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GKR Karate (Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton) 

21 Feb

21 Feb 18 - 18:30 The Hub 82 Griffiths Drive Ashmore Park WV11 2LH...

Man named after suspected hit-and-run in Wolverhampton 

21 Feb

Police name a man who died in a suspected hit-and-run in Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton murder probe: Police draft in reinforcements 

21 Feb

Sarbjit Kaur, 38, was fatally attacked at her home in Penn, Wolverhampton on Friday.

Joe Mason: Wolverhampton Wanderers loan striker to Colorado Rapids 

20 Feb

Wolverhampton Wanderers loan striker Joe Mason to Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids.

Wolves v Norwich City 

20 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Wolves and Norwich City.

Man, 80, dies in Wolverhampton ‘hit-and-run’ 

20 Feb

A 19-year-old man handed himself into police after the victim died at the scene.

Wolverhampton woman fatally ‘attacked at home’ named 

20 Feb

Police are treating the death of Sarbjit Kaur, 38, as murder, but the motive is "unclear".

Matt Doherty: Full-back says Wolverhampton Wanderers are forcing teams to adapt 

19 Feb

Wolves full-back Matt Doherty says teams are having to adapt their style of play to face the Championship leaders.

Slimming World With Elaine 

19 Feb

19 Feb 18 - 09:00 short heath methodist church Wesley road short heath wv125qt...

Found Wolverhampton woman ‘assaulted’ before death 

19 Feb

A post-mortem examination has not revealed how the 38-year-old died, police say.

Wolverhampton murder inquiry as woman’s body found 

17 Feb

West Midlands Police says the victim was found unconscious inside a house in Wolverhampton.

Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

15 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

GKR Karate (Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton) 

14 Feb

14 Feb 18 - 18:30 The Hub 82 Griffiths Drive Ashmore Park WV11 2LH...

Jasmine Forrester: Uncle appears in court over murder 

14 Feb

Jasmine Forrester, 11, died in hospital after being found injured at a house in Wolverhampton.

Why policy on contact with children and birth families needs a rethink 

13 Feb

by Brigid Featherstone, Robin Sen and Anna Gupta.

Slimming World With Elaine 

12 Feb

12 Feb 18 - 09:00 short heath methodist church Wesley road short heath wv125qt...

Jasmine Forrester’s uncle charged with murder 

11 Feb

Delroy Forrester, 51, is charged after 11-year-old Jasmine Forrester was attacked in Wolverhampton.

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Emma calls on the government to properly fund West Midlands Police 

21 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has criticised the government for it’s cuts to Police funding.

Emma welcomes the city’s first council houses built by modular construction 

14 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East has welcomed the city’s first modular constructed council properties.

Emma writes for the i newspaper after fighting an election four days after giving birth 

13 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East has written an article in the i newspaper online.

Emma criticises more Tory government cuts to Wolverhampton City Council 

13 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has criticised the Tory government for imposing more cuts on Wolverhampton City Council.

Emma marks the start of the TUC’s Heart Unions week, 12 – 18 February 

12 Feb

On Saturday, 10 February, Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, joined local councillors and members of Wolverhampton, Bilston and Districts, Trades Union Council to kick-start the TUC’s Heart Unions week.

Emma visits Woden Primary School judged to be “Outstanding” by Ofsted 

9 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East has visited Woden Primary School and met with the Headteacher, Mrs H Vernon, staff and pupils.

Emma helps promote the importance of being a union member by taking part in Heart Unions Week 

9 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East will tomorrow, Saturday 10 February, be in Wednesfield High Street supporting Wolverhampton, Bilston and Districts Trades Union Council highlighting the value of unions and union membership ahead of a...

Emma supports cross-party proposals to reform maternity and shared parental leave for MPs 

7 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, is supporting cross party proposals for a new formal system for maternity leave and shared parental leave for MPs.

Wolverhampton exhibitions to celebrate women partially winning right to vote 

7 Feb

Thurs March 8th lecture 11-12noon £2 Running until Saturday, March 24 , Votes for Women, is on at the City Archives, Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SF admission to the exhibition is free.

Emma appears on the Sunday Politics Show 

7 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, was a guest on the Sunday Politics Show on the 21 January 2018.

