Wolverhampton Express and Star
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1 Oct p. 13 Old Boozer Cleared Out by Regulars - fixtures and fittings from The Swan, Tettenhall, auctioned off prior to refurbishment; p. 14 7m Housing Plan to Cater for Elderly - two sites earmarked for new homes for the elderly, adjacent to Showell Park and at Showell Circus; p. 17 Grand Mini-Mansion an Eyesore - Hawthornes care home building in Parkdale in poor state of repair; p. 18 City Road to Be Lit Up - Dudley Road, Blakenhall, to have elaborate festive lights for Christmas; p. 20 Location for Archives to be Unveiled - City Archives to have temporary accommodation until Molineux Hotel site is finished; p. 29 Fight to Save School is Being Stepped Up - campaign to prevent closure of Ettingshall Primary School.
2 Oct p. 10 No Takers for Empty Rugby Site - Rugby Club grounds at Castlecroft still stand empty; p. 11 O'Neill's Site Owners to Help Revamp - regeneration chiefs want developers to transform former O'Neill's pub, Lichfield Street; p. 16 Vision of 90m Health Shake-Up - plans for 12 new health service developments (includes artist's impressions).
3 Oct pp. 1 & 10 Enamels Firm in Crisis... Bilston and Battersea Enamels loses its biggest customer Halcyon Days; p. 14 Lidl Back to Drawing Board - city council planning committee rejects Lidl bid for new store at Finchfield Hill; p. 10 College Flood... Environment Agency may withdraw objection to transformation plan to Wolverhampton College Bilston campus; p. 10 Fight Lost Against Mast - new mobile phone mast near King's School; p. 10 Fourth Bid for Church... and new community complex at Heath Town wins approval; p. 10 Controversial Care Home... for troubled youngsters in Captains Close is given council planning committee approval; p. 15 Parking Ban... on Wightwick Bank for visitors to Wightwick Manor.
4 Oct p. 1 Marston's is Booming - brewery sees profits rise; pp. 1 & 8 Club in Race to Repair Stadium - Bilston Town FC hope to return to repaired Queen Street stadium by end of the month; p. 16 School Focus: Villiers Primary, Bilston; p. 30 Date Set for School Project - work begins December to rebuild St Luke's C of E Primary School.
5 Oct p. 1 Paving the Way for Revamp - new paving blocks in Queen Square; pp. 1 & 4 Axe Falls on Bus Services - Travel West Midlands to reduce bus services (includes list of services).
6 Oct p. 15 Hotel Provides Glamour... refurbished Molineux Hotel provides background for modelling assignment.
8 Oct p. 7 Loos Flushed With Success - Mayor Trudy Bowen opens new 145,000 toilet block in Bilston; p. 11 Casino on Track at Former Station - casino at renovated Low Level Station could open by mid 2008; p. 11 New Express & Star Carpark... in Castle Street opens, meaning reopening of Tower Street; p. 14 Time May Be Called... developer Spring Residential applies to demolish Shoulder of Mutton pub, Tettenhall Wood; p. 16 Why Home is Away for Bilston Town FC; p. 31 Pupils Step Back In Time - Newbridge Preparatory School celebrates 70th anniversary.
9 Oct pp. 1 & 5 Lidl Plan Could Destroy Old Home - plan for Lidl supermarket at Finchfield Hill; p. 8 Centre's 40 Years... feature about the Wolverhampton Medical Institute at New Cross Hospital; p. 25 New Housing Office... Wolverhampton Homes opens new one-stop shop in Market Street.
10 Oct p. 5 Huge Crane Checks Into Molineux Hotel - construction of repository at Molineux Hotel building for storage of city archives; p. 14 167m Project Delayed... Bilston Urban Village regeneration project; p. 15 John Knocked Out by Award - Wolverhampton Amateur Boxing Club secratary gets Wolverhampton Lions Club Citizen of the Year award; p. 16 Anger as Sporting Body Scrapped - Wolverhampton Sports Advisory Council to be axed.
11 Oct p. 7 Flying High After a Decade - Boulton Paul Heritage Project celebrates tenth anniversary; p. 16 Ebb and Flow... 7m nitrate treatment plant next to Bratch Pumping Station due to open in January; p. 20 School's New Wicket Hits Students For Six - Rachel Heyhoe Flint opens Girls High School cricket pitch; p. 28 School Focus: Dovecotes Primary.
12 Oct p. 20 Parks Getting a Revamp - Hickman Park to be revamped thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding; p. 39 Wolverhampton Community Radio Launched... officially by Dennis Turner.
