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GKR Karate (Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton) 

21 Mar

21 Mar 18 - 18:30 The Hub 82 Griffiths Drive Ashmore Park WV11 2LH...

Arrests made over worker exploitation fear 

21 Mar

Homes in Birmingham and Wolverhampton were raided during the early hours.

Benik Afobe: Wolves striker making up for lost time after season on bench 

20 Mar

Wolves striker Benik Afobe is pleased to have rediscovered his goal touch after a frustrating season on the bench.

Slimming World With Elaine 

19 Mar

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Man hit on head with axe in Wolverhampton fights for life 

16 Mar

The victim suffered fractures to his skull and spine as well as a brain injury.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burton Albion 

16 Mar

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

GKR Karate (Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton) 

14 Mar

14 Mar 18 - 18:30 The Hub 82 Griffiths Drive Ashmore Park WV11 2LH...

Diogo Jota: Wolves wait for news of forward’s ankle injury 

14 Mar

"Worried" Championship leaders Wolves wait to discover the extent of top scorer Diogo Jota's ankle injury.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani writes to FA, EFL & Premier League over Wolves’ Mendes link 

12 Mar

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani writes to the Football Association, Premier League and EFL to ask for clarification on the link between Wolves and agent Jorge Mendes.

Wolves v Reading 

12 Mar

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

Scots call up Wolves defender Douglas 

12 Mar

Scotland manager Alex McLeish calls up six new faces in a 27-man squad for friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary.

Wolverhampton man stabbed to death over game of pool 

12 Mar

John Joyce was stabbed four times after a row about the rules broke out at a Wolverhampton pub.

Slimming World With Elaine 

12 Mar

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Steve Bruce: Aston Villa boss says only ‘almighty collapse’ will deny Wolves 

11 Mar

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says it would take "an almighty collapse" to stop Wolves winning promotion, despite Saturday's win.

Aston Villa v Wolves 

9 Mar

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Aston Villa and Wolves.

Wolves: EFL to meet Championship leaders over Jorge Mendes-Fosun link 

8 Mar

The EFL is to meet Championship leaders Wolves over the relationship between owners Fosun and agent Jorge Mendes.

Leeds United: Andrea Radrizzani questions legality of Wolves/Jorge Mendes links 

7 Mar

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani questions the legality of the link-up between Championship leaders Wolves and agent Jorge Mendes.

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Emma voices concerns about the latest unemployment figures for Wolverhampton 

21 Mar

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has voiced her concerns at yet more bad news on unemployment in the city.

Emma is urging people to get involved in Residents’ Wekk to showcase the best of Wolverhampton 

20 Mar

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East is urging people to help mark and celebrate Residents’ Week.

Tuesday 1st May 2017 Wolverhampton Workers’ Day – May Day 

16 Mar

doors open 6-45pm venue: Pegasus Banqueting Suite, Jackson Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ...

Emma opposes government plans to deny free school meals to up to 1 million children 

15 Mar

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East is opposing the government denying free school meals to pupils.

Emma visits Tata Steel in Wednesfield to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 

14 Mar

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East paid a visit last week to Tata Steel in her constituency during National Apprenticeship Week.

Emma visits the Spingfield Campus of West Midlands University Technical College (UTC) 

12 Mar

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, gave a speech to students during a visit to West Midlands UTC.

URGENT, Emma wants your views on plans to close Wednesfield Police Station 

12 Mar

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, wants to hear from you about the possible closure of Wednesfield Police Station.

Emma challenges the Prime Minister on the dramatic fall in the number of apprentices 

9 Mar

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, marked National Apprenticeship Week by asking the Prime Minister about the fall in apprentices at PMQs on Wednesday.

Emma questioned the Prime Minister on international borders following her statement to the House 

9 Mar

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East has challenged the Prime Minister over tariffs and international borders following her statement on Brexit.

Emma attends launch of the Centre for Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of Wolverhampton 

9 Mar

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, last night attended the launch dinner for the first Centre for Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of Wolverhampton where the guest of honour was Satinder Sartaj.

International Women’s Day 

8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day.

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Weekend Life… Beijing, China! 

23 Mar

Straight up, I took my weekends for granted before starting my weekend Montessori teaching course! Trying to salvage what I have of a weekend right now, have I actually been busy or not during my 'new' weekend routine? Sanlitun got me on that ...

