Wolverhampton Express and Star
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1 Sep pp. 1, 5 & 8 Hats Off to Staffords - Staffordshire Regiment amalgamates with Cheshire, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters to form the Mercian Regiment; p. 17 Motorists Urged to Avoid Marathon - Wolverhampton Marathon, including map of the route; p. 18 600,000 New Look Lifts Halls on Campus - University of Wolverhampton Compton Campus halls are refurbished.
2 Sep p. 1 New Signs for Red Route - roadsigns to be replaced along Stafford Road red route; p. 13 Runners and Riders in Conquering Form - Wolverhampton Marathon review; p. 20 More Than a Penny... new public toilets at Ashmore Parade, Wednesfield.
4 Sep p. 1 Beatties Bags Taken Out of Store - carrier bags bearing Beatties name replaced by House of Fraser bags at Wolverhampton and Dudley stores; p. 4 Church Cafe Part of Revamp - St John's Church to have cafe and landscaped grounds as part of New Summer Row shopping complex scheme; p. 4 Old Car Showrooms Change - Wolverhampton Grammar School opens new art and drama block on site of former Brindley Motors in Merridale Lane; p. 16 Youngsters Will Rev into Theatre Action - Central Youth Theatre to perform Supreme Sunbeam play at Grand Theatre.
5 Sep pp. 1 & 19 Carillion Is Booming - Carillion celebrate order book of more than 16m; pp. 1 & 23 Beattie Sister Dies - Eppy Brown, granddaughter of James Beattie, dies aged 95; p. 15 Red Route's Parking Time to be Extended - cars to be allowed to park on Stafford Road Red Route for most of working day; p. 20 Brewery Road Now Leads to Marstons - Lovatt Street and Albany Road is renamed Brewery Road; p. 20 Day Nursery Plans Move Step Closer - plan to create day nursery at Business Park, Fordhouses.
6 Sep p. 4 Virtual Tour of Summer Row Plans - projected images of New Summer Row shopping complex; p. 14 Pupils to Get 1m for Clubs - breakfast and after-hours clubs for Wolverhampton schools; p. 23 Centrepiece Lake to Restore Park's Glory - restoration of East Park to include boating lake, bandstand, formal gardens and fountain; p. 28 Unusual Memories Wanted... Wightwick Manor prepares for 70th anniversary as part of the National Trust.
7 Sep p. 7 Marathon Boost to Charities - 20,000 raised by Wolverhampton Marathon for chaity; p. 11 City Delight at Silver Accolade - city wins Heart of England in Bloom silver medals for sites including St Peter's Gardens and West Park; p. 13 Fans Want Plaque Tribute for Harry - blue plaque request for late comedian Harry Harrison; p. 23 Way Clear as Racino Clears Major Hurdle - work to start next year on 23m scheme to transform Dunstall Park Racecourse; p. 23 Art Brings Park to Life - three bronze sculptures created for Bushbury Triangle's Tudor Park; p. 28 Great Industrial Past Shows Its True Metal - Trades of Bilston exhibition by Wolverhampton Archives and Documenting the Workshop of the World project at Bilston Craft Gallery.
8 Sep p. 1 Call to Transform Former Town Hall... suggestion to make former Town Hall, North Street, into museum when magistrates' court moves to new premises; p. 10 Sarah Degree Honour - wife of Gordon Brown PM opens University of Wolverhampton's new admin centre; p. 15 Futuristic Homes... plan for Heath Town estate housing complex, WedZED, on site of Duke of York pub, Wednesfield Road (includes artist's impression); p. 15 Move to Protect Historic Houses - council hopes to include properties in Eagle Street and Coalway Road on the Local List of protected buildings.
10 Sep pp. 1 & 13 Pupils Star New Year... new Rakegate Primary School, Oxley, opens for new school year; p. 7 Motorists Warned to Steer Clear of Race - temporary road closures due to Tour of Britain cycle event; p. 13 Traffic-Free Square Idea... plan to make Queen Square free of buses, taxis and cars; p. 33 City Park Plans... proposals for the transformation of East Park to be available for public viewing.
11 Sep pp. 1 & 6 300m Boost for Schools - new educational facilities to be built, including replacements for Pendeford Business College, Heath Park Business College, Highfields, Bilston High and Tettenhall Wood Special School; p. 4 City Geared Up for Tour of Britain Race - preparations for cycle race; p. 4 Beatties Owner Calls for 250m Cash Help - House of Fraser demands help from suppliers to finance store refurbishment and rebranding; p. 20 First Phase of 10m Museum Work - Black Country Museum expansion to include a replica of Conway Garage, Sedgley Road; p. 29 Former Vicars Invited Back - former St Chad's vicars attend 50th anniversary celebration.