13 Oct p. 15 Fire Station Night Axe - proposal to reduce service from Regis Road fire station; p. 33 Innovation Centre Goes Online - University of Wolverhampton's Telford-based e-Innovation Centre officially opens.
15 Oct Revamp for Schools in 300m Plan - list of key changes outlined in the Building Schools for the Future scheme; p. 25 Precious Properties to be Protected - Tettenhall Wood conservation area.
16 Oct Run-Down Town Area Could Get Boost - plans unveiled to regenerate area of Bilston bordered by Church Street, Lichfield Street and Hall Street.
17 Oct p. 16 Junction Lights Bid for i54... traffic lights proposed for A449 Stafford Road at Wobaston Road and Patshull Avenue junction to cope with increased traffic due to i54 development.
18 Oct p. 5 Anger Over Pavement Tables - council to charge 250 per year for pavement tables outside bars and restaurants; p. 5 Coffee Shop of the Year - Sadliers Coffee Lounge, Tettenhall, is named best in Britain by the Beverage Services Association; p. 11 NHS Services Show Improvement - NHS ratings comparisons for West Midlands; p. 20 School Focus - Hill Avenue Primary; p. 45 Blow for Parents... formal consultation into the closure of Ettingshall Primary School ordered.
19 Oct p. 10 400k to Put Shine on Boot Factory Site - cash injection to help restore former James Baker & Sons boot factory, Cleveland Road; p. 11 Homes Repairs Bid Gets 300m - Wolverhampton Homes secures funding to improve council housing.
20 Oct p. 20 New Homes Office Ready for Business - new Market Street offices of Wolverhampton Homes set to open.
23 Oct pp. 1, 6-8 We're Up for Lotto 50m - Black Country bid entitled A Million People for National Lottery grant which would include revamp of Wolverhampton canals; p. 1 Mystery Over Beatties Toy Department - threat of closure for Beatties toy department from January; p. 4 Good and Bad News for City's NHS Trusts - Audit Commission's review of Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust; pp. 20 & 29 Police Awards.
24 Oct p. 7 50m Boost to Put City on Map for Waterways - A Million People Black Country Urban Park lottery fund bid, including Wolverhampton canals revamp; p. 17 Steve's Trumpet Call... restoration of original elephant statue from Elephant and Castle pub.
25 Oct pp. 1 & 4 i54 Access to Cost 27.5m - A449 Stafford Road to undergo transformation to improve access to i54 development; p. 1 3m Plan to Boost Traffic Flow - city council plans new schemes to improve road safety and traffic flow within the city; p. 6 Village Will Die if Pub is Lost - protest about the proposed closure of the Shoulder of Mutton, Tettenhall Wood; p. 6 Legion Pledge... Penn Royal British Legion building up for sale; p. 29 Plan to Name Field After Wolves Star - fields in Bilston Road, Wednesbury, may be named after Norman Deeley.
26 Oct p. 4 New 3m Plan... to improve road safety within the city; p. 22 Shops' Past Will Still Shine Bright or City - brief history of Wolverhampton shopping centres.
27 Oct pp.1 & 4 City MP Ken Purchase to Retire... at next general election; p. 1 New Life for GKN Factory - proposal to transfrom Birmingham New Road site into Guru Kaniwas community centre; p. 18 City Chiefs in Pledge on Academies Plan - Building Schools for the Future scheme.
29 Oct pp. 1 & 8 Tramp Fred Dies in Tent on Ring Road - Josef Stawinoga dies at 87; p. 10 Cycling Hero to Join Hall of Fame - Percy Stallard's name to be added to Sporting Hall of Fame at Alderley Leisure Village.
30 Oct p. 1 New Library on Way - Big Lottery Community Library Fund grant of nearly 2m awarded for new Wednesfield library to be located on the corner of Well Lane and Rookery Street; p. 5 Troubled Pub Closes - Kingswood pub, Tettenhall Wood, closes; p. 6 Tramp Fred Takes His Mystery to the Grave - death of Josef Stawinoga; p. 17 Potted History of City Fathers - locally-written play about the Bantock family to be performed at Bantock House; p. 18 Showdown to Stop Centre - residents protest over planned children's centre in Captain's Close, Compton.
31 Oct p. 6 Tesco Still Dominant... overview of Raglan Street site and Royal Hospital situation; p. 11 Calls to Remember Ring Road Fred - plaque or memorial suggested to honour Josef Stawinoga; p. 12 Book Honouring Brave Troops Unveiled - Wolverhampton Archives to put Great War Roll of Remembrance on display at Central Library; p. 17 Revived Race Facing Axe for Second Time - Bradley Marathon.
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