Emma marks World Cancer Day 2018 by wearing her Unity Band 

7 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, has helped mark World Cancer Day which was the 4 February.

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It’s Not Really On …… But ……. 

22 Feb

This Moses basket and stand, plus bedding have been left outside one of the houses up the road, beside the bin, for at least two months now and to be honest it’s beginning to really get on Darrell's nerves.

Nice Hooters 

21 Feb

HOOT OWL – Master of Disguise Artshouse, Stratford upon Avon, Wednesday 21 st February, 2018   It is not uncommon for successful children’s picture books to make the transition to the stage.

It’s Been A Long Time Coming …….. 

21 Feb

But, how brilliant is it to leave The Towers for work in the morning ……….

Darrell Succumbs To The Unknown 

20 Feb

There was much excitement Chez Towers this morning with the arrival of Darrell’s subscription craft beer.


19 Feb

Back to work today and a bit knackered as I’ve spent the weekend mostly shifting wood around which involved sorting the shed out.

A Festive Easter Quandary ………. 

19 Feb

With the Lenten Season upon us, Nigel, being Nigel, has naturally been taking a very keen interest in all the Easter Eggs that are now starting to fill the shop shelves, deciding which one he might liketo find at the bottom of his Easter bed...

Evesham Hit By An Earthquake! 

18 Feb

OMG ……..

We Review Labertz Krauten Printen 

17 Feb

OMG …….

Nigel Explores Uncharted Territories 

16 Feb

Nigel finally got round to toddling down to the pond that none of us had ever noticed before until recently.

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Wolves »

Which Clubs Are Going Up? 

20 Feb

The Likely Candidates With the Sky Bet Championship season now into its final third, we have received this offering from one of our occasional writers, Jack McCumiskey – one that shows what the outside world are making of a promotion...

Wolves Vs Norwich City Preview 

20 Feb

If Wolves can keep getting the job done at Molineux, any point gained on the road can be considered a bonus.

England Pride For The Simkins 

18 Feb

Like Father, Like Daughter – Sort Of! Darren Simkin and talented daughter Lily.

Preston North End 1 Wolves 1 

17 Feb

Alex Neil believes his team probably would have won this game had they kept 11 men on the pitch.

Preston North Ends Vs Wolves Preview 

16 Feb

Our previous encounter with Preston should serve as a reminder about the ever present danger of this competition.

When The Cat’s Away….. 

15 Feb

The Aura Of McGarry – A New Insight Bill McGarry in celebratory mood with his promoted Ipswich players in 1968.

In Memory Of Rachael 

12 Feb

Call From The Capital Marks JR’s Big Anniversary A 2002 meeting of Wolverhampton sports stars, Rachael Heyhoe Flint and John Richards.

Wolves 2 QPR 1 

10 Feb

There was a time, not so long ago in fact, that practically every victory played out like this one.

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19 Feb


“They’ve got a lot of soft foreign players” Alex Neil unimpressed by Wolves players’ ‘antics’ 

19 Feb

Neil saw his side take a point from PNE's draw with WWFC at Deepdale...

Wolves news and transfers: Striker targeted and fans have their say 

19 Feb

The latest WWFC news and views from the Birmingham Mail...

Stratford Town U14s 2 AFCW U14s 0 

18 Feb

Starting lineup 20 Dan Lees, 18 Joe Williams, 12 Doug McClelland, 5 Matt Kilkenny, 4 Lawson Taylor, 13 Simon Cornaby, 10 Josh Cooke, 6 Jacob Harper, 15 Lewis Hughes, 6 Jacob Harper, 3 Lucas Buckley, 16 Nitai-Gaura Dasa Subs 2 Marcus Dias...

‘Imagine my surprise to see that Preston are bottom of the fair play league’ Wolves fans respond to Alex Neil’s comments 

18 Feb

Here's what the Wolves supporters had to say after 1-1 draw at Preston North End...

Colorado Rapids are targeting a second Wolves player – reports 

18 Feb

Jack Price made the move to the States - could this attacker follow...

Wolves player ratings: Ivan Cavaleiro and Co assessed after draw at Preston 

18 Feb

Ryan Leister dishes out the marks after the 1-1 at Deepdale...

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Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers 

18 Feb

In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced.

Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

16 Feb

Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...

West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

16 Feb

Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.

GKN to pay shareholders £2.5bn as firm fights off Melrose takeover 

14 Feb

Latest twist in hostile acquisition drama will see GKN sell off division which could be valued at 2 billion...

Post Office branch returns to Handsworth Wood a decade after closure 

14 Feb

Community gets their branch back after major cull in 2008...

KPMG hosts debate to mark the launch of MidlandsAbility 

10 Feb

KPMG hosted a panel debate to mark the launch of the new MidlandsAbility network.

BirminghamLive publisher buys Northern and Shell titles including Daily Express and OK! 

9 Feb

Trinity Mirror acquires household names such as Daily Star and celebrity magazine New! in 126.7m deal...

Debenhams to slash 320 store manager roles in cost-cutting drive 

8 Feb

The retailer said efforts to drive down the complexity of management positions...

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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 »

GIS/Mapping Software 

21 Feb

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Andrew Bennett on 21 February 2018 .

GIS/Mapping Software 

21 Feb

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Andrew Bennett on 21 February 2018 .

Email correspondense 

20 Feb

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Lee Ward on 20 February 2018 .

Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform 

20 Feb

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Stuart Gamblin on 20 February 2018 .

Flytipping on Spring Road, 20th February 

20 Feb

There is a flytipped wheelie bin on Spring Road in Lanesfield next to the railway bridge at Manor Road.

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Summer Holiday Activities 

19 Feb

Summer Holiday Activities Various Dates Throughout the summer holiday there will be a wide variety of themed workshops for all tastes and ages.

Paint the Day 2018 

19 Feb

    Paint the Day Sat 23rd June Paint the Day sets the challenge of capturing a scene from the an area of Wolverhampton, interpreting the scene in any visual style.

The 43rd Wolverhampton Beer and Cider Festival This Weekend 

19 Feb

Wolverhampton Beer and Cider Festival Thur 7th – Sat 9th June (Various Times) The city beer & cider festival returns to the Newhampton Arts Centre starting Thursday 7th and ending Saturday 9th June.

Live and Picking 

19 Feb

Support live music with our regular live music night for up and coming fresh young talent.


13 Feb

Sharing the Love.

Free Dance Workshop 

12 Feb

Join Steve Elias, choreographer of The Dancing Club and presenter of BBC2’s ‘Our Dancing Town’,  for a free workshop on 8th March, and join us for the performance of The Dancing Club on Friday 16th March.

Press Release: Wolverhampton treasure in the spotlight 

9 Feb

PRESS RELEASE 9 February 2018 Wolverhampton treasure in the spotlight for a Shakespeare Classic Fans of the Bard are looking forward to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s live screening of his most famous comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ on Valentine’s ...

Recruiting now for new CEO 

8 Feb

NAC is seeking an inspirational and ambitious CEO to lead the company through an exciting new stage of development as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation 2018-2022, following the retirement of Christine McGowan in late spring 2018.

Audio Description 

8 Feb

Due to a technical problem, Audio Description will not be available in our upstairs Studio Cinema until this issue has been resolved.

Exhibition: Suitable for all Lenses 

7 Feb

We are currently hosting the exhibition SUITABLE FOR ALL LENSES.

Chameleons Vox 35 Years Of Script Of The Bridge 

6 Feb

Future Perfect presents Chameleons Vox 35 Years Of Script Of The Bridge Sunday 3rd June 2018 Newhampton Arts Centre – Wolverhampton Tickets – £16.00 Age restriction – 16+ Doors – 7.30pm Curfew – 11.00pm...

Alex Ohm 

6 Feb

Future Perfect presents Alex Ohm Friday 6th April 2018 Newhampton Arts Centre – Wolverhampton Tickets – FREE ENTRY Age restriction – 16+ Doors – 7.30pm Curfew – 11.00pm...

Life Drawing 4; Explore colour and take inspiration from the Impressionists: 

2 Feb

This new life drawing course explores the use of colour whilst taking inspiration from the Impressionists pursuits of colour and depiction of light.

Call for Trustees 

31 Jan

Join us! We are looking for people who are passionate about the role Light House plays and will bring their skills, expertise and experience to complement and enhance the existing Board of Trustees even further.

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