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Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

21 Sep

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Ex-Wolves & Nigeria keeper Carl Ikeme on cancer which took his career – and almost his life 

21 Sep

Ex-Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on his cancer 'journey' - from diagnosis and treatment to parenthood, retirement and future plans.

Weak leadership exposes social care to worst green paper risks 

19 Sep

By Colin Slasberg and Peter Beresford The Local Government Association’s (LGA) contribution to the impending social care green paper, due to be published this autumn, shows how far the sector’s leadership falls short of securing the confidence of...

Boy of 8 injured in Bilston Shooting 

16 Sep

A man and his eight-year-old stepson have been injured in a shooting in Bilston.

Man and stepson, 8, injured in Bilston shooting 

15 Sep

The pair were hurt when trouble broke out outside a teenager's birthday party.

JLS star charged with rape 

14 Sep

The singer and former band member of JLS, Oritse Williams, has been charged with the rape of a fan in a hotel room in Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley 

14 Sep

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley.

Ex-JLS member Oritse Williams charged with Wolverhampton rape 

14 Sep

Oritse Williams, 31, allegedly raped a fan in a hotel room after a concert in 2016.

Murder charge after man found in Bilston property 

12 Sep

Deniss Buzmakovs was discovered with serious injuries in Bilston.

Tribute paid to Bilston murder victim Deniss Buzmakovs 

12 Sep

West Midlands Police said they are still investigating the circumstances around the victim's death.

MP criticises probation service over Wolverhampton house fire murder 

12 Sep

Leroy Campbell raped and strangled Lisa Skidmore and tried to murder her elderly mother.

Disruption after police close city roads in Wolverhampton 

11 Sep

Motorists were advised to avoid roads around the railway station due to an ongoing police incident...

Man killed ‘after Wolverhampton estate disorder’ 

10 Sep

Two men are being held on suspicion of murder after a 42-year-old man sustained serious injuries.

Body of a man found in Bilston 

10 Sep

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the body of man was discovered at a property in Wolverhampton.

Man found in Wolverhampton with life-threatening injuries 

8 Sep

He was discovered by a member of the public in Marston Road, Wolverhampton.

Joe Mason: Portsmouth sign Wolves forward on loan 

31 Aug

League One side Portsmouth sign forward Joe Mason on loan from Premier League club Wolves until 2 January.

Middlesbrough: Wolves’ Danny Batth and Millwall’s George Saville sign 

31 Aug

Middlesbrough sign Millwall midfielder George Saville on an initial loan, with Wolves defender Danny Batth also joining.

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Emma debates introducing proxy votes for MPs who become new parents 

13 Sep

Today, I spoke in Parliament about introducing proxy votes for MPs who become new parents.

Emma Reynolds asks people to join organ donation register and to tell their families about their wishes 

9 Sep

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, is asking people already on the register in Wolverhampton to talk to their family about organ donation and make it clear if they want to save lives.

Emma Reynolds joins GMB protest against Amazon for poor working conditions 

7 Sep

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, yesterday joined a protest at Amazon’s major Rugeley depot in the West Midlands to highlight serious examples of poor working conditions.

Emma calls for compensation for Paulette Wilson and other members of the Windrush generation 

4 Sep

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has renewed her call on the government to compensate her constituent Paulette Wilson and the many other members of the Windrush generation who were treated in the most appalling and inhumane way ...

Worcester anti fascist event 

31 Aug

Join the rally 4 tolerance against ANOTHER attempt (this time a "national event") of the EDL/Far-right to spread their message of hate in Worcester.

Emma sends her best wishes to everyone taking part in Sunday’s Half-Marathon events 

30 Aug

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East is sending her best wishes to all the participants in Sunday’s Half-Marathon races.

Emma criticises YouGov poll which labelled Wolverhampton the second worst city in the country. 

21 Aug

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East has today criticised the findings of a YouGov poll which labelled Wolverhampton the second worst city in the country.

Emma welcomes government takeover of HMP Birmingham but says serious questions remain 

20 Aug

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has welcomed the news that the government is to take over management of HMP Birmingham.

Emma calls on government to ban the sale of zombie knives 

16 Aug

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East and Pat McFadden MP, have recently written to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to urge the government to ban the sale of so-called “zombie knifes” that people can still purchase legally and that are...

Emma calls on government for more resources to tackle crime 

8 Aug

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has expressed her support for the Express and Star who have conducted a crime survey.

Emma marks World Breast Feeding Week 

1 Aug

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, is supporting World Breastfeeding Week, which this year begins on Wednesday 1 August.

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Designs from embroidery from Carpet 

21 Sep

At the beginning of Septermber we were visited by Jill Edwards from the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster.

2018 Graduation 

19 Sep

The 2018 graduation ceremony celebrating the achievements of Visual Communication students took place on Monday 17th September.


19 Sep

“ My experience at the University of Wolverhampton was honestly life changing… it has completely transformed me into someone who is ambitious and driven.

Shine a light on … the best exchange ever! 

18 Sep

Thank you to our dear friends TPZ Brixen , who wrote this lovely blog post about their time in Wolverhampton during our international ‘Shine a Light On’ Exchange … After sixteen hours of travel, the theater workshop ZINNOBER returned from their...

Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary to screen at TSWY Film Festival 

18 Sep

Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary will be screened at The Strength Within You’s 2nd International Film Festival.

