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Wolves sign teenagers Goodliffe & Harris 

22 Mar

Wolves sign Ben Goodliffe from Boreham Wood, and fellow teenager Andrew Harris, for their Under-23 squad.

‘Medical episode’ before Wolverhampton fatal stabbing 

21 Mar

Melvin James had been hospitalise before returning home, an inquest hears.

Family pay tribute to Storm Doris victim Tahnie 

21 Mar

The family of a woman killed in Wolverhampton during Storm Doris have paid tribute to her.

Wolverhampton Resident Week 2017 

21 Mar

Wolverhampton Resident’s Week takes place from 1st – 7th April and there are tons of activities on offer! These include activities focused on supporting you into work, helping you to decide on a career, take a step into the world of volunteering ...

Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

17 Mar

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

Plans for £12m Wolverhampton building revealed 

15 Mar

The council says it is hoped it will be a national or regional headquarters for a major business.

Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

13 Mar

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

Wolverhampton knife attack: Man and woman named 

10 Mar

Police have today named a man and woman who died following a knife attack at a flat in Merry Hill, in Wolverhampton on March 8th.

Wolves v Rotherham United 

10 Mar

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Wolves and Rotherham United.

Siblings named in fatal Wolverhampton stabbing 

9 Mar

Ann-Marie James was stabbed in the chest by her brother Melvin, police say.

Wolves must keep believing – Marshall 

9 Mar

Wolves winger Ben Marshall says the Championship strugglers will get out of trouble if they keep believing.

Wolverhampton stab victims were related 

8 Mar

A man killed his sister and critically injured his mother in a knife attack at a Wolverhampton flat before turning the knife on himself, West Midlands Police can confirm.

Man attacked two women before stabbing himself in Wolverhampton 

8 Mar

Two confirmed dead at the scene as stun grenades used to storm the block of flats.

Wolverhampton stabbing leaves two people dead 

8 Mar

A man is believed to have attacked two women before inflicting stab injuries on himself.

Two dead after Wolverhampton stabbing 

8 Mar

Two people have died and two others have been injured after an incident in Wolverhampton.

The future of social work education in universities is under threat 

7 Mar

by June Thoburn, Brid Featherstone and Kate Morris Much attention has been paid to the climbdowns the government was forced into on key clauses in the Children and Social Work Bill last week, with critics labelling the handling of the bill a shambles.

I won’t let Wolves feel down – Lambert 

6 Mar

Wolves boss Paul Lambert says the strong mindset he has from his time in Germany can help them escape from relegation.

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Lonliness – some help 

23 Mar

Over 70% of older people are lonely according to research published by the over 50s site gransnet .

Emma offers her condolences to all those affected by the terrible events in Westminster 

23 Mar

Yesterday we witnessed a terrible event in Westminster, one that must have been extremely distressing to those in the immediate area.

Emma appears on the BBC’s Inside Out Programme about homelessness and its effect on children 

22 Mar

On 20 March, Emma appeared on the BBC’s Inside Out programme to talk about the impact of homelessness on children and how it is impacting on children.

Stand Up to Racism demo 

16 Mar

National March against Racism this Saturday, March 18th , in London supported by TUC, Unison, Unite, PCS, NUT, CWU still some coach seats from Wolverhampton...

Emma calls on government to scrap unfair new funding formula for schools 

16 Mar

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has called on the government to scrap its new funding formula which would cut funding to many primary and secondary schools in Wolverhampton.

Emma calls on government to act over rising unemployment in Wolverhampton North East 

15 Mar

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has responded to the latest unemployment figures for Wolverhampton and the UK, published today.

ESA Changes 

13 Mar

People in the work related activity group of Employment Support Allowance get a work related activity component of up to £29.05 a week.

Child Tax Credit – new rules 

13 Mar

From 6th April the family element of child tax credit is scrapped.

Housing Benefit for under 35s 

13 Mar

If you are single, under 35 and rent from a private landlord,  your housing benefit will be capped at £65 per week.

Emma welcomes local apprentice to Parliament during National Apprenticeship Week 

10 Mar

This week (6 -10 March) was National Apprenticeship Week.

Emma criticises the missed opportunities and failings of Chancellor’s Budget 

10 Mar

On Wednesday in Parliament, the Chancellor delivered his Spring Budget.

