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Michal Zyro: Charlton Athletic sign Wolves striker on loan 

22 Jan 18

Poland forward Michal Zyro joins League One Charlton on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season.


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Nicola Payne: Private search team hunt for Coventry mum 

22 Jan 18

Nicola Payne was last seen in 1991 walking across wasteland near her parents’ house in Coventry.


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Pay what you want at the Coventry cafe which serves thrown away food 

22 Jan 18

The Real Junk Food Project collects unsold food and turns it into meals made by volunteers.


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Engineering firm invests £65m in new Warwickshire sites 

22 Jan 18

Lontra, which makes industrial compressors, says a new factory will open in Warwickshire this year.


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Wolves: Championship leaders follow Forest defeat with warm weather training trip 

22 Jan 18

“We need vitamin D”, says boss Nuno as Championship leaders Wolves head off for a week’s warm weather training in Spain.


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Red Arrows death firm admits failings 

22 Jan 18

Ejector seat firm admits health & safety breach after Red Arrows pilot died when ejected from jet on ground in 2011…


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Brain put in wrong body among mortuary failures 

21 Jan 18

Mortuary errors included one person’s brain being held by a hospital for 22 years after his death.


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Cyrille Regis: Football pays tribute after death of former England international 

20 Jan 18

The Premier League pays tribute to the memory of Cyrille Regis with a minute’s applause at Saturday’s games.


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Birmingham care workers protest over shift changes 

20 Jan 18

Unison says its protest is “a last resort” against the changes by Birmingham City Council.


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Images released after Birmingham football derby disorder 

20 Jan 18

Detectives have appealed for help from the public to identify the men in the images.


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Skip lorry driver killed in Stratford-upon-Avon bus crash 

20 Jan 18

Warwickshire Police is appealing for information after the accident on Warwick Road.


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Solihull Moors v Woking 

20 Jan 18

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


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Coventry City v Swindon Town 

20 Jan 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League Two game between Coventry City and Swindon Town.


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Events to move for Wolverhampton Civic Hall £38m revamp 

20 Jan 18

Wolverhampton Civic Hall will close until 2020 as it undergoes significant repairs.


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Corby English teacher sought by author 40 years on 

20 Jan 18

Chris Young’s life fell apart when his mother died – his English teacher Lynn Ward turned it around.


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Opanin Edwards: Solihull Moors sign teenage Bristol City midfielder on loan 

19 Jan 18

Solihull Moors sign teenage midfielder Opanin Edwards from Bristol City on a loan deal until the end of the season.


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Birmingham 2022: Shooting dropped from Commonwealth Games 

19 Jan 18

Commonwealth Games Federation boss David Grevemberg backs Birmingham’s decision to drop shooting from the 2022 Games.


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Erdington dance teacher Neil Harris jailed for sex abuse 

19 Jan 18

Neil Harris was investigated after a victim searched Google and found he was still teaching.


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Strictly Tour begins in Birmingham 

19 Jan 18

Last year’s winner Joe McFadden will once again partner with Katya Jones and compete against fellow celebrities.


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Knifepoint robbery at Tesco Express in Nuneaton 

19 Jan 18

Staff were not injured, but were “extremely distressed” by the incident in Nuneaton, police say.


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Preston North End v Birmingham City 

19 Jan 18

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


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Wolverhampton Poundland worker sprayed with bleach 

19 Jan 18

The staff member was attacked by a customer she asked not to queue-jump, police say.


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Crewe sign Newcastle’s Dan Barlaser and Aston Villa’s Harry McKirdy on loan 

19 Jan 18

Crewe Alexandra sign Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser and Aston Villa forward Harry McKirdy on loan.


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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest 

19 Jan 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Wolves and Nottingham Forest.


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Pilot Andrew McIntosh denies murdering wife 

19 Jan 18

Patricia McIntosh was found dead with serious head injuries at her village home in Warwickshire.


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Rail link planned in time for Coventry city of culture 

19 Jan 18

The “unique” driverless system would shuttle visitors from the station to Coventry’s cultural attractions.


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Ipswich sign Tottenham’s Cameron Carter-Vickers & Birmingham’s Stephen Gleeson 

19 Jan 18

Ipswich sign Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and Birmingham midfielder Stephen Gleeson until the end of the season.


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European Rugby Champions Cup: Wasps v Ulster Rugby 

19 Jan 18

Team news as Wasps host Ulster Rugby in Sunday’s European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at the Ricoh Arena (15:15 GMT).


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Cyrille Regis: Premier League clubs to pay tribute at this weekend’s matches 

19 Jan 18

Premier League clubs will hold a minute of applause and players will wear black armbands at this weekend’s matches in tribute to Cyrille Regis.


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Aston Villa v Barnsley 

19 Jan 18

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


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Police-chase van smashes into Birmingham home 

19 Jan 18

The resident of the house in Erdington had left the room seconds before the crash.


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RSC founder and ‘Shakespeare genius’ John Barton dies 

18 Jan 18

The British theatre director, who co-founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died aged 89.


