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Fulham sign McDonald from Wolves 

22 Jul

Fulham sign midfielder Kevin McDonald from Championship rivals Wolves for an undisclosed fee.

Wolves: Mikey Burrows reaction 

21 Jul

Signal 107's Wolves commentator Mikey Burrows has his say on the Wolves takeover.

Wolves takeover confirmed 

21 Jul

The football club has been sold to a Chinese investment company.

Concern for missing Wolverhampton man 

21 Jul

A Wolverhampton man has gone missing from temporary accommodation in Bushbury last Friday.

Wolves takeover imminent 

21 Jul

Reports claim a deal for Chinese investment company Fosun International to buy Wolves has been rubber stamped and will be announced today.

Wolves bought by Chinese conglomerate 

21 Jul

Wolves become the second Midlands club to be bought by Chinese investors as Fosun International pay £45m for the Championship club.

Wolverhampton estate regeneration ‘under way’ 

18 Jul

Long-awaited work to regenerate a housing estate in Wolverhampton is under way, the city council says.

Elderly woman hit by car in Wolverhampton 

15 Jul

A woman in her 80's is in a serious condition after she was hit by a reversing car in Bilston.

Rising referrals: how to cope in a ‘climate of fear’ 

14 Jul

By Jason Barnes, child protection social worker The figures found by a recent study  into referrals to social services received a lot of media attention .

Developers chosen for £60m Wolverhampton shopping complex 

12 Jul

Developers for a £60m shopping complex to be built in Wolverhampton are selected by the city council.

Wolverhampton’s Thomas in GB gymnastics team 

12 Jul

London 2012 Olympic medallists Max Whitlock, Louis Smith and Kristian Thomas are selected to represent Team GB at the Rio Games.

Potential Ofsted chief’s lack of social care knowledge ‘troubling’, say MPs 

7 Jul

MPs have opposed the government’s preferred candidate to become the next Ofsted chief inspector, citing her “troubling” lack of knowledge of children’s social care as a key issue.

Dicko delays Wolves return after injury 

5 Jul

Wolves striker Nouha Dicko will miss some pre-season friendlies following his return from a cruciate ligament injury.

Lisa Potts: Injured nurse ‘forgives’ Wolverhampton machete attacker 

5 Jul

A nursery nurse who saved the lives of children from a machete-wielding attacker 20 years ago says she has forgiven the assailant.

Housing group secures £25.5m funding 

30 Jun

A Welsh housing group has secured 25.5m funding for new development work across the region.

‘This bill does not address the real problems affecting social work’ 

29 Jun

British Association of Social Workers, Association of Professors of Social Work, Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee, Social Work Action Network, Social Workers Union and Unison have issued a joint statement on the Children...

Council chiefs condemn park vandals 

29 Jun

Mindless vandals have been condemned after going on the rampage and causing tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to an adventure playground and sensory centre in Low Hill.

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Emma welcomes start of work on Heath Town regeneration project 

19 Jul

Emma has welcomed the start of work on the Heath Town Estate regeneration project.

Angela Eagle coming to Wolves 

14 Jul

Angela Eagle will be at Chubb buildings (Lighthouse) Friday 15 July @6pm for a women only meeting and @7pm for all LP meeting.

Mental Capacity Act Video 

5 Jul

The Mental Capacity is the law about how people can be supported to make decisions for themselves, including the right to make mistakes.

WH Job – Quantity Surveyor 

23 Jun

Wolverhampton Homes seek applications for the job of Quantity Surveyor.

Universal Credit and Rent Arrears 

21 Jun

According to a survey of people on Universal Credit who are in ALMOs like Wolverhampton Homes, over three quarters of those receiving Universal Credit are in arrears, compared to less than one third of tenants overall.

Permission to perform – Kuli Kohli 

21 Jun

In May 2016, I was invited to take part in ‘Permission to Perform’ workshop and performance gig for disabled people at the Newhampton Arts Centre.

annual conference of Trade Union Councils 2016 – delegate report 

16 Jun

The 85th annual conference of Trade Union Councils...

Midlands TUC Regional Council – delegate’s report 

15 Jun

21 May 2016, Derby  - WBDTUC delegate's report...

Emma joins Labour In for Women campaign day in Birmingham City Centre 

15 Jun

On Monday 13th June, Emma joined other Labour women MPs including Harriet Harman, Labour’s former Deputy Leader, Angela Eagle , Shadow First Secretary of State, and Yvette Cooper, former Shadow Home Secretary, who were campaigning in the West ...

Stop government taking control over local government pensions 

15 Jun

5 million people rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to pay their pensions.

