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Wolverhampton Wolves beat Poole in semi 

29 Sep

Poole Pirates boss Neil Middleditch admits the end of their three-year reign as Elite League champions is hard to take.

Wigan Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

26 Sep

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

Man cut free from car in Willenhall 

26 Sep

Emergency services were called to Portobello Island last night (Sunday 25th).

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford 

23 Sep

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

Batth signs new four-year Wolves deal 

22 Sep

Wolves captain Danny Batth signs a new four-year contract with the Championship club.

Family inquiry call over Featherstone inmate’s injuries 

20 Sep

The family of a man who is unable to walk or talk five months after being found collapsed in a prison cell calls for "answers" to what happened to him.

Newcastle United v Wolves 

19 Sep

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup third-round tie between Newcastle United and Wolves.

Ex-Wolves loanee Helan set to quit football 

19 Sep

Sheffield Wednesday are set to announce the retirement of 24-year-old winger Jeremy Helan, who plans to focus on religion.

Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

16 Sep

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

Olympic star joins University of Wolverhampton 

15 Sep

Wolverhampton-born Kristian Thomas has enrolled on a strength and Conditioning course.

My players gave up – Wolves boss Zenga 

14 Sep

Wolves boss Walter Zenga accuses his players of giving up during the shock midweek 4-0 home defeat by Barnsley.

Wolves v Barnsley 

12 Sep

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

Wolves teenage supporters locked up for Watford fan attack 

9 Sep

Three teenagers, one aged 13, who attacked a rival football fan leaving him with a life-changing brain injury are given custodial sentences.

Teens sentenced over Nic Cruwys attack 

9 Sep

Five teens pleaded guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 18 August, while a 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty to his involvement at an earlier hearing.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burton Albion 

9 Sep

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

Zenga ‘can play two teams’ at Wolves 

8 Sep

Wolves head coach Walter Zenga says he now has enough players to "play one team on Tuesday and one on Saturday".

Man charged with murder after Wolverhampton stabbing 

7 Sep

A man is charged with murder after another man is found in a street with multiple stab wounds.

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27 Sep


Market success & Cupcake Lane celebration 

26 Sep

It was an action packed day in Tettenhall for both the Make It or Bake It street market and Cupcake Lane cafe on Sunday.


26 Sep

WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK by UNISON West Midlands   Free Thu 6 October 2016 19:00 – 21:30...

Emma attends opening of new Marston’s House offices in Wolverhampton city centre 

23 Sep

Emma has attended the opening of the new Marston’s House building in Wolverhampton.

Emma opens new £2.2million grassroots sports facilities 

23 Sep

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has opened two state-of-the-art sports facilities at Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Sports College and at a site adjacent to Aldersley High School.

Carers Rights Day Event 

23 Sep

Carers Suppport Wolverhampton are holding an event for carers on Friday 25th November, 10a.

Dementia Cafes 

22 Sep

The Alzheimer’s Society, in partnership with Wolverhampton City Counci l , holds Dementia Cafes in the city.

Positive Participation 

22 Sep

Positive Participation is a commissioned provider of Asian mental health services in Wolverhampton, based at the Blakenhall Bob Jones Community Hub (used to be called Blakenhall Healthy Living Centre).

Wolverhampton Carers’ Forum 

21 Sep

Are you a carer? Would you like to be involved in the Wolverhampton Carers Forum? You can be involved with : decision making raising awareness of care issues helping to arrange events for carers Have your say about carers services and register your ...

Make It or Bake It returns this Sunday! 

20 Sep

This Sunday 25th September, the award winning Make It or Bake It market returns to Upper Green for the sixth time.

Home Improvement Service 

19 Sep

If you own your own home and you are over 60 or on disability benefits, you may be able to get a free handiperson or help with the security of your home from the Wolverhampton Home Improvement Service.

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Physics in Motion 

29 Sep

Last Sunday I had the immense privilege of seeing the restored Flying Scotsman at the Pacific Power event at the Severn Valley Railway with Major Orton.

Call for deaf young artists! 

29 Sep

After the success of the Young Deaffest 2016 Poster Competition, where so many fantastic posters were submitted, we now need a new poster for Young Deaffest 2017! We want UK-based deaf young people aged 11 – 16 years old to get creative and make an...

