The Tough Guy Competition, now a widespread sport competition in the US, began in 1987 on a farm at Perton in Staffordshire. "The West Midlands automotive industry: the road downhill. [12], Major towns and cities in the West Midlands region include:[13]. East Riding of Yorkshire | At A-level in 2010, the consistently best performing area was Herefordshire where most A-level candidates attend Hereford sixth form college. 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. It has a large research grant, as does the University of Warwick, which is the next largest in terms of funding. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}52°28′N 2°17′W / 52.47°N 2.29°W / 52.47; -2.29, In 2001 part of the White Other category. [citation needed]. 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 Wolverhampton. CompAir Hydrovane, who make rotary vane compressors, are on the Washford Ind Estate near the B4497/A453 junction in Redditch. Phones 4u was at Knutton in the north of Newcastle-under-Lyme until it went bankrupt in 2014. Marcegaglia UK make electrical-resistance welded steel tubes off the A461 in Dudley. 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. West Midlands (county) is a county in West Midlands (region) at latitude 52°26′38.40″ North, longitude 1°53′20.40″ West. Carillion in construction[84] 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. 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. Derby County’s annual results for the year ending June 30 2019 are yet to be published. Der Rat der Grafschaft (county council) wurde 1986 aufgelöst; seine Verwaltungsaufgaben wurden im Wesentlichen auf die Metropolitan Boroughs übertragen. The West Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. Cumbria | Avery Weigh-Tronix is on the site of James Watt's Soho Foundry in Smethwick; Interlink Express (and its parent GeoPost UK) is on Summit Crescent Ind Estate off the A4252, north of Smethwick Galton Bridge railway station, next to the M5. English: Map of the West Midlands region of England, showing its counties and administrative districts. Recaro UK (car seats) is off the A4177 next to a former airfield (now a proving ground), west of Kenilworth. 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. Lancashire | 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. Metropolitan County. 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). Verwaltungsgliederung. 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. Many pupils compete for entrance examinations to attend such long-established Grammar Schools and most have significant parent sponsorship. Numerous notable roads pass through the region, with most converging around the central conurbation. Zuvor gehörten Birmingham und Coventry zu Warwickshire, Wolverhampton und einige andere Teil zu Staffordshire und weitere Gebietsteile zu Worcestershire. 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. RoadChef is at Norton Canes, near Cannock. The region attracts students from South East England owing to good access via the M40 and the West Coast Main Line, but there is a good mix from other regions too, except the North East (especially) and Yorkshire. The M50 connects the M5 from near Tewkesbury to Ross-on-Wye in the southwest. Premier Foods make Mr Kipling slices and Cherry Bakewells at Trent Vale in the south of Stoke-on-Trent. 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. Triumph Engineering was a famous motorbike firm in Meriden. 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). In Redditch are Halfords, on the B4497 to the south in Washford, and GKN (it has the second largest turnover in the West Midlands) is on the A441 in Riverside. Uniq plc have a plant on the A488 at Minsterley making chilled desserts for Tesco. South Yorkshire | West Yorkshire, Bedfordshire | Struggling pupils in Wolverhampton and Walsall also attain fewer passes than the English average in most GCSE years, sometimes by a very narrow margin. Share this map. Worcester, Bosch Group make 1,200 boilers a day. [citation needed]. Hadley Group near the Soho Foundry is the largest cold roll forming manufacturer in the UK. Britain's first tennis club was founded in 1872 in Leamington Spa. The company also built gas cookers; since 2011 the company has been part of Glen Dimplex, who have a site at Cooper's Bank, south of Gornalwood. Dudley is also above the English average; the other metropolitan boroughs have low-to-average A-level pass or high mark proportions. Expelled pupils then disproportionately get involved in gangs and in crime. At Crudgington, Dairy Crest made Country Life butter and Clover until February 2015, and have their Technical Centre. Served by many lines in the urban areas such as the West Coast Main Line and branches. Liquid crystal displays were developed in 1972 in conjunction with the Royal Radar Establishment, where