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This is what pleased Alan Pardew the most about West Brom’s draw against Liverpool 

13 Dec 17

Alan Pardew is a happy man after watching West Brom draw to Liverpool…


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West Brom player ratings: Ahmed Hegazi leads the way, here’s how everyone else did against Liverpool 

13 Dec 17

How Gregg Evans rated the West Brom players in the match against Liverpool…


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The lowdown on 17-year-old West Brom youngster Nathan Ferguson 

13 Dec 17

Nathan Ferguson makes the bench against Liverpool, but who is the West Brom youngster…


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Danny Ings and 8 more players YOU think West Brom should sign in the January transfer window 

13 Dec 17

These are the players that you want West Brom to sign in January…


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Liverpool vs West Brom: Grzegorz Krychowiak and James McClean are included by Alan Pardew 

13 Dec 17

This is how West Brom will line-up against Liverpool at Anfield…


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Lichfield traffic delays due to A38 incident AND broken down lorry on A5192 blocking Cappers Lane 

13 Dec 17

Stranded vehicle and separate incident on A38 cause massive delays around Trent Valley area of city…


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Here’s what Big Ron thought of Aston Villa’s infamous relegation transfer committee 

13 Dec 17

Ron Atkinson was far from impressed by the recruitment trio…


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Tamworth FC boss frustrated by weather conditions 

13 Dec 17

Tamworth’s clash at Bradford has been rearranged…


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Birmingham City v QPR: TV details, team news, predicted XIs, bookies’ odds 

13 Dec 17

BCFC take on QPR wary of the Matt Smith effect…


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Liverpool v West Brom: TV details, kick off time, referee, odds, predicted XIs and more 

13 Dec 17

A big preview ahead of Albion’s trip to Anfield…


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Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolves: TV details, team news, predicted XI, boss thoughts 

13 Dec 17

A bumper preview ahead of WWFC’s trip to Hillsborough on Friday…


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Former Wolves striker admits he didn’t see Championship challenge coming 

13 Dec 17

The 25-year-old left WWFC in the summer…


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Working people ‘worse off this Christmas than decade ago’ 

13 Dec 17

Ashwin Kumar, chief economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said 2017 had been a year of stress for family finances…


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Jeremy Corbyn has urged Theresa May to pledge to reduce homelessness 

13 Dec 17

The Labour leader also labelled the Government’s housing record an absolute disgrace…


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Suspended bin collections in Lichfield and Burntwood – latest update 

13 Dec 17

Losing control of bin wagons on the ice would pose a massive risk says council…


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Heartless thieves steal mum’s Christmas presents from under tree – and then her car is nicked 

13 Dec 17

The thieves had taken two sets of car keys, presents for her three grandchildren, as well as gifts for her two teenage children…


Sport
The ultimate Wolves quiz of the 1990s: How many can you get right? 

13 Dec 17

We’re taking you on a journey back to the 1990s to see how many WWFC players you can remember…


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Aston Villa quiz time: Whose eyes are these? 

13 Dec 17

Stare into the eyes of these Villa stars past and present and tell us who they belong to…


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The transcript: Alan Pardew on Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, Gareth Barry and West Brom 

13 Dec 17

Alan Pardew’s thoughts ahead of WBA’s trip to Anfield…


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The day Wolverhampton Wanderers invented European football 

13 Dec 17

Wolves ran out 3-2 winners in a pulsating contest against Honved on December 13, 1954, that was as memorable on the pitch as off it…


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Santa’s pre-Christmas evening tour of Lichfield continues 

13 Dec 17

Santa is in Lichfield supporting the Round Table as they collect nightly for good causes…


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REVIEW: Star Wars – The Last Jedi 

12 Dec 17

Latest installment in the Star Wars saga is a ‘nail-biter’ says Lichfield Mercury reviewer Mark Newbold…


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Burglars raid Kings Bromley Co-op stealing thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes 

12 Dec 17

Kings Bromley Co-op was raided again…


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Big freeze over? No chance! Temperatures in Staffordshire set to plunge below zero AGAIN 

12 Dec 17

Road conditions still dangerous despite more than 40 gritters working overnight…


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‘Help’ – West Brom fans have their say on facing Liverpool 

12 Dec 17

This is what the West Brom faithful have been discussing ahead of the Liverpool game…


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Icy weather sees FROZEN schools in Lichfield and Burntwood closed AGAIN 

12 Dec 17

Reports of dangerously icy paths, playgrounds and roads…


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Heartbroken parents in meningitis vaccination plea after son, 6, dies 

12 Dec 17

It comes after Oliver Hall, from Halesworth, Suffolk, died in October…


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Amazing aerial shot of Lichfield gripped by the big freeze 

12 Dec 17

The Mercury has received some fantastic pictures following the weekend’s snowfall.


