Wolverhampton Express and Star
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1 Feb Health Club at Centre of Row - no new tenant found for Healthland, Bentley Bridge; p. 5 2m Bid for New Library Building - lottery bid in preparation for new library facility in Wednesfield; p. 18 School Focus: Manor Primary School, Bilston; p. 26 Modern Complex Plan for Rundown Streets - housing and health complex transformation planned for area bordered by Stafford Street, Thornley Street and Whitmore Street.
2 Feb p. 28 Turn Back Time... images from the 1970s including Walsall Street, St George's Church, Clifton Cinema during demolition and the Crown and Cushion.
3 Feb p. 1 Backers Ready to Relaunch Fit Club - Healthland may be reopened; p. 1 Service Honours Hospice's 25 Years - 25th anniversay service for Compton Hospice held at St Peter's Church; p. 5 Anger Over Plans to Develop Garage Sites - city council's plan to sell off 25 garage sites for redevelopment; p. 11 Repairs at Pool Delay Reopening - central swimming baths; p. 39 Vicar Bids Farewell to Church - vicar of St Bartholomew's, Penn, retires after 18 years.
5 Feb p.7 Cemetery Growth is Option... possible expansion of Bushbury Cemetery whilst plans remain for new cemetery at Langley Road; p. 13 Hospice Celebrates 25 Years... Compton Hospice anniversary service at St Peter's Church.
6 Feb p. 1 New Dunstall Racino Plans - Dunstall Park Racecourse submits plans for a 23m expansion, including a casino.
7 Feb p. 1 Grand to Shut for New Look - Grand Theatre to close in July and August for major refurbishment; p. 10 It's Back to the Fifties... Highfields School puts on play as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations; p. 14 Residents' Anger as Lidl Plans to Move In - protest over planned use of former Finchfield Road West garage site for store (includes artist's impression); p. 17 New Look for Dunstall Park Revealed - artist's impression of expanded Dunstall Park Racecourse including hotel and casino; p. 20 Residents Get Say on Future of Airport - Wolverhampton Business Airport expansion scheme.
8 Feb p. 7 Bulldozers May Move in at Historic Pub - Shoulder of Mutton pub, Tettenhall Wood, may be demolished for additional housing.
9 Feb p. 13 Canalside Flats Plan for Garage - Whitehouse Motors garage, Wednesfield to be replaced by flats complex geared towards New Cross Hospital staff; p. 19 Libraries Wiping Out Fines... Wolverhampton Libraries declares fines amnesty for February, plus free cd and dvd hire; p. 21 2,400 Back Boy to Save Pool - petition to save Compton Park swimming and sports centre from closure; p. 45 City HQ for Newly Merged Regiment - Staffordshire Regiment, which is to be merged with Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and Cheshire Regiment to form Mercian Regiment, is to have its HQ in Wolverhampton.
10 Feb p. 4 Airport Boss Resigns After Two Years - managing director of Wolverhampton Business Airport resigns.
12 Feb p. 25 City Church Gives Chance to Chill Out - St Peter's Church to hold a sanctuary day for quiet contemplation.
13 Feb p. 18 Delays as Traffic Calming Works Begin - new road markings, a crossing and roundabout to be installed in Aldersley Road; p. 18 Landlords' Clean Up Act... Broad Street property landlords apply to refurbish rundown premises.
14 Feb pp. 1 & 5 Smoking Ban Shuts Bingo - Mecca Bingo, Skinner Street, to close due to impending smoking ban; p. 4 Library to Close for Big Revamp - Wednesfield Library closing for redecoration; p. 19 Axe Hanging Over 1,300 Pubs - including Shoulder of Mutton.
15 Feb p. 1 Village on Course for 2m plans in Golf Bid - nine hole golf course set to be built in Essington; p. 5 School Will Be Turned into Flats - former Farndale Junior School site set to be turned into ten flats for the elderly; p. 15 Plan to Turn Property into a Hostel for Young - Advanced Childcare apply to Eastfield property into into home for troubled young people; p. 15 IMI Site... multi-million poundplan to redevelop seven-acre former IMI site, Wednesfield; p. 27 Beer Buffs in Fight to Save Pub - CAMRA fights to save Battle of Britain pub, Penn; p. 28 2.5m Wednesfield Public Square Plan Gets Go-Ahead - includes artist's impression; p. 29 League Hope... new ball park opens at Fifth Avenue, Low Hill.
16 Feb p. 21 Sunbeam Play Set for City Preview - Central Youth Theatre to perform play about Sunbeam at Bantock House in March; p. 37 City Baths Landmark Demolition Bid Nears - plan to demolish Bushbury swimming baths; p. 37 Old Centre to Make Way for New Church - plans to bulldoze community centre at Wolverhampton Road and Woden Road, Heath Town, to build a new church.
