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Unbelievable scenes – moments you might’ve missed as Nuno’s Wolves beat Reading 

18 Nov 17

Wolves reclaimed top spot in the Championship with a 2-0 victory at Reading…


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The brutal programme notes that stirred Birmingham City to victory 

18 Nov 17

BCFC boss issued this message before the win against Nottingham Forest…


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Aston Villa player ratings: Here’s who stood out in the victory at QPR 

18 Nov 17

Gregg Evans gives his marks out of 10 for the performance at Loftus Road…


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Walsall 0 Gillingham 1 – Saddlers slip closer to danger with drab defeat 

18 Nov 17

Liam Kinsella’s costly error leaves Saddlers just one point above the League One drop zone.


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John Terry shows his commitment to Aston Villa – even when he is not playing 

18 Nov 17

The AVFC captain and former Chelsea favourite is at Loftus Road to support his team-mates…


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How ‘Peaky Blinders’ haircut got this 12-year-old boy in trouble 

18 Nov 17

James was put in isolation and given detention, but mum claims haircut was caused by ‘accident with clippers…


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Liam Gallagher signed this guitar and it’s been stolen 

18 Nov 17

Burglars took it in raid on an elderly blind woman’s home…


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Victim of ‘sadistic’ PE teacher Marcus Marcussen tried to kill himself seven times 

18 Nov 17

Mark Thomas urges abuse victims to speak out…


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Tony Pulis bites back at questions on his West Brom record and calls for his head 

17 Nov 17

The manager was speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea at The Hawthorns…


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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce: “We will have to beg, steal and borrow” 

17 Nov 17

The manager was speaking to the media ahead of Saturday’s clash with Queens Park Rangers…


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Mark Yates on rebuilding Solihull Moors and potential January transfer window activity 

17 Nov 17

The new Solihull Moors chief has set out his immediate priorities…


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Drivers FIGHT at busy Tamworth roundabout 

17 Nov 17

Police appeal after fight near Beefeater and Premier Inn on Ventura Park…


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University staff threaten to STRIKE over pensions row 

17 Nov 17

Lectures, classes and exams at around 50 universities could be affected if the University and College Union (UCU) pushes ahead with walkouts…


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Relief as Tamworth brain tumour battler out of intensive care 

17 Nov 17

Tilly Sweet is still fighting…


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Hooded burglars raid Tamworth store 

17 Nov 17

Early morning burglary took place at the store in Wilnecote…


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Major housing estate could be built just 4km from Tamworth 

17 Nov 17

An application for a high-quality development has been submitted to planning chiefs…


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Darlington FC to sign Tamworth’s Reece Styche 

17 Nov 17

Reece Styche is Tamworth’s leading scorer…


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Walsall boss looking up, not down, as Gillingham, Fleetwood and Wimbledon tests near 

17 Nov 17

Big three games for Walsall as they plot route up the table, rather than looking nervously over their shoulders.


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‘What is pressure?’ The Tony Pulis press conference transcript ahead of West Brom vs Chelsea 

17 Nov 17

Pulis speaks about pressure, Nacer Chadli’s latest setback and facing the champions…


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The FA Cup 2017-18: When are the third round matches? 

17 Nov 17

January is round the corner: Which means the third round is nearly here…


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When does the January transfer window close? The key dates 

17 Nov 17

This is when the transfer deadline is…


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When does the January 2018 transfer window open & close? All you need to know 

17 Nov 17

Everything to know about the upcoming transfer window…


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What is the Carabao Cup? Our quick guide to this season’s EFL Cup 

17 Nov 17

The EFL have signed a three-year deal for one of their cup competitions…


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Anthony Joshua’s net worth: Why his value has just doubled 

17 Nov 17

As a teenage tearaway, he was regularly caught scrapping in the street in his home town of Watford…


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FIFA 18 transfers: A brand new career mode feature is revealed 

17 Nov 17

FIFA 18 career mode users will have to meet with agents and agree personal terms with their transfer targets…


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Police appeal after high-value car stolen in Tamworth 

17 Nov 17

The incident is believed to have taken place between November 10 and November 12…


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Viewers beg Louis Theroux to take over ‘vile’ Piers Morgan’s serial killer show 

17 Nov 17

The former tabloid journalist interviewed convicted murderer Mark Riebe on Thursday night’s Serial Killer With Piers Morgan on ITV…


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Schoolgirl, 14, held captive and forced into sex with 20 men praised for ‘incredible bravery’ 

17 Nov 17

They found her trying to climb out of a first floor bathroom window, in only her underwear, in a bid to escape…


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Transfer watch: Wolves linked with big money bid for World Cup bound striker 

17 Nov 17

Could this player be heading for Russia and Molineux…


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These were the most dangerous places to live in Birmingham last month 

17 Nov 17

The figures show the most crime-ridden areas of Birmingham…


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Leaked plans reveal city council could close ALL of its nurseries to save money 

16 Nov 17

GMB union leaks city council plans after a meeting with Birmingham City Council…


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Foodbanks: how do they work, who can use them and how can you help – everything you need to know 

16 Nov 17

With an increasing need for foodbanks in Birmingham, we tell you all there is to know about them…


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Huge delays expected across Tamworth after accident on A5 

16 Nov 17

Traffic continues to build up heading out of town on the M42.


