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A local dog and her owner are celebrating their success at the world-renowned Kennel Club International Agility Festival.

Sarah Prentice, from Birmingham, West Midlands and her two-year-old Miniature Poodle, Luna, took first place in the Small Kennel Club Starters Cup Agility Semi-Final on Saturday 13 August 2022, qualifying the pair to compete in the final at London’s biggest dog event, Discover Dogs, in October.

People are invited to join in at Wolverhampton West Park for a creative festival showcasing talents of young people in our city.

The festival, Same Difference, is led by young people for young people aged between 11 and 18 years old and this is Wolverhampton Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) www.wolverhamptoncep.org  first youth festival in partnership with the Culture and Diversity Youth Group from #YES www.youthengagementstrategy.co.uk 

The Parliamentary Archives, which are currently located in the Palace of Westminster’s Victoria Tower, are going to move to The National Archives in the south-west London district of Kew. The relocation is expected to take place before summer 2025.

The risk of fire, water damage, and failure of environmental controls and safety, as well as constraints on access and services, have meant that Victoria Tower is no longer considered to be a suitable place to store the Parliamentary Archives.

Relatives or friends of a man who passed away recently are being asked to get in touch with the Court of Protection Team at the City of Wolverhampton Council so that his funeral can be arranged. 

Kenneth Gittoes, who was 71, was from Wolverhampton and had been living in the Wednesfield area. He previously lived in Bradmore, Merry Hill and Finchfield. 

Fitness fanatics have raised more than £11,500 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity which will fund 12 missions and help save many lives across the West Midlands.

The charity’s Airbase Challenge, which originally launched in 2021 as part of the its 30th anniversary celebrations, saw participants jog, walk, swim and cycle their way around four distances ranging from 27 to 121 miles, representing the mileage between the charity's three airbases at Tatenhill Airfield in Staffordshire, RAF Cosford in Shropshire, and Strensham Services on the M5 in Worcestershire.

The Chancellor's response to the Ofgem energy price cap announcement is below: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi said: “I know the energy price cap announcement this morning will cause stress and anxiety for many people, but help is coming with £400 off energy bills for all, the second instalment of a £650 payment for vulnerable households, and £300 for all pensioners.

Households reliant on oven cooking could save up to £604 per year by switching to a more energy efficient cooking methods, according to new research by energy supplier Utilita. Joining together with frozen food specialist Iceland, the pair are embarking on a first of its kind partnership, that aims to help those struggling with the rising cost of living, by offering practical solutions and advice on how to save money. 

The cost of living crisis is worsening by the day - and with an average UK wedding costing upto £35,000, it’s no wonder brides-to-be are looking for tips and tricks to cut the cost. 

But just how can engaged couples save on the cost of their big day without skimping on the quality of the wedding they want?

City of Wolverhampton Council has ensured a range of measures are available to help families over the summer holidays and it’s still not too late to ask for support.

As part of a wider package of support to help people in the city get through the Cost-of-Living Crisis, the council is spending a projected £1.3 million on the Holiday Activity and Food this year.

Throughout August, Universal Support Practitioners from the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Children’s Services have been bringing fun to families in Wolverhampton with free events in local parks and venues.

Last week in West Park, there were art and craft activities, magic shows, balloon modelling and live animals on show for children to see and hold.