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Teen in court over Wolverhampton ‘claw-hammer attack’ 

16 Jul

The 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and remanded at a youth detention facility .

Teen charged after Wolverhampton ‘claw-hammer’ attack 

15 Jul

The 17-year-old victim has undergone emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition.

Two injured after shots fired at Wolverhampton pub 

15 Jul

Police said a man wearing a motorcycle helmet fired at the pub before leaving the scene in a car.

Wolverhampton motorcyclist killed in M54 crash named 

14 Jul

Gordon Nutt, 68, from Wolverhampton died after a collision with a car on the motorway.

Teenager attacked in Wolverhampton with ‘claw-hammer’ 

13 Jul

The 17-year-old boy has undergone emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition.

Rui Patricio: Sporting Lisbon want £50m compensation for Wolves transfer 

13 Jul

Sporting Lisbon say they want 57 million euros (£50m) in compensation for Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio following his transfer to Wolves.

Sarbjit Kaur death: Husband denies wife’s murder 

13 Jul

Sarbjit Kaur was found dead at home in Rookery Lane in Penn, Wolverhampton.

Rui Patricio: Sporting Lisbon complain to Fifa over sale of player to Wolves 

12 Jul

Wolves and Rui Patricio are reported to Fifa by Sporting Lisbon over the transfer of the goalkeeper from the Portuguese club.

Nuno Espirito Santo: Wolves boss signs one-year contract extension 

10 Jul

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo signs a one-year extension to his deal and is now tied to the club until 2021.

Hakeem Odoffin: Northampton Town sign defender following release by Wolves 

9 Jul

Northampton Town sign defender Hakeem Odoffin on a two-year deal following his release by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

West Mercia Police Operation Snap 

2 Jul

Operation Snap West Mercia Police have launched Operation Snap, the facility to allow members of the public to submit digital footage from dash-cams, mobile phones, home security cameras or any other digital devices, if they capture footage of any ...

Leo Bonatini: Wolves complete permanent deals for Brazilian striker and youngster Ruben Vinagre 

30 Jun

Wolves turn the loan moves of Brazil striker Leo Bonatini and Portugal defender Ruben Vinagre into permanent deals.

Ben Marshall and Teemu Pukki join Norwich City 

30 Jun

Championship side Norwich sign Wolves winger Ben Marshall and agree to sign Finland international striker Teemu Pukki.

Kayden Walker: Bilston baby was ‘forcefully shaken’ 

29 Jun

Father Ricky Walker denies murdering the six-month-old in 2016.

Ian Cathro: Ex-Hearts boss teams up with Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo 

28 Jun

Wolves appoint former Hearts manager Ian Cathro as first-team coach, rekindling a partnership with manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

‘Raging’ axe woman tackled by off-duty PC in Wolverhampton 

27 Jun

Off-duty PC, Ken Morris placed himself between the irate woman, other bus passengers and the driver.

Zeli Ismail: Walsall re-sign former Wolves winger from Bury 

26 Jun

Walsall re-sign former Wolves winger Zeli Ismail from relegated League Two side Bury on an initial one-year deal.

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Emma celebrates annual Black Country Day 

16 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, celebrated Black Country Day this weekend.

Emma visits Wolverhampton Festival of Food and Drink which sees attendance increase to over 25,000 

13 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited the City of Wolverhampton Festival of Food and Drink which was attended by over 25,000 – up by almost 7,000 people on the inaugural event last year.

Emma congratulates all the volunteers involved in Wednesfield in Bloom 2018 

13 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited Wednesfield to support Wednesfield in Bloom during the day that Heart of England in Bloom judges were there.

Emma visits Wednesfield in Bloom to congratulate the many volunteers involved 

10 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has visited Wednesfield to see this year’s display and to meet with volunteers.

Emma celebrates 70th anniversary of NHS and criticises Tory government’s record of failure 

5 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS on Thursday 5 July.

Emma visited Wednesfield High School and Corpus Christi Primary School 

3 Jul

Last week Emma visited two schools in her constituency.

