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Arson probe after Wolverhampton haulage yard fire 

22 Aug

A fire that led to explosions being heard across the Black Country is being treated as arson, police confirm.

Wolves v Cambridge United 

22 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cambridge United.

Wolves sign Borthwick-Jackson and John 

22 Aug

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Benfica forward Ola John join Wolves on season-long loan deals.

M6 near Wolverhampton and Walsall reopens after fatal crash 

22 Aug

The M6 motorway between Wolverhampton and Walsall reopens after a fatal crash.

Boy, three, dies in Wolverhampton tipper vehicle accident 

21 Aug

A three-year-old boy dies in a collision with a tipper vehicle in Wolverhampton.

Fire rips through Wolverhampton haulage yard 

21 Aug

Explosions are heard as a huge blaze rips through a haulage yard in Wolverhampton.

Wolves ‘spirit’ key to unbeaten start 

20 Aug

Wolves head coach Walter Zenga attributes their unbeaten start to the Championship season to his players' spirit.

Birmingham City v Wolves 

19 Aug

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

‘I didn’t become a social worker to feed reports into computers’ 

17 Aug

Before I qualified, I imagined my life as a social worker as long days spent out in the community helping families overcome barriers they were facing.

Wolves sign Congo midfielder Oniangue 

16 Aug

Championship club Wolves sign Congo captain Prince Oniangue from French side Reims for an undisclosed fee.

Wolves v Ipswich Town 

15 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Wolves and Ipswich Town.

Connor Hunte: Wolves winger joins Stevenage on loan until January 

15 Aug

League Two side Stevenage sign Wolves winger Connor Hunte on loan until January.

Staff assaulted and ‘multiple’ fires at HMP Featherstone 

12 Aug

Inmates at a West Midlands prison have assaulted staff and started "multiple" fires in a week-long outbreak of disorder.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading 

12 Aug

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

Walter Zenga: Conor Coady says Wolves boss wants Molineux to be ‘frightening’ 

11 Aug

New Wolves head coach Walter Zenga wants to make Molineux a "frightening" place for visiting teams, says Conor Coady.

Watford football fan ‘scared’ before attack after Wolves game 

11 Aug

A football fan tells a jury he felt "scared and intimidated" by a group of youths before two men he was with were beaten, leaving one in a coma.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town 

8 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup first-round tie between Wolves and Crawley Town.

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Emma calls on the government to do more to tackle childhood obesity. 

24 Aug

Emma has called on the government to go further in tackling childhood obesity after it published its childhood obesity strategy.

Emma congratulates Wolverhampton’s A-level students on their exam successes 

24 Aug

Emma has congratulated students and teachers at Wolverhampton’s schools and sixth form colleges on their A-Level results.

Unionlearn Learning and Skills Event 

21 Aug

  Thursday 15 September 2016  from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm and include lunch.

Occupational cancers conference 

21 Aug

Sat 17 September , Birmingham 11am-3.30pm free but booking needed...

Stop Arming Saudi 

21 Aug

UK-made weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia's devastating bombing in Yemen, and the government continues to license further arms exports – despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.

Challenging NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans 

21 Aug

National Conference - Challenging the "Sustainability and Transformation Plans (  STPs ) Birmingham, Saturday September 17th 11-4pm Carrs Lane Conference Centre, BIRMINGHAM B4 7SX (opposite Moor St Station...

Why not join the Tettenhall Gardening Club? 

13 Aug

Tettenhall & District Horticultural Society is changing, well sort of! We are now called Tettenhall Gardening Club and hope our new everyday name will give us a friendlier appearance.

The Mind @ Work! 

9 Aug

City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Healthy Minds Team and the Workers Education Association have put together a programme offering:  An Emotional Well-Being check  Five Ways to Wellbeing Workshop  Learn Coping Strategies ...

Emma calls on the Tory government to get a grip on the housing crisis in the West Midlands 

3 Aug

Emma has called on the Tory government to get a grip on the housing crisis.

