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How a Birmingham Muslim’s suitcase became art 

26 Sep 17

Artist Faisal Hussain’s exhibition has pieces representing prejudice he and communities have faced.


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US man cycles in ‘wrong Birmingham’ race 

25 Sep 17

John Hoopingarner accidentally signed up for a race he thought was in Alabama, but came to the UK anyway.


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Was the 100-mile Velo Birmingham event a success? 

25 Sep 17

Some businesses and residents along the route complain as thousands of cyclists enjoy the day.


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Snorkelling benefits cheat sentenced for ‘barefaced lies’ 

25 Sep 17

Linda Hoey used an exaggerated disability to avoid £15,690 in M6 Toll fees.


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Warwick medical students face re-sit after exam paper blunder 

25 Sep 17

Medical students discovered half the questions were on a 2015 paper that was circulated online.


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Burton Albion v Aston Villa 

25 Sep 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Championship game between Burton Albion and Aston Villa.


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Warwickshire-Hampshire: First day’s play rained off at Edgbaston 

25 Sep 17

Warwickshire’s County Championship fixture with Hampshire is washed out on the first day at Edgbaston.


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Arrest over attempted kidnap of girl, 10, in Coventry 

25 Sep 17

A man “pulled up alongside the child” and “tried to force her into the car”, police said.


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Jeetan Patel: Warwickshire spinner still in hunt for Most Valuable Player title 

25 Sep 17

Warwickshire spinner Jeetan Patel still has a chance of beating Samit Patel to retain his overall MVP title.


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Birmingham tops ‘crash for cash’ postcodes hotspots 

25 Sep 17

The city is ranked as England’s “crash for cash” capital by the Insurance Fraud Bureau.


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Thousands compete in first Velo Birmingham cycle race 

24 Sep 17

Some 15,000 riders travelled through Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Birmingham.


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Man dies in Birmingham double-decker bus and car crash 

24 Sep 17

Deepak Riat died when his BMW car was in collision with a double-decker bus.


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Thousands of cyclists take part in Velo Birmingham 

24 Sep 17

The route sees 15,000 riders travelling through Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Birmingham.


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Arsenal Ladies v Birmingham City Ladies 

24 Sep 17

Live coverage of Sunday’s Women’s Super League 1 game between Arsenal Ladies and Birmingham City Ladies.


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Corbyn: People of Birmingham deserve ‘clean streets’ 

23 Sep 17

The Labour leader says Birmingham has been “under the cosh” from central government spending.


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Jonathan Trott: Warwickshire’s stand-in skipper out to improve on record as captain 

23 Sep 17

Warwickshire captain Jonathan Trott would consider the job of being made skipper on a more permanent basis.


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Solihull Moors v Dagenham & Redbridge 

23 Sep 17

Live coverage of Saturday’s National League game between Solihull Moors and Dagenham & Redbridge.


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Coventry City v Exeter City 

23 Sep 17

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


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Warwickshire motorcyclist dies in Oxford crash 

23 Sep 17

The rider hit a stationary van, fell from his bike and was hit by another motorcycle.


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Sir Patrick Stewart’s guide to RSC costume sale 

23 Sep 17

The theatre company is selling off more than 10,000 items of clothing worn by actors over the decades.


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Lucy Quinn: Birmingham City Ladies sign Yeovil Town forward 

22 Sep 17

Birmingham City Ladies sign forward Lucy Quinn from fellow Women’s Super League One side Yeovil Town.


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Fire crew changes Sir Patrick Stewart’s tyre 

22 Sep 17

The Star Trek actor thanks a fire crew on Twitter for helping him after his car tyre blew.


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Bees’ buzzing to be live-streamed at Coventry Cathedral 

22 Sep 17

Fifty thousand bees are playing their first gig – and a cathedral is the venue for the performance.


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Jordan Ponticelli: Coventry City’s teenage striker four-year deal with Sky Blues 

22 Sep 17

Coventry City teenage striker Jordan Ponticelli signs a new four-year contract with the League Two club.


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Conor Coady: Wolves defender signs new four-year deal at Championship club 

22 Sep 17

Wolves defender Conor Coady signs a new four-year contract with the promotion-chasing Championship club.


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Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Jeetan Patel’s 6-50 in vain as Tykes beat relegated Bears 

22 Sep 17

Steve Patterson steers Yorkshire to victory against relegated Warwickshire to ease the Tykes’ fears of going down.


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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley 

22 Sep 17

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


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Derby County v Birmingham City 

22 Sep 17

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


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Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 

22 Sep 17

Team news as Exeter Chiefs host Wasps in Sunday’s Aviva Premiership fixture at Sandy Park (15:00 BST).


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Solihull Moors: Nick Green and David Bridgwater leave Damson Park backroom staff 

22 Sep 17

Assistant boss Nick Green and coach David Bridgwater leave Solihull Moors, who sign Joe Payne and Richard Brodie.


