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Police baton use ‘potentially unlawful’ after Wolves against Birmingham City derby 

26 Feb

A fan says he filmed footage after the Wolves against Birmingham City derby game.

West Midlands Police baton use ‘may have been fatal’ after football game 

26 Feb

A retired chief inspector says he filmed footage after the Wolves against Birmingham City derby.

Kortney Hause & Jordan Graham: Wolves pair punished for breach of club discipline 

25 Feb

Wolves' Kortney Hause missed Friday's loss to Birmingham because of a breach of club discipline, says boss Paul Lambert.

Storm Doris: Woman killed by debris in Wolverhampton named 

24 Feb

The 29-year-old killed by a "coffee table-sized" object in Wolverhampton is named as Tahnie Martin.

Police name Wolverhampton woman killed in Storm Doris 

24 Feb

A woman who died after being hit by debris from a roof in Wolverhampton city centre yesterday (Thursday 23 February) has been named as Tahnie Martin.

Aerial footage of storm death scene in Wolverhampton 

23 Feb

A woman has died after being hit by debris in Storm Doris.

Wolves v Birmingham City (Fri) 

23 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City.

Council prioritised guardianship ‘irrespective of circumstances’, serious case review finds 

23 Feb

Flawed assessments and decision-making saw an 18-month-old girl placed under the care of a special guardian who went on to assault and murder her, a serious case review has found .

West Midlands Fire Service secure building in 90mph winds 

23 Feb

West Midlands fire service were called to Wolverhampton City Centre around half past ten this morning.

Woman dies amid Wolverhampton Storm Doris damage 

23 Feb

Parts of the city centre had been closed off amid fears debris may come loose from a building roof.

Connor Ronan: Wolves midfielder out for ‘months’ with stress fracture 

23 Feb

Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan could miss the rest of the season after suffering a stress fracture in his back.

Social workers criticised and named by judge cleared of wrongdoing by HCPC 

22 Feb

Three social workers who were named by a judge in an “exceptional” case which involved one of them lying on oath have been cleared of wrongdoing by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Wolverhampton gurdwara to remove screens separating worshippers 

20 Feb

One worshipper said the screens made it feel like she was in a "prison".

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea 

17 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea.

Statue for ex-Villa and Wolves boss Taylor 

17 Feb

Former club plans a statue and tribute match to its "greatest ever manager".

Wolves v Chelsea: Dave Edwards keen to shock Premier League leaders again 

17 Feb

Dave Edwards, part of the Wolves team which beat Chelsea in 2011, wants to shock the Premier League leaders again in the FA Cup.

Wolverhampton gas blast family return home one year on 

13 Feb

Daljit Uppal and family stayed with relatives and a rented house after an explosion next door.

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Emma backs breathing space for families experiencing problem debt 

23 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances.

Emma congratulates local Wolverhampton optometrist for winning national award 

20 Feb

Emma has sent her congratulations to Wolverhampton optometrist, Prabhjit Boparai, who has won a prestigious national award.

Emma attends opening of big investment by Tata Steel at its Wednesfield Steelpark site 

15 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East attended the opening of Tata Steel’s new production line.

Emma helps launch powerful new voice for Key Cities in Parliament 

13 Feb

Mid-sized cities across the UK have gained a powerful new voice in Parliament following the launch of an All Party Parliamentary Group for Key Cities last week.

Emma votes in favour of triggering Article 50 during parliamentary debate 

10 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, voted this week in favour of triggering Article 50.

Emma visits the Beacon Centre to see the excellent work being done by the charity 

10 Feb

Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds has paid a visit to the Beacon Centre to find out about the work the charity does to help those with sight loss in the area.

Time is running out to have your say on the proposed link road to the former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) 

9 Feb

Emma is urging residents to have their say on proposals to create an access road to the former ROF site in Featherstone.

Welcome to the village of Tettenhall 

7 Feb

Guest Blog by Matt Mills Tettenhall is of course a very old and historic village and until 1966 the village and its neighbourhoods were governed by the Urban District of Tettenhall.

Emma urges residents to visit the ‘Stay Well in Wolverhampton Bus’ 

7 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, paid a visit to the Stay Well in Wolverhampton Bus and urged people to hop on board to get some top tips about improving their health and wellbeing.

Emma appeared on the Westminster Hour this weekend 

6 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East appeared on the Westminster Hour this weekend to discuss what a post Brexit immigration system might look like.

Emma visits local Gurdwara in celebration of the temple’s 50 year anniversary 

3 Feb

On Sunday, 29 January, Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East visited the Cannock Road Guru Nanak Sikh temple in her constituency to help them celebrate the temple’s 50th anniversary.

