Wolverhampton Express and Star
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1 Jul p. 18 Red Route Future Hangs in the Balance - A449 Stafford Road parking scheme; p. 20 Monmore Green Turns Back the Clock - Monmore Green Speedway celebrates 80 years.
2 Jul p. 1 University Stripped of Recognition - Royal Pharmaceutical Society withdraws endorsement of postgraduate degree course at University of Wolverhampton; p. 11 Outrage as Plans for Flats Scrapped - Wolverhampton Homes postpones revamp of St Andrew's House and Whitmore House, Whitmore Reans; p. 12 Red Route Set to be Scrapped; p. 12 i54 Roads Take Shape - aerial photo showing new link road between M54 and i54 site; p. 19 Playing Field... in Bilston Road, Wednesbury, to be renamed in honour of ex-Wolves player Norman Deeley.
3 Jul p. 6 Plan for School Field - scheme to build 14 flats on land belonging to Royal Wolverhampton School; p. 16 School Focus: Uplands Junior; p. 22 Builders are Favourites... Carillion set to win 96m contract for Midlands motorways scheme; p. 23 Rescued Elephant... elephant statue from former Elephant and Castle pub; p. 23 Opening in Sight for Travelodge - Travelodge hotel in Waterloo Road set to open in December; p. 23 New Look for City Boozer - refurbished Bradmore Arms reopens; p. 24 Visions for City's Future Revealed - developments within city including artist's impressions of Summer Row complex, casino at Low Level Station site and Wolverhampton Science Park, plus aerial impression of entire planned city developments; p. 33 Families' Appeal on Hospital Overhaul - residents express concern about forthcoming redevelopment of New Cross Hospital.
4 July p. 4 Setbacks Hit Summer Row Work - start of development put back to 2009; p. 4 Historic City to be Lit Up - city buildings of special interest to be illuminated at night, beginning with Molineux Hotel and Chubb buildings.
5 Jul p. 4 TV Show on Fred - BBC1 show Heir Hunters to feature Josef Stawinoga; p. 20 Cricketers in Celebration - members reunion to celebrate 100th anniversary of Penn Cricket Club; p. 20 Parents in Battle... to halt plans to install wireless networking at Christ Church Infants and Juniors School, Tettenhall Wood; p. 37 Mayor Opens Adventure Playground - city mayor Christine Mills officially opens outdoor adventure play area at Bilston Nursery School.
7 Jul p. 1 Brewery Site Work Stalled - transformation of former Springfield Brewery halted; p. 7 Boozer Celebrating Award - the Pyle Cock, Wednesfield, received CAMRA best pub in the city award; p. 12 New Tenants Move into Revamped Hall - Gazebo Theatre is the first new occupant of Bilston Town Hall; p. 25 Group Bovvered Bout Bilston - Bilston Pentecostal Church volunteers form group called Bovvered Bout Bilston to help tidy the town.
8 Jul p. 1 City Churchyard Hit... gravestones at St Philip's Church vandalised; p. 6 Fears for Landmarks... English Heritage list of at-risk historic buildings in area including Molineux Hotel, Graiseley Old Hall and Greyhound and Punchbowl pub; p. 20 Hospice Super Support - feature with images about Compton Hospice.
9 Jul p. 1 Church Organ Ruined... damage to organ at St Michael's Church, Tettenhall, after lead stolen from roof; p. 1 Low Level Work... delay to building of flats at Low Level Station site due to downturn in the housing market; p. 1 Target Date for Lidl - plan to open new store in Finchfield by Christmas; p. 16 Sports Hall and Faith Centre in Prison Plan - proposed and extensions to Featherstone Prison, including current erial photo and proposed layout plan.
10 Jul p. 1 City Facing 700m Crisis - city council faces financial problems; p. 1 We're in the News - independent audit shows Express and Star to be biggest selling regional evening newspaper; p. 5 Plan for Orbital Route Dropped - city council rules out fresh study into the viability of orbital route; p. 5 Funeral Staff Pitch In... to assist with clearing damage caused at St Philip's Church; p. 7 University Plans to Open at i54 Site - University of Wolverhampton to open training and technology centre at i54; p. 8 Genius Who Built New Iron Age - feature about John Wilkinson; p. 10 School Focus: Stow Heath Infants; p. 24 New Gates to Stop Mini-Motos Menace - new barriers erected at Kingsclere Walk, Merry Hill.
