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Cyclists blame navigation app for Aston Expressway trip 

13 Aug 18

The cyclists were seen peddling along the Aston Expressway in Birmingham and onto the M6.


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Summer volunteer shortage closes Wolverhampton shelter 

13 Aug 18

The Church in Wolverhampton has fewer than half the needed volunteers during the summer holidays.


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Jonathan Grounds: Bolton Wanderers sign Birmingham City defender on loan 

13 Aug 18

Birmingham City loan defender Jonathan Grounds to Championship rivals Bolton Wanderers for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.


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Tim Ambrose: Warwickshire wicketkeeper signs new deal 

13 Aug 18

Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose signs a one-year contract extension to remain at Edgbaston until the end of the 2019 season.


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Men scale cathedral on night out 

13 Aug 18

Two men are arrested on suspicion of trespass after climbing the building, police said.


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‘Drunk’ driver went up M69 the wrong way and crashed 

12 Aug 18

The driver eventually crashed into an embankment and was arrested by police.


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Drayton Manor Theme Park ‘may face charges’ over death of girl 

12 Aug 18

Evha Jannath, 11, died when she fell from the splash canyon ride at the theme park in May last year.


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Fight at Edgbaston cricket ground wedding party 

12 Aug 18

One man was arrested on suspicion of assault after the fight at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.


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Solihull Moors v Aldershot Town 

11 Aug 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s National League game between Solihull Moors and Aldershot Town.


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AFC Wimbledon v Coventry City 

11 Aug 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between AFC Wimbledon and Coventry City.


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Man stabbed outside Birmingham Tesco Express 

11 Aug 18

The 33-year-old victim suffered “serious injuries” to his chest, police said.


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UK police forces spend £1.7bn on overtime in five years 

11 Aug 18

The average officer was paid for 97 hours overtime amid claims it could have funded 10,000 more PCs.


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Man jailed for role in Birmingham ‘drugs turf war’ 

10 Aug 18

D’Anglo Smith was driving a car involved in a daytime drive-by shooting.


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Middlesbrough v Birmingham City 

10 Aug 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Middlesbrough and Birmingham City.


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Birmingham prison: Inspectors uncover serious failings 

10 Aug 18

Inspectors grade the prison “poor” across the board after a two-week inspection, the BBC has learnt.


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Jed Steer: Charlton Athletic bring in Aston Villa keeper on a season-long loan 

10 Aug 18

Charlton Athletic sign Aston Villa and ex-England youth goalkeeper Jed Steer on a season-long loan.


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Viktorija Sokolova: Boy pleads not guilty to park murder 

10 Aug 18

A 16-year-old boy pleads not guilty to killing Viktorija Sokolova who was found dead in Wolverhampton.


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Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic 

10 Aug 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic.


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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton 

10 Aug 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Premier League game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton.


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Peter Vincenti: Macclesfield Town sign midfielder from Coventry 

9 Aug 18

League Two side Macclesfield Town sign Peter Vincenti after the midfielder is released from his contract at Coventry City.


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Gary Gardner: Birmingham City sign Aston Villa midfielder on loan 

9 Aug 18

Birmingham City sign midfielder Gary Gardner on loan from local rivals Aston Villa for the rest of the season.


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Leander Dendoncker: Wolves sign Belgium midfielder from Anderlecht 

9 Aug 18

Wolves sign Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht, initially on loan for the 2018-19 season.


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Nicolai Brock-Madsen: St Mirren sign Birmingham striker on loan 

9 Aug 18

St Mirren complete a six-month loan deal for Birmingham City forward Nicolai Brock-Madsen.


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Aston Villa’s John McGinn can be the future star of Scotland – Efe Ambrose 

9 Aug 18

John McGinn has the quality to be “the future star of the Scotland national team”, says former Hibernian colleague Efe Ambrose.


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John McGinn: Aston Villa sign Hibs midfielder amid Celtic interest 

8 Aug 18

Scotland midfielder John McGinn is determined to propel Aston Villa to the Premier League after completing a move from Hibernian.


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Jackson brothers boogie at Wolverhampton youth centre 

8 Aug 18

The Mowtown megastars visit a youth centre and talk about their love for the city’s football team.


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Lee Camp: Birmingham City sign Cardiff City goalkeeper 

8 Aug 18

Birmingham City sign goalkeeper Lee Camp from Premier League side Cardiff City on a two-year-deal in a free transfer.


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Cannock free school ‘uniform bank’ overwhelmed by demand 

8 Aug 18

Volunteers say the scheme in Cannock has provided clothes for dozens of children.


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John McGinn: Aston Villa ‘in driving position’ to sign Hibernian midfielder 

8 Aug 18

Aston Villa agree a fee with Hibernian and are “in the driving position” to sign midfielder John McGinn, says Neil Lennon.


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Ian Bell: Warwickshire batsman wants to add to 118 Test caps 

8 Aug 18

Warwickshire’s Ian Bell still has the hunger to play for England – 12 months on from doubting whether he wanted to play cricket at all.