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Granddaughter of 1920s race mechanic sets the record straight 

27 Feb

IN BUGLE 1267, published December 7, 2016, we told the tragic tale of Tom Barrett, the Wolverhampton mechanic who was killed when the Sunbeam car he was riding in crashed at the 1924 San Sebastian Grand PrixThe story came to us from Barrett's great-...

German Confectionary Review No. 3–Milka Kuhflecken. 

27 Feb

Our understanding of the German language continues to gather apace, we now know that Kuhflecken means Happy Cow, and should we ever travel to Teutonic lands, we shall endeavour to mention it in all conversation, be it relevant and irrelevant! What ...

Winston Churchill The Wilderness Years by Sir Martin Gilbert 

26 Feb

This book is one I do enjoy reading it especially as it’s more or less the script for the TV series made in the early 80’s.

Row Z 

26 Feb

And that’s where we were! In the proverbial Row Z in the Steve Bull Stand to watch Wolverhampton Wanderers lose to The Blues 1-2 .


26 Feb

Coming Your Way March Irish folk Veterans The Fureys have a full touring schedule this month starting March 8 at Ulchedre Centre , Anglesey, North Wales.

Creative Thread and Texture with Angie Attwood 

26 Feb

14 of usspent an enjoyable and informative day with Angie Attwood.

Doris’s Aftermath! 

26 Feb

You may remember a while back when I told you about a bet Darrell and I had as to the date when a fence down the road might finally give up and topple over …..

Nigel Claims His Reward …….. 

25 Feb

As you know Buongiorno Cafe is our Italian Cafe of choice in Evesham, I think we must its pleasure at least once a week.

CILIP NW Portfolio Building Workshop 

24 Feb

Another Friday, another CILIP workshop! This time last week I went to Manchester for a portfolio building workshop organised by CILIP North West.

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Wolves pair Kortney Hause and Jordan Graham ‘weren’t able to train’ 

27 Feb

Disciplined pair Kortney Hause and Jordan Graham weren’t in a fit enough state to train, it can be revealed.

Verdict: Angry fans question Paul Lambert after Blues defeat 

26 Feb

Our fans are left devastated and angry after a fifth successive Wolves defeat.

Police baton use ‘could have been fatal’ 

26 Feb

A retired chief inspector says he filmed footage after the Wolves against Birmingham City derby.

Wolves v Blues: Police investigate derby violence at Molineux and train station 

26 Feb

Wolves and West Midlands Police have launched a joint investigation into the violence that marred Friday evening’s derby game with Birmingham City.

Wolves 1 Birmingham City 2 – Match highlights 

25 Feb

Take a look at the match highlights from Wolves' loss to Birmingham City.

Wolves 1 Birmingham City 2 

25 Feb

I’m still trying to land on the most disappointing thing about this poxy defeat.

Kortney Hause & Jordan Graham: Wolves pair punished for breach of club discipline 

25 Feb

Wolves' Kortney Hause missed Friday's loss to Birmingham because of a breach of club discipline, says boss Paul Lambert.

Wolves 1 Blues 2 – player ratings 

25 Feb

Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers rates the players after a fifth successive defeat for Paul Lambert's team.

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Wolverhampton and Bilston athletics club seeks former members 

26 Feb

WOLVERHAMPTON BILSTON Athletic Club are marking their half century next year, and members past and present are all invited to take part in the celebrations.

Terry Jones, the man who led Tividale to their finest hour 

23 Feb

WE WERE saddened to learn last week of the death of Terry Jones, who many will remember led Tividale FC to a remarkable run in the FA Cup in the 1970s.

Rugby Tots are Recruiting! 

22 Feb

Make your work more fun - join Rugby Tots as a coach...

Ladies Day Saturday 22nd April 

22 Feb

Saturday 22nd April 1st XV v Chester is our annual Charity Ladies Day in aid of Genesis Breast Cancer charity.

Highgate and Wednesfield through to Hunt Cup semis 

22 Feb

AFC Wulfrunians failed to reach the semi-final of the JW Hunt Cup when two late goals gave Highgate United a 2-0 home win in the quarter-final.

Calling all potential referees! 

21 Feb

Our thriving Junior section is desperately in need of qualified referees to officiate on Sunday mornings.

Heavy Pitch, Heavy Pack but top D earns Tigers away win 

20 Feb

Tigers away form has lacked consistency this season and is one reason they are in the top 5 not the top 2.

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Hundreds of jobs at risk at Sainsbury’s depot 

27 Feb

Sainsbury\'s is to leave its distribution site in Stone in a move that puts 275 jobs at risk.

West Midlands Mayoral candidate launches crowdfunding campaign 

27 Feb

The Liberal Democrat candidate in the race to become the first West Midlands Mayor has launched a crowdfunding campaign to boost her campaign resources.

