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Burton Albion team news, Nigel Clough and Luke Murphy on Aston Villa 

25 Sep 17

A look at Villa’s Tuesday opponents…


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Birmingham City nostalgia: Every manager’s home debut for more than two decades 

25 Sep 17

BCFC caretaker Lee Carsley takes charge at St Andrew’s for the first time on Wednesday – what history tells us…


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WATCH Aston Villa vs Brighton U23 live stream 

25 Sep 17

You can watch Villa’s youngsters in Premier League 2 action right here…


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First look inside Birmingham’s new award winning restaurant and bar 

25 Sep 17

The city centre casual all day Indian eatery and bar officially opens Monday October 2…


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First look at Peter Pan coming to Birmingham with Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp 

25 Sep 17

Just don’t call it a panto – it’s an arena spectacular…


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Sutton Park Renault hit with £12k legal bill after damaging trees during site revamp 

25 Sep 17

Four protected trees were damaged at the Sutton Coldfield site as it installed a new forecourt in Chester Road North…


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Man who forced woman to perform sex act on him in terrifying attack is jailed 

25 Sep 17

An Aston man has been jailed after forcing a woman to perform a sexual act on him in a car park…


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Birmingham City team selector: Lukas Jutkiewicz back with a bang 

25 Sep 17

BCFC striker Jutkiewicz merits chance to recreate history with SWFC – pick your team…


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Aston Martin branches out into F1 with Red Bull 

25 Sep 17

Luxury carmaker extends partnership with motorsport team to become title sponsor…


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The shocking number of cars being torched in Birmingham EVERY DAY 

25 Sep 17

New figures from the Home Office have revealed that West Midlands Fire Service were called out to deliberate vehicle fires on 920 occasions in 2016-17…


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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce: You have to come out fighting, swing a few punches 

25 Sep 17

Villa are looking for three league wins on the bounce for the first time in six months…


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This is how Birmingham City can hurt ‘defensively abysmal’ Sheffield Wednesday 

25 Sep 17

Shane Ireland takes a closer look at why BCFC can take encouragement from the weekend’s results…


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Aston Villa player considering January loan move after League One interest 

25 Sep 17

Jordan Lyden is keen to test himself in men’s football on a regular basis…


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Plans to fix West Midlands’ busiest motorway junction: Have your say 

25 Sep 17

Consultation still open into 282 million project aimed at easing traffic jams around notorious Birmingham Airport junction…


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Costa Coffee announce plans to come to One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr 

25 Sep 17

Costa Coffee, the largest coffee chain in the UK, has outlined proposals to fill an empty unit inside One Stop Shopping Centre…


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Birmingham boxing favourite hints at retirement after spirited title defeat 

25 Sep 17

The Birmingham veteran was was within touching distance of the Lonsdale Belt before being felled by a mighty overhand right in the 11th.


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Birmingham Moseley 17 Darlington MP 31: Mose see first half lead slip as injuries stack up 

25 Sep 17

Birmingham Moseley stalwart Adam Caves lasted just 12 minutes of his sides defeat at the hands of league leaders Darlington Mowden Park.


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Labour blames Conservatives for Birmingham’s bin strike 

25 Sep 17

Shadow Local Government Secretary Andrew Gwynne insists Conservatives – not the Labour-run council or Unite trade union – are to blame for the bin strike…


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Birmingham named and shamed as ‘cash for crash’ capital of Britain 

25 Sep 17

In a table, compiled by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), Birmingham had 10 out of 30 postcodes for bogus cash claims…


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Aston Villa’s Ross McCormack ‘asked me about the weather and lifestyle’ ahead of Australia move 

25 Sep 17

The AVFC striker is closing in on a loan switch to Melbourne City.


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Birmingham City caretaker boss Lee Carsley undertakes scouting trip ahead of Sheffield Wednesday test 

25 Sep 17

BCFC face the Owls on Wednesday at St Andrew’s…


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Misery for 80 Birmingham football fans as flight axed ahead of Moldova game 

25 Sep 17

The dedicated fans look like they will spend a minimum of 16,000 combined to cover an extra nights stay, travel costs and food and drink…


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Lee Carsley won’t accept Birmingham City’s hamstring curse 

25 Sep 17

BCFC have suffered a spate of hamstring injuries early on this season…


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Gareth Barry reflects on his biggest ticking off at Aston Villa, his best goal and hardest opponent 

25 Sep 17

Barry looks back on his Premier League career on the eve of a milestone match…


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How to audition for Britain’s Got Talent in Birmingham 

25 Sep 17

You could be on next year’s ITV show if you go to the open auditions…


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NAILS and RAZOR BLADES thrown onto Vélo Birmingham course amid fury over route 

25 Sep 17

Organisers stressed they tried to help residents…


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Lee Carsley’s message to Birmingham City fans ahead of Sheffield Wednesday game 

25 Sep 17

BCFC caretaker wants to see St Andrew’s at its intimidating best…


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Lukas Jutkiewicz issues plea to Birmingham City teammates ahead of Sheffield Wednesday clash 

25 Sep 17

BCFC striker came off the bench to score with his first touch against Derby County…


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13 retail Christmas jobs you can apply for in Birmingham NOW 

25 Sep 17

Demand for goods and presents will be huge across the looming festive season – and we reckon you can find some Christmas work with ease in 2017…


