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Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

17 Nov

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

Barnet appoint ex-Wolves manager McGhee 

13 Nov

Barnet appoint Mark McGhee as their new manager, with the Scot replacing Rossi Eames at the League Two club.

Police hurt in hit-and-run: Wolverhampton man charged 

11 Nov

A disqualified and uninsured driver is alleged to have mown down and injured two police officers.

Morgan Gibbs-White: Wolves players helping young midfielder develop 

9 Nov

Teenage midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White says the quality of the squad at Championship leaders Wolves is helping him develop.

Four held after Wolverhampton police hurt in hit-and-run 

9 Nov

The two police officers were mown down while responding to a suspected burglary.

Social work and religion: ‘It is painful to look back on the views I held’ 

6 Nov

by Anonymous It has been interesting to follow the news of the court’s ruling to uphold the decision of Sheffield University’s Fitness to Practice panel regarding Felix Ngole’s removal from his masters in social work course last year.

Police officers mown down in Wolverhampton hit-and-run 

5 Nov

A female officer remains in hospital with leg injuries after being called to reports of a burglary.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham (Fri) 

2 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Wolves and Fulham.

Nuno Espirito Santo: Wolves manager says no to Everton 

1 Nov

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is not currently interested in leaving the club despite interest from Everton, BBC Sport understands.

Baker Paz Heer making cakes for world famous celebrities 

1 Nov

Paz Heer, from Wolverhampton, has made cakes for celebrities from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Anthony Joshua.

Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

30 Oct

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

Away day Blues for Wolves 

28 Oct

Wolves remain in second place after a 2-1 victory against QPR on Saturday afternoon...

Kayden Walker: Parents charged over baby son’s death 

27 Oct

Paramedics found Kayden Walker unresponsive at his home in Bilston, West Midlands last June.

Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

27 Oct

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

Will Norris: Wolves goalkeeper owes defence for Carabao Cup clean sheet record 

25 Oct

Wolves goalkeeper Will Norris gives credit to the defenders for his amazing Carabao Cup clean sheet record.

Wolves Pay The Penalty 

24 Oct

An outstanding performance from Wolves isn't enough for them to progress to the next stage of the Carabao Cup...

Boy, 14, stabbed in chest and arm in Wolverhampton 

24 Oct

He is being treated for his 'nasty injuries' in hospital following the Wolverhampton attack.

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Emma encourages everyone to get involved and to dig deep to support BBC’s annual Children in Need fundraising campaign 

17 Nov

Tonight will be the climax of many months of fundraising activities when the annual BBC Children in Need Telethon will showcase some of the amazing fundraising events and groups and individuals who will benefit from the fundraising.

Emma urges people to mark World Diabetes Day and by helping to raise awareness of the condition 

14 Nov

Today (14 Nov) is World Diabetes Day.

PIP – new guidance on “safely” being able to do things 

14 Nov

Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, has, this month made some changes to the guidance for the DWP about how they decide whether someone can do something  safely and whether they require supervison which will ...

Emma will attend Wednesfield Remembrance Sunday commemorations to honour our servicemen and women 

9 Nov

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, will be attending the Remembrance Sunday service (this Sunday, 12 November) at St Thomas’ Church in Wednesfield to honour the brave men and women of our armed forces.

Childcare costs up nearly five times faster than West Midlands wages 

9 Nov

TUC highlights ‘childcare gap’ for parents with one-year-olds The cost of childcare for young children has risen 4.8 times faster than wages in the West Midlands since 2008, according to new analysis published by the TUC.

Emma expresses concern at the planned roll-out of Universal Credit 

6 Nov

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East has called on the government to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit.

Emma encourages people to support ‘Hear the Homeless’ event this Saturday in Wolverhampton 

20 Oct

Emma has paid tribute to the organisers of this year’s ‘Hear the Homeless’ event which is being held this Saturday, 21 October at St Peter’s Church in the city centre .

Emma celebrates local libraries during National Libraries Week 

12 Oct

This week is the first National Libraries Week, a great opportunity for libraries in Wolverhampton to showcase all of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that they offer local residents.


12 Oct


Unionlearn Supporting Learners Event 

12 Oct

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 10.30 – 3.30 CWU, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH...