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M5 traffic LIVE: Car fire sparks six miles of delays 

16 Nov 17

News and traffic updates after fire breaks out between Oldbury and West Bromwich…


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Fancy a chippy? Here are six of the best 

16 Nov 17

Here are just six of the best chip shops in Tamworth…


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The great Tony Pulis debate – experts have their say on under fire West Brom boss 

16 Nov 17

No fewer than 66 per cent of respondents to a Twitter poll for the Woodman Corner podcast said they wanted to see him sacked…


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Giant new play area coming to Tamworth’s Jump Xtreme 

16 Nov 17

6,000 sq ft of fun over three levels with almost 40 individual activities aimed at toddlers through to 12 year olds…


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Students want to change university block’s name – and replace it with Jon Snow 

16 Nov 17

She wants halls to be called after Jon Snow instead…


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Speed limit on Tamworth road could be cut over safety concerns 

16 Nov 17

The consultation runs until December 6 and people are being encouraged to make their voices heard…


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53 things only Wolves fans will understand 

16 Nov 17

We’ve listed some unique events, chants and experiences that you should recognise if you’re a Wolves fan…


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FA should ‘spell out how many players were paid to stay silent on abuse’ 

16 Nov 17

Sports minister Tracey Crouch said she did not know the answer but believed the FA would be in touch with the Labour frontbencher…


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Calls to make Premier League fund policing around games 

16 Nov 17

Sport minister Tracey Crouch said the Premier League and its clubs contributed 2.4 billion to the public purse…


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Workers’ sense of entitlement linked to unethical behaviour – study 

16 Nov 17

People who think they should receive special treatment, even if it is not deserved, are likely to break the rules…


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Scientists attempt gene editing in bid to change DNA and cure disease 

16 Nov 17

The experiment was done in California…


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OAP’s purse stolen by cruel gang who watched her withdraw cash 

16 Nov 17

Police in Lichfield are giving out ‘tinkerbells’ in the run up to Christmas…


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Eating disorder sufferers ‘face six-month wait for treatment after visiting GP’ 

16 Nov 17

Beat said treating anorexia becomes harder after three years…


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Hormone pregnancy test NOT to blame for birth defects, review finds 

16 Nov 17

It recommended that families who took an HPT and experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome…


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Cycling group left devastated after thieves pinch ALL of their brand-new bikes 

16 Nov 17

It’s believed offenders broke into a secure compound in the Walsall Arboretum to take the cycles…


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Sick trio kept schoolgirl, 14, captive and forced her into sex with 20 men 

16 Nov 17

Jake Cairns, Brandon Sharples and Jack McInally plied the 14-year-old with drugs…


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Overseas family doctors ‘play critical role’ in delivery of NHS GP services 

16 Nov 17

Overseas family doctors typically account for 21.1% of the English GP workforce…


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Free schools unlikely to be parents’ first preference, study concludes 

16 Nov 17

It suggests that mums and dads are less likely to opt for one of these schools when they first open as their top choice for their child…


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UK universities slip down global rankings for most employable graduates 

16 Nov 17

Four UK institutions made it into the top 30…


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‘Breakthrough’ drugs approval offers breast cancer hope 

16 Nov 17

The drugs have been shown to slow down advanced cancer for at least 10 months…


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Discover where Birmingham City rank in the BBC’s Price of Football study 

15 Nov 17

BCFC ticket, tea and pie prices rated across the Championship…


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Discover where Aston Villa rank in the BBC’s Price of Football study 

15 Nov 17

The comparative cost of tickets, tea and tops at AVFC…


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Discover where Wolverhampton Wanderers rank in the BBC’s Price of Football study 

15 Nov 17

The cost of tickets, tea and tops at WWFC – it’s a good deal…


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Discover how West Bromwich Albion rank in the BBC’s Price of Football study 

15 Nov 17

WBA’s ten per cent price cut makes impression in influential study…


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This is how many episodes there are in Peaky Blinders series four 

15 Nov 17

The period crime drama has thrilled millions since it debuted back in 2013…


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‘You’ll just have to wait’: Paramedics hit back at furious resident’s note on ITV’s This Morning 

15 Nov 17

A note saying ‘Don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive’ was left on the ambulance as they treated a dying patient…


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Find out why millions of pounds could be spent on Tamworth’s high-rise flats 

15 Nov 17

Planning chiefs will have the final say on the application should it be put before them in the near future…