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Niall Ennis: Shrewsbury sign Wolves striker on season loan 

26 Jul 17

Shrewsbury Town sign teenage striker Niall Ennis on a season-long loan from Championship club Wolves.


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Birmingham City: Connal Trueman and Dan Cleary join Solihull Moors on loan 

26 Jul 17

Solihull Moors sign goalkeeper Connal Trueman and defender Dan Cleary on loan from Birmingham City until January 2018.


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Blackpool sign Birmingham winger Solomon-Otabor on loan 

26 Jul 17

Blackpool sign winger Viv Solomon-Otabor on loan from Championship side Birmingham City until January 2018.


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Adam Hose: Warwickshire sign batsman from Somerset 

26 Jul 17

Warwickshire sign batsman Adam Hose on a three-year deal from Somerset as part of the “rebuilding process” at Edgbaston.


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Rikki Clarke: Surrey re-sign Warwickshire all-rounder from next season 

26 Jul 17

Surrey re-sign Warwickshire all-rounder Rikki Clarke on a two-year deal starting from next season.


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Driver attacked by gang who stole car in Birmingham 

26 Jul 17

Police say the man is in hospital with head injuries after the attack in Aston.


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Disability cricket: Meet the Warwickshire team given a cricketing chance 

26 Jul 17

An all-rounder with no forearms and a batsman who rarely leaves home – meet the Warwickshire disability cricket team preparing to face England.


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Leicestershire beaten by Birmingham Bears 

25 Jul 17

Derbyshire’s Luis Reece hits 97 off 55 balls to help beat former side Lancashire, while Durham suffer a fifth straight defeat.


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Diogo Jota: Atletico Madrid midfielder joins Wolves on season-long loan 

25 Jul 17

Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Diogo Jota joins Championship side Wolves on a season-long loan.


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‘Traumatised’ autistic man restrained for 11 hours 

25 Jul 17

Adam Nasralla was restrained by as many as nine members of staff at a private hospital in Birmingham…


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Birmingham carer sprayed aerosol in dementia patient’s face 

24 Jul 17

Susan Draper is sentenced to four weeks’ jail, but is out on bail after lodging an appeal…


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Men filmed racing at 134mph near Birmingham spared jail 

24 Jul 17

Footage played to a court shows them driving through roadworks at up to 100mph (160kmph).


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Coventry fatal bus crash: Kailash Chander charged 

24 Jul 17

Two people died when a double decker bus hit a supermarket.


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Uncollected rubbish in Birmingham ‘attracting rats’ 

24 Jul 17

One resident says her rubbish was not collected for two weeks before a strike even began.


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Street racers hit 134mph on Birmingham dual carriageway 

24 Jul 17

Police dashcam video shows Golf and Mercedes cars racing at more than 130mph on a public road.


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Sandeep Samra of Coventry charged with terror offence 

24 Jul 17

She was charged with being concerned in the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism.


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Cervical smear tests: ‘Concerning’ delays on results letters 

24 Jul 17

A change to the screening system is thought to be the cause as fewer staff are replaced when they leave.


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Pollock impresses in Bears T20 debut 

23 Jul 17

Ross Whiteley hits six sixes in an over but Worcestershire lose to Yorkshire, plus Sunday’s T20 Blast round-up.


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Car stolen with mother and baby inside in Solihull 

23 Jul 17

A man got into the woman’s car as she attended to her baby, and drove off.


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Man charged over Solihull ‘cleaning fluid’ attack 

23 Jul 17

The man, who was attacked outside a pub in Dickens Heath, did not suffer any burning sensation.


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Couch to 5K: Teacher’s story from 26 stone to Birmingham half marathon 

23 Jul 17

Stuart Warner, a teacher from Birmingham, tells us how taking inspiration from the London Marathon has transformed his life.


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Warwick parade marks MoD depot’s 75th anniversary 

22 Jul 17

The parade started at Warwick Castle and ended in the town’s Pageant Gardens.


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Birmingham children’s centres: Protest over closure plans 

22 Jul 17

More than 100 people demonstrate against proposals to close 26 in Birmingham.


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Why are refuse workers striking in Birmingham? 

22 Jul 17

Walkouts are due to continue until September following a dispute over jobs.


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T20 Blast: Riki Wessels hits ton as Kevin Pietersen suffers calf injury 

21 Jul 17

Riki Wessels becomes the first Nottinghamshire player to score a Twenty20 century, while Kevin Pietersen injures a calf off the first ball he faces.


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Darren Cumberbatch became ‘unwell in police presence’, says IPCC 

21 Jul 17

Darren Cumberbatch died in hospital several days after being arrested by police.


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Atherstone fatal crash teens were returning from Snowdonia trip 

21 Jul 17

The families of three friends who died when their car hit a tree pay tribute to them.


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Blind couple honoured by University of Warwick 

21 Jul 17

Blind Fred and Etta Reid have been honoured by a university for services to those with sight loss.


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Ceiling collapse at Birmingham primary school prom 

21 Jul 17

Six people had to be treated when a suspended ceiling fell during a school prom at a banqueting suite.


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Coventry’s Adenegan wins bronze in London 

20 Jul 17

Hannah Cockroft wins her third gold medal of the World Para-athletics Championships, while Georgie Hermitage storms to victory.


