Tettenhall Wood United Reformed Church

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Thursday 14th December 2017
Tettenhall Wood URC Mount Road Tettenhall Wood Wolverhampton WV6 8HT Tel: 01902 754383 Minister: Rev Tim Mullings Reaching out and loving in the name of Christ our Saviour
Prayer Breakfast
Once a week at 7.30am - the venue for this alternates between Christ Church (in Church Rd.) & TWURC.

BBC news for Staffordshire

Judges refuse to increase inheritance thief's sentence

A former policeman who took his disabled cousin's inheritance was jailed for three and a half years.

Ten sentenced for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones

Drones were used to transport drugs, phones and other goods into jails across the UK.

Stoke City: Players confronted by angry fans after loss

Angry Stoke fans confront the players at the town's railway station as they travel home from a 5-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley.

Photographers have been capturing wintry West Midlands scenes

You have been sending in pictures of the region's wintry scenes as snow and ice take hold.

UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist

Wintry conditions continue to cause delays for travellers as hundreds of schools remain closed.

Rail moments

A look at the turbulent tenure of train operator London Midland as its franchise runs out.

Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Danny Graham's first-half goal is enough for Blackburn to beat Crewe and secure an FA Cup third-round tie against Hull.

PDC World Championship: Phil Taylor's farewell & Michael van Gerwen on fatherhood

New father Michael van Gerwen aims to defend his title as darts says goodbye to Phil Taylor at the 2018 PDC World Championship.

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Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

Republican candidate Roy Moore suffered a shock defeat to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama.

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Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

The actress is the latest to come forward with allegations against the Hollywood mogul.

Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Heads of 57 Muslim nations say the US move to recognise the city as Israel's capital is unlawful.

El Salvador rejects appeal in baby death case

Teodora Vásquez will continue her 2008 sentence for killing the child she says was stillborn.

Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House next month

The White House said Omarosa Manigault Newman was off to "pursue other opportunities".

Militiamen jailed in DR Congo's Kavumu for raping 40 children

Campaigners say the life sentences are a sign that impunity for sexual violence is ending.

'Homeless' man found €300,000 in Paris airport

He walked off with the money after leaning on an unlocked door at Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

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The moment defeat on Brexit vote was announced

The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs.

Drone smugglers caught on camera

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.

Baby born with heart outside body 'doing well'

How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

Grenfell Tower fire: Helping firefighters recover

The London Fire Brigade's chaplain said around 300 firefighters had sought counselling.

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'

Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.

Star power: Princes turn out for Star Wars premiere

William and Harry joined cast and crew of The Last Jedi at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Moeen Ali: 'Cricket changed my life'

England all-rounder Moeen Ali visits his hometown in Sparkhill, Birmingham to reflect on his younger days and how street cricket helped him tackle his confidence.

Marine flare explodes at Waterbeach recycling centre

The marine flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week http://askten.co.uk

  1. Dog ownership slashes your chance of heart attack. Owning a dog significantly reduces the risk of heart attacks and other fatal conditions, according to a new study. Among people who live alone, owning a dog cuts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 36%. In households with more than one person under the same roof, dogs lowered deaths from heart disease by 15%, the researchers revealed. Daily Mail
  2. Bond Street overtakes Champs Elysees in rents league. Bond Street has the world’s third-highest business rents. The upmarket London thoroughfare has leapfrogged the Champs Elysees in Paris thanks to a tourism boom prompted by the weakness of sterling since the Brexit vote. Upper Fifth Avenue in Manhattan kepts its number one spot, followed by Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, with Via Montenapoleone in Milan fourth. The Guardian
  3. Sliced bread could become toast.Retail analysts have warned that sales of sliced loaves have fallen 12% over the past five years, owing in part to the trend for low-carb diets and gluten-free foods – and the availability of protein pots, salad bowls, sushi and other alternatives to sandwiches. The Independent
  4. Output per worker higher in Slough than Germany. A thinktank has claimed that Britain’s economy would be more than £200bn bigger if all cities were as productive as those in London and the south-east. Research by the Centre for Cities found that in areas such as London, Slough, Reading, Milton Keynes and Aldershot, the value of output per worker was 44% higher than in other parts of Britain and 7% higher than Germany. The Times
  5. Inflation stays steady thanks to lower fuel costs. Inflation remained steady last month at a five-and-a-half-year high of 3%. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that higher food prices were offset by lower fuel costs. The Consumer Prices Index had been tipped to rise, with Bank of England governor Mark Carney predicting it would peak at 3.2% this autumn. The official target is 2%. The Observer
  6. Pension problems.Half of workers in Britain aged between 40 and 64 will not have enough money to retire when they reach state pension age, according to a study by YouGov for the charity Age UK, Based on a survey of more than 2,000 people the charity estimates that nearly eight million people do not expect to be in a financial position to stop working. The Times
  7. EU workers in UK hit all-time high. The number of non-British EU citizens working in Britain has reached a record high since last year’s Brexit referendum, according to a government report released yesterday. The report, which was published by the Office for National Statistics, states that around 2.38 million EU nationals were working in the UK between July and September this year. Evening Standard
  8. Xmas spending tipped to fall for first time since 2012. Christmas spending across the UK is expected to fall for the first time since 2012, new research has found. According to a report from Visa and IHS Markit, the economic environment, in which real wages are falling and economic growth is lethargic, is set to result in a 0.1% fall in consumer spending during the 2017 festive period. Daily Mail
The bottom line. The expenses former US president Barack Obama will receive $17.20 for reporting for jury duty. Last week Obama turned up for duty at a Chicago courthouse, but was not selected to serve. Metro

Tettenhall Wood Luncheon Club for Elderly
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