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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.

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Comment »

Emma calls on government to ban the sale of zombie knives 

16 Aug

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East and Pat McFadden MP, have recently written to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to urge the government to ban the sale of so-called “zombie knifes” that people can still purchase legally and that are...

Emma calls on government for more resources to tackle crime 

8 Aug

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has expressed her support for the Express and Star who have conducted a crime survey.

Emma marks World Breast Feeding Week 

1 Aug

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, is supporting World Breastfeeding Week, which this year begins on Wednesday 1 August.

Emma meets with Transport Minister to lobby for Stafford Road safety improvements 

31 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, met with Transport Minister, Jesse Norman in the Department of Transport to raise concerns about the Stafford Road after a spate of recent accidents, including a serious collision that resulted ...

Emma joins calls for the Hunting Act to be strengthened to stop wildlife being killed 

26 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has signed a petition calling for hunting legislation to be strengthened, amid growing concerns that British wildlife is still being targeted due to loopholes in the law.

Emma visits Low Hill Community Hub and Play and Stay 

23 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, paid a visit to Low Hill Community Hub to meet with volunteers and users.

Emma supports the role of local pharmacies in improving patients’ health 

19 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, attended a pharmacy briefing in parliament to show her support for local pharmacies.

Emma celebrates annual Black Country Day 

16 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, celebrated Black Country Day this weekend.

Emma visits Wolverhampton Festival of Food and Drink which sees attendance increase to over 25,000 

13 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited the City of Wolverhampton Festival of Food and Drink which was attended by over 25,000 – up by almost 7,000 people on the inaugural event last year.

Emma congratulates all the volunteers involved in Wednesfield in Bloom 2018 

13 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited Wednesfield to support Wednesfield in Bloom during the day that Heart of England in Bloom judges were there.

Emma visits Wednesfield in Bloom to congratulate the many volunteers involved 

10 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has visited Wednesfield to see this year’s display and to meet with volunteers.

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Features »

Tales of Carribee Island 

Lost Wolverhampton 17 Aug

An Island Far Away? Despite sounding somewhat similar to the Caribbean Islands, the area of Wolverhampton City Centre once known as “Carribee Island” was no place in the sun! “CRIBBEY – ISLAND”  the place was called, yet twas no harbour ...

The Royal Ballet: La Bayadare 

12 Aug


Molly Lewis – Volunteering at CYT – ‘I’m helping out whilst doing something I love’ 

Central Youth Theatre 8 Aug

Around February/March last year, I decided to take up the great opportunity of volunteering with Acting Up on Thursday afternoons.

#SaveLightHouse campaign builds pace 

6 Aug

Press Release The Black Country’s only independent cinema, Light House in Wolverhampton, housed in the city’s former Chubb Lock Factory is facing closure following a series of cuts unless a partner or major sponsor can be found.

Festival Festivities 2018: Ay! Get away from that food! (Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul) 

Russ L 4 Aug

I decided to try to write about the music festivals this year and (in the process of doing the first one ) decided that I couldn’t be arsed with writing about the actual music too much, and instead would try to identify a theme for each festival.

Cornwall Mini Deaffest 2018 

2 Aug

Zebra Access to launch the first ever mini Deaffest, Deaf Film & Arts festival in Cornwall.

August iDJ Cancelled 

2 Aug

Unfortunately the iDJ Open Deck Night, scheduled for 10th August, has been cancelled.


31 Jul

We have a little bit of sad news to impart ……..

Tigley Textiles Workshop 

Wolverhampton Embroiderers’ Guild 30 Jul

Showing samples of what we were going to attempt Simply beautiful Demonstrating the painting on fabric some stitch samples And then we had a go...

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Wolves »

A Love That Knows No Boundaries 

16 Aug

Fan’s Heartfelt Chronicle On The Highs And Lows Lawrence Kilkenny as he appears on the Justgiving page he set up to help Parkinson’s.

Leicester City Vs Wolves Preview 

15 Aug

There were two major positives from the Everton game.

Woodfield On Saudi Experience 

13 Aug

McGarry, Allen Also Took Trail To Desert Riches ‘Duggie’ Woodfield (right) with West Midlander Pat Wright in their time together in the Middle East.

Wolves 2 Everton 2 

11 Aug

The poll Article to follow.