Geoffrey Dummer invented the idea of the integrated circuit in 1952. High Duty Alloys at Redditch constructed (forged) the compressor and turbine blades for Whittle's first engines, and many of the early jet engines; it made Concorde's airframe from the Hiduminium R.R.58 aluminium alloy. ", This page was last edited on 25 December 2020, at 00:33. West Midlands | Imperial Bathroom Company, on the Empire Ind Est off the B4152 in Leighswood, is in the north of Walsall borough; next door is RMD Kwikform (scaffolding) on the opposite side of Rushall Canal; to the south was GKN Driveline Walsall from 1953 until 2010, which was the largest independent manufacturer of CV-jointed propshafts in Europe. There are medical schools at Warwick, Keele and Birmingham. Even though Coventry is a part of the West Midlands, it still shares some services with its former county - two NHS Trusts, a chamber of commerce and even a tourism board. At Hereford, Cargill Meats Europe (formerly Sun Valley) have a large poultry meat processing facility, processing chickens from around Herefordshire. Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. Hauptsächlich besteht das County aus dem Ballungsgebiet rund um Birmingham im Westen und Coventry im Osten. At GCSE based on % of entrants' pass rates, the best performing local government area in 2010 was Solihull, closely followed by Warwickshire and Shropshire. Zu West Midlands gehören die Metropolitan Boroughs Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull und Walsall. The Rams currently lie in 22nd place in the Championship, with just 19 points from 22 games. The West Midlands is the second most ethnically diverse region of the UK (London being the most diverse). [1] On 13 January 2012, 34-year-old Ben Westwood of Wednesfield, was caught by the police, when speeding at 180 mph, in an Audi RS5 with a Lamborghini engine, from Wolverhampton up to Stafford on the M6, and back again. Anglo Beef Processors (ABP Food Group) are at Harlescott in the north of Shrewsbury. Conex Bänninger (former IBP Conex), on the B4166 in New Town, west of West Bromwich on Birmingham Canal, make pipe and compression fittings. National Grid plc is in the centre of the park. Northumberland | Harris & Co make paintbrushes. 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. 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. 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. [citation needed]. Alfred Bird invented egg-free custard in 1837 in Birmingham – accidentally given to guests at his home, being created as his wife had an allergy to eggs; he then invented baking powder in 1843 as his wife also had an allergy to yeast. The other counties and metropolitan boroughs have none, their public education systems are comprehensive in intake. Merseyside | The West Midlands is a landlocked county that borders the counties of Warwickshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south, and Staffordshireto the north and west. This involves region wide transport schemes such as those carried out by Highways England and Network Rail. In the 2015 general election, the Conservatives gained the largest share of the region by popular vote and took control of the number of seats, with 42% of the region's electorate voting Conservative, 33% Labour, 16% UKIP, 6% Liberal Democrat and 3% Green. Towns and cities here include Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Dudley, West Bromwich, Walsall, Stourbridge, and … The BBC has its engineering training centre at Wood Norton, Worcestershire, off the A44 north of Evesham in Norton and Lenchwick. Towns include Redditch, Kidderminster, Malvern, Bromsgrove, Evesham, and Droitwich. 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. Tyrrells Potato Crisps are off the B4457 at Dilwyn west of Leominster, near the A44. The population development of West Midlands. BT have their National Network Management Centre (Whittington House) off the A495 near the A5 roundabout on the Oswestry bypass in Whittington, Shropshire. Much of the Industrial revolution in the United Kingdom began in Birmingham and the Black Country area of West Midlands. The region is geographically diverse, from the urban central areas of the conurbation to the rural western counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire which border Wales. The Conservatives gained 2 seats with virtually no swing from Labour to Conservative. Most of the region is covered by the Midlands Air Ambulance, except Warwickshire is covered by the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, based at Coventry Airport; both are charity-funded. Morgan Motor Company is in Malvern Link; nearby is Desire Petroleum. Students native to the West Midlands are most likely to study in the region (40%), then the East Midlands (12%), the North West (11%), and then Yorkshire (9%). Michelin Tyres are made at Sideway in Stoke-on-Trent, next to Stoke's only grammar school in the south of Trent Vale. Infra-red cameras were developed at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern (with EMI Electronics) in 1967. Joy Mining Machinery are on the A44 in the west of Worcester. See Article History. Wade Ceramics is at Etruria to the east of Wolstanton, near the A53/A500 junction off the A53, near the HQ of the Sentinel newspaper (Harmsworth Printing). 