Julius Caesar 

23 Mar

A “Cousin’s Night out” degenerated from the usual drinking match to watching this production beamed from the National Theatre in London to the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton and a real tour de force it is too but better if you can get there and...

Nigel Tackles The New York Subway 

23 Mar

Nigel thinks he has finally got to grips with the New York subway after he getting himself an unlimited travel pass, no mean task! To start with it was a bit hit and miss, but now he says he can almost be called a professional ……… ……..

On The Metro: Beijing’s Line 15! 

22 Mar

Going underground in Beijing opened my eyes for sure, beginning on the capital's vast network at Line 15 it's been an education compared to my previous experiences in Wuhan! From the suburbs of Shunyi District, discovering Wangjingthen going for gold...

Can young deaf people count on your support? 

22 Mar

Check out our newly launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and read about our fantastic project – the UK’s First Sign Musical Film!  Please share the news far and wide including on your own social media, let’s get as many people ...

SHIDFF 21st-23rd September 2018 

22 Mar

Last year we shared some exciting information about our Deaffest Co-Founders Nikki Stratton and Marilyn Willrich, when they took a trip to Shanghai! They worked in partnership with the organisation that set up the first ever Shanghai International ...

A Room With A View 

22 Mar

By day and by night it has to be said that Nigel’s room on the 18th floor of his hotel has quite a view.

9/11 Ground Zero – One World Trade Centre 

21 Mar

Nigel hadn’t really planned to visit Ground Zero/The World Trade Centre, but, when he realised it was very near to where he was, he decided that he would go to pay his respects.

5th Avenue – And Not A Dollar Tree (Or Glue Gun) In Sight 

20 Mar

Nigel has been a little remiss in not WhatsApping that many pictures of the designer window displays on 5th Avenue.

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Let’s Do It All Again Much Sooner 

22 Mar

Duo’s Pledge To Reconvene In The Autumn The Goulds and Wilsons dining out in Vancouver.

In The Book! 

19 Mar

Rushing To Meet Our New Deadline The cover to what is David Instone’s 16th Wolves book.

Fans’ Parliament – Ben’s Minutes 

18 Mar

If there is one drawback from being so successful on the field of play, then it’s that the fans’ parliament is a damn sight quieter than it used to be! Embed from Getty Images Having said that, I found this latest get-together (having missed...

Wolves 3 Burton Albion 1 

18 Mar

What a difference a week makes.

Paper Trail Gave Away Andy’s Molineux Exit 

16 Mar

Gray Day Was Read About In Black And White Goalscorer Andy Gray celebrates at Wembley in 1980, with no 10 John Richards, Peter Daniel and Mel Eves in pursuit.

Wolves Vs Burton Albion Preview 

15 Mar

Someone on Twitter posted the results Wolves have achieved this season in matches that immediately follow a league defeat.

Wolves 3 Reading 0 

14 Mar

Ironic that ‘Insomnia’ by Faithless was blaring on the PA system moments before the teams took to the field, when most of us haven’t had a wink of shut-eye since Saturday night.

Goodbye To The American Dream 

13 Mar

Vic As Positive As Ever Through Setbacks It is six years ago almost to the day that we wrote about former Wolves reserve winger Vic Povey’s imminent departure to live Stateside in Maine.

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Pink Ladies Day 2018 

22 Mar

The Pink Ladies Day, 2018, will be held on 21st April 2018, in aid of Cancer Research.

Charity Day 2018 – Bury Hospice 

22 Mar

A Charity Day was held in February for Bury Hospice, which raised more than £750 for the charity and £250 for our Youth Teams.

Charity Day 2017 – SicKids 

22 Mar

We held a Charity Day in October last year on behalf of the Charity SicKids, which raised over £1500 for the charity and £250 for our Youth Teams.

Charity Day 2017 – Prevent Breast Cancer 

22 Mar

Last year's Pink Lady's Day raised more than £1000 for for Prevent Breast Cancer...

FC Premier U14s 1 AFCW U14s 5 

21 Mar

Starting lineup 1 Lewis Fellows, 5 Matt Kilkenny, 6 Jacob Harper, 15 Lewis Hughes, 14 Connor Parker, 13 Simon Cornaby, 10 Josh Cooke, 4 Lawson Taylor, 7 Ben Moore, 3 Lucas Buckley, 9 Dan Lowe Subs 11 Faweez Hussein, 12 Doug McClelland, ...

