution facility there, the site of Birch Coppice Colliery before 1987; nearby Maersk have their Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (rail). Turner Powertrain Systems is the world market leader for transmissions for backhoe loaders, mini excavators telescopic handlers, and site dumpers is further south, to the west of the A449 near Dunstall Hill. Hampson Industries is in Brierley Hill. Clear up to date Ordnance Survey map background in colour including motorways, primary roads, cities, major towns, and villages. 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