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Stoke face Wolves in FA Cup third round 

5 Dec

League Two Newport County or Plymouth will visit Premier League Liverpool in the FA Cup third round, as West Ham to host Manchester City.

Dave Edwards: Wolves midfielder agrees new contract to 2019 

5 Dec

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards signs a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the Championship club.

Man jailed after £150,000 rail delays in Wolverhampton 

2 Dec

A man who caused train delays, costing the rail industry £150,000, has been jailed for 14 months.

Man in court over Wolverhampton house fire murder 

1 Dec

A man has appeared in court accused of the rape and murder of a woman whose body was found after a house fire in Wolverhampton.

Goodbye to Steph Clarke 

30 Nov

On Friday 25th November, my wife and WV11 co-founder Steph Clarke (formerly Jennings) passed away at New Cross Hospital after a sudden and catastrophic brain haemorrhage, aged 36.

Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

30 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Championship game between Queens Park Rangers and Wolves.

Wolverhampton Goodyear factory work to stop by Christmas 

30 Nov

Tyre company Goodyear will cease production at its only UK factory days before Christmas, bosses say.

Chester name ex-Wolves man as assistant 

29 Nov

Chester appoint former Scotland international striker Chris Iwelumo as assistant to boss Jon McCarthy.

Man arrested in Bilston murder investigation 

28 Nov

Detectives investigating the murder of a Bilston woman after a house fire on Thursday morning (24 November) have arrested a Birmingham man.

Man held over Wolverhampton house fire victim’s killing 

28 Nov

A 55-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a nurse was strangled before the house she was in was set on fire.

Tributes to strangled ‘caring’ nurse found after fire 

27 Nov

Tributes are paid to a nurse strangled and left in a house fire in Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton fire victim ‘was strangled’ 

26 Nov

A murder investigation is opened after a woman discovered after a house fire was found to have been strangled.

Wolverhampton Goodyear workers donate £1m to hospice 

26 Nov

A hospice in Wolverhampton is to get a £1m upgrade funded by workers at the local Goodyear factory, which is scheduled to close at Christmas.

Couple appear in court charged with murdering toddler 

25 Nov

A mother and a stepfather have appeared in court accused of murdering a toddler in Wolverhampton.

Wolves v Sheffield Wednesday 

25 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday.

Thank you to Long Knowle Community Association for helping to #LightUpWednesfield 

24 Nov

With the greatest of thanks to Long Knowle Community Association and all the volunteers that run Long Knowle Hub for sponsoring Wednesfield’s Christmas Lights.

Thank you to Kier Living for helping to #LightUpWednesfield 

24 Nov

The post Thank you to Kier Living for helping to #LightUpWednesfield appeared first on WV11.

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Search for new paralympic swimmers 

29 Nov

You can go along to a FREE swimming session this Sunday at Wednesbury Leisure Centre, disabled swimmers and carers are welcome, Swimmers of all ages with a disability are invited to one of the local Para-Swimming Talent Identification sessions ...

Emma visits local supermarket to discuss challenges facing the retail sector post Brexit 

23 Nov

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East visited her local Asda supermarket at Heath Town for a tour of the store and to discuss, with the company, their thoughts and concerns on Brexit.

OvenGleamers are cleaning local ovens in time for Christmas 

22 Nov

It’s been a busy summer for Franchise owner John Rorke, at OvenGleamers Wolverhampton West, the UK’s premier oven cleaning brand, now in the Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire & Bridgnorth areas.

Christmas Lights Switch On in Tettenhall 

21 Nov

Is it really that time of year again – ‘yes’ I hear some of you groan..

Emma attends Remembrance Sunday to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice 

18 Nov

On 13 November, Emma attended the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Thomas’ Church in Wednesfield, in the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme.

The Wolverhampton Worker 

17 Nov

monthly newspaper of Wolverhampton Trades and Labour Council (now known as Wolverhampton, Bilston District Trades Union Council), circulation 17,000.

Emma gives annual lecture to Brussels Labour 

10 Nov

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has delivered the annual Brussels Labour Lecture in memory of John Fitzmaurice.

