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53 service users complete City & Guilds at Fircroft College 

21 Jul

As part of completing their Community Payback hours in 2014/15, 53 service users have completed a City Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Horticultural Skills .


SWM CRC celebrates staff excellence at inaugural awards ceremony 

25 Nov

Over 90 people attended the inaugural Staffordshire West Midlands CRC Staff Excellence Awards on the morning of 21st November.


Community Payback breathes life into 102 year old scout club 

5 Nov

Cheryl Langford, a PCSO based at Sedgley Police Station, has helped a scout club win a much needed grant for an internal redecoration project.


Wolverhampton Community Payback Newsletter – October 2014 

27 Oct

The latest newsletter from Wolverhampton Community Payback team is here.


Wolverhampton Offender Accommodation Forum welcomes Wales Housing Services 

24 Oct

Housing staff from Wales received a warm welcome in Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Offender Accommodation Forum welcomed representatives of housing services for the whole of Wales to Molineux stadium, on 15th October 2014.


Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial regional finals 

17 Jun

When you think of a magistrate (which probably isn’t often), what probably springs to mind is something out of a Charles Dickens novel.


Community Payback staff aim to be world class 

7 Apr

Over 100 staff from the Community Payback (CP) division of Staffordshire West Midlands (SWM) Probation attended an event at the Molinuex Stadium in Wolverhampton on 28th March 2014, when they considered the past and future of the supervision...


Platform 51 becomes Changing Lives 

19 Mar

The Platform 51 centre, which has worked in partnership with Wolverhampton Probation since 2012, has changed its name to Changing Lives.


Probation Service Officer inspires criminal justice students 

27 Feb

Probation Service Officer (PSO) Mark Thomas is keen to help those who share his passion for criminal justice.


Sandwell tops table for reducing reoffending 

26 Feb

Sandwell is the best local authority at reducing reoffending, according to the latest government figures.


Dudley is number one for reducing reoffending 

20 Nov

Dudley is the best local authority area at reducing reoffending, according to the latest government figures.


Bilston Approved Premises is enjoying “The Good Life” 

12 Sep

By John Holsey, Deputy Manager, Bilston Approved Premises Earlier this year the Bilston Approved Premises (AP) team, following initial enquiries from staff members Iris Tracey and David Willis, was successful in its pursuit of a local allotment...


Wolves’ Carer Support Team will be out and about during Carers’ Week, which begins on Monday (10 June). 

5 Jun

Wolves' Carer Support Team will be out and about during Carers' Week, which begins on Monday (10 June).


Find out how you can improve your health and well-being at free event BlakenhallCHLC on 13 June. 

5 Jun

Find out how you can improve your health and well-being at free event BlakenhallCHLC on 13 June.


A unique lock contraption made a special appearance @BantockHouse yesterday. 

5 Jun

A unique lock contraption made a special appearance @BantockHouse yesterday.


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FixMyStreet »

Double mattress dumped on the pavement of Newbridge Street near the Newhampton Pub, 29th March 

29 Mar

Fly tipping occurred between 11.00am and 13.30 on 29 March.


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...


Potholes, 20th March 

20 Mar

Broken road surface which makes it difficult for safe cornering by bicycle.


Potholes, 19th March 

19 Mar

The many Many potholes on this roundabout make safe navigation by bike difficult.


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FOI requests »

Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

29 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Adam A on 29 March 2017 .


Statistics related to public bins – Wolverhampton 

29 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Darnell Stewart Blakesley on 29 March 2017 .


2015/16 Pension Fund Investment Data as MS Excel File 

27 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Joel M Benjamin on 27 March 2017 .


Climate risk in pension fund Investment Strategy Statements 

27 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Simon Bullock on 27 March 2017 .


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 .


Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .


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NHS »

Young people to “take over” health organisation 

17 Nov

Young people in Wolverhampton are to give their views about the health services they receive when they “take over” a health organisation, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) on 19 November.


Health commissioner makes patients aware of antibiotic use on European Antibiotic Day 

16 Nov

People in Wolverhampton are being urged by their local health commissioner to be aware of the proper uses of antibiotics and ensure they are taken responsibly.


Got diabetes? Get the flu jab! It’s World Diabetes Day 

12 Nov

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab say doctors at Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG).


Wolverhampton GPs now offering electronic prescriptions to their patients 

12 Nov

Patients in Wolverhampton are able to benefit from a free NHS service that reduces the need to visit the GP surgery just to collect a paper prescription.


Shoppers encouraged make a pledge to stay well this winter 

27 Oct

Shoppers in Wolverhampton will be urged to “stay well this winter” using a series of large pledge cards at events in the city this weekend (30 and 31 October).


Improving Urgent Care in Wolverhampton 

30 Sep

Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which funds healthcare services for the city, has announced that Northern Doctors Urgent Care Ltd, will run the new Urgent Care Centre at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust New Cross Hospital site...


Join Wolverhampton health commissioners at their Annual General Meeting 

23 Jul

Wolverhampton residents are invited to join local NHS chiefs to find out more about plans for future services.


Wolverhampton healthcare commissioners agree service changes in efficiency review 

16 Jul

Healthcare commissioners in Wolverhampton have agreed changes to a number of services after giving residents the opportunity to have their say.


Wolverhampton doctors issue heatwave advice 

29 Jun

If you want to enjoy the warm weather in local outdoor beauty spots like West Park this summer, you and your family need to take care in the sun and heat.


Get involved in your local NHS patient summit 

19 Jun

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging local people who are with GP practices in the Tipton, Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath and Oldbury areas, to get involved in their patient summit on Tuesday 23 June...


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Westminster »

Euro Area | Westminster Hall debates 

21 Jul

I would love to give way to the hon.


Macedonia: Human Rights | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

15 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on freedom of speech and surveillance in Macedonia.


EU Negotiations | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

On the minimum wage, the Minister’s party is late to the cause, but its conversion to support for our policy is nevertheless welcome.


EU Reform | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

The Minister will have seen the stories in the press over the weekend suggesting that the Prime Minister was seeking to wind back the clock and make the opt-out from the social chapter part of the UK Government’s negotiating strategy...


EU Negotiations | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

On the minimum wage, the Minister’s party is late to the cause, but its conversion to support for our policy is nevertheless welcome.


EU Reform | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

The Minister will have seen the stories in the press over the weekend suggesting that the Prime Minister was seeking to wind back the clock and make the opt-out from the social chapter part of the UK Government’s negotiating strategy...


Ways and Means – Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – Amendment of the Law | Isil | Commons debates 

13 Jul

While my hon.


Iranian Nuclear Programme | Westminster Hall debates 

2 Jul

Thank you for your chairmanship, Sir David, as we debate a hot topic on a hot day.


Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

We are in favour of people’s aspiration to buy their own home, but we are also in favour of policies that add up and stack up.


Homelessness | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

23 Jun

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the Supreme Court judgement of 13 May 2015 on Kanu v.


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    27 Mar 17
    Home Office seeks to widen recruitment net beyond those already in forces for top roles in England and Wales People who do not work in policing could compete with senior police for chief constable jobs in England and Wales under new government…
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    27 Mar 17
    Defra’s new online fishing rod licence service recently moved from private to public beta. Head of Digital at Defra, Sally Meecham, explains why it’s so simple, a child can use it.
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    27 Mar 17
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    23 Mar 17
    Responding to today’s National Audit Office (NAO) report on  Capability in the Civil Service , Deputy Director of the Institute for Government Julian McCrae, said:
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