This Charming Man 

29 Sep

NIGHT MUST FALL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 28 th September, 2016   The Original Theatre company, purveyors of classic plays, now brings us Emlyn Williams’s 1935 thriller, in their solid and dependable – and entertaining! – fashion.

MA Show 2016 

28 Sep

Visual Communication students will be showcasing their work at Wolverhampton Art Gallery - putting on a master display of talent.32 students studying for Master’s degrees in Digital and Visual Communication as well as others completing Masters in ...

The Silence of the Lambs 

28 Sep

LIGHT HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP To support the future of our venue in our city, we are holding some SILVER SCREEN YEAR 25TH ANNIVERSARY Special Screenings at a donation ticket price of £10.

Inside Story 

28 Sep

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Tuesday 27 th September, 2016   Stephen King’s story spawned a film, that has proved to be the nation’s favourite, and now this stage adaptation by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns.

My motivated skills 

27 Sep

I recently read a book about portfolio careers (I’m coming to the realisation that this seems to be what suits me and what I’d like to do with my freelancing).

Sponsorship Opportunities 

27 Sep

  We are delighted to announce that the applications for stalls and opportunities to sponsor Deaffest 2017 are now available.

Tap House Tour 2016 

26 Sep

We’ve been doing this beer project during the year and as opposed to #100pubs2015 it’s been a rather relaxed affair.

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Tim Spiers’ 60-second Wolves update – September 29 

29 Sep

Tim Spiers gives his latest Wolves update.

Mel Eves pays tribute to Wolves’ promotion-winning boss Graham Hawkins 

29 Sep

Mel Eves has led the tributes to ‘one of the greats’ Graham Hawkins, who has died at the age of 70.

Quiet and studious: Jeff Shi’s passion burns for Wolves 

29 Sep

Jeff Shi's passion for Wolves is undeniable.

Jeff Shi has a drink with Wolves fans before Wigan game 

29 Sep

Wolves fans having a quick pint before the game with Wigan on Tuesday night were left shocked when they spotted  Jeff Shi across the bar.

INTERVIEW: Jeff Shi calls for Wolves fans to join the Fosun revolution 

29 Sep

Jeff Shi wants Wolves to produce their own world-beaters from the club’s academy – and is desperate for more fans to join the Fosun revolution.

VERDICT: Fans bemoan ‘typical Wolves’ after Wigan defeat 

28 Sep

Wolves surprisingly lost to the league's rock-bottom team last night - but to our fans it was entirely predictable.

Former Wolves manager Graham Hawkins dies, aged 70 

28 Sep

Former Wolves player and manager Graham Hawkins has passed away at the age of 70.

When Tim Spiers met Jeff Shi: Video preview of our EXCLUSIVE interview with Wolves’ owner 

28 Sep

Wolves owner Jeff Shi paid a visit to the Express Star to meet staff and tour the newsroom of the country's biggest selling regional newspaper.

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Taekwondo starlet Charlie Collyer celebrates more medal joy 

29 Sep

Read the full story here http://www.

Wolverhampton Wolves seal play-off win to bag Grand Final place 

28 Sep

Wolverhampton won a stunning play-off battle with Poole to book their place in the Grand Final.

Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

28 Sep

Premier DivisionAreley Kings 1-4 Waterfall AFCDivision OneAlveley Sports 9-1 Wordsley AFCRedman 5-1 Kingswinford SwanSporting Club 4-4 Brit WollastonStourbridge Celta Lions 3-0 Wollaston LionsWall Heath Alliance 1-9 Stourbridge AthleticWyre...

West Midlands Tae Kwon Do Christmas Party 2016 

26 Sep

West Midlands Tae Kwon Do Christmas Party Tickets will be available soon on a first come first served basis! The date for your diary is Sunday 18th December 2016 Date: Sunday 18th December Tme: 19:00hrs till late Venue: The Waterfront, Level...

Quiz night this Friday (30th) 

26 Sep

8.30pm start - £1 per head - teams of 4 ish - cash prizes...

AFC Telford Utd U13s 2 AFCW U13s 4 

26 Sep

Starting Lineup: 16 Jacob Rabone, 4 Lawson Taylor, 5 Matt Kilkenny, 15 Lewis Hughes, 3 Eashan Brackenbridge, 2 Will Haden, 13 Simon Cornaby, 10 Josh Cooke, 6 Jacob Harper, 7 Ben Moore, 14 Connor Parker Subs: 1 Fraser Cook, 8 Jack Chandler,...