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Grocer great uncle was Wolverhampton mayor 

26 Mar

IN BUGLE 1280 we asked readers if anyone in their family had served as a mayor or councillor of a Black Country borough.

Easy Like Sunday Morning ….. 

26 Mar

How our lives have changed so much in the past nine months……… …… there is no way Nigel could ever have imagined that Sunday mornings would start with a bacon sandwich on much seeded bread and a latte in Moo Moos on his way to collect the ...

A Task Of Great Responsibility. 

25 Mar

Last night Nigel and I stayed over at “The Family Tree”, so named by Iris after Stickman, her favourite story ……….

New museum opens celebrating Wolverhampton transport heritage 

24 Mar

ON SATURDAY, March 11, the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay, rang in a new era of the preservation of the city's rich transport heritage, at the official opening of the Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre.

Open Wide Please Sir! 

24 Mar

Yesterday afternoon Nigel paid his first visit to our new Evesham dentist …… …..

D-PAN Presentation by Sean Forbes 

23 Mar

Deaf Performing Arts Network presentation by Sean Forbes Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 Location: Studio Cinema, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 11.30am – 12.30pm Who is Sean Forbes? He’s from Detroit, he’s a musician, an ...


23 Mar

CD Review Dance of the Copper Trail One remarkable thing about the music of Oka Vanga is that it’s not like listening to an album, it’s more akin to reading a book because Angela Meyer and William Cox are such good storytellers.

Keep up with our news 

23 Mar

Please do check our website regularly for our latest news and if you feel that any of the information isn’t clear, or have any concerns/questions – do get in touch with us at enquiries@deaffest.

The Final Frontier ……. Ikea! 

23 Mar

Again, it was an early breakfast and roll call by the car for Darrell and Nigel this morning.

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Wolves chief: We’ll learn from mistakes 

25 Mar

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple has promised the club will learn from the mistakes of this season.

Wolves blog: A formidable partnership forming at Molineux 

25 Mar

Ivan Cavaleiro’s return could not have come at a more welcome time.

Wolves boss Paul Lambert slams disgraceful sack race 

25 Mar

Wolves boss Paul Lambert has hit out at the recent spate of Championship sackings, calling them ‘a disgrace’.

Matt Maher’s Wolves update – March 24th 

24 Mar

Matt Maher offers all the latest Wolves news in his video update.

Former Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara joins non-league Billericay Town 

24 Mar

Former Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara believes he has joined a club “on the up” after signing for non-league Billericay Town.

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards desperate to realise World Cup dream 

24 Mar

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards is targeting victory over the Republic of Ireland tonight to boost his and Wales’ World Cup dream.

Rob Edwards believes quality will keep Wolves up 

24 Mar

Rob Edwards is convinced Wolves will stay up this season – and says Helder Costa is up there with any player he's played or coached with.

Wolves season tickets set to hit milestone mark 

24 Mar

Wolves’ soaring season ticket sales are soon poised to smash through the 10,000 barrier.

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Sunday 26th March 

25 Mar

This Sunday the Sun will be shining the bar will be open, and our U17s have the Final of the Midlands Plate competition.

Wolverhampton speedway star Skornicki in fitness fight 

25 Mar

Wolverhampton’s Adam Skornicki is facing a race against time to make the start of the new speedway season.

Now here’s some Breaking News 

24 Mar

A look to the future with Tigers changing their coaches (and not the ones they travel on...

A Game with added interest 

24 Mar

Local rivals, Sale FC visit Park Lane hoping to do the double...

Reasons to be Cheerful, Again! 

24 Mar

As we approach the Club Reunion Day, a look around our senior sides, by Sedge Tiger, especially the season enjoyed by "The Mighty...

Reasons to be Cheerful 

24 Mar

As we approach the Club Reunion Day, a look around our senior sides, by Sedge Tiger, especially the season enjoyed by "The Mighty...

Your Club Needs You 

22 Mar

Your Club Needs You! The under 11 Middle Distance development group is rapidly growing and it’s great to see that so many more people are showing an interest in wanting to join this group! However, Paige Campion and Audrey Wilson are ...