Emma welcome Anil Sharma from Leonard Cheshire to his week of work experience 

2 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for  Wolverhampton North East, has welcomed local resident, Anil Sharma, who is carrying out work experience with his local MP.

Emma is supporting Armed Forces Day this Saturday and encouraging others to do so 

29 Jun

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East wants people to help commemorate Armed Forces Day.


28 Jun

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Taxi drivers’ protest 

28 Jun

Wolverhampton disruption expected as taxi drivers protest WHAT: Taxi drivers to protest at Wolverhampton council over Uber licensing WHERE: Civic Centre, North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RD WHEN: Thursday 28 June 12:00 – 14:00 Taxi drivers from ...

Emma urges government to end business uncertainty over Brexit 

27 Jun

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has called on the government to provide clarity over its Brexit plans to end the damaging uncertainty being caused to businesses in Wolverhampton across the UK.

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Our Most Favourite Flag 

17 Jul

Naturally the Union Jack (Flag) is our most favourite flag of a national type nature …… …….

New Designers 2018 

16 Jul

The Visual Communication Department at the University of Wolverhampton exhibited at New Designers, Show Two; the annual showcase of the best new talent from graduating students.

The Truth Will Always Out 

16 Jul

We are still a little taken aback by the palatial holiday apartment we have been given at our hotel complex ……..

Best Holiday Must Have Ever…….. 

15 Jul

Well, I think we have Nigel to thank for our best holiday must have ever this year.

New sponsorship from Carvers Building Supplies 

14 Jul

Light House is delighted to announce our latest sponsor – a familiar name in the city: Carvers Building Supplies.

Sea Legs Required. 

14 Jul

Last night we decided to go for an evening meal at Kalidon, the floating restaurant on the quay that Darrell has had his eye on since we arrived.

Tigley Textiles 

13 Jul

Enchanting embroideries along the coastal path Our July 2018 lecture was a visit from Julie Brand of Tigley Textiles.

We Do Love A Greek Church 

13 Jul

As you know, we love a Greek church and as such we have been checking each day to see if the church we spotted in the middle of Elounda is open so that we could have a little peek inside and then light a candle, a long held Greek odyssey tradition...

A Bit Of Sculptural Culture In Agios Nikolaos 

12 Jul

We think we must have done a big circle round Agios Nikolaos during our day there, until our feet got the better of us and we could walk no further.

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Rumour: João Mário capture imminent 

15 Jul

If rumours circulating about João Mário joining from Inter Milan prove accurate, it would be some statement of intent from Wolves.

From Russia……With Some Closing Thoughts 

14 Jul

A Whole Lot Of Fun Even For Those Of Us Left At Home In sounding the full-time whistle on our month of World Cup and Russia-themed posts, we offer a few closing thoughts on the tournament and the general armchair experience – from a ...

Bullets from Beating Basel 

11 Jul

On the surface there wasn’t a lot to be gleaned from Wolves victory over Basel in their first pre-season outing.

Undefeated – And Now Undaunted 

11 Jul

Wolves Favourite Geoff Backs Our Boys The early 1990s Geoff Thomas – when we had such high hopes for his Wolves career.

How Wolves 25 man Premier League squad is shaping up 

10 Jul

Whichever way you look at it, Nuno’s Premier League squad is currently too thin.

New Adidas Wolves home shirt review 

9 Jul

The hype around the new Adidas kit has been considerable, but I wanted to wait until I’d got up close and personal before commenting.

Italian Conquest Under Captain Fantastic 

8 Jul

Mick’s Major Mark With Jack’s Army Steve Bull in his England gear…..

Honouring The History Makers 

5 Jul

Heroic Canadians Take Their Bow wilson and valentine A momentous day in British Columbia has this week linked a Wolves midfielder from this century to a favourite from the last one – with the World Cup as the central theme.

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Pre Season News 

15 Jul

AFC Wulfrunians 2 Stourbridge 1 – Saturday 14th July 2018 Second half goals from Jordan Broome and Mikey Nelson saw AFC Wulfrunians pick up a 2-1 pre season victory against Evo-Stik Premier Division Central side Stourbridge.