12 Sep pp. 1 & 4 City Finish for Racers - report and photos of the Tour of Britain cycle race; p. 15 Welcome for 300m Education Booster - creation of two education academies, one in Bilston and one replacing Pendeford Business College and Northicote School; p. 16 Marathon Runners... full list of runners, results and times from Wolverhampton Marathon; p. 20 Stagnant Canal Revamp - renovation of Bradley Arm Canal, Bilston; p. 21 High Praise for Church Refit - major refurbishment of St Peter's Church completed.
13 Sep p. 11 Locks Heritage in Spotlight - Documenting the Workshop of the World project at Walsall Archives; p. 21 Market Future on Knife Edge - city branch of Market Traders' Federation opinion on future of retail market; p. 22 2m Plus for Health Work - Primary Care Trust announce injection of funding for local health service; p. 24 School Focus: Uplands Junior School; p. 30 City Looking Forward to Cycle Race Repeat - Tour of Britain cycle race; pp. 32 & 41 Pledge to Keep on Running - full list of Wolverhampton Half Marathon finish times; p. 61 Successful Year at Girls' High School.
14 Sep p. 1 5m Plan to Ease Traffic - scheme in pipeline to ease conjestion on Stafford Road around Vine Island and Wobaston Road; p. 25 School Will Learn Fate... proposals to shut Ettingshall Primary School; p. 26 Marathon Effort... full results of the relay and cycle races from Wolverhampton Marathon.
15 Sep pp. 1 & 10 - Pair's Grand Look at Revamp - open day for refurbished Grand Theatre; p. 15 City's Airport Plans to Expand Business - final plans for expansion of Wolverhampton Business Airport to be announced next month; p. 19 13m Beacon Centre Facelift Gets Go-Ahead; p. 37 First Phase of 3m Home Refit Complete - three housing associations chosen for the trail of the Decent Homes scheme meaning improvements to 300 homes.
17 Sep p. 5 Date Set on Metro... government asked to approve Midland Metro multi-million pound extension by the end of next year; p. 7 Hospital Site...Tesco gives okay to begin refurbishment of Royal Hospital site; p. 13 City Memorial Takes Off - new Battle of Britain memorial at the Goldthorn Road base of the Royal Air Force Association; p. 18 Union Backs Plans for City Academies - national Union of Teachers backs plan for two new educational academies.
18 Sep p. 13 Delight Over Silver Medal - Heart of England in Bloom awards for St Peter's Gardens and West Park; p. 18 Flats Plan at Eye Infirmary a Step Closer - plan to develop former Eye Infirmary site into 100 flats; p. 20 Maintaining Highest Standards of Learning - Heath Park Enterprise College as part of the 300m Building Schools for the Future project.
19 Sep p. 1 Roundabout Plan for A449 - plan to replace traffic lights at the junction of Stafford Road and Cannock Road with a roundabout; p. 5 Council Lines Face Chop - city council to dispose of redundant phone lines to save 40,000 a year; p. 11 Swimming Baths a Shameful Site - poor repair of derelict Bushbury Swimming Baths building; p. 12 Last Ditch Protest... parents campaign against installation of mobile phone mast near King's School, Tettenhall; p. 19 Sunbeam Show Set for Grand - Central Youth Theatre's Sunbeam play to be performed at Grand Theatre this week; p. 20 Tom's A-Level Marks... Smestow School pupil achieves best A-level results in the country; p. 20 Bigger Changes with School Merger - Pendeford Business and Enterprise College to merge with Northicote High School as part of Building Schools for the Future project.
20 Sep pp. 1 & 17 Hotel Planned for City - major hotel and office complex to be called Ramada Encore at Citygate Plaza planned in proximity of i54 development; p. 10 Elephant Pub Statue - large elephant statue, in honour of former Elephant and Castle pub, to dominate centre of roundabout planned to replace traffic lights at junction of Stafford Road and Cannock Road; p. 18 School on Move After Turnaround - Tettenhall Wood Special School as part of Building Schools for the Future project; p. 27 Youngsters are Stars in Story of Sunbeam - Central Youth Theatre's production of Sunbeam play at Grand Theatre; p. 28 School Focus: Bhylls Acre Primary School.
21 Sep p. 7 Shining Example of City's Heritage - review of Supreme Sunbeam performed at the Grand Theatre by Central Youth Theatre group; p. 25 Hospital Makeover to Move a Step Closer - New Cross Hospital development hoped to begin by November; p. 28 Delight Over Millions for School Rebuild - Highfields Specialist Science School as part of Building for the Future project.
