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04 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


04 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice | WV10 9UN 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


03 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


03 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice | WV1 1TX 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


28 Jan 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


28 Jan 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice | WV1 4DE 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


New antiques centre at Bantock House 

24 Jan

ANTIQUE hunters can now find a new treasure trove centre at Wolverhampton's historic Bantock House.


Alas, Poor Nigel’s Fluffy Bushes. 

24 Jan

Although Nigel doesn’t know the names of a great many plants, he does still take a very keen interest in everything that grows in the hedgerow as we walk along the road, particularly if they are of an unusual type nature …… …… and so his ...


MÀNRAN 

23 Jan

CD Review An Dà Là - The Two Days After more than three years on the road Scottish band Mànran finally got to land in Glasgow and put together their new album which brings some of their travels to life musically along with the idea of great change.


Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival 

23 Jan

On Saturday 28th January, Light House will welcome guests of the Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival for a selection of great literature based events, celebrating through live readings, film and music.


Andrew Smith – Author Reading 

23 Jan

Andrew Smith On Saturday 28th January, Light House will welcome guests to the Wolverhampton Literature Festival for a selection of great events.


Ellowes Hall – a great house and its grounds 

23 Jan

MANY of the great houses, where the wealthy industrial magnates of the Black Country once lived, have gone.


Evesham Boudoir Lounging ….. 

23 Jan

I am just praying that Darrell doesn’t spot this very glamorous, champagne coloured chaise lounge before it’s sold ……… otherwise I know he will rush home to tell me that it has his name written all over it in Swarovski crystals and then ask...


Comedy with Cake Fundraiser 

22 Jan

CHARITY FUNDRAISER in aid of LIGHT HOUSE MEDIA CENTRE All acts have donated their time to help fundraise for this important cultural venue and help SAVE LIGHT HOUSE SUNDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2017 2pm – 4pm Tickets £8 COMEDY WITH CAKE IS A CLEANED UP ...


SHEILA K CAMERON with ALLAN, MCNEILL, SPEIRS and YOUNG 

22 Jan

CD Review Alone On The Road The enigmatic Sheila K Cameron has her mojo in full flow for Alone On The Road, which is the third in a series of reissues of her work.


Wolverhampton’s grand old municipal baths 

22 Jan

AT THE end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries several local councils in the Black Country built grand municipal baths for the people, offering a place to swim and also somewhere they could get clean.


Teaching English: Semester One, Second Year! 

22 Jan

I can't believe where the time has gone?! It only seems like a moment since I returned to work after the summer break! The first semester of my second year at Etonkids has finished! From one fabulous parent showcase to being the first teacher in my ...


How Romantic Would It Be …… 

22 Jan

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Button making with Lorraine Brettle 

21 Jan

Lorraine led a workshop today on button making.


Wuhan: My Favourite Things… 

21 Jan

Wuhan has been my home since July 2015, this Central Chinese city definitely has its moments but I want to focus on some of my favourite things.


Nigel’s Deal Breaker 

21 Jan

Settling down to every day life in Evesham the subject of hairdressers has inevitably reared it’s head, especially when I had to suggest to Nigel that his hair had started to look a little unruly.


My grandfather was proprietor of Turkish baths 

20 Jan

THREE weeks ago, in Bugle 1273, we published a photograph of Wolverhampton Municipal Baths in the early 20th century that had been kindly sent to us by Sue Poulson.


Norman’s tales of the golden years at the Sunbeam works 

20 Jan

AT THE age of 15, Wolverhampton-born Norman Cliff joined the Sunbeam Car Company as an apprentice.


2017 Teashop Challenge …… JellyPickleJam 

20 Jan

There are an awful lot of teashops and cafes in Evesham, and I sort of think that in 2017 Darrell, Nigel and I should set ourselves the challenge of availling ourselves of each and every one of them.


Fans queued through the night when Wolves met Albion in the FA… 

19 Jan

BLACK COUNTRY clubs enjoyed mixed success earlier this month in the third round of the FA Cup.


A No Calorie Meal? 