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Man seriously injured in Baxterley microlight crash 

8 Aug 18

The pilot had to be cut free from the aircraft after it came down in fields near Atherstone.


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Orjan Nyland: Aston Villa sign Norway keeper from Ingolstadt 

7 Aug 18

Aston Villa sign Norway goalkeeper Orjan Nyland from German side FC Ingolstadt 04 for an undisclosed fee.


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Omar Bogle: Birmingham City sign striker on loan from Cardiff City 

7 Aug 18

Birmingham City re-sign striker Omar Bogle on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Cardiff City.


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Amadou Bakayoko: Coventry City sign striker from Walsall 

7 Aug 18

Coventry City sign striker Amadou Bakayoko from League One rivals Walsall for an undisclosed fee.


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Connor Mahoney: Birmingham City sign Bournemouth winger on loan 

7 Aug 18

Birmingham City sign Bournemouth winger Connor Mahoney on a season-long loan deal.


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Solihull Moors v Maidenhead United 

7 Aug 18

Live coverage of Tuesday’s National League game between Solihull Moors and Maidenhead United.


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‘Armed men’ flee after cars set alight outside Birmingham prison 

7 Aug 18

“Several cars” are set ablaze in a car park as masked men make off in a vehicle near HMP Birmingham.


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Eleven ‘illegal immigrants’ found in lorry on M6 Toll 

7 Aug 18

The eleven men who were found on the M6 Toll in Staffordshire were treated for dehydration.


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Police stop driver with mattress stuffed in car 

7 Aug 18

A driver with a need for zzzs is caught taking a mattress for a ride in Birmingham.


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Bishops Itchington quarry death: Swim warnings ignorned 

7 Aug 18

One person refused to get out of the water at the weekend even after being warned by police.


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Liam Norwell: Warwickshire sign Gloucestershire seamer on three-year deal 

7 Aug 18

Warwickshire sign Gloucestershire fast bowler Liam Norwell on a three-year contract to start in 2019.


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John McGinn: Aston Villa keen to sign Hibernian midfielder 

7 Aug 18

Aston Villa are keen to sign Hibernian midfielder John McGinn before Thursday’s English transfer deadline.


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Jack Grealish: Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce still hopes to hang onto Spurs target 

7 Aug 18

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says they have not been offered enough for Tottenham Hotspur target Jack Grealish.


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Adama Traore: Wolves set to sign Middlesbrough winger after meeting £18m release clause 

6 Aug 18

Wolves are set to sign Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore in a club record deal after meeting the £18m release clause in his contract.


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Eight-year-old Birmingham model is a double amputee 

6 Aug 18

Fashion brand chooses double amputee Daisy-May Demetre to model clothing range.


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Omar Bogle: Birmingham City in talks to sign Cardiff City striker on loan 

6 Aug 18

Birmingham City are in talks to sign Cardiff City striker Omar Bogle on a season-long loan deal.


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Police warned after training grenade ‘set off’ in car showroom 

6 Aug 18

West Midlands Police urged to carry out more effective checks and auditing of ammunition by IOPC.


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Chelmsley Wood wife stab murderer jailed for life 

6 Aug 18

Arthur Stonehouse killed his wife Tracy, who suffered multiple stab wounds, at their Solihull home.


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Axel Tuanzebe: Aston Villa re-sign Manchester United defender on loan 

6 Aug 18

Aston Villa sign Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe on a season-long loan deal.


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Joe Bryan: Bristol City accept bids from Aston Villa and Middlesbrough 

6 Aug 18

Bristol City accept bids from Aston Villa and Middlesbrough for full-back Joe Bryan, BBC Radio Bristol understands.


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T20 Blast: Chris Woakes fifty helps Birmingham Bears beat Northamptonshire 

5 Aug 18

Chris Woakes’ brilliant fifty helps Birmingham Bears beat Northants in the T20 Blast, while Somerset go top of the South Group.


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Eastleigh v Solihull Moors 

4 Aug 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s National League game between Eastleigh and Solihull Moors.


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Coventry City v Scunthorpe United 

4 Aug 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between Coventry City and Scunthorpe United.


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How much is it costing to redevelop Wolverhampton? 

4 Aug 18

With three projects overrunning some say the authority has become “careless” with people’s money.


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Friday’s T20 Blast round-up 

3 Aug 18

Aaron Finch and Jason Roy produce an exhibition of power-hitting as Surrey chase 222 to beat Middlesex at The Oval.


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Family appeal after Bedworth man dies in M5 crash 

3 Aug 18

Police appeal for witnesses to the collision, especially from those who may have dashcam images.


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Birmingham son guilty of mother’s ‘metal weights’ manslaughter 

3 Aug 18

Kaysley Smithen repeatedly struck his mother Janice with metal bar weights.


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Hull City v Aston Villa (Mon) 

3 Aug 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s Championship game between Hull City and Aston Villa.


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Birmingham City v Norwich City 

3 Aug 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Norwich City.


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Woman and boy’s attempted murder charges 

3 Aug 18

Two men were found with stab wounds at a property in Birmingham.