Whoosh! The Curtain Goes Up 

10 Aug

Recollections Of Opening Days In History Anticipation and excitement are at fever pitch as Wolves prepare to return to the Premier League stage tomorrow.

Wolves Vs Everton Preview 

9 Aug

Given what we continue to see off the field, my hopes and expectations on it remain comparatively modest.

Precious Listening 

7 Aug

Adding A Voice To The Mystique Of Our Heroes It’s a record! Voices from the dressing room.

Adama Traore: The risk worth taking? 

7 Aug

Not so long ago rumours about the fastest winger on the planet signing for Wolves would have been met with universal fanfare.

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We are moving 

16 Aug

We are moving our website from Pitchero.


Wolverhampton Sporting CFC 8 Aug



Wolverhampton Sporting CFC 6 Aug


August 2018 News 

AFC Wulfrunians 6 Aug

League Cup Draw We have been drawn away at fellow Premier Division side Wolverhampton Sporting Community in the Second Round of the League Cup having been given a bye in the First Round.

Pre Season News 

AFC Wulfrunians 15 Jul

AFC Wulfrunians 2 Stourbridge 1 – Saturday 14th July 2018 Second half goals from Jordan Broome and Mikey Nelson saw AFC Wulfrunians pick up a 2-1 pre season victory against Evo-Stik Premier Division Central side Stourbridge.

Match Photos 

AFC Wulfrunians 14 Jul

AFC Wulfrunians 2 Stourbridge 1 – 14th July 2018 – View HERE AFC Wulfrunians 1 Wolves U23’s 0 – 10th July 2018 – View HERE Photos courtesy of Nigel Cliff...


Wolverhampton Sporting CFC 6 Jul

Sporting's FA Cup & FA Vase opponents released as Draw is made...

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Business »

Protective coatings made by Indestructible – a family-owned company in Sparkhill 

9 Aug

‘ Indestructible Paint , a manufacturer of high performance paints and coatings, started in 1978 in a small workshop in Acocks Green.

Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.

The Times, the FT and the Chancellor focus on late payment 

13 May

o Earlier two football clubs were commended on this site: Liverpool managed an average of 27 days, beating Arsenal’s 35.

Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers 

18 Feb

In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced.

Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

16 Feb

Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...

West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

16 Feb

Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.

GKN to pay shareholders £2.5bn as firm fights off Melrose takeover 

14 Feb

Latest twist in hostile acquisition drama will see GKN sell off division which could be valued at 2 billion...

Post Office branch returns to Handsworth Wood a decade after closure 

14 Feb

Community gets their branch back after major cull in 2008...

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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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LocalGov »

Operators of Private Hire Vehicles 

17 Aug

Clarification sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Lee Ward on 17 August 2018 .

Overgrown trees, 17th August 

17 Aug

2 trees are getting really overgrown now and need to be cut down to a better size.

Database of services 

17 Aug

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Tay Jiva on 17 August 2018 .

Parking systems enquiry 

17 Aug

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to E.

Parking systems enquiry 

17 Aug

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by E.

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Events »

The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary 

15 Aug

For one night only, join us for a special 20th anniversary screening of this cult classic.

Classic Cinema and Cream Tea: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 

15 Aug

Join us for the latest in our Classic Cinema and Cream Tea series.


15 Aug

An epic adventure set in Ice Age.

Joe Bayliss – Album launch 

15 Aug

Joe appears at the NAC for the first time to launch his new album – BOOK OF LIFE.

Anchor & Hope 

13 Aug

Two women, Eva and Kat, and the best friend of one of them, Roger.

King Of Thieves 

13 Aug

A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden Jewellery heist of 2015.

The Wife 

13 Aug

The story of Joe and Joan who have been married for 40 years.

The Royal Ballet: La Bayadare 

12 Aug


The Royal Ballet: Flight Pattern Triple Bill 

12 Aug


The Royal Ballet: Mayerling 

12 Aug


The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker 

12 Aug


Raising the Bar 

7 Aug

A big well done to all of our NACtivist’s who helped to organise and raise an amazing £362.40 for Newhampton Arts Centre at this years fundraising fete.

Keep the Kids cool this Summer! 

7 Aug

With 6 weeks holiday during the summer, children are likely to get bored and want to do something fun and creative to as the time.

Ouch! by Rhubarb Theatre 

7 Aug

Billy is fed-up and stuck in a hospital room but all that’s about to change.

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