Emma launches survey about Europe and an early general election 

2 Aug

You may fill in Emma’s survey HERE .

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.

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09 Sep 2016 09:00 : City Jobs Fair 

25 Aug

WV1 at Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR Job and apprenticeship opportunities Over 40 local employers Get support to get into work Discover new career options The event is open to all.

Lovely to read about chef Ossie – a great bloke 

25 Aug

I WAS very surprised to see the article in the August 3 edition of the Bugle on my old pal Ossie Stenner.


24 Aug

CD Review Turpentine To use a well-worn phrase Mark Harrison has come out of left field.

East Lake, Wuhan: Nature, Museums & Secrets… 

23 Aug

The Summer of 2016 has been a scorcher, for that reason I haven't been out and about much.


17 Aug

CD Review Leaf an' Thorn There is something really comforting and uplifting about listening to Barbara Dymock .

Getting Around China… Rail, Air & Sea! 

15 Aug

Getting from one place to another can be enough of a stress but I have found that getting around China has never been easier! From boarding my first experience on one of China's High Speed trains to then taking my first Xiamen Air flight from Wuhan ...

Finding our fallen 

15 Aug

Sharp eyed readers will have gathered that I am now the Secretary of our local British Legion and as such I’m putting together a short talk about The Somme and Essington in 1916.

Inside Dudley Training College 

14 Aug

DUDLEY Training College, which turned generations of students into teachers, has featured several times in the Bugle in recent weeks.

Mulan Mountain & Heaven Lake, Wuhan 

13 Aug

City life is great but I wanted to trade the concrete style of Wuhan's Optics Valley for a mountain view.

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Wolves close in on two more signings 

25 Aug

Wolves hope to sign Dutch striker Paul Gladon - as a move for Angers midfielder Romain Saiss neared completion.

WATCH: Tim Spiers’ 60-second Wolves update – Aug 25 

25 Aug

Wolves reporter Tim Spiers is back from today's press conference with Walter Zenga where he discussed his opening weeks in charge, latest transfer dealings and injury news.

Huddersfield Town Vs Wolves Preview 

25 Aug

As positive as these early matches have been, we’re yet to face a decent side.

A Catch-Up With Kenning 

25 Aug

Former Winger Recalls His Molineux Stay Mike Kenning remained one of the higher-profile Molineux men of the last 50 years who we at Wolves Heroes had failed to locate.

Wolves’ Reid returns to Wrexham on loan 

25 Aug

Wolves striker Bradley Reid rejoins Wrexham on a month's loan while Gerry McDonagh's loan is extended until January.

Jed Wallace determined to succeed at Wolves 

25 Aug

"I gave myself a talking to over the summer and was determined to come back and make a good start.

Why Jed Wallace can’t wait for Wolves’ clash with Huddersfield 

25 Aug

Goalscorer Jed Wallace can’t wait for the ‘massive’ game at league leaders Huddersfield on Saturday – and says Walter Zenga’s trust in his players has been a key factor in Wolves’ impressive start.

Three of Wolves ‘Sherpa Boys’ to appear 

25 Aug

Three of Wolves’ 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy heroes are gearing up for an emotional reunion in Wolverhampton on Thursday October 13.

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Wolverhampton speedway: Tai Woffinden wants big push for the play-offs 

25 Aug

Wolverhamtpon star Tai Woffinden believes they can take a giant step towards the Elite League play-offs as they head to King’s Lynn tonight.


24 Aug


Paul Hogan retains BDO Wolverhampton Open 

24 Aug

Paul Hogan returned to his Black Country roots to retain the BDO Wolverhampton Open in its fourth year of existence.

Tai Woffinden’s back with a roar for Wolves 

23 Aug

World champion Tai Woffinden a fairytale return to the Wolves side to lead them to a vital 51-41 win over play-off rivals Lakeside at Monmore Green.

Tai Woffinden: It’s good to be back at Wolverhampton Wolves 

23 Aug

Homecoming hero Tai Woffinden is feeling ‘really good’ after leading Wolverhampton Wolves to victory at home to Lakeside.