22 Sep p. 4 Elephant Returns to Grace New Gateway - artist's impression of the elephant statue to be erected near the site of the former Elephant and Castle pub; p. 4 Call to Name Pitches After Deeley - bid to rename Wednesbury football pitches after Norman Deeley; p. 6 City's University... University of Wolverhampton named second worst in the Midlands; p. 18 Supreme Show was a Wonderful Tribute - reactions to Central Youth Theatre play Supreme Sunbeam; p. 20 Merger is Key Role... Northicote School as part of Building Schools for the Future project.
24 Sep p. 11 Ring Road Tramp is Hit on Net - website set up in honour of Josef 'Fred' Stawinoga; p. 16 Sunbeam Factory Plans On Hold - former Sunbeamland factory building may remain derelict for another two years; p.16 Royal's Grand Facade... Royal Hospital building to become part of 50m homes and medical complex (includes artist's impressions); p. 17 Golf Day is Tribute to Alan - Penn Golf Club hosts chaity tournament to raise 9000 for charity; p. 20 City's Eyesores Will Be Spruced Up - city council to launch second phase of Orphan Sites scheme to identify city's most deprived and rundown areas.
25 Sep p. 1 Strike Vote at New Cross Hospital - nurses set to strike over pay cuts; p. 11 First Wolves Macot Back at Molineux - Frank Spittle, first club mascot in 1932; p. 15 Reverend Uncovers Historic Pot of Cash - 130 year old Pugh Educational Trust Fund at St Martin's Church; p. 19 Students Branching Out to Improve City - Wolverhampton College Cedars Horticultural Centre students to spruce up underpass garden at Chapel Ash roundabout; p. 20 Wolves Player Visits School Facility - Seyi Olofinjani tours Moseley Park School's new IT suite.
26 Sep p. 4 Thousands Join Tramp's Facebook Group - Facebook website has tribute page to Josef Stawinoga; p. 5 Tesco Aims to Boost City Shopper Figures - Tesco and Sainburys battle for Raglan Street site; p. 18 New Academies in Gifted Pupil Pledge - new education academies; p. 21 Multi-Million Pound Homes Bid for Estate - new homes development to be created on The Lunt estate.
27 Sep Lidl Store Plans... for site of former garage at the top of Finchfield Hill are likely to be rejected; p. 4 E & S Appeal Traces Pub's Iconic Statue - original elephant statue from Elephant & Castle pub is found; p. 5 Flooding Fears... Environment Agency objects to plans for transformation of Wolverhampton College Bilston campus due to risk of flooding; p. 10 School Focus: Merridale Primary; p. 11 Revamp of Centre Launched - 17m scheme to revamp Beacon Centre for the Blind, includes artist's impression; p. 16 Top Centres on the Way - including New Summer Row shopping complex with artist's impresson; p. 23 Protest Over Orange Mast - campaign against mobile phone mast at King's School; p. 30 Students on Course... University of Wolverhampton's new 13.5 teaching block.
28 Sep p. 7 Carillion in 175m Schools Building - Carillion to build 14 secondary schools for South Tyneside and gateshead Building Schools for the Future project; p. 13 Facelift at Town Pub - original wooden bar and fixtures to be auctioned before The Swan, Tettenhall undergoes facelift; p. 19 Work Starts on 3m HQ for Fortress - new Fortress Interlocks headquarters being built on former GKN site, Birmingham New Road (includes artist's impression); p. 21 New Block is Formula for Science Success - 1m science block opened at Tettenhall College in honour of former pupil and 1929 Nobel Prize winner Arthur Harden; p. 23 City Services on Health... Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust backs plans for twelve new developments including West Park Hospital refurbishment; p. 28 Days When Markets Had a Thriving Trade - brief history of Wolverhampton markets; p. 45 New School Plan Moves Closer - 15m school and community complex to replace Stowlawn and Green Park Schools.
29 Sep p. 7 Lady and the Tramp - Meals on Wheels food deliveries to Josef 'Fred' Stawinoga; p. 8 Top Cop Chris... new Chief Constable of Staffordshire; p. 15 New Head for Leading Junior School - appointment of new head teacher for The Drive and Lower School at Tettenhall College; p. 18 250,000 Hospice Refit is a Glass-Act - sculpture installed to mark completion of refurbishment of Compton Hospice; p. 39 Fourth Time Lucky for 1.5m Church - fourth bid for planning consent to build new church and community complex in Heath Town.
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