Emma attends unveiling of Goodyear plaque at the Civic Centre 

7 Nov

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has attended the unveiling of a relocated plaque at the Civic Centre.

people working night shifts in the West Midlands up by 22,000 

6 Nov

New analysis published by the TUC 31 October 2016, shows that the number of people who work night shifts in the West Midlands increased by 22,000 (9%) between 2011 and 2016 to 267,000.

fees cause Midlands 90% drop in sex discrimination ET claims 

6 Nov

  Discrimination at work allowed to “flourish unchecked” as employment tribunal claims fall sharply in the Midlands, says TUC    4 November 2016 TUC condemns steep fees which allow bad bosses to get away with discrimination and unfair ...

Quaker Quiz 

6 Nov

Fri 18 Novemb e r , Friends Meeting House 7-15pm, fundraising for refugee support groups...

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6 Dec

CD Review Bloodlines Merry Hell are part of the modern tradition which was arguably started by Fairport Convention in that amalgamation of acoustic and electric folk to produce the bigger than life sound which was carried along by bands such as the ...

Announcement of Deaffest’s New Patron 

6 Dec

Deaffest is delighted to announce that Rachel Shenton, has agreed to become the Patron of Deaffest, the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film and Arts Festival.

Darrell Indulges In A Bit Of Rod. 

6 Dec

The last time we all saw Rod Stewart was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, it was Darrell’s special treat, but, it’s hard to believe that it was just over three years ago now? It was a wonderful, wonderful night, something we will never forget, but...


5 Dec

As en-trend trailblazers of the "complete" festive decor look, we have received several requests begging to know where Darrell purchased the snowman and Santa hand wash dispensers which are gracing our Christmas bathroom and kitchen sink, hoping, no ...

Nigel’s Monday Mornings 

5 Dec

On Monday mornings Nigel usually goes with Iris and Bertie to the library for “Music, Rhythm and Rhyme”, always meeting first at The Brew Bear for a cup of tea and a slice lemon drizzle cake.

Wolverhampton landmark is all set to rise from the ashes 

4 Dec

A WOLVERHAMPTON landmark is rising from the ashes of a devastating fire.

When the Queen took a sword and made mayor of Wolverhampton an… 

4 Dec

TODAY, November 30, marks the 150th anniversary of the visit of Queen Victoria to Wolverhampton, to unveil the statue of her late husband Prince Albert, a momentous occasion given that the grieving monarch had barely shown her face in public in the ...

A Question Of Festive Hygiene 

4 Dec

It may be the festive season with Darrell is up to his eyeballs in all manner of baubles and delicately draped tinsel, but he has still managed to weave his magic in matters of hygienic type nature.

2016 christmas workshop 

3 Dec

We held our christmas workshop today which turned out to be a brilliant 'party'.

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Wolves U21s 1 Sunderland U21s 1 (4-3 on pens) – Match Highlights 

6 Dec

Watch the highlights as Wolves Under-21s bagged a penalty shoot-out win against Sunderland to secure a place in the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Wolves U21s 1 Sunderland U21s 1 (4-3 on pens) – Report and pictures 

5 Dec

Wolves Under-21s reached the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy with a penalty shoot-out win against Sunderland.

FA Cup third round draw: Wolves face Premier League opposition 

5 Dec

Wolves will travel to Premier League Stoke City while West Brom will face Derby County at the Hawthorns.

Checkatrade Trophy: Wolves U21 0 Sunderland U21 0 

5 Dec


David Edwards after signing new contract: I’m in Wolves’ debt 

5 Dec

David Edwards has spoken of his pride at representing Wolves for almost nine years - as he penned a new contract with the club.

Dave Edwards: Wolves midfielder agrees new contract to 2019 

5 Dec

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards signs a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the Championship club.

David Edwards pens new Wolves deal 

5 Dec

Wolves midfielder David Edwards has penned a new contract at Molineux - tying him to the club until 2018.

Conor Coady’s relief at long-awaited Wolves win 

5 Dec

Conor Coady breathed a sigh of relief after Wolves finally won a match and said: “Let’s climb the table now.

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Adult Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfly Sins 

6 Dec

Come and see the Adult Pantomime being performed by Rugby Club Members.

Family Pantomime 

6 Dec

Get your tickets to come and enjoy the Family Pantomime we are putting on in the New Year, Beauty and the Beast.

