Wolverhampton Express and Star
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1 Dec p. 13 Anxious Wait Over Moving the Archives - City Archives wait for HLF bid decision to move to Molineux Hotel; p. 18 School Focus: Castlecroft Primary School.
2 Dec pp. 1, 23-4, 41 City School Comes Top of 20,000 Primaries - Manor Primary named best in England for helping pupils improve while Bushbury Hill Primary named as the worst; p. 7 Banks's Brews... Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries show profits of more than 90m; p. 11 First Glimpse of New Era for Hospital Site - Tesco's multi-million pound plan to transform former Royal Hospital site and surrounding area (includes aerial artist's impression).
3 Dec p. 4 New Four-Star Hotel Planned for City Site - planning bosses in talks with prestigious hotel operators for city-centre luxuary hotel but exact site as yet unknown; p. 21 Start Date Set for 67m Business Park - masterplan for 220-acre i54 business park to be presented to bosses around
December 12; p. 22 Deadline Set... at January 27 2006 for objections to closure of Christ Church C of E School, Whitmore Reans.
5 Dec p. 1 5.5m School Plan May Be a Step Closer - scheme for a primary school in the Oxley area replacing Rakegate Junior School; p. 7 Computer Images Give a Preview of Gallery - projection of extension interior of Art Gallery; p. 20 Bid for 1m Funding to Protect Heritage - New Deals for Communities funding application to promote the repair and restoration of historica buildings and monuments in All Saints and Blakenhall.
6 Dec p. 1 Why Beatties Won't be Giving the Mayor a Christmas Bear - under new House of Fraser policy, Beatties ends tradition of donating a teddy bear to the mayor for good causes.
7 Dec p. 1 Carillion Buys Out Rival Firm - Carillion buys out Mowlem for 291m; pp. 1 & 16 City Set for New Market - Hungarian market temporarily in Queen Square and Market Square (includes plans); p. 6 Bear's Tale Has Happy Ending for Mayor... Beatties donates two teddy bears to mayor Phil Bateman for charity; p. 10 New 5m School Closer to Go-Ahead - scheme to replace Rakegate Junior School; p. 17 Five Claim Places in School Roll of Honour - Ofsted roll of honour includes Bushbury Nursery, Graiseley Primary and Broadmeadow Nursery schools; p. 23 Fight to Save Ward Closure Lost - campaign to save the closure of a ward at Penn Hospital appears to have failed.
8 Dec pp. 1 & 22 Crowds Flock to Market - city mayor opens Hungarian market; p. 1 Trams Up for Sale... Centro planning to replace fleet of 16 Metro trams; p. 6 Parking Plan Gets All-Clear - plan for strict parking laws on Stafford Road; p. 17 Scheme to Build 78,000 Homes - Regional Housing Strategy says 78,000 home need to be built within Black Country area by 2010 to meet housing needs.
9 Dec pp. 1 & 17 i54 is a Step Nearer - blueprint is lodged with planning bosses for i54 business park (includes artist's impression); p. 15 First Glimpse at Plan for Deprived Area - multi-million pound development planned for former AP UK factory in Showell Road, Low Hill (includes artist's impressions).
10 Dec p. 1 12m Pool Ahead of Schedule - Waterworld leisure complex in Wednesfield ahead of schedule.
12 Dec p. 5 Housing Scheme is Given Go-Ahead - plan to build 23 homes on cleared land at the corner of Tudor Road and Powell Street clears final planning hurdle; p. 5 Meeting on Plan to Move Eye Site - campaigners against moving Eye Infirmary at attend public meeting; p. 20 Chauffeur's Cottage Goes Under Hammer - cottage in grounds of Bantock Park sold at auction.
Dec 13 p. 6 Carillion in 230m Contract - Carillion to build three printing plants for News International; p. 11 Campaigners Set Up Eye Hospital Protest; p. 12 Waterworld Starts Taking Shape - artist's impression and photo of Waterworld leisure complex.