Recovery House 

14 Jun

City of Wolverhampton Council reply to the Recovery House Consultation: Between November 2015 and February 2016 the City of Wolverhampton Council proposed changes to the four bed crisis support and outreach service for people with mental health ...

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17 Aug 2016 10:00 : Information Day 

25 Jul

If you missed our June Open Day, don’t worry we have more Information Days planned throughout the Summer leading up to our courses starting from September.

10 Aug 2016 10:00 : Information Day 

25 Jul

If you missed our June Open Day, don’t worry we have more Information Days planned throughout the Summer leading up to our courses starting from September.

03 Aug 2016 10:00 : Information Day 

25 Jul

If you missed our June Open Day, don’t worry we have more Information Days planned throughout the Summer leading up to our courses starting from September.

Ann Paterson “Obsessions” 

24 Jul

Today we welcomed back a former member of our branch of the Embroiderers' Guild, an old friend, Ann Paterson ...


22 Jul

CD Review Alone With History This fourth album from Alastair Savage , who is an absolute master of the fiddle, is his first of fiddle solos and he straddles and blurs the lines between what could be considered classical music and folk, but do you ...

Writer’s reminiscences of Wolves and the Hurricane 

22 Jul

SPORTSWRITER John Dee, who spent most of his working life in the Black Country, has celebrated his 80th birthday by writing a book of reminiscences.

West Midlands Police Family Fun Day 

21 Jul

Light House Media Centre are pleased to again be supporting West Midlands Police Family Fun Day in West Park on Saturday 6th August.

Glass making lives on in South Staffordshire – new £5.5m glass museum, studios, maker network website 

20 Jul

I’m pleased to see there’s a new £5.5m glass museum in South Staffordshire.

How Travelling Can Improve Your Job Prospects… 

20 Jul

It's fair to say that being a teacher out here in Wuhan, China my own future job prospects are being expanded on a daily basis.

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Sports Desk Live – July 25 

25 Jul

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.

New owners Fosun ‘very positive’ about Wolves’ future 

25 Jul

Wolves were today set to reveal all about their £30m takeover by Fosun International - as the man behind the deal said he felt ‘very positive’ about the club’s future.

Robin Li not involved in Wolves takeover 

24 Jul

Chinese billionaire Robin Li was not involved in the £30m takeover of Wolves by Fosun, the Express Star can confirm.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett sees a future 

23 Jul

Boss Kenny Jackett feels more confident about his future after Wolves after speaking to new owners Fosun.

Kenny Jackett slams ‘toothless’ Wolves after bore draw 

23 Jul

Kenny Jackett was heavily critical of his Wolves side after a dreadful goalless draw at Port Vale.

Port Vale 0 Wolves 0 – Report and pictures 

23 Jul

Wolves began the Fosun era with a drab goalless draw against Port Vale - in front of their watching new owners.

Fosun’s Jeff Shi attends Wolves game 

23 Jul

Fosun's Jeff Shi attended Wolves' friendly against Port Vale today two days after the Chinese conglomerate took charge of the club.

Blog: Questions for Jez Moxey’s Wolves exit 

23 Jul

To mention that Jez Moxey has divided opinion over the years is a huge understatement, writes Wolves blogger Richard Hobbs.

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Wolverhampton double champs who celebrated in style 

24 Jul

LAST week's back page featured Eastfield Juniors, Wolverhampton schoolboys who took on and beat all comers in 1966, fifty years ago this year.

Kidderminster will be closed for the next two weeks 

23 Jul

Please Note Kidderminster will be closed for the next two weeks.

Wolves Sold To Chinese Group Fosun 

21 Jul

100% ownership of the club has been transferred from Steve Morgan CBE and his Bridgemere Group to Fosun, which is headed by chairman Guo Guangchang.

YDL UAG 24th July 

20 Jul

Last fixture for YDL UAG U17/U20 at Solihull.

YDL UAL 26th June 2016 

20 Jul

Discrepancies in match points have finally been resolved, confirming that W&BAC won this fixture and lead the division from Charnwood.

Report: Wolverhampton 62 Swindon 30 

19 Jul

Wolverhampton Wolves sent a clear message to their Elite League title rivals with a crushing 62-30 win in their top-of-the-table showdown with Swindon.

‘Ashes of darts’ exhibition goes to the wire 

18 Jul

Darts top dog Glen Durrant rubbed shoulders with fans in Wolverhampton and will return to the city on a big stage later this year.

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Severn Trent Water fined more than £400,000 for sewage leaks 

25 Jul

WATER company Severn Trent Water Limited has been fined £426,000 after pollution incidents occurred on three occasions.