Dave’s Diary, Sept 3rd 

22 Aug

The very welcome return of the popular insights of our very own Dave Morton as we look inside Dave's Diary.

Kidderminster Closed Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th August 

22 Aug

There will be no training at Kidderminster this week (Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th August) due to ongoing electrical work, access is still not available.

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Construction firm on track to double turnover after funding deal 

25 Aug

A WOLVERHAMPTON construction firm has created new jobs and is on track to almost double its annual turnover after winning its first civil engineering contract.

University moves to fill gap in business support provision 

25 Aug

THE University of Wolverhampton is set to extend its network of business support centres with a new facility in Worcestershire.

New finance chief at Carillion 

24 Aug

Zafar Khan will replace Richard Adam when he retires later this year...

Revenues up 10% at Carillion 

24 Aug

STRONG growth in its support services operation has led to a 10% first half revenue boost for construction and facilities management group Carillion.

City centre landmark set to be demolished for new regeneration scheme 

23 Aug

WOLVERHAMPTON city centre enters the latest phase of its multi-million-pound makeover today when demolition work begins on its markets complex.

Lower sterling benefiting manufacturing exports claims CBI 

23 Aug

DOUBTS about the robustness of the manufacturing industry have been dispelled slightly after new figures showed output in the sector continuing to grow.

Birmingham Airport records busiest year in its history 

23 Aug

Eleven million passengers have passed through the transport hub since August 2015 with the airport now targeting 12 million over next year...

New first for Jaguar Land Rover as it offers completely digital sales option 

22 Aug

JAGUAR LAND ROVER has become the UKs first premium carmaker to offer a fully online purchasing package.

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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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Social Media Policy 

25 Aug

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to J White on 25 August 2016 .

Social Media Policy 

24 Aug

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by J White on 24 August 2016 .

FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act 

24 Aug

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Jenny Pennington on 24 August 2016 .

FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act 

24 Aug

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Jenny Pennington on 24 August 2016 .

Street not working, 23rd August 

23 Aug

Street light opposite 51riches Street is not working, therefore insufficient ambient light.

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Events »

Ben Hur 

21 Aug

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army.

The Magnificent Seven 

21 Aug

(l to r) Vincent D’Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Byung-hun Lee star in Columbia Pictures’ THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.


21 Aug

The much anticipated Pedro Almodovar film which tells the story of a broken-hearted woman who decides to confront her life and search for her estranged daughter.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople 

21 Aug

Julian Dennison as Ricky Baker and Sam Neill as Uncle Hec in HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE.

diddi dance – Thursday mornings 

19 Aug

Starting Soon Funky pre-school dance classes for boys and girls At diddi dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class Classes are suitable for both boys and girls aged from 18 ...

The Smiths Ltd 

16 Aug

“Brilliant Smiths tribute band, they are amazing.

Knit Dates 

12 Aug

Knit-Night is a fun, free event at Lock Works.

Pagan Federation West Midlands Conference and Market 

12 Aug

Speakers on various pagan subjects followed by live bands – plus free entry to market from 11am till 6pm pagconwm.

Embraced Burlesque: Christmas Special 

12 Aug

Wolverhampton’s ultimate cabaret extravaganza has just got Festive! Join your Embraced host jolly old St.

Hip Hop Halloween with Akala 

12 Aug

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator ‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses his unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling.

Tempest presents Hunter & the Bear 

12 Aug

A new Rock and Alternative live music night featuring Hunter & The Bear, Kris Barras Band, Amy Jane Hughes.

The Jack Fletcher Band 

12 Aug

Beginning his next musical chapter Jack Fletcher, formerly the frontman & songwriter of The Town, embarks on a solo career complimented with a talented three piece band behind him.

Fun Palace 

10 Aug

A free celebration of culture and community Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist Fun Palaces is a campaign for culture at the heart of every community.

Mike Silver & Johnny Coppin 

10 Aug

You haven’t heard a duo until you’ve heard this one! Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver first met in Penzance in the early seventies.

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