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Man with axe raids Co-op supermarket in Wolverhampton 

19 Aug

West Midlands Police said the robber took a quantity of cash before leaving the store.


Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

17 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Wallaby seen near Wombourne Sainsbury’s 

16 Aug

Holly the wallaby is missing from a zoo after reportedly being spooked by children.


How to find your perfect role in care 

15 Aug

Your personality may hold the key to a happier work life If you’ve ever wondered why you struggle with certain aspects of your job, but find others effortless, our personality quiz could be the answer .


Summer volunteer shortage closes Wolverhampton shelter 

13 Aug

The Church in Wolverhampton has fewer than half the needed volunteers during the summer holidays.


Viktorija Sokolova: Boy pleads not guilty to park murder 

10 Aug

A 16-year-old boy pleads not guilty to killing Viktorija Sokolova who was found dead in Wolverhampton.


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton 

10 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton.


Leander Dendoncker: Wolves sign Belgium midfielder from Anderlecht 

9 Aug

Wolves sign Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht, initially on loan for the 2018-19 season.


Jackson brothers boogie at Wolverhampton youth centre 

8 Aug

The Mowtown megastars visit a youth centre and talk about their love for the city's football team.


Purposeful investment in a learning culture: one children’s services journey to ‘good’ 

8 Aug

A local authority that has “significantly improved” its services to children has been praised by Ofsted for its determination to “strive for improvement and an openness to learning”.


Adama Traore: Wolves set to sign Middlesbrough winger after meeting £18m release clause 

6 Aug

Wolves are set to sign Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore in a club record deal after meeting the £18m release clause in his contract.


‘The systemic approach triggered a change in our culture of supervision’ 

6 Aug

Somerset County Council is currently seeking experienced children’s social workers to join a service that believes in openness and collaboration.


How much is it costing to redevelop Wolverhampton? 

4 Aug

With three projects overrunning some say the authority has become "careless" with people's money.


Wolves sued by man who claims he designed club badge 

2 Aug

Pensioner behind "infringement" claim says he drew the wolf head logo at school in the 1960s.


Murder arrest after Dwaine Haughton shot in Wolverhampton 

1 Aug

Dwaine Haughton died in hospital after he was shot in Wolverhampton.


Refugee’s abuse in Wolverhampton leaves son ‘shaken’ 

30 Jul

Rohullah Yakobi said it was "painful" that his 10-year-old son was questioning his British identity.


£6.6 million agency staff overspend ‘hugely detrimental’ to council’s children’s services 

30 Jul

A London borough has become the latest local authority to raise alarms around the impact children’s services spending is having on its financial sustainability.


Barry Douglas: Leeds United sign left-back from Wolves on three-year contract 

28 Jul

Leeds United sign left-back Barry Douglas from Wolves on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.


Carl Ikeme: Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper announces retirement 

27 Jul

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, announces his retirement from football.


Jonny Castro Otto: Wolves sign Atletico defender on loan 

25 Jul

Wolves have completed the loan signing of defender Jonny Castro Otto from Atletico Madrid.


Wolverhampton shooting: Killing was ‘targeted attack’ 

23 Jul

Dwaine Haughton, 24, died in hospital from a gunshot wound.


Tributes pour in for man fatally shot in Wolverhampton 

23 Jul

Family and friends of a 24-year-old man who was shot dead in Wolverhampton have been paying tribute to him as murder detectives continue their investigation.


Joao Moutinho: Wolves to sign Portugal midfielder from Monaco 

23 Jul

Premier League side Wolves are to sign experienced Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m.


Three-year-old boy injured in suspected acid attack in shop 

22 Jul

A Wolverhampton man has been arrested after a suspected acid attack on a child in a shop in Worcester.


Wolverhampton shooting: Post-mortem examination due 

22 Jul

The victim is yet to be formally identified, but his family are aware and are being supported by police.


Wolverhampton shooting: Police begin murder inquiry 

21 Jul

Police were called to a Wolverhampton street after reports of gunshots on Friday.


Wolves legend Kenny Hibbitt ‘was ultimate hero’ 

21 Jul

Wolves legend Kenny Hibbitt has been meeting fans in the Black Country on a book signing tour.


Children’s trust defends chief executive appointment for social worker criticised by judge 

19 Jul

A children’s services trust has defended the appointment of its new chief executive, a social worker whose practice was criticised by a judge but cleared by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and her former employer.


Crash inquest opens into death of Wolverhampton motorcyclist 

18 Jul

Motorcyclist Kenneth Allen, 54, from Wolverhampton was killed in a crash with a car on the Isle of Man.


Why is my taxi from another city? 

18 Jul

Many taxi drivers from around England say Wolverhampton council needs to tighten its licensing rules.


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