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Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest 

22 Sep 17

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


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Police probe homophobic chants at Aston Villa match 

21 Sep 17

Carol Smith says she was subjected to chants for 30 minutes at the clash between Villa and Boro.


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Yorkshire v Warwickshire: Stumbling Tykes face testing final-day victory target 

21 Sep 17

Yorkshire lose three wickets after being set 175 to win by relegated Warwickshire at Headingley.


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Game of Thrones star is a fresher in Birmingham 

21 Sep 17

Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark in Game of Thrones, is a student in Birmingham.


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Richard Bennett jailed for Coventry road rage attack 

21 Sep 17

Richard Bennett caused “significant injuries” after slamming a car door on a driver’s arm and leg.


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Birmingham City Ladies sign Wales centre-back Ladd 

21 Sep 17

Birmingham City Ladies sign Wales international centre-back Hayley Ladd following her July exit from Bristol City.


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Lee Carsley: Birmingham caretaker manager keen for long-term role with Blues 

21 Sep 17

Birmingham City caretaker boss Lee Carsley has ‘long-term’ ambitions to stay with his boyhood club Birmingham City.


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A student guide to Birmingham for Bran Stark actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright 

21 Sep 17

The Game Of Thrones star has been spotted getting involved in freshers’ week activities on the Birmingham campus.


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Coventry firm fined for 16 million automated boiler calls 

21 Sep 17

The Coventry company must pay out £260,000 after plaguing people with automated phone calls.


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Wolves drawn away at Man City in EFL Cup 

20 Sep 17

Holders Man United visit Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea play Everton and Tottenham host West Ham.


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Rare brain tumour caused woman’s 12-stone weight gain 

20 Sep 17

Natalie Stokes was accused of being a secret binge-eater by her GP after she put on 12 stone in 18 months.


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Yorkshire v Warwickshire: Adam Lyth helps Tykes earn first-innings lead against Bears 

20 Sep 17

Adam Lyth and Tim Bresnan help relegation-threatened Yorkshire gain a first-innings lead against Warwickshire.


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Car seized in Hockley in ‘drive-by shooting’ murder probe 

20 Sep 17

Father-of-four Mekel Sterling was killed in the “cold-blooded” killing in Birmingham.


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Birmingham bin strike halted after court ruling 

20 Sep 17

A full trial will take place to determine if council bosses acted unlawfully in issuing redundancy notices.


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Bin dispute: Government’s improvement panel to remain 

20 Sep 17

The government-led panel overseeing improvements at Birmingham City Council had said it was leaving.


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Birmingham fashion designer jailed for fake Oscar-ticket fraud 

19 Sep 17

Alvin Loy fled the country before the trial and was jailed for six years in his absence.


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Yorkshire v Warwickshire: Jeetan Patel leads recovery against relegation-threatened hosts 

19 Sep 17

Jeetan Patel scores a century to help Warwickshire recover, while Matthew Fisher take a maiden five-wicket haul for Yorkshire.


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Danny Cipriani: Wasps fly-half likely to be out for three months with knee injury 

19 Sep 17

Wasps and ex-England fly-half Danny Cipriani could miss the rest of 2017 after suffering a torn knee ligament against Harlequins.


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Man jailed over machete attacks which left baby injured 

19 Sep 17

A two-year-old child was among those injured in the attacks in Smethwick and Birmingham.


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Bearded Broz volunteers to clear-up ‘big skip’ Birmingham 

19 Sep 17

The group say this time it will prioritize rubbish outside elderly and vulnerable people’s homes.


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Joe Marler: Harlequins prop reprimanded after James Haskell scuffle 

18 Sep 17

Joe Marler is reprimanded after a scuffle with England team-mate James Haskell during Harlequins’ Premiership win over Wasps.


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‘Justin Bieber lookalike’ jailed for sex offences 

18 Sep 17

Yohann Ramchelawon used a teenage boy’s photo and posed as a lookalike online to groom girls.


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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers 

18 Sep 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s EFL Cup game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol Rovers.


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Aston Villa v Middlesbrough 

18 Sep 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s EFL Cup game between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.


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Daniel Young death: Man pleads guilty to killing lecturer 

18 Sep 17

University lecturer Daniel Young was fatally stabbed near Morden Tube station on his way to work.


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Birmingham bin workers vote to continue strike 

18 Sep 17

The Unite union says action is likely to take place for another 12 weeks.


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Man’s message at Birmingham church where he was stabbed 

18 Sep 17

A man returns to the venue where he was injured to deliver a message of hope.


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Paddy Power offers 66/1 on Ugo Ehiogu replacing Redknapp 

18 Sep 17

Bookmaker branded “sick” for giving odds on Ugo Ehiogu taking over at Birmingham City.


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Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair 

18 Sep 17

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.


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Birmingham bin strike: Workers hold rally 

17 Sep 17

Hundreds gather outside the council house holding banners and singing protest songs.