Mickleover U13s 7 AFCW U13s 2 

5 Dec

Starting Lineup: 1 Fraser Cook, 4 Lawson Taylor, 6 Jacob Harper, 5 Matt Kilkenny, 3 Eashan Brackenbridge, 9 Daniel Lowe, 13 Simon Cornaby, 10 Josh Cooke, 17 Kaviel Noel, 11 Jay Sutherland, 2 Will Haden Subs: 16 Jacob Rabone, 15 Lewis Hughes...

Albion v Wolves – the complete history of the Black Country… 

5 Dec

THE TWO League games in season 1936-37 produced ten goals with Wolves scoring six of them!In mid-October, a Hawthorns' crowd of 33,962 saw Albion win 2-1 and then, in mid-April, there were 28,486 spectators present at Molineux to see Wolves...

Stouport Swifts 2 AFCW 2 

3 Dec

AFC Wulfrunians let a two goal lead slip and were forced to settle for a point away at ten man Stourport Swifts.

Grand visit of Carl Froch to Wolverhampton 

2 Dec

One of the most successful world boxing champions of the modern era will take centre stage in Wolverhampton next Thursday.


2 Dec


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Aldi strikes back with fresh plans for controversial new Birmingham store 

6 Dec

The German supermarket has revised its designs for a shop off Queslett Road in Great Barr after suffering a setback during the summer...

HS2 depot site sold by St Modwen 

6 Dec

50-acre plot in north Birmingham acquired by the Government to house a new rolling stock maintenance depot...

Is F-Pace proving too hot for Land Rover? 

5 Dec

LAND ROVER has seen a near 20% dip in vehicle sales in the UK, according to new figures.

St. Modwen confirms strong interest in London project 

5 Dec

BIRMINGHAM regeneration specialist St.

Birmingham Airport delays warning as strike action looms 

5 Dec

Trade union members at baggage handling and ground crew provider Swissport vote in favour of strike action...

Ryanair launches package holiday service and promises ‘lowest prices’ in UK 

4 Dec

Dublin-based airline said holidaymakers have been overcharged for years and promised to 'transform travel industry...

Birmingham industrial site sold for £25m to support HS2 development 

2 Dec

A PRIME industrial site on the fringe of Birmingham city centre has been sold in a deal worth around £25m.

Man jailed for 14 months for delaying trains for 36 hours 

2 Dec

A MAN who delayed trains in Wolverhampton by sitting on the edge of a viaduct and claiming he wanted to commit suicide has been jailed for 14 months.

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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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Private hire operator address 

5 Dec

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Mrhoque on 5 December 2016 .


5 Dec

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to A Thurstan on 5 December 2016 .

Street needs litter picking and road sweeping, 5th December 

5 Dec

The street could do with litter picking as beginning to look like a dumping site and also road sweeper needs to come down too Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Evans Street, Willenhall Report...


4 Dec

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by A Thurstan on 4 December 2016 .

Burned out car, 4th December 

4 Dec

Burned out car on field Report on FixMyStreet...

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Looking Back plus special guests 

6 Dec

Looking Back are really pleased to be back in their home town of Wolverhampton to play a gig to promote their forthcoming CD and DVD.

Theatre Foyer Makeover 

6 Dec

The Foyer in the Theatre block is undergoing a transformation thanks to the hard work of some Nactivist Volunteers and the generosity of theatre goers who have sponsored carpet tiles.

RSC: Titus Andronicus 

30 Nov

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

RSC: Antony and Cleopatra 

30 Nov

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

RSC: Julius Caesar 

30 Nov

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

NT Live: Twelfth Night 

30 Nov

Thursday 6th April – Estimated start time 7pm Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

NT Live: Hedda Gabler 

30 Nov

“I’ve no talent for life.

Exhibition: A Grand History of Panto 

30 Nov

An exhibition from The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton is now open, ideal for those visiting the city for ‘Aladdin’ – on stage from 10th December.


30 Nov

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block.


30 Nov

First there was opportunity, then there was betrayal.

A Monster Calls 

30 Nov

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness, a young boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his mother’s terminal illness.

Bring Your Own Music Night – Fundraiser 

30 Nov

Join Light House in a celebration of music from the era of Trainspotting – 1996.


21 Nov

The latest film from Martin Scorsese.

Who am I? introduction to family history 

21 Nov

Penny Smith from Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry will lead this introductory course to get you started on this fascinating research process and give you the confidence to explore records to build the story of your family.

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