19 Jan

Poor Darrell, he is taking his new eating regime very, very seriously, and I am fully behind him, but I am afraid Nigel, though supportive, also sees it as an opportunity to get one up on Darrell! Yesterday he was at a loose end so popped into our ...


January, 18th 1978 – The Big Garage 

18 Jan

What happened to The Big  Garage? During the 1960’s  and 70’s, we old Wulfrunians seemed to be forever mourning the continuing loss of our Victorian and Edwardian buildings.


ROBYN STAPLETON 

18 Jan

CD Review Songs of Robert Burns The influence of Robert Burns on folk culture, especially music, both in Scotland and the wider world cannot be overstated.


Tettenhall photo brought back childhood memories 

18 Jan

I WOULD like to confirm that the photo on the front page of the Bugle January 11 edition showing Tettenhall in Winter (pictured right) is taken from the junction of the Tettenhall Road, at the bottom of The Rock, looking down Lower Street.


Darrell Takes The First Step 

18 Jan

I had noticed Darrell had been a bit distracted since New Year, looking sideways at himself in the mirror, pinching various parts of his body like his stomach, thighs and derriere and asking me more than once if I thought he had bingo wings …….


PIPPA REID-FOSTER 

17 Jan

CD Review Driftwood Harp The harp has to be one of the oldest instruments known to man, perhaps that's why it carries with it such a historic way of speaking music along with a magical and ethereal voice, so much so it could be argued you can't fully...


More Romantic Things Goings On ….. 

17 Jan

Nigel has always reckoned that the most romantic thing he could ever wash in real life was an elephant.


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Emma welcomed Brexit Select Committee on their recent visit to Wolverhampton 

24 Jan

Emma is a a member of the cross-party House of Commons Brexit Select Committee.


Emma welcomes Supreme Court ruling that Parliament must trigger Article 50 

24 Jan

Emma Reynolds MP has today welcomed the Supreme Court judgment that only Parliament has the power to trigger Article 50 and upholding parliamentary sovereignty.


FirstGroup Plc v Paulley 

18 Jan

The Court held that FirstGroup’s policy of requiring a driver just to request a non-wheelchair user to vacate the space without taking any further steps was unjustified under the Equality Act.


Stepchange – help with debt 

18 Jan

If you are struggling to manage and have debts mounting up, an organisation called Stepchange is just the thing to help.


Emma’s recent article on immigration policy written for The Observer 

17 Jan

I know from the conversations I’ve had with people on the doorstep and at my coffee morning and surgeries that many people in Wolverhampton are worried both by the economic consequences of leaving the EU and about immigration.


Emma welcomes new rail technology and investment at Alstom’s Oxley site 

17 Jan

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has toured Alstom’s traincare centre in Oxley on Friday 13 January together with Rob Marris MP and the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay.


NHS demo 

14 Jan

"The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it" Nye Bevan, Founder of the NHS On Saturday 4 March 2017 The People's Assembly is be teaming up with Health Campaigns Together to organise a major national demonstration in ...


Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness free course 

14 Jan

Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness, personal responsibility or a diversity Issue? A free course designed for Trade Union representatives, branch officers, activists and people who aspire to be! Friday 3rd and 10th February 2017 9am till ...


Heart Unions week 

13 Jan

campaign 2017 Join us to hand out flowers and union recruitment cards in Valentines's week Saturday 11th February Wednesfield High St stall 10.30am Sunday 12th February Bilston Market stall 10.30am...


Civic Centre Access 

9 Jan

The main entrance and reception area of the Civic Centre, Wolverhampton will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 3 rd January for up to seven weeks for essential repairs and maintenance being carried out by the FutureSpace programme.


Emma praises Wolverhampton volunteers for their work in supporting the homeless 

6 Jan

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has praised a group of Wolverhampton volunteers who have given up their own free time to help the city’s homeless people.


Emma chooses the winner of her annual Christmas card competition 

15 Dec

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East, has chosen the winner for her annual Christmas card competition.


Emma opens new offices of local company providing digital IT across the globe 

15 Dec

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East has opened the new offices of Flatworldworks, an emerging global player in digital IT.


