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Danny Wilson: Ex-Blues coach to become Scotland assistant to Gregor Townsend 

18 Jun 18

Danny Wilson is confirmed as Scotland’s new forwards coach after Scottish Rugby agrees terms with Wasps to release him.


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Ben Stokes & Chris Woakes: England all-rounders set to miss Australia ODIs 

18 Jun 18

England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes are set to miss the remaining three one-day internationals against Australia.


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Cannabis oil delay for Warwickshire epileptic boy ‘cruel’ 

17 Jun 18

Alfie Dingley’s mother urged the government to intervene after another boy was give the medication.


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TUI airline ‘left passengers stranded’ at Birmingham Airport 

17 Jun 18

Some passengers took to Twitter to say they had been given little help after flights were disrupted.


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Missing Birmingham girl, 12, found safe and well 

17 Jun 18

Police thank people who helped their search after the girl did not return home after school.


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River warning after scrap metal blaze near Ryton-on-Dunsmore 

17 Jun 18

Environment Agency staff check the River Avon for pollution following a large fire.


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Police concerns over missing 12-year-old Birmingham girl 

16 Jun 18

Olivia Henry failed to return home after school on Friday, West Midlands Police say.


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Harry Burgoyne: Plymouth Argyle sign Wolves goalkeeper on loan 

16 Jun 18

Plymouth Argyle sign goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Wolves.


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Fire crews remain at Ryton-on-Dunsmore scrap metal blaze 

16 Jun 18

About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which closed Coventry Airport for an hour.


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Wolverhampton stabbing: Boys released in murder case 

16 Jun 18

Three boys arrested after Keelan Wilson was stabbed yards away from his home have been released.


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Former Coventry council leader had house ‘shot at twice’ 

15 Jun 18

Ann Lucas, first female leader at Coventry City Council, said security measures were put in on police advice.


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Women’s Tour: Sarah Roy sprints to victory as Coryn Rivera retains her lead 

15 Jun 18

Australia’s Sarah Roy sprints to victory to win stage three of the Women’s Tour in Leamington Spa.


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Run-down Wolverhampton community garden comes up roses 

15 Jun 18

Volunteers spent a week transforming a neglected field into a community garden in Wolverhampton.


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Record-breaking crowds at Europe’s largest Eid celebration 

15 Jun 18

More than 140,000 people gather in Birmingham to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.


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Millionaire still works at winning Wolverhampton Asda 

15 Jun 18

Despite winning £1m on a Lucky Dip, Amanda Lewis said she won’t give up the job she loves.


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Huge scrap metal fire shuts Coventry Airport 

15 Jun 18

Smoke from the fire can be seen for miles around and drivers are being warned to take care.


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Dormice move into secret Warwickshire location 

14 Jun 18

Twenty breeding pairs will be monitored in the hope they breed successfully.


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Three teenagers arrested over Wolverhampton stab death 

14 Jun 18

Three boys are arrested after Keelan Wilson was stabbed yards away from his home in Wolverhampton.


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Michelin-starred chef’s homage to Spaghetti Junction 

14 Jun 18

Glynn Purnell creates a dish to celebrate 50 years since work began on the Birmingham landmark.


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West Midlands PugFest cancelled over poor ticket sales 

14 Jun 18

Paul Merson and Peter Shilton were due at the event which included a pug five-a-side football match.


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Job losses as Mattressman bed retailer closes stores 

14 Jun 18

Poor sales have forced the company to downsize, closing 14 stores with the loss of 100 jobs.


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Alan Hutton: Aston Villa right-back signs new contract 

14 Jun 18

Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton signs a new contract to stay with the Championship side until the end of next season.


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Wolves unveil statue of Sir Jack Hayward 

14 Jun 18

The sculpture is revealed at Molineux on what would have been the former owner’s 95th birthday.


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Man arrested after fatal Coventry motorbike crash 

14 Jun 18

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police say.


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Birmingham City: St Andrew’s renamed ‘St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium’ 

14 Jun 18

Birmingham City rename their ground the ‘St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium’ as part of a sponsorship deal with the club’s owners.


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Wolves host Everton on first weekend of Premier League season 

14 Jun 18

Champions Manchester City will travel to Arsenal on the opening day of the new Premier League season.


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Disabled man’s Birmingham home ruined by flood 

14 Jun 18

Trevor Thomas has been unable to return to his home in Birmingham since it was flooded in May.


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Maria Sharapova withdraws from Birmingham to be fully fit for Wimbledon 

13 Jun 18

Maria Sharapova withdraws from next week’s WTA event in Birmingham in order to be fully fit for her return to Wimbledon after a three-year absence.


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Flooded homes in Solihull became ‘spectator sport’ 

13 Jun 18

Residents say people turned out to watch after hearing about flooding on social media.


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Men jailed over racial hatred stickers at Aston University 

13 Jun 18

Four men are sentenced for posting racist stickers at Aston University in Birmingham.


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Solihull drugs trafficker kingpin jailed for 32 years 

13 Jun 18

Mulvey used his haulage firm to transport drugs in metal rollers, stored in a Worcestershire village.


