Wolverhampton Express and Star
- Description: 1 Aug - p. 1 - Chap Kits by Asda - Asda supermarket wants to sell discounted football strips; Steve signs up for the task - Sir Jack Hayward's name is added to the display of freemen; p.7 - No Cheers fro Scheme to Ban Booze Specials - little support to ban 'happy hours' to curb binge drinking; p. 16 - City Gets in Training for Marathon; p. 21 -From Agriculture to Big Metal Meltdown - feature on Wolverhampton Metal Co Ltd; p. 23 - Made in the Black Country feature - The Fire Place centre; p. 24 - Freemason Stanley Stands Down - retirement of Stanley Loweth, secretary of Staffordshire Masonic Charitable Association; ; p. 25 - Clang, Clang, Clang Goes Trolleybus Idea - version of historic trolleybus which volunteers want to bring back to the streets of Wolverhampton; p. 28 - Steel Jobs Boost as Banks Agree Deal - 837m 3 year banking facility agreed for Corus; p. 29 - Children Smiling at Healthy Teeth Study - improvements in tooth decay rates; p. 30 - Patients hit out over Hospital Waiting List - New Cross Hospital; Mayor defends 'gutter belch' city - Wolverhampton's mayor leapt to his city's defence after it was branded the "gutter belch of the West Midlands" on a website (this last headline taken from internet version)
2 Aug - Nurses having a bostin time - lessons in the Black Country lingo have helped two new recruits from India settle in at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton; Baby tragedy mum plans support group - the mother of tragic Wolverhampton baby Trinity Reynolds is spearheading a support group to help other bereaved parents cope with the deaths of their babies; Petition hope in bid to save station - A 1,250-name petition calling for Wolverhampton's long-redundant Low Level railway station to be saved from developers is to be presented to city council chiefs (taken from internet version)
4 Aug p. 1 Bin Crews Battling in Collection Nightmare - difficulties with refuse collection following re-organisation; p. 4 Wide Ethnic Mix of Changing Suburbs - census figures reveal the population of Blakenhall is 36% white; p. 5 Stan Cullis Statue Arrives; p. 11 150 year Job at Water Co - South Staffordshire Water celebrates 150 years; p. 13 Airport Offers 25m to build New Roads - Wolverhampton Airport offers cash to build extra roads; p. 14 Report Highlights Access to Footcare - 1st report of Health Scrutiny Panel looks at chiropody; p. 15 Heart Team Puts 10,000 into Advice - first anniversary of New Cross Hospitals' heart failure team; p. 18 - Police Warn Drunks they will Face Arrest - crackdown in Broad Street and Westbury Street area; p. 27 - City Secretaries Get a Raw Deal at Work - secretaries work an extra day and are paid less than average salaries
5 Aug p. 4 Flats at Top Address are Back on the Market - luxury flats at Wergs Hall for sale again as buyers pull out; p. 8 How to become the Next Wogan - feature on WCR (Wolverhampton Community Radio); p. 14 - Rivers of Blood Race Riot Not a Reality - feature on three multi-racial communities, including Blakenhall; p. 41 - Charity Facing Doom Due to Lack of Cash - Children At Risk Project (CARP) needs 55,000.
6 Aug - pp. 1, 8 - Shock Moves Saves Hotel - 1.5m package by City Council and Advantage West Midlands saves Molineux Hotel; p. 6 - Tidy Up at Park to Stop Junkies - anti-drug blitz at Taylor's play park, Burton Road, Springfield; p. 7 - Defence of Lowly Place in Uni Table - University of Wolverhampton near 54th out of 74 in teacher training league tables; p. 10 What a load of Old rubbish as Bins Left - refuse collection crisis continues; p. 14 - Over a week's Wait To See a Doctor - turnover of staff at Wallace Road Survey, Bradley; p. 19 - Threats Made Over False Asylum Rumour - Former Long Lay School, Heath Town threatened by arson over rumour of asylum seekers being taught there; p. 20 - Fear Over Takeaway Shop Plan - petition against plans for a takeaway at Silverton Way, Wednesfield.