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. Rayburn Range and Aga Rangemaster Group are based in Telford; the PDSA is in St George's and Priorslee, Telford next to the M54 near the B5061/A5 Priorslee Roundabout; opposite the M54 on Stafford Park is Virgin Balloon Flights. [4] The most recent LTP is that for the period 2006–11. Very few go to Yorkshire, the North-East, or even (neighbouring) Wales. South Yorkshire | In the… The largest city in the region is Birmingham. Anthony E. Pratt from Birmingham invented Cluedo. 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 Midlands ist ein Metropolitan County im Zentralwesten Englands. The Polestar Varnicoat works on the A44 in Pinvin, north of Pershore, for many years[when?] Marston's is headquartered west of the ring road, on the A41, and have the Park Brewery on the A4124, east of the city centre. The UK headquarters of Alstom Grid (former Areva T&D UK, and GEC) is based at Stafford as well as a factory and the UK headquarters of Bostik (a subsidiary of TOTAL). Aga Rangemaster Group is on the north of Leamington Spa Business Park, and directly south is Wolseley UK; Raicam Clutches (Automotive Products) is south of Wolseley; to the west Grupo Antolin UK make vehicle interiors; on the same estate is Caparo AP Braking, and Delphi Automotive have an electronics centre. Bet365 is situated at Festival Park in Etruria, off the A53, and is Stoke-on-Trent's largest private sector employer. Zu den West Midlands " Big Six " gehören außerdem Birmingham City, Coventry City und Walsall. BT's Madley Communications Centre, claims to be the world's largest earth station. Iron rails only became widely successful in 1820 when made out of wrought iron at Bedlington Ironworks in north-east England. The region also encompasses five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Wye Valley, Shropshire Hills, Cannock Chase, Malvern Hills, and parts of the Cotswolds. Regionally in persistent truancy at secondary school, Sandwell had the highest rate at 6.9%; Bromsgrove had the lowest at 2.3%.[88]. The West Midlands county came into existence in April 1974 and is the second most populous county in England, after Greater London. The area consistently having fewest passes is Sandwell, followed by Stoke-on-Trent. Philip Larkin came from Coventry. 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. Chequer Foods (owned by the Chiswick-based Autobar Group), off the A442 near the A4169 junction in Halesfield to the south, make food sachets for the foodservice industry and UK's military ration packs. Commsoft RMS is in Evesham. Kent | [89] There are six LSCs for the area (which fund FECs), and the Learning and Skills Council head office is based in Coventry. The Industrial Revolution is thought to have begun when Abraham Darby substituted coke in the place of charcoal to smelt iron, at his Old Furnace. Keele, although having the largest campus in the UK (by area), is one of the smallest universities in the region. ", Somerset, Alan. The number of seats is more favoured towards Labour than the geographic spread, with 35 Conservative seats and 24 Labour. [citation needed], Schools have been off-rolling pupils. Edward Weston of Oswestry, who emigrated to the US, built the first accurate voltmeter in the late 1880s, and the Weston cell in 1893. Das County gehört zu der wesentlich größeren Region West Midlands und grenzt an Warwickshire, Worcestershire und Staffordshire. He invented terms eugenics and nature versus nurture. 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. The official representative body of the region is the West Midlands Leaders Board which has limited administrative functions such as regional planning and economic development. Around 45% of students are from the region, and 35% from other parts of the UK, while 20% are from overseas. West Midlands, metropolitan county of central England. North of Coventry, Oleo International (its name is from the Oleo strut) is a world leader in railway buffers based on the B4113 in Exhall, next to the M6. The first self-propelled locomotive to run on rails in 1803 at Coalbrookdale, was built by Richard Trevithick. It covers the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. The longest elevated road viaduct in the UK is the 3 miles (4,779 m) section from Gravelly Hill to Castle Bromwich on the M6, opened on 24 May 1972; the 3.5 miles (5.6 km) Bromford