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We need inquiry into council’s Lidl plan mistake says MP 

22 Mar

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe wants inquiry to prevent repeat of error in which wrong advice was given to planning committee leading to permission being granted for controversial Lidl store...

Birmingham colleges snubbed in new apprenticeship push 

20 Mar

Trio of colleges fail to make new key government register which will connect employers with training providers running schemes for apprentices...

£1bn Black Country manufacturing strategy looks to lure investors 

17 Mar

Investment opportunities in a ground breaking High Value Manufacturing City development have been highlighted by the Black Country LEP at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.

600-homes plan for Wolverhampton’s Canalside 

17 Mar

The canalside regeneration of Wolverhampton has been laid out to potential investors at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.

Birmingham Airport underlines its importance to region’s transport infrastructure 

16 Mar

Birmingham Airport has underlined its importance to the region and its transport infrastructure by announcing two years of continuous record monthly passenger growth.

LEGO artist brings Brick Wonders to Wolverhampton 

16 Mar

LEGO lovers of all ages are in for a treat this spring as artist, Warren Elsmore\'s major exhibition is coming to Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Jaguar unleashes new EV onto the roads of the UK 

16 Mar

Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle the Jaguar I-Pace onto the streets of the UK for the first time.

Wolverhampton’s academic revolution centre stage at MIPIM 

16 Mar

The academic revolution being planned for Wolverhampton is taking centre stage at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.

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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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LocalGov »

Road blocked, 25th March 

25 Mar

Commercial vehicles blocking residential road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 44 Leason Lane, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...

A series of pot holes, 25th March 

25 Mar

There are a serious of pot holes developing in the street which need repairing asap especially on the entrance from Mosley Road upto Moseley Court junction Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 15...

Road being used as rabbit run., 24th March 

24 Mar

New Street is for ACCESS ONLY and is well signposted, these signs are totally ignored.

Speeding constantly, 23rd March 

23 Mar

Cars using Hughes avenue as a cut through speeding constantly Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Hughes Avenue, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...

Approved Variation of Commission Fees Payable on LOBO Loans and Selection of Broker 

22 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Joel M Benjamin on 22 March 2017 .

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Events »


24 Feb

Winner of 2 Golden Globes, Oscar nominated and one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year so far.

Trespass Against Us 

24 Feb

Three generations of the notorious Cutler family live in the Gloucestershire countryisde, spending their time hunting, thieving & tormenting the police in the heart of Britain’s richest neighbourhood.

Join our creative hub. 

24 Feb

  Looking for studio, office, training spaces? NAC has some resident spaces coming up.


24 Feb

The story of Richard & Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their marriage in Virginia led a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme court.

Wolverhampton Beer & cider festival 2017 

22 Feb

The CAMRA Wolverhampton Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Newhampton Arts Centre starting Thursday 8th and ending Saturday 10th June.

Vin Garbett 

22 Feb

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Live Act” Award 2001   Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk.

Ewan Mclennan 

22 Feb

Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a ...

Half Term: Paint the Town 

22 Feb

Get inspired for Paint the Day on 24th June.

Alchemy Festival: Daughters of the Curry Revolution 

22 Feb

12:00pm / 2:00pm / 7:00pm (Audience is limited to 10 people per show) “When I was little, I used to hang out at my dad’s restaurant every weekend, back when they used to stay open until 5am.

Alchemy Festival: Rajasthan Heritage Band 

22 Feb

A spectacular celebration of Rajasthan’s vibrant and colourful lifestyle, music and dance in a heady, exciting and hypnotic reflection of this enchanting region.

Amy – A Tribute 

22 Feb

Marking the 10th Anniversary of  Back to Black An 8 piece tribute act with full brass section, that celebrates the songs of Amy Winehouse and the songs that inspired her.

Half Term: Spring Suprises Workshop 

22 Feb

Creative workshop with a spring theme.

Wool-ves Yarnival 

22 Feb

Fancy spinning a yarn, dropping a spindle, knitting a map? Drawing on local skills, try out a range of traditional craft activities in our unique yarn, fleece, thread and fibre focused event: spinning, using wheels and drop spindles, weaving on a ...

Out Of Time.. Mod night 

22 Feb

Out of Time is back with plenty more hip shakin’ than before.

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