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Next month’s Enjoy Wolverhampton programme includes a footy treat for all generations. You can get free entry to the Wolves Museum on Friday, July 8, between 11.30am and 5pm. The museum includes access to a special interactive Games Zone, History Zone and Cinema Zone. Between noon and 3pm football fans will also have the chance to meet legendary former Wolves players as well as have their football memorabilia valued by some of the leading experts in the game.

The average person from the West Midlands loses more than 3,300 items in their lifetime – including 230 items of clothing and 104 umbrellas, research reveals. A national study into lost belongings of 2,000 adults found we’ll also misplace 394 pens across a lifetime and on average lose four items a month. Keys are the most commonly lost item, followed by mobile phones, pens and glasses.

Conjure up an image of a cartoon rabbit and you will probably picture it chomping on a carrot. But despite the close association, the root veg should not be at the top of the shopping list when it comes to your bunny’s diet – and lettuce, which is dangerous to rabbits, shouldn’t even feature at all! As part of Rabbit Awareness Week – an annual campaign to raise the profile of rabbit welfare – Lucy Ross, Head of Training at Pets Corner, discusses what constitutes a safe and healthy diet for rabbits so you can keep your pet in tip top condition.

Slave Trade Legacies: The Colour of Money, in Nottingham is appealing for local votes as it strives for nationwide acclaim on BBC One in this year’s National Lottery Awards. The project beat off stiff competition from over 600organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.  Slave Trade Legacies: The Colour of Money is competing against six other projects to be crowned the winner of the Heritage category.

Britain goes to the polls to decide whether the UK should stay a member of the European Union with what is described as the ‘most important ballot in a generation’ taking place tomorrow as the UK votes in the EU referendum. But is 'in' or 'out' best? The county will decide whether to stay in the European Union or leave after being a member since 1973. Over the last few months the debate on what is best has often been heated, with people from both sides of the argument arguing their point – to the last second - to convince the public of their point of view.

Tesco is pulling out all the stops to support London Pride this weekend. On Saturday 25th June and Sunday 26th June, stores across London will join in the annual LGBT festival, displaying rainbow bunting, balloons, and even arranging their fruit and vegetable displays to reflect the Pride colours. 12 Tesco stores along the parade route will also turn the iconic Tesco chevrons the rainbow colours of Pride to show their support .

At dawn on Tuesday 21st June, in Sydney, to celebrate World Yoga Day, BridgeClimb and The Hindu Council of Australia collaborated in hosting the world first Yoga event at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Two certified Yoga teachers, from Isha Foundation and The Art of Living School of Yoga, led twelve enthusiastic participants through a series of yogic practices, 134 metres above the sparkling harbour, with the Opera House silhouetted by the rising sun.

Bupa UK reveals that more than a third of people never smile at a stranger before 9am and of those that do, only one in three people smile once a day. As National Smile Month draws to a close, research also shows that a smile from a stranger has more impact than good weather when it comes to Brits raising a smile. People in Newcastle share the most smiles, with a third smiling at a stranger at least once a day before 9am.  This is in contrast to Belfast and Glasgow, where only 12% and 13% of people offer up a smile.

Alarming new figures from housing charity Shelter have revealed more than 13,017 renting households in the West Midlands were put at risk of losing their home in the past year –equivalent to 30,850 renters. The new analysis of statistics from the Ministry of Justice, showed that 1 in every 62 rented homes in the West Midlands were at risk of eviction. The charity also identified the ‘home threat hotspots’ across the region where renters face the greatest risk of losing their home, which comes as a result of the chronic shortage of affordable homes combined with crippling welfare cuts.

Birmingham City Council, together with behaviour change charity Hubbub, are launching a new and innovative anti-litter campaign. Part of the council’s wider Cleaner Greener Streets campaign, this initiative will focus on night time littering and aims to prevent football fans from throwing their rubbish on the street during this summer’s European Championships games.

People are being invited to help shape services for young people and adults with autism in Wolverhampton. The City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group have developed a draft strategy for future service provision and now want people to have their say. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition. Although a spectrum disorder, meaning individuals are affected in different ways, people with autism have difficulties communicating and with social interaction and social imagination. 

With a 900 per cent increase in cases of diabetes among pets in the last five years, it seems a good time to evaluate what we’re feeding our pets. Follow our guide’s alternative options to keep your pet in tip top condition. There has been a 1,161 per cent increase of diabetes cases in cats since 2011, with dogs seeing an 850 per cent rise. This significant increase is a result of owners feeding their pets human food and high-calorie treats, which links with the reality that our pets are becoming ‘humanised’ and increasingly ‘pampered’.

Animal-loving kids are encouraged to capture photos of their favourite pets this summer, as vet charity PDSA launches its annual photo competition for young people. Running with a ‘super pets’ theme, youngsters are asked to submit their photos to one of three age categories: under 10s, 10-13 or 14-16-year-olds. From captivating cats to beautiful bunnies, PDSA wants to see the best snaps of pets showing off what makes them awesome!

People will remember the sacrifices made by those who fought and died in the Falklands War, including two men from Wolverhampton and Walsall, at a service of commemoration today. Air Engineering Mechanic Adrian Anslow of the Royal Navy, who was from Wolverhampton, and Private Mark Dodsworth from the Parachute Regiment, of Walsall, were among the 255 British military personnel who died during the 1982 crisis.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton has praised "local heroes" whose "tireless efforts" have helped the organisations they represent receive prestigious awards. Mayor Councillor Barry Findlay hosted a reception yesterday (Monday 6 June) attended by dozens of volunteers from Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club, the Good Shepherd Ministry and Aspiring Futures, which were last week named as recipients of the Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service.