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Jordan Shipley: Coventry City midfielder signs new contract 

18 Jan 18

Midfielder Jordan Shipley signs a new contract with League Two side Coventry City, keeping him at the club until 2020.


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Nicolai Brock-Madsen: Birmingham striker joins KS Cracovia on loan 

18 Jan 18

Birmingham striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen joins Polish side KS Cracovia on loan with a view to a permanent move in the summer.


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Birmingham teen used parents’ credit card for Turkey terror trip 

18 Jan 18

The boy, 16, admits buying a ticket to Turkey and is believed to have planned to go to Syria.


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James Haskell: Wasps & England flanker disappointed with four-week ban 

18 Jan 18

Wasps and England flanker James Haskell says he was disappointed to receive a a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.


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Restoration plans for Land Rover found in Solihull garden 

18 Jan 18

One of the first Land Rovers ever built is to be restored after being found in a back garden in Solihull.


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Birmingham taxi driver loses licence after guide dog refusal 

18 Jan 18

Abdul Khalik did not pick up a blind passenger because of he was “allergic” to his assistance dog.


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Home of killed man ransacked by thieves in Coventry 

18 Jan 18

Jordan Howell’s flat was raided less than 24 hours after his death, police say.


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Bird flu zone extended as strain discovered in Warwickshire 

18 Jan 18

The move follows the death of 13 birds in Warwickshire but does not involve bringing poultry inside.


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Strong winds blow roof off Coventry house 

18 Jan 18

Fire crews found a pile of bricks at the foot of the three-storey town house.


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Jonathan Grounds: Birmingham City defender signs new deal with Championship club 

17 Jan 18

Birmingham City left-back Jonathan Grounds signs a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the struggling Championship club.


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Six Nations 2018: England flanker James Haskell to miss Six Nations start 

17 Jan 18

James Haskell will miss England’s first two Six Nations games after getting a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.


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Ulster injury setback for Wasps match 

17 Jan 18

Ulster suffer a blow before Sunday’s crunch Champions Cup game with Wasps as Craig Gilroy has surgery on a fractured cheekbone.


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Teenage motorcyclist detained for causing death 

17 Jan 18

Wolverhampton Crown Court lifted reporting restrictions to allow the naming of Brett Everitt…


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Legal action over Coventry baby’s sepsis death 

16 Jan 18

Coventry University Hospital says it has given staff training since the death of a five-day-old baby.


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Bright Enobakhare: Wolves ‘family’ spirit key to promotion, says teenage striker 

16 Jan 18

Wolves’ teenage striker Bright Enobakhare says that a “family” spirit is the key to their promotion challenge.


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Maikel Kieftenbeld: Birmingham City midfielder signs new two-year deal 

16 Jan 18

Birmingham City midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld signs a new two-year deal with the relegation-threatened Championship club.


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Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

16 Jan 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s FA Cup game between Swansea City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


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Eight charged over Birmingham shisha stabbing clash 

16 Jan 18

Ibrahim Ismail was found stabbed outside a shisha lounge in Birmingham a year ago.


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Tyrone Williams: Solihull Moors sign defender from Kidderminster Harriers 

16 Jan 18

Solihull sign defender Tyrone Williams from Kidderminster Harriers for an undisclosed fee, as midfielder Shepherd Murombedzi leaves.


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Ann-Katrin Berger: Birmingham City Ladies keeper’s progress ‘massive boost’ 

16 Jan 18

Birmingham City boss Marc Skinner speaks of the lift that Ann-Katrin Berger’s return to training has given his side.


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Coventry Cathedral 

16 Jan 18

The royal couple are in the city as it celebrates being named UK City of Culture 2021.


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Model with no bowel denied toilet access in Manchester 

15 Jan 18

Blake Beckford, who has ulcerative colitis, was “appalled” by staff refusing him toilet access.


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Mathieu Bastareaud & James Haskell to face independent disciplinary committee 

15 Jan 18

Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud and Wasps’ James Haskell will face an independent disciplinary committee on Wednesday.


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Cyrille Regis: West Brom say former player was an ‘iconic figurehead’ of the late 70s 

15 Jan 18

West Brom lead tributes to former player Cyrille Regis, a “pioneer for black footballers”, who has died aged 59.


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Birmingham’s Turners at 69 restaurant closes 

15 Jan 18

The owner of Birmingham’s Turners at 69 apologised to anyone disappointed by the closure.


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Dinosaur on M1 prompts appeal for owner 

15 Jan 18

The toy dinosaur is being looked after by highways officers while they search for its owner.


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Stoke name Lambert as new manager 

15 Jan 18

Stoke City appoint former Aston Villa and Norwich boss Paul Lambert as manager after the departure of Mark Hughes.


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Lima Sopoaga: Wasps sign All Blacks fly-half for the 2018-19 season 

15 Jan 18

Wasps sign All Blacks fly-half Lima Sopoaga for the 2018-19 season from New Zealand Super Rugby side Highlanders.