Walsall 1:4 Doncaster Rovers 

17 Sep

A game very much disrupted by bad refereeing and smart football by Doncaster.

Tales of Carribee Island Part 2: A Doctor In the House 

17 Sep

His Name was James Gatis… He was a man of the people and spent all his working life in Wolverhampton fighting for the Irish immigrants of Carribee Island and the poor in other deprived areas of Wolverhampton.

Nigel Spots ……… More Wrestling Posters 

17 Sep

Darrell would prefer and, at present, still remains a total stranger to the wrestling ring, however it does hold a certain fascination for Nigel, but for the time being he is content to just "admire” the posters he occasionally spots around Evesham.

The Witch 

15 Sep

In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when younger son Samuel vanishes.

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Man Utd 1 Wolves 1 

23 Sep

Josè Mourinho had been waxing lyrical about Wolves in the buildup to this game, and rightfully so.

Retreating Quietly? Never! 

21 Sep

Full Diary For Bobby Bobby Gould with his former Arsenal team-mate Bob Wilson….

Man Utd Vs Wolves Preview 

19 Sep

Results at Old Trafford in my lifetime don’t make for pleasant reading.

The Joy Of Wolves 

18 Sep

Bodell Opens Up On Four Golden Years Norman Bodell with Leslie Crowther during his coaching career in the West Midlands.

Wolves 1 Burnley 0 

16 Sep

There might only be one statistic that matters, but it isn’t always a true reflection of the contest.

Forever Willing 

15 Sep

A Well-Deserved Shout-Out For Workaholic Mel Mel Eves…..

Wolves Vs Burnley Preview 

13 Sep

Unless you’re Man City or Chelsea or Watford, it’s hard to build any sort of momentum in the Premier League, so the two week break came at an inopportune moment.

Send For The Doc 

12 Sep

Matt On The March Up ‘Honours Board’ The soaring Matt Doherty Matt Doherty is set to build on his latest taste of international football by accelerating past some familiar faces in one of Wolves’ main rolls of honour.

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Pershore Town U15s 1 AFCW U15s 0 

10 Sep

Starting lineup 1 Tom Clapp 4 Simon Cornaby 5 Matt Kilkenny 6 Doug McClelland 7 Ben Moore (C) 11 Dan Lowe 12 Tom Moody 14 Connor Parker 15 Zac Parker 16 Jacob Harper 18 Josh Parkes Subs 2 Marcus Dias Goals Assists Man of the Match Jacob Harper...


31 Aug


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16 Aug

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August 2018 News 

6 Aug

League Cup Draw We have been drawn away at fellow Premier Division side Wolverhampton Sporting Community in the Second Round of the League Cup having been given a bye in the First Round.

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.

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Protective coatings made by Indestructible – a family-owned company in Sparkhill 

9 Aug

‘ Indestructible Paint , a manufacturer of high performance paints and coatings, started in 1978 in a small workshop in Acocks Green.

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...

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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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Council’s social work provision for children and adults 

21 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to M Richards on 21 September 2018 .

Fly tripping by school, 21st September 

21 Sep

A lot of rubbish and bushes blocking alyway.

Abandoned vehicle, 18th September 

18 Sep

Vehicle appears to be abandoned.

Shopping Trolley dumped, 18th September 

18 Sep

Shopping trolley dumped on Steelhouse lane in All Saints by the park close to SS Sidhu shop Report on FixMyStreet...

Flytipping, 18th September 

18 Sep

Flytipping of general sacks of rubbish on Major St by the old MEB building remains.

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Terms and Conditions 

18 Sep


Free cinema tickets at Light House 

18 Sep

Light House celebrates National Lottery Cinema Day with free tickets.

October Half Term 

17 Sep

AUTUMN HALF TERM 2018 MONDAY 29th OCT – Spooktacula Stories with Central Youth Theatre Ages 7-11 Cost £4 Create your very own ghoulish tale using costume and props TUESDAY 30TH OCTOBER – HANUMAN MOVES A MOUNTAIN – DIWALI THEATRE SHOW FOR ...

Evil Dead 2 

15 Sep

Ash Williams once again is battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods.

The Evil Dead 

15 Sep

Ash Williams, his girlfriend and three pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away.

The Witch 

15 Sep

In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when younger son Samuel vanishes.

Bohemian Rhapsody 

15 Sep

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

The Hate U Give 

15 Sep

Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalli at the hands of a police officer.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

15 Sep

This cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet stuck with a flat tyre in a storm discover the eerie mansion of Dr Frank-N-Furter a transvestite scientist.

Two Gents make their debut at NAC 

15 Sep

Newhampton Arts Centre is hosting a very special theatre production as part of their Black History Month programme throughout October.

Light House celebrates National Lottery Cinema Day with free tickets 

14 Sep

Light House is happy to announce that we’ll be offering film fans a chance to catch the latest movies for free on Sunday 30 September as part of National Lottery Cinema Day.

Saint Raymond 

11 Sep

Saint Raymond (aka 23-year-old Callum Burrows) combines the uniquely British idiosyncratic energy of Foals with the arena-sized appeal of Vampire Weekend.

Portrait Head Course 

10 Sep

Portrait Head Course starting next week Monday 17th September.

Fun Palace Wolverhampton 

10 Sep

Fun Palace is both an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of every community, and an annual weekend of action – arts, science, craft events and activities – run by and for local communities.

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