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Jonson Clarke-Harris: Coventry City re-sign striker on two-year contract 

13 Jun 18

Coventry City agree to re-sign striker Jonson Clarke-Harris on a two-year contract following a loan spell last season.


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Paul Robinson: Former Birmingham City defender joins Blues coaching staff 

13 Jun 18

Birmingham City appoint former defender Paul Robinson as an Under-23 coach following his retirement as a player.


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Erhun Oztumer: Bolton Wanderers sign Walsall midfielder on a two-year deal 

13 Jun 18

Bolton Wanderers sign midfielder Erhun Oztumer on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Walsall.


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Kieran Brookes: Wasps sign Northampton Saints tight-head prop 

13 Jun 18

Wasps sign England international prop Kieran Brookes after he opted to leave Northampton Saints this summer.


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Visa loss a ‘disaster’ for Birmingham-based NHS doctor 

12 Jun 18

Dr Syed Kazmi, who worked in Birmingham, was stripped of his visa due to a tax discrepancy.


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Benik Afobe: Stoke City sign Wolves striker 11 days after Molineux move 

12 Jun 18

Stoke City sign Benik Afobe from Wolves on a six-month loan deal, with an “obligation” to purchase him next January.


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Raul Jimenez: Wolves sign Mexico forward on loan from Benfica 

12 Jun 18

Wolves prepare for their Premier League return by signing Mexico forward Raul Jimenez on a season-long loan deal from Benfica.


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Teenager wanted over Birmingham firework death 

12 Jun 18

Ronan Blake is wanted over the death of Anthony Nicholls, whose house was gutted by a firework.


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County Championship: Ian Bell steers Bears to win over Glamorgan 

12 Jun 18

Ian Bell’s second century of the match helps Division Two leaders Warwickshire to a four-wicket win over Glamorgan.


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JLR: Solihull workers react to Land Rover production move 

12 Jun 18

Staff say a decision to produce a new model in Slovakia could be bad news for temporary workers.


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How one woman coped when 13 years of caring ended 

12 Jun 18

Helen Clues says she’s now rebuilding a life after years spent caring for her parents and husband.


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Birmingham nightclub to close over ‘gun to head’ incident 

11 Jun 18

West Midlands Police descended on the venue after a 999 call claimed a gun had been fired.


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County Championship: Usman Khawaja’s Glamorgan debut ton sets up Bears run chase 

11 Jun 18

Australia Test batsman Usman Khawaja hits a debut century as Glamorgan set Warwickshire 294 to win at Edgbaston.


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Increased security at HMP Birmingham after riot 

11 Jun 18

At the time, the Prison Officers’ Association said it was the worst disorder in more than two decades.


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Keith Wyness: Aston Villa to be sued by former chief executive 

11 Jun 18

Suspended chief executive Keith Wyness decides to leave Aston Villa and launch legal action against the Championship club.


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Land Rover Discovery model moved to Slovakia from the UK 

11 Jun 18

The car firm said its Solihull factory would now be used to build new Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports.


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University of Warwick bans students over hate posts 

11 Jun 18

The University of Warwick’s investigation says one student will be banned for life over the messages.


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Giant pink dancers draw in Birmingham crowds 

11 Jun 18

An inflatable spectacle at Birmingham’s dance festival stopped shoppers in their tracks in the city.


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County Championship: Ian Bell hits rare ton in tight Warwickshire-Glamorgan game 

10 Jun 18

Ian Bell’s first Championship century in two years gave Warwickshire a first-innings lead of 30 over Glamorgan, who reach 55-0 in reply.


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Burglary charges after Birmingham woman, 86, injured 

10 Jun 18

Veronica Eustace was assaulted in her home and left with broken bones in her neck and back.


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Pierluigi Gollini: Aston Villa sell goalkeeper to Atalanta after 18 months away on loan 

10 Jun 18

Aston Villa sell goalkeeper goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini to Atalanta after the Italian side exercises their option to buy him.


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County Championship: Warwickshire’s Josh Poysden spins Glamorgan out 

9 Jun 18

Leg-spinner Josh Poysden’s career-best 5-29 helps Warwickshire dismiss Glamorgan for 220, with the home side 24-2 in reply at Edgbaston.


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Hundreds turn out for Coventry Pride 

9 Jun 18

The 2018 event aims to encourage people to celebrate the city’s diverse community.


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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018: West Midlands medics honoured 

8 Jun 18

Health workers from across the West Midlands have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


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Birmingham ‘laughing gas’ shisha bar shut permanently 

8 Jun 18

Allegations centred around the suspected sale of nitrous oxide and alcohol to children.


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Men ‘abused and manipulated’ girls in Rugby and Coventry 

8 Jun 18

Peter Jones and Raymond Dickens abused six girls over a 22-year period.


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Centre where addicts take prescribed drugs 

8 Jun 18

David Jamieson has been to Switzerland to look at centres for addicts to take prescribed drugs.


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Bears take on Glamorgan at Edgbaston 

8 Jun 18

Chris Cooke leads Glamorgan for the first time, with a much-changed Championship squad away to Division Two leaders Warwickshire.


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Man arrested after elderly woman attacked in Yardley 

8 Jun 18

Veronica Eustace remains in a stable condition after the burglary on Tuesday morning.