MPs visit local postmen and women to in the run-up to the busy Christmas period 

15 Dec

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East and Rob Marris MP, have thanked local posties for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period.


Emma attends grand re-opening of expanded local business 

13 Dec

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East helped cut the ribbon to re-open the new expanded offices of Angel Waterlogic who are the largest water cooler business in Europe.


Blue Badge Parking Changes 

12 Dec

On Monday 9 th January there are going to be changes of how to access some disabled persons parking bays in the City Centre due to bus lane enforcement schemes.


Wellbeing hub to close 

9 Dec

Wolverhampton Community and Wellbeing Hub will be closing down in May 2017 .


Long commutes in the West Midlands up by a quarter 

8 Dec

The number of employees in the West Midlands with daily commutes of two hours or more has shot up by a quarter (25.6%) over the past five years, according to new analysis published by the TUC.


Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network 

7 Dec

Future Meetings 22nd March 2017 Speaker on Buses Bill, Election of Executive Committee 12th July 12.30 for 1pm at Unite, Pride Park, Derby.


Search for new paralympic swimmers 

29 Nov

You can go along to a FREE swimming session this Sunday at Wednesbury Leisure Centre, disabled swimmers and carers are welcome, Swimmers of all ages with a disability are invited to one of the local Para-Swimming Talent Identification sessions ...


Emma visits local supermarket to discuss challenges facing the retail sector post Brexit 

23 Nov

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East visited her local Asda supermarket at Heath Town for a tour of the store and to discuss, with the company, their thoughts and concerns on Brexit.


OvenGleamers are cleaning local ovens in time for Christmas 

22 Nov

It’s been a busy summer for Franchise owner John Rorke, at OvenGleamers Wolverhampton West, the UK’s premier oven cleaning brand, now in the Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire & Bridgnorth areas.


Christmas Lights Switch On in Tettenhall 

21 Nov

Is it really that time of year again – ‘yes’ I hear some of you groan..


Emma attends Remembrance Sunday to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice 

18 Nov

On 13 November, Emma attended the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Thomas’ Church in Wednesfield, in the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme.


The Wolverhampton Worker 

17 Nov

monthly newspaper of Wolverhampton Trades and Labour Council (now known as Wolverhampton, Bilston District Trades Union Council), circulation 17,000.


Emma gives annual lecture to Brussels Labour 

10 Nov

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has delivered the annual Brussels Labour Lecture in memory of John Fitzmaurice.


Emma attends unveiling of Goodyear plaque at the Civic Centre 

7 Nov

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has attended the unveiling of a relocated plaque at the Civic Centre.


people working night shifts in the West Midlands up by 22,000 

6 Nov

New analysis published by the TUC 31 October 2016, shows that the number of people who work night shifts in the West Midlands increased by 22,000 (9%) between 2011 and 2016 to 267,000.


fees cause Midlands 90% drop in sex discrimination ET claims 

6 Nov

  Discrimination at work allowed to “flourish unchecked” as employment tribunal claims fall sharply in the Midlands, says TUC    4 November 2016 TUC condemns steep fees which allow bad bosses to get away with discrimination and unfair ...


Quaker Quiz 

6 Nov

Fri 18 Novemb e r , Friends Meeting House 7-15pm, fundraising for refugee support groups...


Battle of Orgreave exhibition 

6 Nov

now until – 26th November 2016 2016 Jeremy Deller: The Battle of Orgreave @ Worcester City Art Gallery Museum.


Birmingham TUC 150 years celebration 

6 Nov

John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor is now a  Confirmed speaker @ Birmingham Trades Union Council 150th Anniversary Event Saturday 12th November 2016 Less than 30 places are left; tickets are £5 waged and £2.50 unwaged and are available from i.


Social Care SOS 

3 Nov

SOS DAY -  Wednesday 16th NOVEMBER QUEEN SQUARE, Wolverhampton 12noon-1pm £1.95 billion has been cut from social care budgets over the last ten years;  At present funding levels, 37,000 care beds will be lost over the next five years; Spending on...