17 Feb p. 12 Back in Business - historic greengrocers in Dudley Road, once R E Probert, restored through ABCD funding and reopened as Sandy's Fruit & Veg.
19 Feb p. 5 It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - library service new band promotion concert in Wulfrun Centre halted due to extreme noise; p. 7 Plea to Save Eye Hospital Treasures - campaign to house artefacts from Eye Infirmary in specialist museum; p. 14 First Home on Show at Chubbs Works Site - showhome opens at St Peter's Walk , Wednesfield, on derelict Chubbs Works site; p. 16 Chance to Air Concerns Over Airport - campaign to stop development of Wolverhampton Business Airport.
20 Feb pp. 1 & 5 Bishop is Music Fan - new Bishop of Wolverhampton, Rev. Clive Gregory, tours Banks's Brewery; p.10 Carpet Firm Rolls Back the Years... carpet firm J Potts & Son closes after 100 years of business; p. 25 New Head Appointed for Under-Fire School - Elston Hall Primary appoints new head teacher.
21 Feb pp. 4 & 5 Renewed Bid to Save Primary School Fails - proposal to close Danesmore Park primary school; p. 16 Eerie Victorian House Boasts Ghostly Past - Oriel Lodge, Stafford Road, said to be haunted; p. 20 Revised Church Scheme - plan for new 1.5m Heath Town church and community centre back to the drawing board; p. 20 Ex-School Site Could House 38 Properties - proposal to build housing on former Farndale school site; p. 20 Time Called on Battle Pub - decision taken to demolish Battle of Britain pub, Penn.
22 Feb pp. 1 & 6 Council Gets 3-Star Rating - city council awarded 3-star rating again by the Audit Commission; p. 16 Appeal Blow for Residents... permission granted to install 36ft mobile phone mast in Pendeford Lane, Fordhouses.
23 Feb p. 1 Ambulance Merger Given Green Light - West Midlands and Staffordshire ambulance services to be merged; p. 5 Race is On for Cricket Club - final funding still to be found for completion of redeveloped Wolverhampton Cricket Club building, Danescourt Road; p. 14 Airport Bid is Grounded - Bridgnorth councillors say expansion plans for Wolverhampton Business Airport should be shelved; p. 28 Park on Cue to Unveil Better Billiard Room - newly restored billiard room at Bantock House to be opened in March; p. 28 Lottery Cash Boost to Fund Social Activities - Wolverhampton YWCA to receive 124,500 from the Big Lottery's Young People's Fund over the next three years; p. 45 New Look for Hospice - Compton Hospice to begin a 300,000 transformation to celebrate 25th anniversary.
24 Feb p. 1 Marston's in 1m Deal... to become official sponsors of Warwickshire County Cricket Club; p. 13 Makeover for Manor Milestone - Wightwick Manor to celebrate 70th annivesary with the National Trust with revamp; p. 17 Report Joy for Closure Threat School - Danesmore Park Primary receives a glowing Ofsted report; p. 18 Tears and Anger at Bingo Hall Protest - campaign to save Mecca Bingo Hall in Skinner street from closure; p. 37 1.3m Revamp Work Begins on City Park - regeneration scheme for Phoenix Park, Blakenhall.
26 Feb p. 7 Plans in Place on Hospital Big Move - transfer of service from Eye Infirmary to New Cross Hospital; p. 14 Hospice Celebrates 25 Years of Caring - Compton Hospice annivesary ball; p. 25 Fears for Pear Tree Near Pub Facing Axe - Tettenhall Dick pear tree in danger if Shoulder of Mutton pub, Tettenhall Wood, is demolished; p. 16 History Buffs Delve Deep into City Past - first Local History Symposium held at Bantock House; p. 16 Golf Course Plan to Bring 20,000 Trees - scheme to create new nine-hole golf course in Essington.
27 Feb p. 7 Revamp Scheme for City Returns - plan to revitalise area bordered by Worcester Street, School Street and Little Brickkiln Street; p. 13 First Glimpses of Park Scheme - artist's impressions of refurbished Phoenix Park; p. 16 Anger Over Plan for Carpark - plan to create carpark on Raglan Street site considered for supermaket; p. 16 Multi-Million Pound Boost for City Esate - plans to redevelop Blakenhall Gardens; p. 16 Children's Centre Opens - official opening of Dovecotes Children's Centre, Ryefield, Pendeford; p. 25 Major Step Forward for 176m Revamp - scheme for new railway station; p.25 Work to Start on Low Level Scheme - 208-apartment block earmarked for Low Level railway station site.
28 Feb p. 1 Knight Checks in at Palace - singer Beverley Knight collects MBE; p. 7 Manor Reopens to Visitors - Wightwick Manor reopens with new craft shop; p. 8 Off Our Trolleys... illustrated article about the demise of the trolleybus; p. 10 Six Health Complexes to be Built in the City; p. 12 40m Deal for Division of Carillion.. for work in the Middle East.
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