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Wolverhampton gurdwara to remove screens separating worshippers 

20 Feb

One worshipper said the screens made it feel like she was in a "prison".

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea 

17 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea.

Statue for ex-Villa and Wolves boss Taylor 

17 Feb

Former club plans a statue and tribute match to its "greatest ever manager".

Wolves v Chelsea: Dave Edwards keen to shock Premier League leaders again 

17 Feb

Dave Edwards, part of the Wolves team which beat Chelsea in 2011, wants to shock the Premier League leaders again in the FA Cup.

Wolverhampton gas blast family return home one year on 

13 Feb

Daljit Uppal and family stayed with relatives and a rented house after an explosion next door.

Evans signs new Wolves contract 

13 Feb

Wolves midfielder Lee Evans signs a new three-and a-half year contract, tying him to the Championship club until 2020.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic 

13 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Wolves and Wigan Athletic.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United 

10 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Wolves and Newcastle United (17:30 GMT).

Rachael Heyhoe Flint funeral: Mourners gather in Wolverhampton 

8 Feb

Sporting and television greats pay tribute to Rachael Heyhoe Flint.

Burton Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

3 Feb

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

Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital: ‘Superbug’ for three patients 

3 Feb

The bacteria's spread is down to the 'overuse of antibiotics worldwide', a hospital chief says.

Norwich chief executive Moxey resigns 

2 Feb

Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey resigns and leaves the Championship club after six months in the role.

Ben Marshall: Wolves sign Blackburn Rovers midfielder for undisclosed fee 

31 Jan

Wolves sign midfielder Ben Marshall from fellow Championship club Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

Walsall sign Wolves’ Randall on loan 

31 Jan

League One side Walsall sign Wolves winger Will Randall in a loan deal until the end of the season.

Barnsley v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

30 Jan

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

Wolves sign winger Costa for record fee 

30 Jan

Championship side Wolves sign on-loan Benfica winger Helder Costa for an undisclosed fee, reported to be a club-record £13m.

Wolves winger Cavaleiro injures knee 

30 Jan

Championship side Wolves will be without winger Ivan Cavaleiro for "a few weeks" after he suffered a knee injury.

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Emma congratulates local Wolverhampton optometrist for winning national award 

20 Feb

Emma has sent her congratulations to Wolverhampton optometrist, Prabhjit Boparai, who has won a prestigious national award.

Emma attends opening of big investment by Tata Steel at its Wednesfield Steelpark site 

15 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East attended the opening of Tata Steel’s new production line.

Emma helps launch powerful new voice for Key Cities in Parliament 

13 Feb

Mid-sized cities across the UK have gained a powerful new voice in Parliament following the launch of an All Party Parliamentary Group for Key Cities last week.

Emma votes in favour of triggering Article 50 during parliamentary debate 

10 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, voted this week in favour of triggering Article 50.

Emma visits the Beacon Centre to see the excellent work being done by the charity 

10 Feb

Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds has paid a visit to the Beacon Centre to find out about the work the charity does to help those with sight loss in the area.

Time is running out to have your say on the proposed link road to the former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) 

9 Feb

Emma is urging residents to have their say on proposals to create an access road to the former ROF site in Featherstone.

Welcome to the village of Tettenhall 

7 Feb

Guest Blog by Matt Mills Tettenhall is of course a very old and historic village and until 1966 the village and its neighbourhoods were governed by the Urban District of Tettenhall.

Emma urges residents to visit the ‘Stay Well in Wolverhampton Bus’ 

7 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, paid a visit to the Stay Well in Wolverhampton Bus and urged people to hop on board to get some top tips about improving their health and wellbeing.

Emma appeared on the Westminster Hour this weekend 

6 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East appeared on the Westminster Hour this weekend to discuss what a post Brexit immigration system might look like.

Emma visits local Gurdwara in celebration of the temple’s 50 year anniversary 

3 Feb

On Sunday, 29 January, Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East visited the Cannock Road Guru Nanak Sikh temple in her constituency to help them celebrate the temple’s 50th anniversary.