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Kerim Frei: Birmingham City midfielder joins Istanbul Basaksehir for undisclosed fee 

20 Jul 17

Midfielder Kerim Frei leaves Birmingham City to join Turkish side Basaksehir for an undisclosed fee.


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Man shouts ‘acid’ as he sprays drinker at Solihull pub 

20 Jul 17

The victim was outside a pub when a man leapt out of a car and sprayed a liquid at him.


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The lollipop man who plays air guitar and sings reggae 

20 Jul 17

Keith Bennett, 65, is hugely popular in Wolverhampton for spreading joy on the morning commute.


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How I got a first at university 

20 Jul 17

The number of people getting first-class degrees at UK universities is rising.


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Ruben Vinagre: Wolves sign Monaco defender on season-long loan 

20 Jul 17

Wolves sign Monaco’s Portugal Under-18 international defender Ruben Vinagre on a season-long loan deal.


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Paul Caddis: Blackburn Rovers sign Scotland and ex-Birmingham City defender 

20 Jul 17

Blackburn Rovers sign former Birmingham City defender Paul Caddis on a two-year deal following a trial.


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Glenn Whelan: Aston Villa sign Stoke City midfielder on two-year contract 

20 Jul 17

Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan joins Championship side Aston Villa for £1m on a two-year contract.


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Man on Birmingham bus stabbed to death by fellow passenger 

19 Jul 17

Leon Barrett-Hazle sustained multiple stab wounds while travelling on the bus in Handsworth.


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The secret of a 70 year marriage: ‘Tell it as it is’ 

19 Jul 17

Denis Cutler proposed to Anne on a tram in Birmingham but don’t go thinking he isn’t a romantic.


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Ahmed Elmohamady: Aston Villa sign Hull City full-back for £1m 

19 Jul 17

Aston Villa sign full-back Ahmed Elmohamady from Hull City for £1m on a three-year contract.


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Alex Penny: Peterborough United in talks to sign Nuneaton Town defender 

19 Jul 17

Peterborough United are in talks to sign Nuneaton Town defender Alex Penny, according to Posh manager Grant McCann.


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The Open 2017: Paul Broadhurst back at Royal Birkdale with son Sam as caddie 

19 Jul 17

Paul Broadhurst has son Sam caddying for him at Royal Birkdale as he plays his first Open in five years.


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New Cross Hospital building material fails fire test 

18 Jul 17

Measures including 24/7 fire warden patrols are being taken at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.


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Coventry teenager held over terror offences 

18 Jul 17

The woman, 18, is suspected of being concerned in the commission or preparation of an act of terror.


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Birmingham pub bombings: Police request BBC’s IRA suspect interview 

18 Jul 17

Michael Hayes told the BBC he was a participant in the Birmingham pub bombings that killed 21 people in 1974.


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Rubbish piles up in Birmingham as dispute continues 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham refuse workers hold daily stoppages as a dispute with the local authority continues.


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Coventry school’s pigeon pal did not want to leave 

18 Jul 17

The bird’s overseas owner is to collect it from the classrooms it does not want to leave.


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Two teenage victims of fatal Atherstone crash named 

18 Jul 17

Ryan Barber and Trudi-Mae Kennell attended college together and were both “very popular”, a statement says.


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Peter Spiers named as victim of Nuneaton ‘altercation’ 

18 Jul 17

A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed while investigations continue.


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More than two thirds of thefts are ‘never solved’ 

18 Jul 17

Analysis of 18 million crimes reveals how many cases are closed without a suspect being identified.


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Adenegan wins bronze for GB in London 

17 Jul 17

Hannah Cockroft, Sophie Kamlish and Olivia Breen win gold for Britain on day four of the World Para-athletics Championships in London.


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Rugby man charged with child sex offences 

17 Jul 17

The alleged offences include raping a girl aged between 13 and 15, say police.


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Birmingham waste collection strikes to last until September 

17 Jul 17

Services will be suspended for three hours every day from the end of July.


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Special pen helps blind students to draw in Birmingham 

17 Jul 17

A special pen brings to life the artwork of students who cannot see what they have created.


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Atherstone crash: Three teenagers killed 

17 Jul 17

A fourth teenager who had been in the BMW car was taken to hospital with serious injuries.


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HS2 reveals winners of building contracts 

17 Jul 17

Contracts worth £6.6bn are awarded ahead of news on the final HS2 routes to Leeds and Manchester.


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T20 Blast round-up: Two tons, 29 sixes & 443 runs in Chelmsford thriller 

16 Jul 17

Colin Ingram’s brilliant 114 sets up a five-wicket win for Glamorgan in the T20 Blast against Essex, while Middlesex’s batsmen fail to fire.


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Man dies after ‘altercation’ in Nuneaton 

16 Jul 17

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident in Nuneaton.


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Birmingham MPs call for extradition of IRA bomb-maker 

16 Jul 17

They say Michael Hayes should be questioned “properly” about the Birmingham pub bombings.


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Sexual grooming charge after ‘altercation’ in Tamworth 

16 Jul 17

A man is charged following an altercation with several members of the public in Staffordshire.