11 Jul p. 1 Housing Group to Shed Jobs - Wolverhampton Homes to lose 60 jobs over the next three years; p. 4 City Gets Ready for Cycle Race - Tour of Britain cycle race to pass through city in September; p. 11 Civic Hall May Become Top Venue for TV Shows; p. 19 Parish Calls for Delay Over Prison Decision - proposed new Featherstone Prison; p. 39 Nursery School Rated Top Class - perfect Ofsted report for Newbridge Tots, based at Newbridge Preparatory School.
14 Jul p. 1 Goodrich Wins Contract - Goodrich Actuation Systems wins 10m contract for stealth jet parts; p. 1 Carillion Gets Olympics Deal; p. 6 Contrasting Sides of UK Finaces on Road - comparisons between Goodrich and Goodyear sites, with comparitive aerial photos; p. 1 Site Plan Hit by Slump - redevelopment of Goodyear site may be hit by housing slowdown; p. 13 Key Milestone for Pianist Reg - Reg Keirle celebrates 40 years of playing piano at The Trumpet, Bilston; p. 16 City on Parade... report and images of City Show at West Park; p. 33 Boxing Club Fighting Back... case dropped against Wolverhampton Amateur Boxing Club.
15 Jul p. 5 Fred the Tramp's Legacy - Josef Stawinoga leaves 34,000 in unclaimed pension; p. 6 Feud on Elephant Statue... former statue from Elephant & Castle may go back on display; p. 8 Imperial Returning to Mint Condition - brief history of Wood's Palace, Bilston, with artist's impression of post refurbishment appearance; p. 19 Guide to Closures due to Council Strike; p. 29 Work on Old Station... conversion of former Tettenhall Railway Station into Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve visitors' centre; p. 29 New B & B for City Centre... plans approved for 12-bedroom B & B in Church Street.
16 Jul PP. 1 & 4 City Hit by Council Strike; p. 16 Plug Pulled on Landmark Bathing Site - demolition of former Bushbury Baths building; p. 20 Display Gives Glimpse... Wolverhampton Photographic Society exhibition at the Central Library; p.21 Future of Protected Tree Safe... 300 year old lime tree on Tettenhall Upper Green to be preserved.
17 Jul p. 1 Beauty Spots Honoured - Bantock Park and West Park both receive Green Flag award; pp. 1 & 3 Red Route... scheme along A449 Stafford Road to be axed in September.
18 Jul p. 13 Inquiry on Easing A449 Congestion - alternative measures explored to replace Red Route system; p. 14 Church Sprang from Services in Cinema - brief history of Springdale Methodist Church, originally holding services in Penn Cinema; p. 15 Unveiling of Fountain Delayed... Queen Square centrepiece fountain; p. 21 Sainsbury's New Proposal for Factory Site - proposed superstore in Wombourne, including comparative aerial photo and plan.
19 Jul pp. 1 & 20 Tower Will Be Pulled Down - Phoenix Rise, Blakenhall Gardens, to be demolished; p. 11 Cadets Tidy Churchyard - army cadets and funeral directors staff help tidy vandalised churchyard of St Philip's, Bradmore; p. 37 Hotel and Office Plan...Citygate Plaza scheme may get council approval.
21 Jul pp. 1 & 5 Man Shot at City Pub - shooting incident at The Waggon and Horses, Cannock Road; p. 16 City Attraction Visitor Centre... application lodged to transform Grade II stable at Northicote Farm into visitor centre.
