IN BUGLE 1280 we asked readers if anyone in their family had served as a mayor or councillor of a Black Country borough.
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 ...
Last night Nigel and I stayed over at “The Family Tree”, so named by Iris after Stickman, her favourite story ……….
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.
Yesterday afternoon Nigel paid his first visit to our new Evesham dentist …… …..
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 ...
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.
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Again, it was an early breakfast and roll call by the car for Darrell and Nigel this morning.
We’re delighted to announce the winning poster for Young Deaffest 2017! Congratulations to Katrina (aged 13) for her fantastic poster.
WOLVES League Champions againFOUR years after winning the Football League championship for the very first time, Wolves captured the top prize again in 1957-58, having a convincing five point margin over runners-up Preston North End when the last ball...
WILLIAM PERRY, the Tipton Slasher, may be the most famous son of the Black Country but very few of his personal possessions have survived to the present day.
Meet the Up For It? Presenters Mia Ward and Rosie Benn! “Hi my name is Rosie Benn! I’m 22 years old and I live in the UK.
Yesterday Lucy, Darrell and Nigel were on a mission to find a de rigueur stair carpet for Maison De La Lu! Breakfast was at 9 o’clock sharp with a roll call, with tape measures, beside the car at 9.30! According to Darrell things did not start too ...
Acting Masterclass with Brian Duffy and Sean Berdy Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 (Suitable for over 18) Location: Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 11.00am – 12.30pm Join award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter Brian ...
From what I can gather Lucy is taking no prisoners back in the homeland, in getting as much import as she possibly can as to what is de rigeuer and en-trend or just plain common or naff as far as wooden flooring her mansion is concerned from Darrell...
We have long suspected that the fishing pegs below The Towers were the prime spots for fishing along our stretch of the river, as they always seem to have someone fishing there, come rain or shine.
Mr Five Pints invited me up to Sheffield this weekend so of course we went to Bramall Lane to watch Blades beat a competent Latics side 2-1.
THIS FINE photograph, getting on for 100 years old, has been donated recently to the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre but, sadly, very little is known about it.
Sadly, we never made it to Spirit Fest yesterday, for all our hype and excitement Darrell got a better offer! Lu text him and said that if she picked him up, would he like to go looking at wooden flooring with her, he had done such a good job at The ...
Poor Nigel is in a bit of a state, the barge that is always parked directly opposite us wasn’t there when he opened the blinds this morning …….
Please note that due to a licensing change, we will not be showing weekday matinees until our new daytime cinema licence renewal arrives around 27th March.
As you know Marmite is our very favourite savoury spread of choice, so you can imagine my delight when I found this cookbook for just 60p in one of the charity shops in town.
Today we welcomed Lizzie Harding - a natural history and botanical illustrator ''The bumper book of nature'' by Stephen Morris, included Lizzie's husband posing while digging the garden in his wellies Lizzie's wonderful illustrations can be seen ...
ON THE subject of steam engines and narrow boats, if I was a betting man which I am not I would wager that a high majority of males between the age of five and 105, especially those born and bred in the Black Country would share my empathy for the ...
What we love about Evesham is that it’s a lot like us, it likes to work with a theme! Admittedly, we are pretty much strangers to the turf, but this week you can’t miss that it’s The Cheltenham Festival where it’s all novice chases, handicap ...
From Bristol via Sheffield and London, William Mager is an award-winning filmmaker and writer and the Series Producer of BBC See Hear, now in its 37th Series.
I THOUGHT I would share with readers some of my memories of growing up in the Codsall estate in Cradley Heath.
We have stayed in touch with the Cheryl and Andrew, the couple who now live at Castle Greysquirrel and exchange little notes and cards now and again.
JOHN FINN | FILMMAKER John aspired to be a filmmaker from the age of 4.
There is a skeleton in the window of a house we pass when we go into town on not the so scenic route ……..
Over 70% of older people are lonely according to research published by the over 50s site gransnet .
Yesterday we witnessed a terrible event in Westminster, one that must have been extremely distressing to those in the immediate area.
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.
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 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 Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has responded to the latest unemployment figures for Wolverhampton and the UK, published today.
People in the work related activity group of Employment Support Allowance get a work related activity component of up to £29.05 a week.
From 6th April the family element of child tax credit is scrapped.
If you are single, under 35 and rent from a private landlord, your housing benefit will be capped at £65 per week.
This week (6 -10 March) was National Apprenticeship Week.
On Wednesday in Parliament, the Chancellor delivered his Spring Budget.
Film, poetry, visual arts, performance, music, song, dance, theatre.
Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, is today (Wednesday 8 March) marking International Women’s Day.
Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, dropped into the UTC Aerospace Actuation Systems facility on the Stafford Road on Friday, March 3, ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.
Sat 11 March 10am Shrewsbury Castle Lawn, the Quarry union March for Education...
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If you are single, under 35 and rent from a private landlord, your housing benefit will be capped at £65 per week.
Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, has written to pharmacists in Wolverhampton to get their views on just how government plans to reduce funding to community pharmacies will affect their businesses.
Abortion is a Workplace Issue (by West Midlands UCU) Saturday 25 March at 1:30pm Birmingham and Midland Institute in Birmingham...
From the EHRC: In December last year, the Commission launched a formal inquiry into the chronic lack of accessible and adaptable housing available for disabled people in Britain.
Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances.
Emma has sent her congratulations to Wolverhampton optometrist, Prabhjit Boparai, who has won a prestigious national award.
Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East attended the opening of Tata Steel’s new production line.
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 Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, voted this week in favour of triggering Article 50.
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)Emma Reynolds MP 9 Feb
Emma is urging residents to have their say on proposals to create an access road to the former ROF site in Featherstone.
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 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 Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East appeared on the Westminster Hour this weekend to discuss what a post Brexit immigration system might look like.
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.
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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Winner of 2 Golden Globes, Oscar nominated and one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year so far.
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.
Looking for studio, office, training spaces? NAC has some resident spaces coming up.
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.
The CAMRA Wolverhampton Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Newhampton Arts Centre starting Thursday 8th and ending Saturday 10th June.
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 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 ...
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.
A spectacular celebration of Rajasthan’s vibrant and colourful lifestyle, music and dance in a heady, exciting and hypnotic reflection of this enchanting region.
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.
Creative workshop with a spring theme.
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 is back with plenty more hip shakin’ than before.
A challenge, competition, exhibition and festival all in one.
The Out of Time weekender is back with plenty more hip shakin’ than before and with a new summertime date.
Support Live music with our regular live music night for up and coming fresh young talent.
The Town will be getting back together for a one off gig raising money for diabetes UK.
Out of Time returns to celebrate 3 years of hip shakin mod club nights in Wolverhampton.
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.
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.
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.
Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures.
Nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language.
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.