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Wolves drawn away at Man City in EFL Cup 

20 Sep

Holders Man United visit Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea play Everton and Tottenham host West Ham.

Wolves Reach Fourth Round of Carabao Cup 

19 Sep

Wolves are through to the Fourth Round of the league cup following a 1-0 victory over Bristol Rovers...

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers 

18 Sep

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

Wolves Edge Closer to the Top 

16 Sep

Another victory for Wolves see their promising start to the season continue...

Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

15 Sep

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Wolves.

Six and The City for Wolves 

12 Sep

It was a six goal thriller at Molineux against Bristol City on Tuesday evening...

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol City 

11 Sep

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Wolves and Bristol City.

Honours for Wolves against Millwall 

10 Sep

Wolves' strong start to the season continues with a 1-0 victory over Millwall at Molineux...

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill ‘supports Wolves’ 

10 Sep

Wolverhampton Wanderers said the actor confirmed he was a fan and the force was "strong" there.

Hairdressers giving cuts despite no shop front 

8 Sep

A lorry earlier smashed into the Wolverhampton hairdressers leaving it with no doors or windows.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Millwall 

8 Sep

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

Moment two Wolverhampton shops are rammed by a truck 

8 Sep

CCTV footage shows the lorry reversing into a hairdressers and then ramming into a chip shop.

Knee injury sidelines on-loan Wolves striker Ennis 

5 Sep

Shrewsbury's on-loan striker Niall Ennis is out for four to six months with "serious knee injury".

2018 World Cup: Nigeria inspired by Wolves’ Ikeme 

3 Sep

Nigeria face Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Monday, with their coach saying they are inspired by Carl Ikeme who is battling leukaemia.

Bilston man charged with stabbing murder 

1 Sep

The stab victim has been named by police as 20-year-old John Joyce who died in the street.

Alfred N’Diaye: Wolves sign Villarreal midfielder on loan 

1 Sep

Championship side Wolves sign midfielder Alfred N'Diaye on a season-long loan deal from Spanish club Villarreal.

Fulham: Yohan Mollo and Wolves winger Jordan Graham join club 

31 Aug

Fulham sign French winger Yohan Mollo on a two-year deal and Wolves winger Jordan Graham on a season-long loan.

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Emma backs calls for public sector pay cap to be lifted 

21 Sep

For the past seven years, public sector workers in Wolverhampton and across the country have seen deep cuts to their pay.

Emma wishes Jewish Community a happy Rosh Hashanah 

20 Sep

Today marks the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Birmingham Bin Strike demo 

12 Sep

Sunday 17 Sept 11am Victoria Sq Birmingham B1 1DB...

Scrap the Pay Gap 

12 Sep

Wed 20 Sept B'ham 6pm UNITE + PCS public meeting with Mark Sewotka and Len McClusky...

Emma launches crime and policing survey 

11 Sep

I have launched a survey about crime and policing because public safety is a number one priority for me.

Emma enourages people to consider registering as organ donors during Organ Donation Week 

6 Sep

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East is encouraging people to consider becoming organ donors during Organ Donation Week 4-10 September 2017.

Emma congratulations everyone who took part in yesterday’s Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon 

4 Sep

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East.

Emma wishes the local Muslim community in Wolverhampton a happy Eid al-Adha 

31 Aug

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has sent her best wishes to the local Muslim community in Wolverhampton ahead of Eid al-Adha.

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

24 Aug

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East has congratulated students and teachers at Wolverhampton’s schools and sixth form colleges on their A-Level and GCSE results.

Emma praises multi-agency approach to tackling modern slavery in raid on local business 

23 Aug

Yesterday, West Midlands Police raided the Ming Moon restaurant on the Stafford Road.

National Conversation on Immigration 

19 Aug

We held a structured discussion – the results of which fed into the national debate...

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The End Of An All Be It Short Era ….. 

21 Sep

As you know Darrell always makes it de rigueur when returning from our Greek Odysseys to bring back a couple of pertinent local beauty products in his suitcase, in an effort, he says, to make the holiday feeling last just that little bit longer.

2017 Graduation 

20 Sep

Visual Communication graduates, their families and friends have attended 2017 graduation at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton.

What a star… 1909 Little Briton is a rare survivor 

20 Sep

YOU have recently done an interesting piece on the Briton Motor Company (Bugle, August 16 edition).