7 Aug - p. 5 Police Fail to Answer Nearly Half of All Calls - nearly 50% of non-emergency telephone calls are unanswered in the West Midlands; p. 7 - All Go at Molineux to Put in Extra Seating - Wolverhampton Wanderers fit extra seats prior to beginning of new premier league season; p. 10 Classes of the Future Pioneered by School- Wednesfield High School receives a grant of 500,000 to develop a high-tech Open Learning Centre; p. 21 - Death of Former Ace Swimmer John at 83 - death of John Wainwright; p. 23 - Ceremony at Hospital for its New Heart Unit - 60m heart centre at New Cross Hospital nears completion; p. 24 - Glory Days are Back for Gardens - St Peter's Gardens Restoration nears completion.
8 Aug - pp. 1, 6 - Booby Hails Legend Stan - statue of Stan Cullus unveilled; p. 1 - Tram NAme Tribute - Tram No. 6 has been named after later councillor Alan Garner; p. 13 - Work on Second Phase of 7.1m project starts - Old Hall Street Learning Quarter; p. 15 - Shortages Mean Fire Engine Idle - recruitment problems lead to firefighter shortages in Wolverhampton; p. 25 - Park to GEt Beach for Weekend - 100 tonnes of Southport sand due at Hickman Park; p. 27 - Focus on Dean Morris Cards; p. 30 - Public to Get their Say in Row on Flats - planning inquiry to take place on plans to build a block of 34 flats on Goldthorn Hill (land between Goldthorn Hill and Rosemary Avenue); p. 47 - Last Turn for Inner Wheel as Club Closes - Bilston's Inner Wheel Club closes after 57 years
11 Aug - p. 5 Restaurant Sold But No Takeaway Plans - Dickens, Upper Green, Tettenhall has been sold; p. 16 - Firm Aims to Improve Life in City - launch of Wolverhampton City Centre Company.
12 Aug - p. 1 Stadium is Set to Rock On - plans to bring world class rock acts to Molineux Stadium; p. 17 - Out With the Old Ahead of Stylish Square - further developments at Market Square; p. 27 - Warning on Dangers of Power Site Dump - rubbish and debris are being dumped near electric sub-station in Wednesfield (Sandy Crescent, Ashmore Park)
13 Aug - p. 4 Bostin' As Firm Bites Off Airline Butty Deal - Karins Catering to supply British Airways with 4 million sandwiches a year; p. 8 - Now Hospital Food gets the Treatment - New Cross Hospital is in the top third of hospitals nationally for quality and cleanliness; p. 17 - vehicle Square Ban Would Boost Safety - Councillor calls for Queen Square to be pedestrianised.
14 Aug - p. 1 Big Drop in Crime Figures Revealed - crimes drops in Wolverhampton; p. 6 - Boom Time as City New Place to Be - Wolverhampton's booming housing market; p. 7 'A' Level results published; p. 8 feature on Wildlife Activity Centre; p. 24 - Centre will be Fit for a New Craze - plan to open a sports centre in Salisbury Street, Wolverhampton; p. 27 - Extra Seats go up at Molineux - Wolverhampton Wanderers install additional seating; p. 41 - Shut School to be Charity's New Home - Heath Town Support and Information Service to move into Long Ley School.
15 Aug - pp. 5, 8 - Sunbeam on its Way to Fetching 73,000 - a 5-seater Sunbeam 12/14 HP side entrance Tonneau is due to be auctioned; p. 20 - Casualty Staff Face up to Summer Rush - extra patients due to hot weather at New Cross Hospital; p. 32 - Park Plea as Syringe Found Amongst Rubbish - drug problems at Peace Green, Whitmore Reans
18 Aug p. 1 Payout Joy for savers in Merger - proposed take-over of Staffordshire Building Society; p. 7 - Gangs and Shootings create Fear on Estate - crime at Park Village; p. 16 - Family Fun as Town Gets a Seaside Feel - Bilston by the Sea event; p. 29 - Nursing Home Faces Chop Over Flats Plan - Beverley Nursing Home, Muchall Road may be demolished.