12 Oct

This first event will be held on Thursday 2nd November 2017 from 10.30am in the training room at the TUC Offices, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH.

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Features »

A Retro Delicacy To Look Forward To …….. 

19 Nov

Darrell spotted something in a poundshop the other day that he thinks was quite a delicacy in the olden days, but which has fallen out of favour in recent times ……..

Autumn Pumpkins Akimbo 

18 Nov

Iris was desperate for her beloved Uncle Nigel to go with her to her Nursery Autumn Festival ……… …….

Darrell’s Final Brush With Celebrity 

17 Nov

On his way home from London via Paddington Station Darrell couldn’t help notice this “homage” to Paddington Bear ……..

A taste of Wolverhampton School of Art 

16 Nov

Bournville College students have enjoyed sampling a range of creative workshops within Wolverhampton School of Art.

Darrell ……. Out And About On The South Bank 

16 Nov

Darrell didn’t really have that long in London, but still managed to have a bit of a look round the South Bank, somewhere he hadn’t really delved much before …… …… everything he saw seemed to have an artistic bent ….

A Haunting Sort Of Feeling 

15 Nov

As you know Darrell always takes a keen interest in all the “art work” he finds in his various hotel rooms ……… but this picture that was in his Southwark hotel, while he was in London for The Apprentice has been troubling him …… more ...

Remembrance Sunday and all that 

13 Nov

Remember the fallen It’s important to remember those who served the Country in Armed conflict.

Home for Christmas – our seasonal concert 

13 Nov

We'll be kicking off the festive season with a concert of favourite Christmas carols and songs, on Monday 18th December.

Succulent’s Akimbo 

13 Nov

Darrell was very taken by the artistic use of the very en trend and de rigueur succulent outside the Hilton London Bankside during his stay in London.

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Wolves »

Reading 0 Wolves 2 

19 Nov

Groundhog Day is a film I’ve often described as being akin to watching Wolves.

New Lease Of Life For Quality Publication 

17 Nov

An Anniversary And Bold Plans For The Future The cover to look for…..

Reading Vs Wolves Preview 

17 Nov

It’s been a long old fortnight.

Sad News From Cornwall 

14 Nov

Passing-Away Of Post-War Wolves First-Teamer Eddie Russell challenges in the air at Arsenal, covered by no 5 Bill Shorthouse and a half-hidden Angus McLean.

Where Football And Showbiz Meet 

11 Nov

Entertainer Offers His Varied Wolves Slant Kenny Craig in Tettenhall this autumn.

Motty: Wolves And Me 

8 Nov

Legendary Commentator On His Molineux Memories A popular event…..

Conor Coady – an apology 

6 Nov

At some point during our impoverished recent past, I could take no more.

Bobby Full Of Family Pride 

5 Nov

Paying Tribute To The Good And The Brave Bobby Thomson……solemn duty.

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The spirit of the pack – All the reaction as Wolves head back to the top of the league 

19 Nov

Wanderers eased past Reading on Saturday to return to take the lead in the Championship again...

‘They’re all Wolves’ – Every word Nuno said after latest away day triumph 

19 Nov

The full Nuno transcript as Wolves defeat Reading to go top of the Championship...

Wolves are unflappable – findings from another Nuno masterclass 

18 Nov

Alex Dicken takes a closer look at Wolves' victory at Reading...

Unbelievable scenes – moments you might’ve missed as Nuno’s Wolves beat Reading 

18 Nov

Wolves reclaimed top spot in the Championship with a 2-0 victory at Reading...

Wolves player ratings: Brilliant Willy Boly shines as Cavaleiro and Doherty down Reading 

18 Nov

Alex Dicken was at the Madejski and rates Wolves' players out of 10...

Nuno has named this Wolves XI to face Reading today 

18 Nov

This is the team Nuno has named to face struggling Reading at the Madejski Stadium today...

Wolves transfer news and rumours: Two strikers linked with Molineux moves 

18 Nov

Could these two strikers arrive at Molineux in the January transfer window...

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Council’s controversial Service Birmingham IT company to be wound up in January saving £43 million over four years 

17 Nov

Parent company Capita will still provide IT support to city council...

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless vehicles on public roads 

17 Nov

Luxury car manufacturer has taken to city centre streets for trials among everyday traffic...