Emma hosted local employers at a recent event to help businesses become ‘Disability Confident’ 

3 Feb

On Friday 27th January 2017, Emma Reynolds MP, hosted local employers at an event in Wolverhampton with the aim of learning more about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident Employer.

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Basque Pork – Essington style. 

20 Feb

I’m not a foodie but I do like cooking and of course eating the results.

Nigel, Still With His Bargain Hunt Ambitions …… 

20 Feb

Nigel has spotted some antique tools at the local Antique Centre, one of his favourite haunts at the moment …….

Always Something Going On 

19 Feb

There is always something interesting to read about on the notice boards scattered round Evesham.

My Tea-Spot of the Week – Word of Mouth Café , Evesham 

18 Feb

Yesterday afternoon I thought I would pop into Word of Mouth Café, somewhere I have passed by many, many times, but never ventured in …… …… it’s right by the Abbey and so is in a very picturesque part of town.

CILIP WMMN Members’ Day #MembersDay17 

17 Feb

Last week I attended the CILIP West Midlands Member Network Members’ Day (yes indeed; quite a title!).

Nigel’s Bargain Hunt Aspirations 

17 Feb

When we are home just chilling, we all very much enjoy watching Bargain Hunt with our mid morning coffee and chocolate covered Hob Nob.

Sarah Hyndman – Type Talk to Visual Communication students 

16 Feb

The second careers week event staged in the Visual Communication department has been a Type Tasting talk by Sarah Hyndman .

What’s He Like? 

16 Feb

Darrell says he can really tell he’s starting to lose weight ……..

Kanj Nicholas – My artistic journey 11th February 2017 

15 Feb

Saturdays lecture was by the lovely Kanjana Nicholas - a new member of our branch and a talented artist.

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Death Of Youth Cup Finalist 

20 Feb

Peaceful Passing Les Cocker, pictured by Wolves Heroes in 2010.

Tim Spiers’ Wolves update – Feb 20 

20 Feb

Tim Spiers gives his latest Wolves update...

Wolves 0 Chelsea 2: Watch Antonio Conte and Paul Lambert’s FA Cup press conferences in FULL 

20 Feb

Watch the full press conferences from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Wolves manager Paul Lambert following their FA Cup clash...

Wolves stage is set – now for Fosun to deliver 

20 Feb

Though they have been far less frequent than anyone would have liked in recent years, Saturday was once again proof Molineux is a place built for the big occasion.

Paul Lambert optimistic for Wolves’ future 

20 Feb

Paul Lambert said the Chelsea defeat gave a hint of what life could be like for Wolves - on the day a Fosun VIP visited for the first time.

‘No regrets’ from Wolves’ defeat to Chelsea 

20 Feb

George Saville said there were 'no regrets' for Wolves after they bowed out of the FA Cup – but felt sick to the stomach over his early missed chance.

FA Cup: Wolves vs Chelsea – the day in PICTURES 

19 Feb

The result might not have gone the right way, but  when Wolves hosted Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend it was certainly a great occasion.

E&S fans’ verdict on Chelsea defeat 

19 Feb

Our fans are proud in defeat - but want to see more of the same against Birmingham.

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Heavy Pitch, Heavy Pack but top D earns Tigers away win 

20 Feb

Tigers away form has lacked consistency this season and is one reason they are in the top 5 not the top 2.


18 Feb

Spring has come early for ‘The Mighty’, as they steamroller highly fancied Caldy at Patton Field.

Skills are key says Ben Ryan 

17 Feb

Ben Ryan led Fiji 7s to their Olympic Gold.

1st XV away at Stourbridge 

17 Feb

Two clubs that have the players and resources for National 1 meet this weekend...

What’s happening in National 2 North 

16 Feb

TalkingRugbyUnion report on last weekend's action...

Albion v Wolves – the complete history of the Black Country… 

16 Feb

1954-55 ...

Hunt Cup sides left in the dark 

16 Feb

WOLVERHAMPTON Sporting Community were delighted then de-lighted in the J W Hunt Cup.