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Ryley Walker 

24 Jan

Future Perfect presents Ryley Walker Monday 22nd May Newhampton Arts Centre – Wolverhampton Tickets – £12 adv...


Guns Or Roses The Awesome Guns ‘n’ Roses Tribute 

24 Jan

Guns Or Roses The Awesome Guns ‘n’ Roses Tribute TICKETS £10 /EARLY £12 ADV £15 OTD As headlined at WV1 FEST 2016 at West Park Guns Or Roses are without doubt THE most entertaining tribute to Guns N’ Roses on the circuit.


Bhangra Active classes 

23 Jan

  New classes starting  on 2nd March 2017 Kids 6pm – 7pm Adults 7pm – 8pm Thursdays  – Adults £6, Kids £5 (discounted price via web site www.


Forthcoming Events at Light House 

23 Jan

Click the link for information: Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival Fundraiser: Comedy with Cake...


Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival 

23 Jan

On Saturday 28th January, Light House will welcome guests of the Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival for a selection of great literature based events, celebrating through live readings, film and music.


Andrew Smith – Author Reading 

23 Jan

Andrew Smith On Saturday 28th January, Light House will welcome guests to the Wolverhampton Literature Festival for a selection of great events.


Comedy with Cake Fundraiser 

22 Jan

CHARITY FUNDRAISER in aid of LIGHT HOUSE MEDIA CENTRE All acts have donated their time to help fundraise for this important cultural venue and help SAVE LIGHT HOUSE SUNDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2017 2pm – 4pm Tickets £8 COMEDY WITH CAKE IS A CLEANED UP ...


Australian Ballet: Coppelia 

21 Dec

Part of The Fairy Tale Season Wednesday 19th April 7.15pm A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppélia has everything a good story ballet should: a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes.


Martin Simpson 

9 Dec

One of the best acoustic, finger-style guitarists in the world and a multi-award winning artist, including 6 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards THE CAFE WILL BE OPEN FOR PRE SHOW FOOD 6:30PM...


Out Of Time.. Mod night 

9 Dec

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


Live and Picking 

9 Dec

Live and Local band night featuring fresh young talent.


Friends – Quiz Night 

9 Dec

* Ages 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by 1 adult 18+) * Minimum team size 2 people.


Tempest presents The Fallen State 

9 Dec

One of Wolverhampton’s most talked about rock nights is back.


Life Drawing 1: Thursday afternoons 

9 Dec

Starting Thursday 26th January This six week Life Drawing course will explore the human figure, using inspiration from  historical and contemporary artworks.


Read our latest digital What’s On 

8 Dec

Our latest What’s On is out now, don’t miss out on up and coming events, regular classes as well as features on resident groups and how you can support the NAC.


Looking Back plus special guests 

6 Dec

Looking Back are really pleased to be back in their home town of Wolverhampton to play a gig to promote their forthcoming CD and DVD.


Theatre Foyer Makeover 

6 Dec

The Foyer in the Theatre block is undergoing a transformation thanks to the hard work of some Nactivist Volunteers and the generosity of theatre goers who have sponsored carpet tiles.


RSC: Titus Andronicus 

30 Nov

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.


RSC: Antony and Cleopatra 

30 Nov

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.


RSC: Julius Caesar 

30 Nov

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.


NT Live: Twelfth Night 

30 Nov

Thursday 6th April – Estimated start time 7pm Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.


NT Live: Hedda Gabler 

30 Nov

“I’ve no talent for life.


Exhibition: A Grand History of Panto 

30 Nov

An exhibition from The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton is now open, ideal for those visiting the city for ‘Aladdin’ – on stage from 10th December.


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA 

30 Nov

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block.


T2:TRAINSPOTTING 

30 Nov

First there was opportunity, then there was betrayal.


A Monster Calls 

30 Nov

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness, a young boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his mother’s terminal illness.


Bring Your Own Music Night – Fundraiser 

30 Nov

Join Light House in a celebration of music from the era of Trainspotting – 1996.


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