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Crews save dog in Wolverhampton house fire

Crews from Wolverhampton Fire Service and Fallings Park helped save a dog on Sunday evening.

The dog, named Hope, was unresponsive when they found her.

They managed to revive her after she was given oxygen and CPR.


Crews at fire in Wolverhampton

Calls for public's help to name theatre booths

A new look as part of summer theatre renovations Credit: Grant Bushell
Part of the new-look theatre Credit: Grant Bushell

The public are being asked to get creative and help suggest names for new booths at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre as part of its big summer refurbishment.

The building will have a complete renovation on the Front of House areas on all three levels. The theatre is calling for name suggestions for booths on the dress circle level and two suites, and say they're hoping for names like significant performers, shows or songs.

The winning names will be revealed in June, and the big refurbishment is due to end before a big re-opening gala night in September.

"The Grand Theatre is at the very heart of Wolverhampton and holds a lot of memories for the public who have visited over the last 120 years. The refurbishment is very much with the public in mind, to improve comfort and the overall theatregoing experience. It seemed appropriate to involve the very people who help to keep the theatre thriving and so we're calling for the public to suggest names for our booths and suites and help shape the future of the Grand Theatre."

– Scott Bird, Press & PR Manager for the Grand Theatre

Click here for more on the theatre's big renovation plans.


Serving soldier charged with supplying cocaine in Wolverhampton

A serving soldier in the British Army has been charged with three counts of supplying Class A drugs in Wolverhampton last year.

Oliver Bramwell is accused of providing cocaine to three men. Credit: PA

Oliver Bramwell, 22, from Rosemount Gardens in Ackleton is accused of providing cocaine to three men on the morning of 13 December 2015 after a night out in the city.

One of the men, Kieran Bainbridge, 20, collapsed in the Moon under the Water on Lichfield Street. He was in a coma at hospital and died three days later.

A coroner subsequently ruled his death was caused by a cocaine-related irregular heartbeat.

Bramwell has been bailed to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on the 10 June 2016.

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