A Rose Spelt By Any Other Way …… 

20 Sep

I am pretty laid back about most things, life is just too short but I have to admit that there is a tiny little something that does occasionally get to me, and that’s the “fashion” for making new names from old, or being named after a seemingly...

Nigel’s Fruit Of Mystery Update 

19 Sep

Nigel’s fruit of mystery from the other week certainly got a few heads scratching, but no definitive answers, so the first thing Nigel did when we got back from Swindon was to go and get a few to dissect in a Tom the Scientist type manner, to see ...

Tracks and Field 

18 Sep

I haven’t written about a gig in ages.

Librarians With Lives Podcast Interview 

18 Sep

I was recently interviewed by Jo Wood for her new Librarians With Lives podcast where she interviews people who work in the library and information profession about their career history, their passions, their dreams, and some lighter questions too.

4000 weekends 

18 Sep

Nick The Milk told me you had basically 4000 weekends in your life and this one has definitely been one of those where I have tried to wring every drop out of it.

Wolverhampton hero killed 100 years ago 

18 Sep

MY GREAT-UNCLE, Second Lieutenant Horace Frederick Gough, DSO, a Wolverhampton man, was killed on September 21, 1917, and in a few days time, on the 100th anniversary of his death my family and I will be remembering him with great sorrow.

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Wolves Vs Barnsley Preview 

21 Sep

We got in trouble with some Barnsley fans last season after they battered Wolves in this fixture.

Cup Draw That’s Nostalgia-Packed 

21 Sep

City Challenge Conjures Up Golden Memories The ultimate moment of magic from Wembley, 1974 – John Richards rifles home Wolves’ winner.

Art of Football Competition 

21 Sep

It’s been a while since we did a competition so when the lads from Art of Football got in touch about their new Bully design I was only happy to team up.

Wolves 1 Bristol Rovers 0 

20 Sep

Yeah, wasn’t great.

Wolves Vs Bristol Rovers Preview 

18 Sep

I’m desperate for Wembley, so a home tie against the lowest ranked side left in the competition felt rather dreamy.

Reigning Champions! 

18 Sep

Phil In The Best Of Nich Colin Brazier (left) with Terry Wharton and Dale Rudge.

Nottingham Forest 1 Wolves 2 

17 Sep

Nuno’s time under the tutelage of the current Manchester United manager may have been brief, but it could prove telling come the end of the season.

Scary – But All Is Fine For Shaun 

15 Sep

Hurricane Drama For Former Wolves Striker Shaun Bradbury and daughter Brooke.

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Why a potential Premier League promotion could get even more lucrative for Wolves 

21 Sep

WWFC would already earn more than 100m from promotion but that figure could increase...

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ FIFA 18 player ratings: N’Diaye tops ratings with Neves, Jota and Helder Costa 

21 Sep

Wolves have 6 gold rated players in their squad for the new game by EA Sports...

Jamie Ward and the Codsall Relay Results 

20 Sep

Message from Rick Ward: Jamie Ward 18 years has been a WBAC member since the age of 8 years old, Jamie is the 1st of WBAC young runners in recent years who has competed at all age levels with the club including the primary triangular league...

Second-half slump sees Tipton pipped by Old Wulfrunians 

20 Sep

TIPTON TOWN 0OLD WULFRUNIANS 1OLD Wulfrunians, hailing from Castlecroft, proved a tough nut once again, deserving of their eventual victory.

When Wolves lost the final but lifted the cup 

19 Sep

THE 1954 and 1955 FA Youth Cup tournaments, referred to in the August 30 edition, saw Wolves and then Albion fail to take the trophy off Manchester United at the final hurdle.

The one highlight in an awful season for Wolves 

17 Sep

BY THE END of November 1983 and their visit to the Hawthorns on the 26th, Wolves were in the thick of the most disappointing season that supporters had ever endured to that point.

Crawley Town U14’s 1 AFCW U14’s 5 

16 Sep

Battling Reponse After a disappointing opening day drubbing to one of the league new boys Aylestone, AFC were looking to bounce back quickly travelling to Cradley Town on match day two.

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Sedgley business featured in Parliamentary Review 

21 Sep

A SEDGLEY building company has appeared in this year's Parliamentary Review - a Government publication that highlights tops British businesses.

Pay deal for Cadbury workers in Bournville 

19 Sep

Trade union members agree deal which it says will counter inflation...

College is ‘futureproofing’ student learning 

18 Sep

CADBURY College has introduced an innovative new approach to learning for its students to ensure they are prepared for a future in the digital age.

