Halloween Uncovered

Posted by: Dr Louise Fenton, Senior Lecturer Visual Communication

The 31st October is a date that today tends to be associated with ‘Trick or Treat’, carved pumpkins and a night that ghosts roam the earth, but rarely is there a consideration of where it started and how it evolved.

Is the new JLR plant the ‘crowning glory’ for the West Midlands?

Posted by: Mike Haynes, Professor of International Political Economy

With huge fanfare the new JLR plant is opening today (Oct 30, 2014) at the i54. Britain's newest car plant is strategically situated at the junction between Wolverhampton's Stafford Road and the M54, just a couple of miles away from the M6. It is, says the local Express and Star, 'the crowning glory for the West Midlands'.