Shrewbury Town U14s 0 AFCW U14s 3 

21 Mar

Starting lineup 1 Lewis Fellows, 18 Joe Williams, 12 Doug McClelland, 15 Lewis Hughes, 2 Marcus Dias, 13 Simon Cornaby, 10 Josh Cooke, 9 Dan Lowe, 6 Jacob Harper, 14 Connor Parker, 3 Lucas Buckley Subs 4 Lawson Taylor, 5 Matt Kilkenny, ...

Thursday 12th & 19th April 2018 

19 Mar

Ever wanted to try any Track & Field events or Volunteer to help but were a bit nervous?  Come and have a try without any pressure on our 2 Club Night Taster Sessions aimed at our 6.30pm members.

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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...

KPMG hosts debate to mark the launch of MidlandsAbility 

10 Feb

KPMG hosted a panel debate to mark the launch of the new MidlandsAbility network.

BirminghamLive publisher buys Northern and Shell titles including Daily Express and OK! 

9 Feb

Trinity Mirror acquires household names such as Daily Star and celebrity magazine New! in 126.7m deal...

Debenhams to slash 320 store manager roles in cost-cutting drive 

8 Feb

The retailer said efforts to drive down the complexity of management positions...

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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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list by name and contact details of private hire vehicle operators licensed to/by Wolverhampton council 2017and 2018 

23 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to David CURRIE on 23 March 2018 .

Huge pothole on speed bump, 22nd March 

22 Mar

Huge puthole on speed bump at junction of Glaisdale Garden on Farndale Avenue Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Dinsdale Walk, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...

Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered 

22 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to KNorman on 22 March 2018 .

Spillage of gravel on the Rd, 21st March 

21 Mar

Gravel on the road which could cause an accident and dangerous for motorcycles.

Policy in relation to temporary pavement art 

21 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Joanna Watson on 21 March 2018 .

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Under a Banner 

14 Mar

Under A Banner return to Wolverhampton in support of their new heavier rocking EP, Riot.

Double Feature and a Cartoon 

8 Mar

LIVE THEATRE Central Youth Theatre presents DOUBLE FEATURE AND A CARTOON “Oscar Deutsch Entertains the Nation ”, was a saying that rang out across the UK during the 1930’s with the explosive growth of Oscar Deutsch’s new chain of Odeon ...

Press Release: Oscar Wins Celebrated at Light House 

5 Mar

5 March 2018 Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER.

Peter Rabbit 

5 Mar

The much anticipated feature version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.


5 Mar

Matty Burton is a middleweightboxing world champion towardsthe end of his career.

Isle of Dogs 

5 Mar

In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that’s a rubbish dump.

Snow – snow – no – show 

2 Mar

Due to the weather, both shows this weekend have been cancelled.

NAC Fundraiser Concert ft. The Kitchen Collective – RESCHEDULED 14TH APRIL 

2 Mar


Mamma Mia! Sing-along 

28 Feb

Join us for an Abba-solutely fabulous Mother’s Day special event – the 2008 musical comedy film Mamma Mia!, with subtitles for audience participation.

SINK – A film preview hosted by Wolverhampton South West Labour Party 

27 Feb

Wolverhampton SW Labour present a preview screening with Q & A with the writer/director Mark Gillis...

Major Toms & DJ Groove Cat 

23 Feb

Saturday 21 st April 2018 Come and enjoy an evening celebrating the music of David Bowie brought to you courtesy of the Major Toms who hail from both Birmingham and the Black Country.

Summer Holiday Activities 

19 Feb

Summer Holiday Activities Various Dates Throughout the summer holiday there will be a wide variety of themed workshops for all tastes and ages.

Paint the Day 2018 

19 Feb

    Paint the Day Sat 23rd June Paint the Day sets the challenge of capturing a scene from the an area of Wolverhampton, interpreting the scene in any visual style.

The 43rd Wolverhampton Beer and Cider Festival This Weekend 

19 Feb

Wolverhampton Beer and Cider Festival Thur 7th – Sat 9th June (Various Times) The city beer & cider festival returns to the Newhampton Arts Centre starting Thursday 7th and ending Saturday 9th June.

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