Dec 14 p. 1 Ambulance Merger Plan Confirmed - plans to merge all Midlands ambulance services, including West Midlands; p. 1 Beatties Bears for Mayor - Phil Bateman presented with two teddy bears for christmas raffle; p. 5 7m to Spruce Up Tired City Area - city council chiefs keen to overhaul Dudley Street and Queen Square; p. 6 Debt-Busters Called in to Sort New Cross - Department of Health debt experts sent to New Cross Hospital to look at cash crisis; p. 14 Grand Treat in Store... review of Grand Theatre pantomime Aladdin; p. 17 City Council Expects Three-Star Rating ... from Audit Commission; p. 19 Staff Bid to Save New Cross Diner - petition to save staff restaurant from closure; p. 19 Protesters in Double Campaign on Traffic - speeding problems on Penn Common Road.
Dec 15 p. 1 Infirmary Site Bids... bids received for purchase of land; p. 4 Carillion Raises Bid for Mowlem; p. 6 New Cross Praised as it Cleans Up Act - Healthcare Commission awards New Cross Hospital 80% for hygiene; p. 15 School Focus: Warstones Primary; p. 25 New Chief Hunt... search to find replacement for council chief executive Derrick Anderson.
Dec 16 p. 20 Fashion Shop Chains Reveal Plans for City - New Look and Primark submit blueprints for proposed flagships stores in city centre.
Dec 17 p. 14 Rundown Flat Blocks Get Space Age Look - 7.8m project to tranform Russell Court and Grosvenor Court.
Dec 19 p. 1 Bantock House in 49,000 Windfall - Bantock House and Park awarded lottery grant to refurbish the billiard room; pp. 1 & 12 150m Scheme for Goodyear - plan unveiled to redevelop Goodyear site (includes aerial photo and site plan); p. 4 Badge for Merged Regiment Rejected - amalgamated badge for regiment including The Staffords is rejected; p. 20 Grant to Set Up Cash Advice Service - local YWCA receives award to promote financial advice to people in poor communities.
Dec 20 p. 1 Restaurant Ready... new restaurant Dom Salva will replace Gepetto's in Darlington Street after 300,000 makeover; p. 5 Carillion in 129m Deal - Carillion looks set to get contract to build and maintain six schools in Ayrshire, Scotland; p. 7 Church Set for Move into Old Pub Building - Seventh Day Adventist Church takes over former Dovecote pub, Pendeford.
Dec 21 p. 6 Date Set for Work to Start on Luxuary Loos - new public toilets in Victoria Street; p. 23 City Streets to Get 1m Lottery Facelift - Broad Street and parts of Stafford Street and Lichfield Street to be refurbished.
Dec 22 p. 1 Patients Must Pay to Watch TV - New Cross Hospital ends free TV for patients.
Dec 23 p. 19 Independent Shops Will Be Pushed Out - concern expressed by independent shopkeepers over Summer Row development; p. 29 Road Scheme Will Bring Site New Life - city council backs road improvement scheme prior to redevelopment of former GKN site, involving Millfields Road and Manor Road.
Dec 24 p. 4 Mayor's Message for 2006; p. 12 Bostin' Boozers: Giffard Arms; p. 17 Historic Shop to be Preserved - one of Wolverhampton's oldest shops at 334 Dudley Road added to heritage protection list; p. 17 Nineteenth Century Pub Safeguarded - King's Arms, Dudley Road, added to heritage protection list.
Dec 26 p. 10 Tessa Still Full of Go... article about Tessa Sanderson nearing 50.
Dec 28 p. 13 Roadworks Signal Misery... major roadworks to Dudley Road, Blakenhall, from January.
Dec 29 pp. 1 & 4 MP Ken Purchase Pledges to Help Save Eye Infirmary; p. 4 Historic Cycle Firm to Shut City Centre Shop - B D Price to close Victoria Street shop after 27 years; p. 15 Humps Will Be Put On Death Road - speed calming humps to be put on Finchfield Road next to Bantock Park.
Dec 30 p. 7 Appeal to Tesco on Site Revamp - pland to redevelop derelict Royal Hospital site.
Dec 31 p. 4 Take Those Veggies Away, Says Council - council say pavement display must be removed from in front of grocery shop at 334 Dudley Road; p. 14 Delight at 3.9m School Rebuild - St Luke's C of E school to be rebuilt; p. 31 Mayor Says 2006 to be Big Year for City.
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- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Wolverhampton Archives, Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies
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