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Friday, 20 May 2022 03:44

A former nurse has become the first Black person to be appointed mayor of Wolverhampton. Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE is the first politician of African Caribbean heritage to hold the post in 200...

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Friday, 11 February 2022 01:52

Create Central, the West Midlands trade body for the creative content sector, has assembled a star-studded array of home-grown industry talent to join its existing membership to act as global roving...

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Friday, 14 January 2022 02:02

Nearly 400 years before the birth of Louis Armstrong a Black musician in London’s Greenwich Palace was making a healthy living playing the trumpet. In fact, he was not just making a living; he was...

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Wednesday, 12 January 2022 01:48

Tributes have been paid to life-long anti-apartheid campaigner, Hanef Bhamjee, who has died. He campaigned against its whites-only rule from the age of 10. He fled in South Africa for the UK in the...

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Saturday, 04 December 2021 00:53

Councillors in Wolverhampton will be asked to consider bestowing the honour of Freedom of the City to Lisa Potts in recognition of her exceptional bravery and charity work. Lisa, a former nursery...

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Monday, 15 November 2021 01:15

As Britain looked to recover and rebuild after the devastation of World War Two it turned to the Commonwealth. But many of the migrants who filled crucial jobs amid labour shortages routinely...

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Monday, 25 October 2021 01:27

Former England footballer Luther Blissett DL (Deputy Lord-Lieutenant for Hertfordshire) has been made a freeman of the borough of Watford in recognition of his charity work and fight against racism....

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Thursday, 14 October 2021 13:14

A 16-year-old boy from Birmingham, who has helped to get more than 80,000 people learning British Sign Language (BSL) over the last year, has today been awarded a Points of Light Award by Prime...

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 02:15

A 50-year old woman who can no longer run or walk long distances has signed up for a skydive from an airplane at the Whitchurch Parachute Centre, on Thursday 4 November. She said: “There is a...

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Monday, 11 October 2021 02:24

One of the very first Black women to join the British Armed Forces, Lilian Bader was born in Liverpool to Marcus Bailey, a merchant seaman from Barbados who served in the First World War, and a...

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Monday, 11 October 2021 01:56

It was recently announced that double-lung transplant recipient, Michael Willis, passed away – three-years after undergoing what was a successful operation. After being diagnosed with sarcoidosis -...

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Saturday, 11 September 2021 23:35

The oft-asked question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” is usually answered with aspirational thoughts of becoming an astronaut, a doctor, or a lawyer. A world away from that – but...

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Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:25

A man who has had both his legs amputated has completed a 13-hour crawl to the summit of Snowdon. Paul Ellis said he was in good spirits after completing the nine-mile (14.5 km) Llanberis route. He...

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Saturday, 07 August 2021 04:08

Wolverhampton’s own Commonwealth Games gold medallist Hugh Porter MBE has today been announced as City Cycling Ambassador – exactly 12 months before we host the event’s 2022 cycling time trial....

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Thursday, 05 August 2021 02:55

A careers training charity for women in Birmingham has been chosen to receive £1,000 from a UK leading housebuilder. Opportunities for Liberating and Developing your Potential (OLDP) successfully...

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 01:57

A team of 18 amateur cyclists, led by ex-England footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas, have today completed the full 2021 Tour de France route, one week ahead of the professionals. They...