Sport
Scouting report: The Liverpool lowdown ahead of West Brom’s trip to Anfield 

12 Dec 17

We take a look at how Liverpool fared in their last outing and the main talking points from the game…


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Full list of Arriva services affected near Lichfield, Stafford and Cannock 

12 Dec 17

The info you need to get where you need to go today…


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Terry’s monopoly, striker linked, loanee recall worry – Aston Villa round up 

12 Dec 17

A round up of all things AVFC from the Birmingham Mail…


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Defender linked, where Alan Pardew may change things, Liverpool gunning for Albion 

12 Dec 17

A round up of all the WBA talking points at the Birmingham Mail…


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Stockdale’s supporter message, Bramall inspection, findings from THAT video – Birmingham City round up 

12 Dec 17

Here is a round up of all the latest BCFC talking points and news…


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A potential managerial casualty as Cardiff drop points – the Wolves talking points 

12 Dec 17

A round up of the WWFC talking points on Tuesday…


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Aston Villa captain John Terry proves he has the monopoly on the finer things in life 

11 Dec 17

The AVFC skipper has been occupying himself while out injured…


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Birmingham City: David Stockdale’s blunt message to the fans 

11 Dec 17

The goalkeeper has played the last three games after an injury but is yet to be on the winning side in that time…


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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino discusses potential of recalling Aston Villa loanee Josh Onomah 

11 Dec 17

The youngster has impressed on loan this season…


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Here are the names we think are Aston Villa’s five strangest ever signings 

11 Dec 17

Alex Dicken looks through the history books to discover Villa’s most puzzling signings…


News
Gritting work across Staffordshire continues in face of SUB-ZERO weather conditions 

11 Dec 17

List of school closures continues to be updated…


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Severe ICE warning for Lichfield as temperatures set to fall to MINUS six degrees 

11 Dec 17

Several inches of snow covered the city on Sunday – and the forecast is not looking good…


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Stan Collymore makes an Aston Villa promise – and it involves Birmingham City 

11 Dec 17

Collymore was speaking after AVFC’s 0-0 draw with Millwall…


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Wolves player ratings after the frustrating draw with Sunderland 

11 Dec 17

How we rated the Wolves players in the dour 0-0 draw with Sunderland at Molineux…


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CCTV tracks down vandal who BATTERED Lichfield Christmas attraction 

11 Dec 17

Others involved ‘can expect a knock on the door from police very shortly…


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All bin collections suspended in Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec 17

Snow and icy road conditions have led Lichfield District Council to suspend bin collections…


Sport
Fascinating insight as Cotterill meets fans, supporters rated, heavy prices and more Birmingham City news 

11 Dec 17

The latest BCFC news and views from the Birmingham Mail…


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Fans demand more, Millwall atmosphere rated, every word from Bruce and more Aston Villa news 

11 Dec 17

The latest AVFC news and update from the Birmingham Mail…


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Looking to January, fans left wondering, every word from Alan Pardew and more West Brom news 

11 Dec 17

The latest WBA news and updates from the Birmingham Mail…


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Sunderland upside, Leicester City man linked, mixed response and more Wolves news 

11 Dec 17

The latest WWFC news and updates from the Birmingham Mail…


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NHS issue warning snow blast could cause more strokes AND heart attacks 

10 Dec 17

NHS England said that heart attacks increase almost immediately after a cold snap…


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Heavy prices being paid for a series of mistakes made by Birmingham City 

10 Dec 17

BCFC fell to another defeat at Fulham and are in the bottom three…


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Comment: Why failing to beat Sunderland is a blessing in disguise for Wolves and Nuno Santo 

10 Dec 17

Wolves didn’t bet Sunderland, but they may have just learned a few vital lessons in the process…


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“The table makes for grim reading” – The fall-out from Swansea as West Brom prepare for Liverpool 

10 Dec 17

A round up from the Liberty Stadium as Albion slip to defeat in a crucial match…


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Flood hero knocked reveller out with ONE punch in dancefloor attack 

10 Dec 17

Tree surgeon fractured victims skull at nightclub…


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Junaid Hussain: How Birmingham ISIS terrorist was linked to THIRTY plots across world 

10 Dec 17

Kings Heath terrorist incited mass-murder in the farthest reaches of the world…


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Nuno Santo: Sunderland didn’t want to play football against us – Wolves boss vows to find solutions 

9 Dec 17

The Wolves boss says he is disappointed with a draw but will find a solution for teams coming to ‘not play football…


News
Urgent warnings issued over ‘shocking’ salt levels in these sausages 

9 Dec 17

A sausage sandwich breakfast could involve eating almost two thirds of an adult’s maximum daily recommended salt intake…


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Snow, stock sales, Nuno Santo’s classy gesture, departure lounge – all the big Wolves talking points 

9 Dec 17

All the big Wolves talking points ahead of the game against Sunderland…


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Here’s what became of Graham Taylor’s class of 88 – the last Aston Villa team to win promotion 

8 Dec 17

AVFC are primed for a sustained tilt at promotion – but what happened to the last Villa team who achieved that feat…


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Elderly woman shaken after man with CRUTCH steals her handbag at Lichfield City railway station 

8 Dec 17

Snatched handbag had sentimental value and victim is now anxious when she leaves her home…


Sport
Solihull Moors announce a new signing as they prepare for Marcus Bignot Chester reunion 

8 Dec 17

Defender Jamie Reckord has joined Moors…