Zaun, another successful West Midlands manufacturer 

25 Feb

 Zaun, which makes high security and perimeter systems steel fencing, has an extensive range of  perimeter fencing ,  high security fencing ,  sports equipment ,  automatic electric gates ,  security bollards  and  hostile vehicle mitigation...

Roadworks threaten months of disruption at Birmingham Airport 

24 Feb

Passengers heading into Birmingham Airport from today (Monday) are set to face months of disruption as a new programme of roadworks begins.

£10m support programme launched to boost manufacturing SMEs 

23 Feb

SME manufacturers in the West Midlands are in line to benefit from a £10m support initiative.

National Express pulls the plug on UK rail industry 

23 Feb

Birmingham-based public transport group National Express is turning its back on the UK rail sector in favour of more lucrative investment opportunities abroad.

New Range Rover needs to be a winner 

22 Feb

Prof David Bailey says latest car from Jaguar Land Rover is entering a sector dominated by big German marques...

Jaguar Land Rover set to launch all-new Range Rover model 

22 Feb

Jaguar Land Rover has teased the launch of its latest new product, a mid-range Range Rover, in what is seen as another major boost for the West Midlands motor industry.

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Where Are The Stick People? 

29 Jul

It’s been quite a few months since I last published a blog post and I’m often asked what’s happened to Stick Child and his friends.

The Professionals 

22 Nov

Imagine a police force that handed out firearms to its officers without training them.

Chain Reaction 

14 Oct

No, nothing to do with an old Diana Ross track, but the title of a presentation I gave at the UK’s first ever TEDx policing event in Leeds yesterday – #OldBillRebuilt, ably organised by Gareth Stubbs.

Freeze Frame 

11 Sep

Watching the TV programme ‘The Force’ last night (which follows the work of officers from Greater Manchester Police), I thought of yet another analogy to help explain why binary comparisons are rubbish.

Schools quiz 2015 

13 Jul

Pupils from a Sandwell school are celebrating, after taking first place in the final of the West Midlands Fire Service Schools’ Safety Challenge 2015.

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2015/16 Pension Fund Investment Data as MS Excel File 

25 Feb

Internal review request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Joel M Benjamin on 25 February 2017 .

Street clean, 24th February 

24 Feb

Can I have a street clean please, there is tree debris all over the street from the storm.

Households affected by the household benefit cap 

23 Feb

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Jenny Pennington on 23 February 2017 .

Reduced overall benefit cap- numbers and average benefit deduction 

22 Feb

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Robert Claridge on 22 February 2017 .

Reduced overall benefit cap- numbers and average benefit deduction 

22 Feb

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Robert Claridge on 22 February 2017 .

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24 Feb

Winner of 2 Golden Globes, Oscar nominated and one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year so far.

Trespass Against Us 

24 Feb

Three generations of the notorious Cutler family live in the Gloucestershire countryisde, spending their time hunting, thieving & tormenting the police in the heart of Britain’s richest neighbourhood.

Join our creative hub. 

24 Feb

  Looking for studio, office, training spaces? NAC has some resident spaces coming up.


24 Feb

The story of Richard & Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their marriage in Virginia led a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme court.

Wolverhampton Beer & cider festival 2017 

22 Feb

The CAMRA Wolverhampton Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Newhampton Arts Centre starting Thursday 8th and ending Saturday 10th June.

Vin Garbett 

22 Feb

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Live Act” Award 2001   Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk.

Ewan Mclennan 

22 Feb

Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a ...

Half Term: Paint the Town 

22 Feb

Get inspired for Paint the Day on 24th June.

Alchemy Festival: Daughters of the Curry Revolution 

22 Feb

12:00pm / 2:00pm / 7:00pm (Audience is limited to 10 people per show) “When I was little, I used to hang out at my dad’s restaurant every weekend, back when they used to stay open until 5am.

Alchemy Festival: Rajasthan Heritage Band 

22 Feb

A spectacular celebration of Rajasthan’s vibrant and colourful lifestyle, music and dance in a heady, exciting and hypnotic reflection of this enchanting region.

Amy – A Tribute 

22 Feb

Marking the 10th Anniversary of  Back to Black An 8 piece tribute act with full brass section, that celebrates the songs of Amy Winehouse and the songs that inspired her.

Half Term: Spring Suprises Workshop 

22 Feb

Creative workshop with a spring theme.

Wool-ves Yarnival 

22 Feb

Fancy spinning a yarn, dropping a spindle, knitting a map? Drawing on local skills, try out a range of traditional craft activities in our unique yarn, fleece, thread and fibre focused event: spinning, using wheels and drop spindles, weaving on a ...

Out Of Time.. Mod night 

22 Feb

Out of Time is back with plenty more hip shakin’ than before.

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