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George Ezra is coming to Birmingham – this is how to get tickets 

14 Aug 18

Singer-songwriter George Ezra announces massive UK tour including Genting Arena…


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Corsa Cannibals – everything you need to know as thieves strike in Birmingham 

14 Aug 18

Crafty thieves stripped bonnets, grilles and headlights from four Corsas, bringing the total number of reported offences in recent weeks to nearly a dozen.


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Real Madrid attacker Martin Odegaard linked with Aston Villa 

14 Aug 18

AVFC will be looking to add to their squad in the next few weeks – reports suggest this teenager could be on the list of potential targets…


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Aston Villa, West Brom and Leeds United target Marcus Maddison set to leave Peterborough 

14 Aug 18

Leeds United have been heavily linked with a bid for the left-sided player…


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Two injured and one trapped in horror crash on Hagley Road 

14 Aug 18

Second serious crash on the busy Birmingham road – just hours after pedestrian hit by lorry…


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The latest on Aston Villa links to Everton winger Yannick Bolasie 

14 Aug 18

AVFC boss Steve Bruce is keen on strengthening his thin squad in the next few weeks…


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Huge haul of fake Nike trainers seized by police from back of van 

14 Aug 18

Police are hunting for the offenders after stolen vehicle also recovered on false plates in Acocks Green…


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The House of Horror attraction so terrifying you need to sign a waiver 

14 Aug 18

Sadly, it isn’t in Birmingham – it’s actually in Essex – but any Brummies wanting to travel will undoubtedly do so…


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Three senior staff members ‘leave Birmingham City’ 

14 Aug 18

Blues are yet to put out an official statement confirming the story…


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Steve Bruce has revealed his plans for Aston Villa’s clash with Yeovil Town in the Carabao Cup 

14 Aug 18

The AVFC manager is set to name a weakened team in the Carabao Cup at Yeovil Town…


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This cheating map shows how many Brummies are being unfaithful 

14 Aug 18

That figure is three per cent of the population…


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Why Gary Gardner has impressed Garry Monk after swapping Aston Villa for Birmingham City 

14 Aug 18

The midfielder joined his brother at Birmingham City after agreeing a loan switch from Aston Villa…


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Aston Villa team news: Steve Bruce plans to ring the changes for Yeovil 

14 Aug 18

A look ahead to Aston Villa’s match against Yeovil Town…


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Aston Villa launching third kit today: This is what fans are hoping for 

14 Aug 18

The new shirt will be revealed by the club at 6pm today…


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‘Decent people being used as scapegoats for others’ – Former Aston Villa chief on Birmingham City staff cuts 

14 Aug 18

Keith Wyness has spoken out on the departure of Birmingham City staff…


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Birmingham Road closed in Kidderminster as car overturns in crash 

14 Aug 18

One man injured and firefighters, police and paramedics at the scene in Kidderminster…


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Garry Monk is set to hand these Birmingham City players chances at Reading 

14 Aug 18

BCFC take on Reading in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening…


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Sam Johnstone makes West Brom claim – but Aston Villa fans might not agree 

14 Aug 18

The former AVFC goalkeeper is now playing for rivals West Bromwich Albion…


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This is where the next fixed traveller site is planned for Birmingham 

14 Aug 18

44 people have objected to plan to turn car park in Aston into a caravan site…


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The five most used illegal drugs in Birmingham – and how many are taking them 

14 Aug 18

A recent survey from the Home Office has revealed that some 2.6% of 16-59 year olds in our region admitted to taking class A drugs in 2017/18…


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Thousands of Brummies ditching 9 to 5 jobs for these types of contracts 

14 Aug 18

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the proportion of people doing some kind of flexible working has risen…


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‘If it’s on the table’ – The Everton view of Aston Villa transfer target Yannick Bolasie 

14 Aug 18

AVFC have been linked with a move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie…


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Defender arrives at Molineux as Wolves decline chance to sign midfielder 

14 Aug 18

All of the latest WWFC news from BirminghamLive…


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How West Brom should line up against Luton; Fans react to Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool exploits 

14 Aug 18

All of the latest Albion news from BirminghamLive…


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Latest on Dasilva and Fabbrini as Birmingham City begin behind-the-scenes shake up 

14 Aug 18

All of the latest BCFC news from BirminghamLive…


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Aston Villa offered wonderkid as Steve Bruce prepares to blood kids 

14 Aug 18

All of the latest AVFC news from BirminghamLive…


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The John McGinn interview that should make Aston Villa fans love him even more 

13 Aug 18

McGinn impressed AVFC supporters with a brilliant winning debut against Wigan…


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Aston Villa U23 player ratings: Jack Clarke sends Steve Bruce a message as Kelsey Mooney downs Norwich 

13 Aug 18

AVFC player ratings as youngsters kick off new season with a 2-0 win over Norwich City…


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Revealed: Steve Bruce calls on Aston Villa kids for Yeovil Carabao Cup clash 

13 Aug 18

The AVFC manager is set to name a weakened team in the Carabao Cup at Yeovil Town…


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Birmingham City welcome interest from abroad for midfielder 

13 Aug 18

Latest BCFC transfer news includes an update on outgoings at St Andrew’s…


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How Birmingham prison inmate protests hit record levels last year 

13 Aug 18

The numbers have soared in recent years…


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Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa Carabao Cup first round: TV details; Who’s in the teams? Who’s the referee? 