19 Aug - p. 1 New Staff Moved into Baby Wing After Death - top clinicians drafted into New Cross Hospital maternity wing after a baby died; p. 7 140,000 Boost for Healthy Eating Plan - Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust Scheme gets lottery cash to improve diets; p. 13 Test Results for Primary Pupils Stall - results published; Asda Staff Anger at New Shift Proposals - staff at Asda, Wolverhampton reacted to changes in working patterns;
20 Aug - p. 1 Free Fruit to Help Market - special bus laid on to take those with poor diets to market; p. 14 - Nursing home Flats Scheme to go Ahead - Beverley Nursing home in Muchall Road will be demolished to make way for new apartments; p. 17 - New Students' Radio Station hits airwaves - City of Wolverhampton College's Wolverhampton Campus Radio due to be launched next month; p. 18 Catch A-Level Buses for Pioneer Project - special transport to be laid on for pupils to attend classes.
21 Aug p. 1 Big Store Quits City After Just Two Years - Gap pulls out of Wolverhampton; p. 7 High-fliers Soaring to New City Heights - GCSE results; p. 10 Estate Drug Deals Bring Call for Help - drug problems in Millfields area; p. 20 Cabbies Robbed at Knifepoint in Traps - crime against taxi drivers; p. 21 - Wolves Fans Warned on New Parking Rules - fans advised not to break parking ban; p. 28 Shock as Number of TB Cases soars - 73 cases of TB in Wolverhampton in 2002.
22 Aug - p. 4 - Metro's Passenger Figures back on rise - figures reach 4.9 million; p. 5 - Sports Ace and Bank Chief to Get Degrees - University of Wolverhampton award honorary fellowships to Hugh Porter, Anita Lonsborough, Bill Slater, Imran Khan and Mervyn King; p. 21 Free Fruit Bus Plan is Blasted by Shops - retailers fear free fruit will cost them business; p. 23 Stylish Bar is on the Menu - Bar Oregano to open at Princess Lofts; p. 32 New Parking Scheme Help on Match Days - new park & ride scheme launched.
23 Aug p. 4 - Anger at Call to Lift Parking Bans on Fans - petition to end match day parking ban; p. 6 - Police warning over Beggars on Ring road - eastern Europeans working as squeegee merchants; p. 20 - Taxi Drivers speak out as Attacks Rise - spate of violent robberies against taxi drivers.
25 Aug pp. 1,4 - Classroom Destroyed as Firebugs Hit School - arson at Deansfield High School; p. 5 - Stressed Police will be offered Massage - West Midlands police to be offered massages to reduce sickness levels; p. 11 - Steel Firm Suppliers tell of Fear on Orders - Corus may be forced to buy equipment from overseas as it is cheaper; p. 14 - Christmas has come Early for Job Hunters - retailers in Wolverhampton launch a recruiting drive for Christmas; p. 17 - Number of Attacks on Bus Drivers Falls - 50% drop in attacks across West Midlands; p. 27 - Mines may hit values, Families Fear - Mine shafts found across Wednesfield (including Twyford Gardens).
26 Aug p. 1 Protest as New Crem Plan back on Agenda - plans for a crematorium at Tettenhall; Crisis Time for Mander - more delays to Mander Centre refurbishment; p. 5 Flyovers and Tunnels to Beat the Jams - councillor calls for radical re-think on city's transport policy.
27 Aug p. 5 Airport gets Audience of 6 million - Wolverhampton Airport Action group appears on Radio Five; p. 15 - Cash means More Choosing to Study - educational maintenance grants (EMAs) encourage students to study; p. 16 - Mander Centre Just Chaos say Shoppers - shoppers complain at refurbishment delays
28 Aug p. 10 Police Purge at Hostel Site - drug takers and beggars cleared from near Good Shepherd Centre
29 Aug pp. 1, 8 City Set to Get 150m Shops and Leisure Site - plans for redevelopments at Temple Street, Worcester Street, Victoria Street, Bell Street, Cleveland Street and Snow Hill; p. 7 Teaching Jobs Go as Cash Crisis Takes Toll - budget problelms in schools across the West Midlands; p. 10 - Decision due on Molineux Hotel's fate; p. 12 Push to Ban Booze on Streets of [Bilston] Town; p. 16 - City's Latest Luxury Homes are for Sale - site of former Castlecroft Hotel; p. 25 Church to Celebrate Milestone - New Testament Church of God celebrates 50 years.
30 Aug p. 1 Traders to get a Closer Look at Plan - redevelopment plans on show; Match Day Parking Restrictions Flawed - complaints continue; Skating Ahead with Opening of New Park - Penn Road Island skate park set to open.
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