Tettenhall Wood United Reformed Church

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Sunday 18th February 2018
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.

Live BBC World News

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead - airline

All 66 people on board the plane which crashed in a mountainous area are dead, the airline says.

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

Israel's PM launches a stinging attack on Iran, brandishing a piece of a drone downed over Israel.

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

The blaze at the ancient Jokhang monastery in Lhasa was quickly put out, Chinese state media say.

Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust, drawing Israeli scorn.

Florida school shooting: Trump links FBI's missteps to Russia investigation

The US president says the agency is "spending too much time trying to prove" Russia-Trump ties.

Israel Gaza: Air strikes follow bomb blast on Gaza border

Two Palestinians are killed in Israeli fire as it retaliates for a blast which injured four soldiers.

Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 14

The aircraft was carrying Mexico's interior minister and the Oaxaca state governor but both survived.

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

The Russian foreign minister reacts a day after the US indicted 13 Russians over election meddling.

BBC news for Staffordshire

Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

Tremors are felt in Wales and England in the UK's biggest earthquake for a decade.

Stoke-on-Trent flat fire: Baby still in hospital

The blaze also claimed the life of the baby's six-year-old sister and the children's mother.

Botched Kevin Nunes murder investigation to be reviewed

Staffordshire Police said "justice has not been received" 15 years after Kevin Nunes was murdered.

Man's Blackshaw Moor death referred to police watchdog

He has been named by the Staffordshire force as Michael Morris from Leeds.

Alton Towers reveals images of wooden rollercoaster

The ride is called Wicker Man and will appear to "burst into flames", the theme park says.

Britain's bus coverage hits 28-year low

Some rural areas have even gone as far as setting up their own replacement bus services.

Barry Bennell: Justice has been served, say victims of ex-football coach

Ex-footballers speak after the former youth coach and scout is convicted of 43 sex assaults on 11 boys.

'I'm not drunk, I've got Parkinson's'

A charity is calling on shop workers to stop "mistreating" customers who have Parkinson's.

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Theresa May replies to 'extremely regrettable Brexit' remark

Prime Minister Theresa May was told "things would be so much easier" if the UK stayed in the EU.

London Fashion Week: How Christopher Bailey changed Burberry

The Burberry boss has his final show at London Fashion Week, before he leaves later this year.

UK earthquake: 'The whole building shook'

Roxanne Woolhouse describes the 4.4 magnitude earthquake that has affected parts of Wales and England.

Young curlers explain why they love the sport

With more than 1,000 young Scottish people regularly taking part in curling, what advice do they have?

London Fashion Week: What people are really wearing

Women and men show off their street style as London Fashion Week 2018 gets under way.

How to bag your first home for £550

19-year old Tom Bates couldn't afford to rent or buy in Bristol, so he found a compact alternative.

Chinese New Year: Dance team prepare for Birmingham celebrations

A lion and dragon dance team from Birmingham prepare for the city's Chinese New Year celebrations.

Tom Karen: The 91-year-old who can't stop making toys

Tom Karen has been making toys for 50 years and is associated with games like Marble Run.

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

  1. How to use 's and s' correctly.Overworked leaders and managers with little time might think that improving their writing is a tedious or even frivolous exercise. But inappropriate use of the apostrophe let’s most people down. This punctuation mark is used to show possession or to replace missing letters. While leaders and managers often struggle with grammar rules involving apostrophes, you can learn a few simple guidelines that will help you use an apostrophe with confidence, and set a good example: [MORE]
  2. Statistic of the week.In the five months from June, more than 24,000 attempts were made to access “inappropriate” websites from the Houses of Parliament – even though Parliament was not sitting for much of that time. That amounts, on average, to 160 a day. Allegedly, most were accidental. The Times
  3. Good week to be a man. Men are enjoying more leisure time than they did 15 years ago – while women have less. According to the Office for National Statistics, men spent 43 hours a week on leisure activities in 2015, up from 42.88 hours in 2000. In the same period, women’s leisure time fell to 38.35 hours, from 39.24. Other surveys suggest that women spending more time caring for adult relatives may be behind the growing disparity. Daily Mail
  4. Consumer spending falls by 0.3%. Household spending declined by 1% on an annual basis in December, rounding off the worst year for consumer spending across the UK since 2012. Annual consumer spending fell by 0.3% during the whole of 2017 from the previous year’s level – the first annual decline in half a decade. The Economist
  5. Where did house prices rise fastest in 2017?House prices rose faster in the East Midlands and Wales than anywhere else in the UK last year, according to the Halifax. The mortgage lender said both areas saw prices rise by 8%. There were also big price gains in the West Midlands, where prices climbled 5%, and the South West, with a spike of 4.9%. In London, prices rose by just 1%, the slowest increase for six years. The Independent
  6. Teachers warn of ‘epidemic of stress’ in profession. Figures obtained by the Lib Dems show 3,750 teachers were signed off on long-term sick leave last year in England – and teachers’ unions say the cause is an “epidemic of stress” in the underfunded profession. One union said teachers “work more unpaid overtime than any other profession” and face a “punitive” accountability system. The Guardian
  7. Good week for Dorset homeowners. The owners of four houses on the Sandbanks peninsula found that their properties had increased in value from £1.8m to £2m overnight after Storm Eleanor blew down a 50ft conifer that had been partially blocking the view of Poole Harbour. “All my dreams have come true,” said one of the owners. Evening Standard
  8. Sugar addiction blamed as childhood tooth extraction soars. Addiction to sugar means nearly 43,000 children underwent hospital surgery to remove multiple teeth last year - 170 a day. "This concerning trend shows there is an urgent need to introduce measures to curb our sugar addiction which is causing children's teeth to rot," said the Local Government Association. Daily Express
  9. Quote of the week. "The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope." Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, quoted in The Times.
The bottom line. Britons spent an average of €1,300 on clothes and shoes in 2016 – 5.6% of household budgets, according to Eurostat. By comparison, the French spent just €700 (3.8%). Metro

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Tettenhall Wood Luncheon Club for Elderly
Meets at the United Reformed Church Hall, Mount Road on Tuesdays and Fridays 10am - 2pm