13 Aug 18

Everything you need to know about AVFC’s trip to Huish Park…


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Aston Villa U23s: The youngsters aiming to catch Steve Bruce’s eye 

13 Aug 18

Ones to watch, Steve Bruce’s view and insight into AVFC U23 supremo Kevin MacDonald…


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Birmingham student Emily Morris nearly died from sepsis in Hong Kong 

13 Aug 18

She was struck down with illness whilst studying in Hong Kong…


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‘The best we have’ – Birmingham City fans call on Garry Monk to change his mind 

13 Aug 18

Birmingham City fans have their say on this Monk decision…


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Travellers set up camp near Sarehole Mill – weeks after previous caravans left 

13 Aug 18

A new group of travellers, consisting of around five vans, set up an unlawful camp near to Sarehole Mill, in Billesley…


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Birmingham’s House of Fraser has the saddest window shop display ever 

13 Aug 18

House of Fraser’s latest shop window display is ‘Celebrating Rackhams’ – but with cardboard boxes…


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Police raid suspected ‘chop shop’ in Bordesley Green – three arrested and 13 cars seized 

13 Aug 18

Officers raided unit in Bordesley Green at launch of new campaign, called Shop a Chop Shop…


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Coventry 62 Birmingham Moseley 14: Ten-try Cov highlight gulf in class as Mose battered 

13 Aug 18

Coventry cruised to victory at the Butts Park Arena as they ruthlessly put Birmingham Moseley to the sword.


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Eid ul Adha 2018 celebrations in Birmingham expected to be largest gathering of Muslims in UK 

13 Aug 18

This is the date of the Eid ul Adha celebrations in Birmingham this year…


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Great Birmingham Run Junior & Mini Runs – everything you need to know 

13 Aug 18

The two races take place on the same day as the Great Birmingham Run…


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There’s a McDonald’s 48-piece chicken nugget bucket – but there’s a catch 

13 Aug 18

McDonald’s feeds thousands of Birmingham food lovers day in, day out…


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Aston Villa and Leeds United striker target in talks with boyhood club 

13 Aug 18

Latest Aston Villa transfer news includes a shock link to a Spanish forward…


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Aston Villa among three Championship clubs offered Real Madrid attacker – reports 

13 Aug 18

AVFC will be looking to add to their squad in the next few weeks – reports suggest this teenager could be on the list of potential targets…


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Who is Adil Ray? Citizen Khan and Ackley Bridge star replacing Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain 

13 Aug 18

Ray was born inBirmingham, to a Pakistani Punjabi father, fromLahore, andKenya Asianmother…


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The latest on the future of Birmingham City’s Premier League transfer target 

13 Aug 18

Update on Arsenal man’s future in latest Birmingham City transfer news…


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Birmingham City U23s: The fixtures, the ones to watch and Garry Monk’s influence 

13 Aug 18

Ones to watch, Garry Monk’s view, and the player that BCFC U23s will be hoping to follow…


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The ten best plumbers in Birmingham – according to Checkatrade 

13 Aug 18

The Birmingham-based company, run by Mr Mark Kimberley, had an overall maximum score of 10 after 126 reviews – the best in the area…


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The modern-day ‘Lord of the Rings’ film – shot in Birmingham 

13 Aug 18

New take on Lord of the Rings by Birmingham director…


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These are the questions McDonald’s ask at interviews – and the one phrase you shouldn’t say 

13 Aug 18

Birmingham loves a trip to McDonald’s…


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Grealish and McGinn are Aston Villa’s stars as players are rated 

13 Aug 18

AVFC snatched a late winner at home to Wigan – here’s how they rated…


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Birmingham City complete signing of free agent after successful trial 

13 Aug 18

BCFC have sent one out of the club today – and have snapped a player up…


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Scandal of prisoners released by mistake from HMP Birmingham and other Midland jails 

13 Aug 18

Inmates from HMP Birmingham, HMP Featherstone, HMP Oakwood and HM Brinsford, were all later returned…


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The latest on Aston Villa links to Everton winger Yannick Bolasie 

13 Aug 18

AVFC boss Steve Bruce is keen on strengthening his thin squad in the next few weeks…


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Confirmed: Garry Monk shifts Birmingham City outcast on Championship loan move 

13 Aug 18

Birmingham City transfer news sees defender move to Championship side on season-long loan…


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Aston Villa’s Championship fixtures 2018/2019 – every date for your diary 

13 Aug 18

Here’s how the 2018/19 fixtures look for the claret and blues…


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The best hotels to stay in when visiting the Birmingham German Market 2018 

13 Aug 18

Birmingham is home to the biggest Christmas market in the UK…


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Police hunt for ‘most wanted’ burglary suspect after Sutton Coldfield and Erdington raids 

13 Aug 18

A chief inspector has described Barry Davison as his ‘top wanted’ burglary suspect…


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McDonald’s Gold Cards are actually a thing – and they get you free food for life 

13 Aug 18

McDonald’s feeds thousands of Birmingham food lovers day in, day out…


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Birmingham girl, 22, feared death after being struck down by toxic alcohol in Zante 

13 Aug 18

Seven people from Coventry, all believed to be 20 years old, were also hospitalised…