How John swapped claret and blue for cricket whites 

26 Sep

DUAL sportsman John Sedgley followed an unusual path.

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Bear Grylls abseils onto ‘Tower Bridge’ to celebrate new Discovery 

29 Sep

Star-studded event at Packington Hall saw record-breaking Lego bridge used to show off new Land Rover Discovery model...

Nearly 200 jobs in doubt as Sainsbury’s announces closure of prominent West Midlands store 

29 Sep

SAINSBURYS has announced it is to close its supermarket at the Merry Hill Centre, placing almost 200 jobs at risk.

Arriva to pay £163m premium for Cross Country franchise 

29 Sep

RAIL passengers will benefit from improvements on the Cross Country network, rail minister Paul Maynard has said, after announcing a new contract for Arriva Cross Country.

Land Rover unveils all-new Discovery 

29 Sep

LAND ROVER has unveiled its latest Discovery SUV in a major publicity stunt on the eve of the Paris Motor Show.

Land Rover takes wraps off new Discovery 

28 Sep

Luxury car maker has packed new model with latest technology and aims to offer a lighter and greener car...

Expanding Birmingham Airport will be Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon’s priority 

28 Sep

Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon sets out his vision for Birmingham and the West Midlands...

Birmingham Airport invests £100m in long-term growth plan 

27 Sep

BIRMINGHAM Airport is to invest £100m on improvements to its facilities and infrastructure as it looks to keep pace with increasing passenger volumes.

Birmingham Airport plans £100m overhaul 

27 Sep

Transport hub vows to improve parking, speed up baggage handling and add extra capacity for check in...

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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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ERP Systems 

29 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Richard Paramo on 29 September 2016 .

Lamppost lighting cover loose, 29th September 

29 Sep

Lamppost light cover is loose and swinging in the wind Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Wood End Road, Wednesfield Report on FixMyStreet...

ERP Systems 

28 Sep

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Richard Paramo on 28 September 2016 .

School Spend 

28 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Francesca Sandiford on 28 September 2016 .

Primary School Agency Spend Wolverhampton 

27 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Kim Bircher on 27 September 2016 .

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Martin Huburn – Tiptonite 

28 Sep

Live Comedy Show Lock Works Café Bar Tipton raised comedian Martin Huburn’s show – cheeky but clean tales of his successes and failings as he attempts to put Tipton back on the map.

Chubb Reminiscences 

28 Sep

Every 1st Tuesday, 11am – approx.

Swiss Army Man 

28 Sep

A hopeless man, stranded on a desert island, befriends a dead body.


28 Sep

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthopoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

The Silence of the Lambs 

28 Sep

LIGHT HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP To support the future of our venue in our city, we are holding some SILVER SCREEN YEAR 25TH ANNIVERSARY Special Screenings at a donation ticket price of £10.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children 

28 Sep

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Captain Fantastic 

28 Sep

A passionate father is devoted to teaching his six children how to live, be free survive in a world he has made for them deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

The Girl On The Train 

28 Sep

A woman devastated by her recent divorce spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house her train passes every day, until the morning she sees something shocking and becomes entangled in teh mysery that ...

I, Daniel Blake 

28 Sep

Winner of the Palme d’Or, a fierce and emphatic drama which is rumoured to be Ken Loach’s last film.

The Girl With All The Gifts 

28 Sep

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Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live 

16 Sep

ALAN BENNETT’S DIARIES LIVE With exclusive QA Broadcast live to cinemas across the UK – Wednesday 16 November This unmissable live event will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain’s best-loved writer, who, at 82, shows no ...

Ambient Music Event Pt. 1: Silent Strategies 

9 Sep

The term ambient music refers to a genre of music that began with Debussy, Ravel, and Satie.

All Hands on Decks: Vinyl Night 

9 Sep

Join us for a night of vinyl delights musical surprises! We provide the decks, you provide the songs, on the second Friday of every month from 8pm – late.

RSC: King Lear 

7 Sep

Gregory Doran directs Antony Sher in one of the greatest parts ever written by Shakespeare.

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