Viaduct is the longest viaduct in the UK. Newey and Eyre, Britain's largest electrical wholesaler and part of Rexel UK, is at Sheldon on the A45 near the airport. Bristol | 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. Die Region besteht aus den Countys. Flint Ink UK in the east of the town centre, former Mander Brothers, was the largest ink supplier in the British Empire, before being bought in 1998. It is based on Edward Street in Birmingham, near the National Indoor Arena. It is bordered by Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Wales.. The section of the A45 in Coventry from Willenhall to Allesley in 1939 was one of the UK's first ever large planned road schemes; road schemes on that scale had not been previously built, with few large road schemes outside of London, or were piecemeal. West Midlands, metropolitan county of central England. West Midlands ist weiterhin eine zeremonielle Grafschaft mit einem Lord Lieutenant als persönlichem Repräsentanten der Queen. Give your friends a chance to see how the world converted to images looks like. Cambridgeshire | Nottinghamshire | 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 … The AA have a main office on the A4123 at the A4034 roundabout in Rounds Green, west of Oldbury. Directly east of Redditch in Beoley is Lear Corporation UK, who make car seats. The metropolitan county incorporates parts of three historic counties. Metropolitan County in West Midlands. Cadbury (Mondelēz International) make milk chocolate crumb near Marlbrook (near Leominster). The Special Reconnaissance Regiment was formed in 2005. 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. These have Labour MPs except for a Conservative MP in Walsall, one in Sandwell, one in Dudley, and one in Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton South West)[21]. Map Features: Ceremonial county boundaries in purple with county areas highlighted. Below is a list of the top twenty state schools in the West Midlands by 2010 A level results:[needs update]. Tallent Automotive (previously ThyssenKrupp, now owned by Gestamp since 2011) make car suspensions and crossmembers at Cannock. Keele and Aston have a moderate research grant, but none of the other universities do. Tarmac Group was on the A4039 south-east of the city centre in Ettingshall until 2012 when it merged with Lafarge. The longest river in the UK, the River Severn, traverses the region southeastwards, flowing through the county towns of Shrewsbury and Worcester, and the Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It came Rowland Hill (stamps) was from Kidderminster. Gloucestershire | BBC English Regions is based at Birmingham. Edition: First Edition SKU: CY43or. Title: West Midlands County Map Scale: 1:50,000 Sizes: A0 (119cm x 84cm) or For Extra Clarity, Double Size, 2A (119cm x 168cm). Insgesamt leben hier rund 2.400.000 Millionen Menschen (Stand 2011). The West Midlands is one of the official regions of England. The main British athletics championships are held in Birmingham in late June. 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 MoD have a significant depot at Lilleshall and Donnington. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage Shropshire | Roxel UK (equally owned by Safran and MBDA), develops solid-fuel rockets for missiles at the A449/A442 junction south of Kidderminster and in Hartlebury, on the former site of Royal Ordnance Rocket Motors. Next is Sandwell with 7.1%, Birmingham with 7.0%, and Walsall with 6.4%. Caparo Precision Tubes between the M5 and A4182 in Oldbury, is the UK's largest producer of electric resistance welded (ERW) steel tubes, and Wellman Group make boilers off the A457 to the west. Very few go to the East of England or the North East. Although having a slightly smaller percentage of the vote than the neighbouring East Midlands, the geographic area of the West Midlands is more Conservative, due to Labour's vote now consigned to the urban areas of Birmingham, Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent. David Firth, at the University of Warwick, invented the BBC election exit poll. Nearby Stadco, a metal pressings company, are based off the A5124 and next to the railway, on the Battlefield Ind Estate and have a site at Hadley Castle, Telford off the A442. Military helicopter training in the UK takes place at RAF Shawbury, alongside training for the RAF's air traffic controllers (ATC). 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. Selective schools are in low numbers as follows: Birmingham (8), Walsall (2), Wolverhampton (1), Warwickshire (6), Stoke-on-Trent (1), and Telford and Wrekin (2). Thomas Wedgwood, son of Josiah Wedgwood, discovered the first photo-sensitive (light-sensitive) chemicals – silver nitrate and silver chloride in the 1790s. 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). 