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Aston Villa ace Conor Hourihane outlines his ambitious aims 

25 Sep 17

The matchwinner bagged his fifth of the season against Nottingham Forest on Saturday…


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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds UK tour comes to Birmingham – here’s how to get tickets 

25 Sep 17

New album announced followed by 2018 tour which includes a gig at Arena Birmingham…


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St Patrick’s Day sex fiend jailed 

25 Sep 17

Illegal immigrant carried out two sex attacks during Birmingham celebrations…


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New Royal title is music to the ears of Birmingham Conservatoire 

25 Sep 17

Take a bow: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire…


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Birmingham City digest: Former Blues star backs Carsley; Kuszczak’s Derby verdict; Rowett’s appraisal 

25 Sep 17

The latest BCFC content from the Birmingham Mail…


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West Brom digest: Squad for Arsenal trip revealed; Pulis and Wenger on Gibbs; transfer target talks 

25 Sep 17

The latest WBA content from the Birmingham Mail…


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Aston Villa digest: Bruce on ‘mass hysteria’ comments; Nottingham Forest verdict; Manchester United loanee hailed 

25 Sep 17

The latest AVFC content from the Birmingham Mail…


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Popular wine shop eyes Edgbaston for latest shop launch 

25 Sep 17

Owner of popular independent Loki unveils plans for a third store to tap into suburb’s ongoing rebirth…


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‘I’d love him to be Birmingham City manager’ Former Blues star backs Lee Carsley 

24 Sep 17

Clinton Morrison thinks Carsley would be a success in the BCFC dugout…


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Best places for Christmas parties in Birmingham 

24 Sep 17

Here are the best places available to book now…


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‘The return of this duo will be HUGE’ Birmingham City fans encouraged by Derby County draw 

24 Sep 17

This is how BCFC supporters reacted to the 1-1 draw on social media…


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‘Steve Bruce is the best manager I’ve ever had’ Former Birmingham City star on Aston Villa boss 

24 Sep 17

Bruce’s AVFC side beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 on Saturday…


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Watch as thousands participate in Velo Birmingham 2017 

24 Sep 17

Despite the furore over road closures, Velo showcased Birmingham’s new ‘Cycle Revolution…


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“I’ve been dropped without any chance to get back” Birmingham City star on his return to action at Derby 

24 Sep 17

BCFC goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak was speaking after the 1-1 draw at Pride Park…


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The Birmingham pop group sued by Prime Minister 

24 Sep 17

On September 30, 1967 The Moves Flowers In The Rain was the first record played on Radio 1.


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Jeremy Corbyn urges Birmingham council and unions to ‘move it on’ and end the bin strike quickly 

24 Sep 17

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says union Unite and Birmingham’s Labour-run council should ‘very rapidly’ come to an agreement…


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Gary Rowett: Derby County boss gives his verdict as they share the points with Birmingham City 

24 Sep 17

Former BCFC boss Rowett welcomed Blues to Pride Park for the first time…


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Frighteningly fun Halloween events for kids in Birmingham in 2017 

24 Sep 17

Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Cadbury World and many more attractions are holding specific Halloween events…


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Crackdown on rogue landlords proposed with new licence regime 

24 Sep 17

Tenants and residents in Stockland Green being asked about new licence regime for landlords…


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‘Go and take on the division’ The words Aston Villa fans have waited to hear 

24 Sep 17

Bruce reckons it is time for AVFC to be more expansive now that they have found a winning formula…


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‘Brucie, Brucie give us a wave’ and other big talking points as Aston Villa rise again 

23 Sep 17

Gregg Evans lists his findings after AVFC’s victory over Nottingham Forest…


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This is the next issue Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce must strive to resolve 

23 Sep 17

Aston Villa won again but Steve Bruce isn’t entirely happy…


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How Lee Carsley’s Birmingham City stopped the rot at Derby County 

23 Sep 17

BCFC caretaker ends losing streak at first opportunity – here’s how…


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The brutal reality of Ross McCormack’s Aston Villa departure – Steve Bruce 

23 Sep 17

The striker is set to complete a move to Melbourne City in the coming days…


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Listen to Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce have his say on Ross McCormack’s move to Melbourne City 

23 Sep 17

Bruce was talking after AVFC’s victory over Nottingham Forest at Villa Park…


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Birmingham City’s temporary team-picker Lee Carsley on what Blues need 

23 Sep 17

Carsley was speaking after BCFC’s draw at Derby County…


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Derby County 1 Birmingham City 1: One of our own; Kuszczak comeback; Gardner’s best 

23 Sep 17

How Bluenoses responded to BCFC’s caretaker manager…


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Aston Villa player ratings: We score Steve Bruce’s men after win over Nottingham Forest 

23 Sep 17

Gregg Evans gives the AVFC players marks out of 10 after the 2-1 victory over NFFC…


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Watch the action from Birmingham Weekender 2017 

23 Sep 17

The second day of the free arts festival was a colourful spectacular…


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David Stockdale injury update: The timeframe for Birmingham City goalkeeper’s return 

23 Sep 17

Lee Carsley provided news of Stockdale’s injury…


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‘It’s a bit weird’ Birmingham City caretaker boss Lee Carsley after the draw at Derby County 

23 Sep 17

Carsley was speaking after BCFC’s 1-1 draw at Derby County…