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Disadvantaged youngsters train with ex-Wolves boss

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Dean Saunders
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Dean Saunders Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Young disadvantaged people from across the Midlands will have the opportunity to meet and train with former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager and Aston Villa player Dean Saunders later today.

The StreetGames Football Pools Fives programme will take place at the Birmingham Futsal Centre later this afternoon.

16 - 25 year olds from disadvantaged areas of Birmingham will have the chance to play in a 5-a-side team which could go on to compete in the National Final at The FA's national football centre at St George's Park.

The programme, endorsed by the FA, is in its second year and allows young people the chance to train with professionals as well as volunteer and coach.


Wolverhampton station renamed 'Wolverine' for the day


"For your safety and security, CCTV is in operation at Wolverine station"...


I am now at Wolverine railway (not train) station formerly known as Wolverhampton


Mother criticises £1,000 fine after daughter killed by electric shock

The mother of a woman electrocuted by faulty wiring says fining the construction worker responsible £1,000 is a 'joke'.

Emma Shaw, 22, was hit by 240 volts as she tried to stop her flat being flooded.

Neil Hoult, a 53-year-old supervising electrician, was found guilty by jurors at Wolverhampton Crown Court of one charge of failure to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act and was given the fine.

Ms Shaw was killed while trying to turn off the stopcock on her boiler which was leaking.

Investigators discovered the tap had become live after a screw penetrated an electric cable during construction work at her home.

Diane Potter, Emma's mother, said: “I am so very disappointed. It just does not seem right to fine someone only £1,000 for such a terrible thing.

That is a very small price to pay for a death.

It has been over six years since I lost Emma and I haven’t really been able to grieve.

But now at last I have closure.”


Wolverhampton station renamed 'Wolverine' for a day

Wolverhampton train station has been renamed 'Wolverine station' just for today, ahead of the release of the new X-Men film.

All 65 signs at the station are changing and announcements will refer to the station as 'Wolverine'.


We're thrilled to announce the renaming of Wolverhampton Station to Wolverine Station.#VTWolverine


£450 for a loaf of bread!

An expensive loaf: one shopper in Wolverhampton was accidentally charged £450 a loaf of bread Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Asda has apologised to a customer who was charged £450 for a loaf of bread at a self-service check out at a store in Wolverhampton.

John Brown only noticed the error when he checked his bank statement, three days after buying two loaves, some jam and a box of eggs.

Mr Brown has been fully reimbursed by the store on Jack Hayward Way.

Park stabbing investigations continuing

Detectives have appealed for more witnesses after two men were robbed and stabbed in a Wolverhampton park on Sunday evening. Police were called to West Park In Whitmore Reans following reports that the men had been stabbed after confronting the robbers.

It is believed that four men had approached the group sitting in the park and stolen their bike. The men tried to chase the thieves who turned round and threatened them before stabbing them. Two men, who are 22 and 34, are in a stable condition in hospital.

We continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area of the park on Sunday evening to speak to us if they have any information.

"We are still trying to find the robbers who are described as black and in their late teens. It is believed they were wearing dark clothing.

– Inspector Phil Asquith Force CID
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