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. At time of graduation in 2010 almost 60% of graduates remained in the West Midlands, with 10% going to London, 7% to the South-East, and around 5% to the East Midlands. Norgren (part of IMI) is an international pneumatic technology company on the A5192 in Lichfield. Boss Design is a furniture manufacturer in Blowers Green, Dudley at the A461/A459 roundabout. Wiltshire | Name Status Population Census 2001-04-29 Population Census 2011-03-27 Population Estimate 2019-06-30 ; West Midlands: Metropolitan County: 2,555,592: 2,736,460: 2,928,592 → West Midlands: Region: 5,267,308: 5,601,847: 5,934,037: Contents: Settlements. Subaru UK and Isuzu UK (IM Group) are sandwiched between the M6 and the M42 (south of junction 8) at the Coleshill Manor Office Campus, west of Coleshill. He was travelling so fast that he was outpacing the Central Counties Air Operations Unit Eurocopter helicopter. The HS2 (High Speed Two) project is planned to connect London to Birmingham by 2026. Shropshire is at the English average. Norfolk | The European HQ of Gap is in the north of Rugby, alongside the M6 in Churchover; Gap is the world's third-biggest fashion retailer, with 118 stores in the UK. City of London | Wednesbury Tube (part of Mueller Industries) make copper pipe on the A41 in Bilston at the Key Ind Est near the Loxdale tram stop, and its sister company Primaflow makes brass fittings in Nechells. The West Midlands region of the BBC is based at the Mailbox in Birmingham. The West Midlands county should not be confused with the wider West Midland region, at whose heart it sits. The region consists of the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. James Glaisher in 1862 took a record balloon flight with Henry Tracey Coxwell for the BAAS near Wolverhampton. Fort Dunlop was Europe's largest tyre plant. Rutland | The region, from studies of multiple deprivation, shows similarities with Yorkshire and the Humber, and is more deprived than the neighbouring East Midlands. 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. Philip Astley from Newcastle under Lyme invented the modern day circus in 1768 – Astley's Amphitheatre. 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. Lea & Perrins is in Worcester. North Yorkshire | The West Midland Safari Park is off the A456 in Bewdley, west of Kidderminster. ", Donnelly, Tom, Jason Begley, and Clive Collis. Makita Manufacturing Europe off the A518 at Hortonwood, Telford is the only plant in the UK that makes power tools. The ethnic makeup of the West Midlands as a whole as measured by the 2011 census was as follows: For top-tier authorities in the West Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent has the highest teenage pregnancy rate. On the Balliol Business Park, in Bilbrook and directly west of Fordhouses in Wolverhampton north of Pendeford, Cargill process poultry (with another site at Hereford), and next door is Moog Aircraft (GE Aviation Systems before September 2009, which had bought Smiths Aerospace in May 2007) which makes flight control actuation systems (for the hydraulics on Boeing and Airbus), to move to the I54 Business Park in Bilbrook; the Balliol Business Park was formerly the site of Boulton Paul Aircraft, that made the Defiant. Book with Poptop to receive dedicated concierge service and money back guarantee. Channel 4's 4Talent network has a hub in the West Midlands dealing with rising media talent from the region.[92]. Francis Galton (d. 1911) of the Darwin–Wedgwood family's Birmingham branch was an early eugenicist rooted in improving animal breeding stock and examining heredity. Egbert H. Taylor off the A442 in Elmley Lovett, near Hartlebury is a manufacturer of metal bins. Das County gehört zu der wesentlich größeren Region West Midlands und grenzt an … Off the B4117 in the north of Coleshill is Thomas & Betts UK (former Adaptaflex), which makes flexible conduits. 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. 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. Chance Brothers of Smethwick built the glass for The Crystal Palace in 1851. Team Dynamics at Pershore, has won the British Touring Car Championship. Portmeirion Pottery, which owns the Royal Worcester brand, is on the B5041 in Stoke. Churchill China is at Sandyford near Tunstall at the A50/A527 junction. Much of the UK's car industry would be centred in Coventry and Birmingham; most of this has now gone. Business Link West Midlands[24] was based on the Quinton Business Park in Quinton, next to Highways England and the M5 at the A456 Quinton Interchange. 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). All of Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire is now Conservative. The Peak District national park also stretches into the northern corner of Staffordshire. 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