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Councillors fail to buy into new supermarket scheme 

17 Feb

Plans to build a discount supermarket next to a giant Asda store on the outskirts of Birmingham have been rejected by councillors.

Wasps out to sting the opposition after securing new JLR deal 

17 Feb

A Coventry sports team has secured a new sponsorship deal from one of the citys best known businesses.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery showcases local talent 

17 Feb

Young artists from Wolverhampton are showcasing their work at the citys art gallery as part of a scheme to champion the creative talents of local pupils.

US airline pledges continued support for Birmingham Airport 

17 Feb

West Midlands companies looking to boost their exports by trading with businesses in the United States are set to energise the region and bring it to the attention of global investors.

Aldi Great Barr store plan rejected 

17 Feb

The company was told that its plans for the site next to the Asda store on Queslett Road would add to the already bad traffic in the area and lead to the loss of woodland.

Revealed: 360 firms named and shamed for cheating workers out of minimum wage 

16 Feb

Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost 135,000 to just under 12,000 workers...

Tata Steel workers back pension cuts to secure jobs 

16 Feb

Tata Steel workers including hundreds in the West Midlands have agreed to take a cut in their pensions in order to try and secure the future of the business, which has been sold to new...

Competition authority to examine Heineken’s Punch takeover 

16 Feb

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to examine Heineken\'s £402.7m takeover of Punch Taverns to see if it will result in "a substantial lessening of competition".

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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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20+ potholes all along the road, 20th February 

20 Feb

There are about 30 potholes running along Hall Lane.

Lightbulb in street lamp at the bottom of West Green outside No 20 needs changing, 20th February 

20 Feb

Streetlight is not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): West Green, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...

Stopping up 

20 Feb

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to angela on 20 February 2017 .

Exclusions from primary schools in Wolverhampton 

20 Feb

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Kristofor karolski on 20 February 2017 .

Exclusions from primary schools in Wolverhampton 

19 Feb

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Kristofor karolski on 19 February 2017 .

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20 Feb

THE FOUNDER The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonalds, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence & ruthlessness.

Viceroy’s House 

20 Feb

Hugh Bonneville (Lord Mountbatten) and Gillian Anderson (Edwina Mountbatten) in VICEROY’S HOUSE Celebrating British Film In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.


20 Feb

Winner of Golden Globes & nominated for 8 Oscars.

Hidden Figures 

20 Feb

Hidden Figures A story based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be part of America’s space programme in the 1960s.


20 Feb

Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures.


20 Feb

Nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language.

Transmission the sound of Joy Division 

13 Feb

Transmission + Support TBA + Dj Devoted to recreating the atmosphere of a live Joy Division gig, Transmission emulate the sound of one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era.

Under A Banner & Headsticks plus Folk the System 

13 Feb

Folk rockers Under a Banner are joined by acoustic punk heroes Headsticks.

Star Wars – Quiz Night – May the 4th be with you 

13 Feb

Star Wars – Quiz night £100 cash prize for the winning team plus a £50 prize for the best Star Wars fancy dress outfit * Ages 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by 1 adult 18+) * Minimum team size 2 people.

Gay Mayall Dj Set – Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues 

13 Feb

Calling all the cool cats Gaz is coming to Town! A special one off night spinning some quality sounds.

Live and Picking 

13 Feb

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

REFLECTING WOMEN A Creative Celebration for International Women’s Day 

13 Feb

REFLECTING WOMEN A Creative Celebration for International Women’s Day Join us for an evening of theatre, storytelling, art, music and dance 6pm: Jesters café open for Chilli and Mexican snacks 7pm REFLECTING FRIDAS By Ana Maria Lines The life and ...

7 Steps to your first 1000 Subscribers 

11 Feb

28th March  10:00am – 4:00pm WORKSHOP with Wicked Spider Learn how reach your first 1000 subscribers and build a large customer list quickly and easily – a step-by-step guide.

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2 Perestroika 

8 Feb

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