22 Jul p. 1 Changes at Centre in Chaos - Chris Laws Day Centre; p. 10 Landmark Site May Become Community Hub - plan to transform former GKN site on Bimringham New Road into a Guru Kaniwas community centre; p. 11 Pensioners Voice Fury... over plans to overhaul Chris Laws Day Centre, Low Hill; p. 13 Plastic Fantastic... Douglas Baker Plastics Ltd, Bilston, celebrates 35th anniversary.
23 Jul p. 1 Citygate Plan Moving Forwards - Citygate Park scheme, Stafford Road; p. 4 Goodyear Bricks for Sale - 350 bricks from demolished Goodyear chimney to be sold; p. 7 Council Cemetery Plans - scheme for new cemetery in Sytch Lane, Wombourne; p. 19 Derelict GKN Site to get Major Makeover - city council agrees to back plans to transform former GKN site into wedding and sports centre.
24 Jul p. 1 Anger Over Market Move -council orders antiques market to move from base in Salop Street; p. 5 Violence Blamed for Pub Closure - crime incident at Waggon and Horses; p. 22 Airport Plans Take Off... proposed transformation of Wolverhampton Business Airport into aviation park, with aerial-view artist's impressions; p. 24 Crossing Hope... pedestrian crossing may be installed at accident blackspot on Willenhall Road; p. 33 Volunteers Help Revamp Park... city's oldest adventure playground The Phoenix, Blakenhall, is officially reopened after refurbishment; Discover Wolverhampton supplement, p. 4 Dunstall Park feature; p. 5 Grand Theatre feature; p. 6 Wolverhampton Grammar School feature; p. 6 Newbridge Preparatory School feature.
25 Jul pp. 1 & 4 Plan for Markets to Move - five options for future of Indoor, Outdoor and Antiques markets; p. 7 Motorways Contract for Carillion - 96m contract to set up traffic control system on the Midlands motorway network; p. 10 Tesco Shows What is In Store... Tesco plan for supermarket in Wombourne, with artist's impression.
26 Jul p. 10 Empty Market Stalls... city council considers removal of unused stalls at outdoor market; p. 17 Clothing Range... Denise Lewis teams up with Next clothes chain; p. 20 Supermarket has Bus in Store for Shoppers - plan for bus service for proposed Sainsbury store in Wombourne, with artist's impression of store.
28 Jul pp. 1 & 14 Brewery Steps In - Banks's brewer Marston's injects 2m to provide appropriate retailer support; p. Country Park in City... report of 14th Wolvestock two-day country music festival at East Park; p. 25 Pool Revamp Pays Off... refurbishment of Tettenhall Pool is successful.
29 Jul p. 5 Organ Donated... new organ installed in St Michael's and All Angels, Tettenhall; p. 12 Shop Full of Treasures... short feature on The Old Bookshop, Bath Road, Chapel Ash; p. 13 New Award for Tourist Spot - Bantock House receives VAQAS Quality Marque award; p. 17 Plant Gets Fired Up - energy from waste plant to be built at Four Ashes Industrial Estate; p. 20 Unsung Heroes... Wolverhampton Environmental Awards 2008; p. 29 Chief in Pledge to Users of Day Day Centre - future of the Chris Laws Day Centre.
30 Jul p. 7 Prison Plan... 25-acre forest may be created for proposed new super-prison at Featherstone; p. 11 Meeting on Markets Stalled... future of city markets; p. 12 Angry Residents... petition to demolish Waggon & Horses pub.
31 Jul p. 1 Low Level Casino Plan Withdrawn - Claremont Leisure pulls out from casino scheme at Low Level Station redevelopment; p. 1 Work on Racino Delayed - development work on casino at Dunstall Park Racecourse unlikely to begin before the end of 2009; p. 1 New Restaurant Move... former Healthland site, Bentley Bridge, being transformed into bowling alley; p. 10 Village Plan Warning on Store Plan - Wombourne traders' concern over proposed Sainsbury store; p. 11 Death of ex-Wolves Player - former Wolves player Leslie Mynard dies aged 82; p. 22 Moves to Bring Old Quarter Back to Life - plan to renovate The Orchard, Bilston; p. 35 Market Stalls Should Move... deputy council leader says city market stalls should move to boost trade.
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