Sainsbury’s to fine drivers who illegally park on-site £70 

18 Sep

It is understood four number plate recognition cameras will be erected at the retailer in a bid to tackle the problem...

Engineering group chief executive to retire 

14 Sep

GKN head will step down at the end of the year after 16 years on the Worcestershire group's board...

Halfords swoops on Dixons Carphone for new chief executive 

13 Sep

Graham Stapleton will take over the top job at listed group in early 2018...

Land Rover unveils its new Discovery 

12 Sep

Model is the first to carry the SVX badge...

Former chief exec to leave Carillion in boardroom shake-up 

11 Sep

Richard Howson among the directors who will exit the listed construction group as other senior appointments are made...

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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 inch pothole, 20th September 

20 Sep

Sherington Drive WV4 5 DX junction to Wolverhampton Road East junction large pothole needs looking repaired, I do not know if problem has been notified to anybody so far .

Social Care IT 

19 Sep

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Sally Marsh on 19 September 2017 .

How may play grounds for children have been removed by the council and how many new play grounds have been put in place 

19 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Bill Jones on 19 September 2017 .

Ongoing flooding of Birmingham New Road, 18th September 

18 Sep

Three years ago I posted this video of flooding on the outbound Birmingham New Road at the bus stop before Laburnum Road https://youtu.

How may play grounds for children have been removed by the council and how many new play grounds have been put in place 

18 Sep

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Bill Jones on 18 September 2017 .

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Blue Rose Code 

15 Sep

Blue Rose Code Mon 22nd January 2018 7:30pm(D) Ages 16+ Blue Rose Code is as slippery as an eel; a genre dodger; a mess of influences and contradictions.

The Lost Boys 

11 Sep

WLV Alumni Association presents a special screening of THE LOST BOYS.

Funny Things Comedy Festival 

11 Sep

Wolverhampton’s Comedy Festival, FUNNY THINGS arrives in the city at the end of October across multiple venues.

Funny Things Comedy Festival comes to Light House 

7 Sep

We are proud to be a host venue for the forthcoming FUNNY THINGS comedy festival in October and November.

Funny Things: The Future of Funny Things 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS Comedy Festival The Future Of Funny Things Sunday 5th November 3.00pm – 5.00pm Details to follow...

BBC Asian Network Comedy Live 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS Comedy Festival BBC Asian Network Comedy Live More details to follow.

Funny Things: Getting Started in Comedy 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS Comedy Festival Getting Started in Comedy Sunday 5th November 1.00pm – 2.30pm If you’re trying to develop your career in comedy, come and have lunch with comedy promoters, programmers and performers to get some top tips on ...

Funny Things: The Punch and Judy Man 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS Comedy Festival The Punch & Judy Man – film (1963) Saturday 4th November 4.40pm – 6.15pm Starring Tony Hancock, Sylvia Syms, Ronald Fraser, John Le Mesurier, Hugh Lloyd.

Funny Things: Upfront Comedy Club 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS Comedy Festival Upfront Comedy Club Friday 3rd November 8.30pm – 10.30pm Upfront Comedy (‘the most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country’ The Guardian) present a rip-roaring line up for their Funny Things ...

Funny Things: Titanic Love 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS Comedy Festival During our Funny Market, the film Titanic Love by local film maker Mark Pressdee will be showing at 11.30am each day.

Funny Things: Clicking Comedians – Talk by photographer Steve Best 

7 Sep

Clicking Comedians – talk by photographer Steve Best Sunday 29th October 12.30pm – 1.30pm Steve Best tells his story behind the photos he’s taken of Britain’s finest stand-up comedians, the unique access into the comedy world and his Herculean ...

Funny Things: Bostin Boots 

7 Sep

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 4.00pm – 4.30pm Bostin Boots is an original comedy play written and performed by local company, Sneaky Beast.

Funny Things: A Century of Chaplin 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS festival A Century of Chaplin with live accompaniment by Meg Morley Saturday 28th October 2.00pm – 3.30pm Charlie Chaplin first hit the big screen in 1914 but it wasn’t until 1917 that he’d perfected his craft and ...

Funny Things: Funny Market 

7 Sep

Part of the FUNNY THINGS Festival Funny Market – MARKET, EVENTS AND COMEDY SCREENINGS 11am – 4.30pm Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October Light House will be full of Funny Things on the weekend of 28th and 29th October with the Funny Market.

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