Wolverhampton Express and Star
- Format: Microfilm (35mm)
- Description: 1 Apr pp. 1, 4 Anger as Infirmary to Close by Christmas - Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary to close; p. 12 City Fears Over Plans for Castle - Wolverhampton City Council voices fears over Dudley Castle proposals; p. 14 Council Members Get Cash Increase - city councillors' allowances go up; p. 32 Council Tenants to Vote on Homes Fate - vote on the future of council housing.
2 Apr p. 1 New Cross Boss Quits - Chief Executive of Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust resigns; p. 31 Jobs Boost Forecast from Metro Link - Midland Metro extension will bring more jobs it is claimed; p. 41 Report Puts School at Top of Class - Westacre Infant School OFSTED report.
5 Apr p. 1 Widen City's Killer A449 - call to widen Penn Road; p. 17 35,00 on Table to Create New Agency - plans for a new race equality agency; p. 19 Traders Told Parking Fears are Unfounded - plans for Fold Street/Peel Street car park;
6 Apr p. 4 Work to Start on Big Art Gallery Venture - extensions to Wolverhampton Art Gallery; p. 20 Task Force Set Up To Close Eye Infirmary.
7 Apr p. 1 Walk-in Hospital Schemes for City; p. 1 Stores Group's Profits Concern - Beatties profits down; p. 4 Extra Track Call on Metro Extension Route - rail campaigners call for additional tracks; p. 6 New Surface at Track is a dead Cert Winner - new tracks at Dunstall Park Racecourse; p. 12 100,000 Pledge to Restore Closed Pub - The Goal Post public house; p. 20 MPs Push for City's Health Care Growth - discussions over budget deficits at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust.
8 Apr p. 1 Call to See Towns Merge into Super City - Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and West Bromwich to be merged into a Black Country city says Black Country Consortium; p. 7 Extension Under Fire Over Lack of freight - Campaign to Protect Rural England hits out at plans for Midland Metro extension; p. 18 Saving Cash is Key as Goodyear Goes East - Goodyear Tyres buys factories in eastern Europe; p. 30 Crisis Chief Rejects Desertion Criticism - interview with former chief of Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust; p. 32 New Support Group Helping Lonely OAPs - Contact the Elderly charity comes to Wolverhampton; p. 49 MP Blasts Calls to Widen Danger Road (A449 Penn Road).
9 Apr p. ? Keeping a Precious Metal on the Move - report on Corus and the steel market; p. 33 Ex-Patients Invited to Trip Through Time - re-opening of former Penn Children's Hospital.
10 Apr p. 5 Work Moves inside the Landmark Hotel - Molineux Hotel renovation; p. 37 Praise from Top for 60m Heart Centre - New Cross Hospital's heart centre praised by Health Secretary.
14 Apr p. 1 Decision is Due on City Shops Plan - Council due to decide on developer for 150m city centre redevelopment; p. 20 MP in Call for Action on Hospital Parking - New Cross Hospital parking problems.
15 Apr p. 1 City Estate Cash Glitch - Blakenhall Gardens estate redevelopment delayed; p. 15 Guidance Service Outstrips Targets - youth unemployment falls; p. 28 Tories Joining Fight to Block Pub Demolition - campaign to save Chestnut Tree pub, Castlecroft Road.
16 Apr p. 8 feature on prefabricated housing (incl. Henwood Road and Bushbury Road); p. 15 Hundreds Back Infirmary Battle - protest over plans to close Eye Infirmary.
17 Apr p. 1 Huge Asda Plans May Be Passed by Summer - plans to expand Asda store; p. 6 Veteran Footballer Archie Dies at Age 83 - death of Archie Bailey; p. 18 New Track Kennels Not To Be Sniffed At - new kennels at Monmore Green Stadium; p. 19 Double Export Sales Help Firm Take Crown - Linvic Engineering crowned West Midland Business of the Year; p. 37 Cross Party Backing for Cabinet Shake-up - changes wanted for Wolverhampton City Council's cabinet system.
Apr 20 p. 19 Surprise re-opening of Ransacked Pub - the Goalpost public house; p. 29 Primaries to Merge as Rolls are Slashed - Collingwood Infant and Junior Schools to merge and become Northwood Park Primary school.
21 Apr p. 21 Work on Schedule to Revamp Busy Library - renovation of Warstones Library.
22 Apr p. 1 City's Broad Street is Worse than Soho - comments on seedy side of city street; p. 14 First Citizens Proud of British Heritage - first citizenship ceremony in Wolverhampton; Pub Return Bid Vow by Former Landlord - problems at Oxley Moor Road pub.
23 Apr p. 4 Penny Pinching is Hitting Metro, Claim - National Audit Office report; p. 11 100,000 boost for five top hospitals - local hospitals receive extra government cash; p. 12 Tycoon Tells of Plan to Save Popular Pub - Chestnut Tree pub; p. 13 Hotel and Station Top City Eyesore League - Molineux Hotel and Low Level Station; p. 18 Skateboard Shelter Gets 21,000 boost - Penn Road island skateboard park; p. 20 Primary Schools to Get Extra 1m - Wolverhampton funding boost.
24 Apr p. 4 High Cost of Graffiti Clean-up is revealed - 1m clean-up bill; p. 7 Mayor's Pledge of No More Sex Shops - mayor will oppose future planning applications; 500,000 Spent on Renovating Two Pubs - Wrottesley Arms (Perton) and Castle Inn, Wood End Road, Wednesfield; p. 19 New JPs All Set For Busy Life on Bench - new Justices of the Peace announced; p. 20 Hospital Stays Cut for Heart Patients - treatment at New Cross Hospital; p. 37 Volunteers in short Supply at Youth Club - Stowlawn Youth Club, Bilston need volunteers.
27 Apr p. 1 Tesco in Hospital Site Plan - Royal Hospital site developments. P. 4 Leader Denies City has Worst UK Roads - government report slates city's roads; p. 5 funding Appeal to Aid Scummy Street - plans to submit lottery application to improve Broad and Stafford Streets; p.12 Highways Rebuilding for Metro - Metro expansion will require major highway rebuilding; p. 15 Pensions Furious at Swastika Graffiti - Racist graffiti at Bradmore Bowling Club; p. 29 New Court Complex to Take Step Forward - plans for new magistrates court at Fold Street.
28 Apr pp. 1 and 7 Famous Shoe Store shuts - Blunts Shoe Shop, Broad Street closes; p. 1 Bosses in Airport Claim Over Big Plane - passenger plane lands at Wolverhampton Airport; p. 5 Hospital's Park and Ride Scheme is Hit by Delay - New Cross Hospital's parking problems; p. 19 Homes for Rent and to Buy in 5.8m Scheme - new development at Bushbury Lane, Stanley Road and Purcell Road; p. 21 Racecourse Revamp Plans Get Go-ahead - Dunstall Park improvements.
29 Apr p. 4 First Glimpse of Futuristic Plan for Pub Site - Grapevine Pub, Stafford Road; p. 6 'Smug' Airport Chiefs are Shouted Down - complaints over landing of passenger plane; p. 19 Healthier Figures for Hospitals - New Cross Hospital and Eye Infirmary treat more patients than ever before; p. 31 Black Country Areas on Most Deprived List - parts of the Black Country have most deprived estates in country; p. 32 Bowling Club Saved by Vital 8,000 Grant - Bilston Bowling Club.
30 Apr p. 21 Rent Your Own Part of City's History - Old Farmhouse and Dairy, Merridale Lane; p. 23 Feature on Arthur Hough & Sons Ltd of Essington (est 1881) Keymakers.
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