Match Photos 

14 Jul

AFC Wulfrunians 2 Stourbridge 1 – 14th July 2018 – View HERE AFC Wulfrunians 1 Wolves U23’s 0 – 10th July 2018 – View HERE Photos courtesy of Nigel Cliff...


6 Jul

Sporting's FA Cup & FA Vase opponents released as Draw is made...


1 Jun

Sporting appoint new management team ready for the 2018/2019 season.


26 May

Sporting are disappointed to see Andy Paddock step down as 1st Team Manager due to Family & Work Commitments.


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Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.

The Times, the FT and the Chancellor focus on late payment 

13 May

o Earlier two football clubs were commended on this site: Liverpool managed an average of 27 days, beating Arsenal’s 35.

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.

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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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Residential Property 

17 Jul

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to S Evans on 17 July 2018 .

Loos CATV road manhole cover that banges very loudly everytime a vehicle goe over it: situated on corner of Eversely Grove and Amos Lane Wednesfield., 17th July 

17 Jul

Basically every time a vehicle's tyres goes over the metal CATV cover it bangs very loudly and is disturbing the local residence of Eversely Grove cul-de-sac as well as residence on Amos Land as well as the residence in Cottage Close retirement...

Water main in road broken and gushing into road, 16th July 

16 Jul

I couldn't help noticing the burst water main on the junction of cannock road and park lane near the skoda garage when I drove through on Friday evening, 13/07/18,it wash gushing gallons per minute flooding the road, it was in the same ...

Rubbish left behind after a party on Saturday 14 July, 16th July 

16 Jul

34 Stratton street had a party that the whole street was informed about.

External IT service provider/Managed Service Provider (MSP) 

16 Jul

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Barry Salmon on 16 July 2018 .

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A Summer Double Feature with The Discoverers and Take a Bow 

17 Jul

Eden Support presents a Summer Double Feature with The Discoverers and Take a Bow Drama groups.

Howling Wolves 

17 Jul

Join Howling Wolves the Community Chir for their annual summer concert, bringing you a special night of unforgettable voice and harmonies.

Live & Picking 

17 Jul

Live & Picking RETURNS TO NAC FRIDAY 20th July line up: Militia Inc HÜDS Tear It Down The Displacements! Live and Picking is Wolverhampton’s independently run music night that showcases a variety of local bands & fresh new talent.

Live and Picking 

16 Jul

Live & Picking RETURNS TO NAC FRIDAY 20th May line up: Militia Inc HÜDS Tear It Down The Displacements! Live and Picking is Wolverhampton’s independently run music night that showcases a variety of local bands & fresh new talent.

New sponsorship from Carvers Building Supplies 

14 Jul

Light House is delighted to announce our latest sponsor – a familiar name in the city: Carvers Building Supplies.

Eden Support presents a Summer Double Feature with Discoverers and Take A Bow Drama 

11 Jul

Discoverers Drama presents The Pirates of Pendeford The dastardly Pirates of Pendeford (Ooo-aaarh!) are attacking and pillaging ships approaching the fabled Isle of Pendeford.

Dinosaur Den 

9 Jul

Join us this summer for a dino-tastic morning of dinosaur crafts, fossil making, fun facts, story-telling at Newhampton Arts Centre.

Peter Pan Workshop by Stagecoach 

5 Jul

Children and teenagers can make friends, have fun and develop some great new skills these summer drama clubs run by Stagecoach.

Shine a Light On 

5 Jul

International Exchange with Central Youth Theatre ran by Central youth Theatre.

Rock School Music Workshop 

5 Jul

This is a music workshop run by RML that is open to all Wolverhampton students, giving them the chance to learn instruments and play live in the end of workshop performance.

Aspire for Excellence 

5 Jul

Aspire for Excellence’s summer play scheme will keep your children busy and safe during working hours.

Innovations Dance 

3 Jul

Thursdays – Studio 3 Ages 16-23 Street 6-7pm Contemporary 7-8pm Pay as you go £5 a class or £8 for both sessions...


29 Jun

SOUND OF THE SIRENS   Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album For All Our Sins which was released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”.

Glenn Wool: Wool’s Gold II (The Iron Pirate) 

28 Jun

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian & new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines.

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