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Bilston's links to Mount Everest and the abominable snowman are revealed in one of a series of fascinating talks on different aspects of local history taking place in October. The City of Wolverhampton Council's Arts and Museums Service organises regular talks on a wide variety of historical subjects, including five in October.

The spirit of Haringey as one of London’s great boroughs is celebrated following the unveiling of a new identity. Haringey Council’s new brand identity aims to capture the spirit of the borough as a place that oozes passion, creativity, authenticity and charm. An “I’m In” campaign is challenging residents and businesses to stand up for Haringey – and shout what they love about the borough.

Grosvenor Casino Coventry is hosting this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer on Friday 25th September from 11am to 1pm.  Grosvenor has organised the charity event in alongside local business woman Debbie Kendrick, a cancer survivor who is committed to driving awareness and raising funds for Macmillan.

We have all heard the saying ‘home is where the heart is’ - this week, My Community is calling on residents to share why they love where they live by asking them to submit a short video clip and enter a national competition with a first prize worth £700.   The ‘love where you live’ film competition encourages applicants to send a short three minute film showing what they love about their neighbourhood and what they have done to make it a better place for local residents.

The Big Lottery’s Fund’s ‘Awards For All’ grant of £10,000 has been awarded to fund the purchase and installation of sensory equipment at Wolverhampton’s new Youth Zone. The inclusion room, fitted with sensory equipment is vital for the inclusion of all young people with an additional need or disability. This room formed part of the original plans and designs for the Youth Zone based on the learning from the OnSide Youth Zone network of existing Youth Zones.

Hundreds of people facing the challenges of homelessness will show their strength and determination in overcoming adversity at a national football tournament on Thursday 24 September 2015. Some 40 teams from Salvation Army Lifehouses (residential centres) and supported housing across the United Kingdom will flock to Goals Manchester’s five-a-side pitches for the chance to be lift The Salvation Army’s Partnership Trophy.

A new research project to uncover information about the lives of two working class Old Hill girls who were adopted by the well-to-do owner of Haden Hill House in the 1880s is under way. And local history buffs can watch online as the evidence unfolds and the project progresses over the coming months. Curator and visual artist Jo Loki intends to unravel the mystery surrounding Alice Cookin and Bertha Emma Bryant - dubbed Best's Angels for the project.

Sainsbury’s is calling for residents and community groups across the UK to nominate their town to receive £1 million investment and become a test bed of innovation for cutting down food waste. The Sainsbury’s Waste Less, Save More town challenge is being launched in response to the escalating issue of household waste, which results in the average family throwing away £700 of uneaten food a year.

The Albion Foundation is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with African Adventures to once again offer supporters an opportunity of a lifetime, consisting of 10 days working with a variety of different community projects in developing areas of south-western Kenya. In July 2016, they are giving people the opportunity to be the charity’s third group trip to sub-Saharan Africa to help give something back to the international community, whilst enjoying a truly remarkable experience.

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, urges Brummies to showcase the city’s ‘super’ side during Super September. Some might say (in jest) that Birmingham is the centre of the universe, but this month it really will be with a series of major events taking place over the next few weeks. From the Rugby World Cup – with Villa Park hosting two matches – to the reopening of New Street Station and unveiling of Grand Central, featuring a flagship John Lewis store – there’s no doubt all eyes will be on our city.

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter has revealed the potentially devastating impact of government plans to sell off council housing, with new research showing that 5,840 council homes in the West Midlands could face being sold on the private market. The proposed scheme would force council homes worth more than a set threshold for the region to be sold once they become vacant.

Waitrose is inviting budding designers and cooks to get creative and design  a special birthday cake to celebrate the historic occasion of The Queen’s 90th birthday next year. The winning design will be created by the retailer’s organic brand, Waitrose Duchy Organic, and will be sold exclusively in Waitrose branches in celebration of the The Queen’s birthday next year.

One in 10 smartphones end up in the washing machine, new research has revealed. Batty Brits also mistakenly wash money, keys, headphones and jewellery on a regular basis, according to a survey by laundry experts Dr. Beckmann. Of the 2,000 people quizzed about their washing woes, younger Brits suffer the most mishaps with 16% of 18 to 30 years olds admitting to machine-washing their phone in the past three years.