Virgin Trains’ West Coast staff vote to STRIKE in pay dispute 

16 Nov

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said the dispute involves almost 1,800 train managers...

New GKN chief leaves firm before starting the job 

16 Nov

Kevin Cummings was meant to take over top job in January as company prepares for another write off...

£7m deal for Longbridge housing development 

16 Nov

St Modwen sells land overlooking Cofton Park to Taylor Wimpey...

New housing plans for site once courted by Tesco 

16 Nov

Long-running saga over proposed supermarket moves forward with new plans for apartments on derelict site...

Tesco rumoured to be opening new store in Sutton Coldfield and people aren’t happy 

10 Nov

Traders in Sutton Coldfield fear retail giant will force them out of business...

Hands-on college event aims to challenge student minds and morals 

9 Nov

VISITORS to Cadbury College's open day are in for a surprise as traditional talks with teachers have been replaced with live interactive experiences.

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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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LocalGov »

Grit bin on Hackett Close, 18th November 

18 Nov

The grit bin on the corner of Hackett Close and Abney Drive in Woodcross has been pushed over Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Abney Drive, Coseley Report on FixMyStreet...

Grit bin on Child’s Avenue, 18th November 

18 Nov

The grit bin on the corner of Child's Avenue and Woodcross Lane in Woodcross has been pushed over.

Flytipping on Invercylde Drive, 18th November 

18 Nov

This is now the fourth report myself and my friend have sent you about flytipped bags of rubbish at the end of Inverclyde Drive in Lanesfield.

Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

17 Nov

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Mark on 17 November 2017 .

Wolverhampton Social services Management structure 

17 Nov

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Robert Murphy on 17 November 2017 .

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Events »

Claire Hastings and Jenn Butterworth 

17 Nov

Sat 24th March 7:30pm(D) / Pre-Show Meals 6:00pm Ages 14+ Two amazing up and coming talents on the folk scene with Claire Hastings winning the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award.

NAC Fundraiser Concert ft. The Kitchen Collective 

17 Nov

Sat 3rd March 7:30pm(D) / Pre-Show Meals 6:00pm Ages 14+ An evening of music in aid of the Newhampton Arts Centre featuring the Kitchen Collective.

Out of Time 

17 Nov

Sat 24th February 8:00pm(D) Ages 18+ One of the countrys top nights playing soul, 50’s R&B, Ska, mod obscurities and classics, make sure you get your tickets in advance as its always a fast sell out! Tickets: £7 Advance (Tickets go on sale Fri 8th...

Cellar Rooms Rehearsal Studios presents Lakhota 

17 Nov

Fri 2nd Feburary 7:00pm(D) Lakhota are a 4 piece alternative grunge band from Wolverhampton whos debut EP “Three Into Four” will be available as a physical release on the night.

An Intimate Evening with Mark Stanway 

17 Nov

Fri 26th January 7:30pm(D) Come spend an intimate evening with Magnums former long time keybord player as he reminisces in his naturally jovial way about his long & colourful career.

The Selected Few Exhibition 

17 Nov

Fri 12th January Photographic exhibition, more details to come.

Pete Fij & Terry Bickers 

17 Nov

Pete Fij & Terry Bickers Tue 30th January  7:30pm(D) Pete Fij (alkowski) ex-Adorable/Polak and Terry Bickers, he of House of Love/Levitation, are making sweet miserable music together.

The Spitfires 

9 Nov

plus support from Samuel Rogers Band The Spitfires are a Watford-based 4 piece who’ve released two acclaimed albums ‘Response’ (2015) and ‘A Thousand Times’ (2016), several singles and extensively toured the UK and Europe since the band’s...

Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman of no Importance 

28 Oct

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

28 Oct

Star Wars: The Last Jedi..


28 Oct

Join us for our annual Mistletoe and Mulled Wine event, with a choice of screenings, It’s a Wonderful Life, or Elf.

Big Top Pop Up Shop 

28 Oct

From 4th November until 23rd December, Light House will host a pop-up shop featuring gifts and art created by local arts and crafts businesses.


28 Oct

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

Call Me By Your Name 

28 Oct

Timothée Chalamet as Elio Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamoured by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home.

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