Region’s first IPO since Brexit unveiled 

25 Jul

THE first West Midlands IPO since the EU referendum has been launched, ahead of a scheduled flotatation in early August.

Top 10 stories: Wolves lead the pack in busy news week 

22 Jul

TEN months after announcing the club was for sale, Steve Morgan has this week ended his nine-year ownership of Wolverhampton Wanderers following the completion of the deal to sell to Chinese giant Fos...

Edwardian treasure set to glisten after investment 

22 Jul

HIDDEN Edwardian treasure Bantock House museum and park prepares to expand after receiving a £318,000 investment from the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Departing Wolves owner “passes the baton on” as he exits Molineux 

21 Jul

THE outgoing owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers Steve Morgan has written an open letter to the club\'s fans after the sale of the Championship football club completed this morning.

Chinese giant buys Championship football club 

21 Jul

CHAMPIONSHIP football club Wolverhampton Wanderers has been bought by Chinese giant Fosun International.

Community spirit in Birmingham is good for business – says Jaguar Land Rover chief 

21 Jul

JLR Head of Community Relations Les Ratcliffe speaks out as firm sponsores Company of the Year category at BPBA 2016...

London Midland boss vows to focus on passengers 

21 Jul

Head of West Midlands franchise operator says company wants to be more passenger friendly as it introduces 'shopping list' of changes in run up to franchise award...

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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.

Short Circuit 

10 May

This is Stick Boss.

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Speeding cars and motor bikes., 25th July 

25 Jul

Constant speeding cars along Blackhalve Lane B4156 in both directions predominantly from the junction of Long Knowle Lane B4484 towards Wood End Road traffic lights and up towards Essington.

Care/Nursing Homes Safeguarding concerns, investigations and substantiated cases of abuse/neglect 

25 Jul

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Anahita Behrooz on 25 July 2016 .

Organisational Structure chart for Adult and Children Services 

20 Jul

Internal review request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Elliot Bailey on 20 July 2016 .

Organisational Structure chart for Adult and Children Services 

20 Jul

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Elliot Bailey on 20 July 2016 .

Pot holes, 16th July 

16 Jul

The whole length of Victoria Road, Wednesfield is full of pot holes, especially by each side of the speed bumps Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 90 Victoria Road, Wednesfield Report on FixMyStreet...

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Busker’s Corner 

25 Jul

Buskers Corner: Street Art Expo – 2 night event Friday Night 5th August – Main event 7pm – 1am Over 18s 20 Live Artists, DJs (trip-hop, hip-hop, reggae, breakbeat world music), bar more.

West Midlands Police Family Fun Day 

21 Jul

Light House Media Centre are pleased to again be supporting West Midlands Police Family Fun Day in West Park on Saturday 6th August.

Paint the Day 2016 Belongs to the Young 

14 Jul

Paint the Day 2016 celebrated upcoming talent at the weekend, with all the top prizes going to artists aged 18 or under.

Little Tinkers 

14 Jul

SCARF’s Little Tinkers (suitable for ages 16 months- 3 years) – Get creative and have fun in SCARF’S parent and toddler craft workshop.

Animal Friends 

14 Jul

Create a new fun animal friend or animal mask using colourful, soft, foam materials.

Rock Music Summer School 

14 Jul

RML (Rock music school Ltd) present their popular performance workshop week for budding rock musicians.

National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea 

13 Jul

A new production from The National Theatre is announced for September.

Stagecoach summer holiday workshop – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

13 Jul

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller.

Dance & Drama Bootcamp 

13 Jul

Does your child love performing? Or want to learn? Bring your children to Voice Theatre Company’s Dance & Drama Bootcamp, where they will have the best time of the entire summer holiday! They will learn to dance, act, be confident, speak in public...

Diddi dance drop in 

13 Jul

Drop in summer dance class for pre-school children Limited places so please contact Svenja to book a place 07846373910...

Summer Holidays Start Here 

11 Jul

There are a whole host of creative fun opportunities at Newhampton Arts Centre this summer.

Drama Discovery Days 

11 Jul

Develop new acting skills while making friends and having fun with ACTS Theatre School 5-11 years 12-16 years This year ACTS were selected from youth theatres across the country to perform at the National Theatre in London.

Wild Art 

11 Jul

Join us on a family treasure hunt in nearby West Park to gather materials to create some unique natural art.

SCARF’S Suncatcher Workshop 

7 Jul

Design and create a decorative sun catcher with recycled materials to take home and sparkle in your window.

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