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Pop up coronavirus test centre opens in Wolverhampton - and you won't need an appointment

A pop up walk-through coronavirus test centre has opened up in Wolverhampton - following a spike in cases.

The trial facility, located in the car park of Graiseley Strengthening Families Hub, in Pool Street, opened today (Wednesday, July 29) at 11am.

It will re-open tomorrow (July ...

2020-07-29 20:50 open_in_new
Merry Hill issues statement after car park disorder involving 15 people

Bosses at intu Merry Hill have issued a statement after violence allegedly erupted in a car park at the popular shopping centre.

Police and medics were called to Merry Hill last night (Tuesday, July 28) after a disorder involving 15 people broke out.

According to intu, their ...

2020-07-29 20:50 open_in_new
Spanish giants Atletico Madrid pondering shock move for forgotten Wolves man - reports

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Rafa Mir has barely been able to get a kick at Molineux since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2018.

The 24-year-old has only made four appearances under Nuno Espirito Santo. All of those arrived in the 2017/18 ...

2020-07-28 22:47 open_in_new
Unseen footage of the 2005 tornado damage in Balsall Heath discovered

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Roofs ripped off, trees torn down, car and apartment windows smashed to pieces, house bricks scattered across roads like adult Lego.

Adding to the feel of a Hollywood blockbuster disaster movie set... the sound of a helicopter whirring overhead ...

2020-07-28 22:47 open_in_new
Blue paint thrown on parked cars in attacks across Wolverhampton

Yobs have been covering cars in blue paint in a series of attacks across Wolverhampton.

A number of parked and stationary vehicles have been targeted in the city over the last few days, sparking a police investigation.

One incident saw a Toyota Auris spray painted while it was ...

2020-07-28 22:47 open_in_new
Family's Spanish holiday 'ruined' with hotel closed and 'dust all over the windows'

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A family feared they would have to sleep on the beach after arriving in Tenerife to find their hotel was closed .

The shocked group from Nottingham also discovered the pool was empty and there was ''dust all over the windows" at the ...

2020-07-28 22:47 open_in_new
How many Eids are there? Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr and other festivals explained

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Eid happens more than once in a year - but how often and why?

The word Eid means festival or feast in Arabic and is used for the name of at least two events in the Islamic calendar.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that the dates change ...

2020-07-28 22:47 open_in_new
Fresh twist in Birmingham City's manager search - reports

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Birmingham City's search for a new head coach appears to have taken a turn for the worst.

Blues are looking to appoint a new head coach after Pep Clotet left his post at the start of July. The Spaniard had been due to ...

2020-07-28 21:44 open_in_new
'Nonsense' - Bournemouth legal action plan ridiculed after Aston Villa survive

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Former Crystal Palace owner and radio pundit Simon Jordan has moved to rubbish the idea that Bournemouth might be looking into taking action against HawkEye after the blunder that ensured Aston Villa escaped defeat against ...

2020-07-28 21:44 open_in_new
Jet2 cancels Balearic and Canary Islands flights and holidays until August 9

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Jet2 has suspended flights and holidays to Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza up to and including August 9, after the Government changed its advice on travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands.

The company ...

2020-07-28 21:44 open_in_new
Holy smokes! Huge cannabis farm found at former church

Hundreds of cannabis plants were found in a former 19th century village church.

The United Reform Church in Armitage, near Rugeley, had been converted into an industrial cannabis factory.

Police discovered 400 plants inside the Grade II listed building, which is next to Croft Primary ...

2020-07-28 21:44 open_in_new
Primark selling £10 shoes just like £480 YSL pair

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Who doesn't hanker after a designer item?

Swanky goods are out of reach for many of us but high street favourite Primark can always be relied upon to come up with similar items at a fraction of the price.

Its loyal fans ...

2020-07-28 21:44 open_in_new
Bosses given power to cancel employees' holidays abroad amid Europe coronavirus second wave

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If you're planning on a holiday abroad over the coming weeks, be warned: your boss can actually null and void your planned trip.

Bosses and employers across the country have the power to cancel employees' holidays, it has emerged.

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2020-07-28 15:26 open_in_new
Sandwell's gyms and pools to reopen despite Covid-19 spike

Sandwell’s gyms and swimming pools will reopen next week despite a spike in Covid-19 infections in the borough.

Leisure chiefs have announced a phased opening of leisure centres starting with Haden Hill, Wednesbury, Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Sports Academy.

The ...

2020-07-28 15:26 open_in_new
Couple spark coronavirus outbreak with 13 positive cases after holiday in UK

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A couple in Berlin have sparked a coronavirus scare after they tested positive for Covid-19 following a break in the UK.

The pair, who hail from Turkey, are reportedly a 50-year-old cab driver and his wife, who is aged 45.

They were diagnosed ...

2020-07-28 15:26 open_in_new
Anger over new plans for contested 800-home scheme at Northfield golf course

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Furious residents say "consultation has not been undertaken properly" over amendments to the contentious plan to build 800 homes on a former Northfield golf course.

Bloor Homes gained outline planning permission for the housing development ...

2020-07-28 15:26 open_in_new
Tesco introduces flat rate for delivery service for online orders

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Shoppers will see a new change to delivery prices with Tesco from August as the supermarket announces a flat rate price for online orders.

More customers have turned to the retailer during lockdown and can choose from different ...

2020-07-26 15:08 open_in_new
Brit mum among first in Greece after lockdown shares what £180 holiday is really like

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A British tourist who has flocked to Greece having been locked down in England for months has spoken out over what holidays post-lockdown are like in Europe.

Gail Hadfield Grainger, from the North West, flew from Manchester with Jet2 to Kos, a Greek ...

2020-07-26 15:08 open_in_new
Martin Lewis in Spain travel insurance warning as thousands affected by Spain quarantine

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Martin Lewis has issued urgent advice to holidaymakers still intent on jetting to Spain that their travel insurance policies might not be valid.

MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin, who is a cash-saving guru renowned for being a consumer champion, ...

2020-07-26 15:08 open_in_new
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry launch legal action after drones take photos of baby Archie

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched legal action in Los Angeles after drones were allegedly used to take pictures of their 14-month-old son Archie.

The couple's lawyer, Michael Kump, said: "Every individual and family member in ...

2020-07-24 09:35 open_in_new
British holidays in doubt as air bridges face 'being pulled at last minute' with Spain cases surging

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The government could reportedly pull quarantine-free travel to Spain entirely amid reports Covid-19 cases are surging in the European hotspot.

Spain was included in the 'green' list of countries for quarantine-free travel from the UK, with ...

2020-07-24 09:35 open_in_new