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Tony Pulis discusses Darren Fletcher’s ‘under-appreciated’ dig at West Brom 

23 Sep 17

The midfielder appeared to have a little dig at Albion during an interview in midweek…


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‘Pure hatred’ – Former Aston Villa man loved getting the better of Birmingham City 

23 Sep 17

Theres obviously the lighters, coins and things coming on but theres no better feeling than playing in a derby and winning at their place.


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How Birmingham City could line up against Derby County – predicted XI 

23 Sep 17

Lee Carsley will pick the BCFC team for the first time today – but what will he go with…


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Revealed: The role of Steve Bruce’s support network at Aston Villa 

23 Sep 17

Our man at Villa.


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Overlooked Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack takes colourful steps to get noticed 

22 Sep 17

McCormack has found himself way down the pecking order of AVFC attackers…


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What Darren Fletcher has been prepared to do for Stoke City, but not West Brom 

22 Sep 17

Fletcher left WBA for Stoke on a free transfer over the summer…


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You’ll be surprised at what West Brom star Grzegorz Krychowiak gets up to on days off 

22 Sep 17

Krychowiak has more high-brow tastes than your average footballer…


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This is the Aston Villa team Steve Bruce should select – unless you think differently! 

22 Sep 17

Villa take on Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on Saturday…


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Arsenal vs West Brom: The team Tony Pulis could select at the Emirates Stadium 

22 Sep 17

Paul Suart names the side the Baggies boss could opt for in the capital…


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Tamworth’s eighteenth defibrillator installed as part of Have a Heart campaign 

22 Sep 17

Staff at the Care First Skills Tank are delighted with their purchase…


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Pep Guardiola brands Carabao Cup a “waste of energy” days after West Brom win 

22 Sep 17

The Spaniard is frustrated by the volume of matches his team are required to play…


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Clarke Carlisle’s wife speaks of anguish after former footballer went missing 

22 Sep 17

The former QPR, Burnley and Blackpool defender was scheduled to appear at a mental health charity event at Solihull Moors last night…


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Jack Wilshere aims cheeky Birmingham City dig at former Arsenal teammate 

22 Sep 17

Wilshere had a pretty strong Carling Cup final comeback for Wojciech Szczesny…


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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce gives his verdict on Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham City sacking 

22 Sep 17

BCFC parted company with Redknapp last Saturday…


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Watch Steve Bruce’s full broadcast press conference ahead of Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest 

22 Sep 17

Aston Villa resume Championship action against Nottingham Forest at Villa Park this weekend.


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Yorkshire vs Warwickshire: Tykes must chase Bears total on tense final day 

22 Sep 17

Yorkshire made inroads into a target of 175 against Warwickshire at Headingley but three wickets left them facing a tense final day.


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Children hospitalised after blaze at Tamworth flat 

22 Sep 17

Fire crews are now warning residents to check their smoke alarms following the lucky escape…


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Fears over future of Tamworth mental health centre 

22 Sep 17

The centre specialises in assessments and treatments for those with mental health problems…


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Derby boss Gary Rowett on Harry Redknapp’s sacking and Birmingham City’s start to the season 

22 Sep 17

Rowett faces his former club as BCFC head to Pride Park on Saturday…


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Bookies’ favourite for Birmingham City job is now out of the race 

22 Sep 17

Experienced manager set to be unveiled by Belgian second tier team…


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Aston Villa: A win breeds confidence and the players are fresh and ready for Nottingham Forest – Steve Bruce 

22 Sep 17

Steve Bruce has defended the decision to rest his first team players against Middlesbrough and believes his squad are fresh and ready for action…


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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on his injury worries and the West Brom threat 

22 Sep 17

WBA travel to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night…


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Can schools send children home for wearing the wrong uniform? These are your rights 

22 Sep 17

Can state schools ban children for wearing the wrong uniform…


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Pros and cons of Alex McLeish: Should Birmingham City give Big Eck a second chance? 

22 Sep 17

The former BCFC manager has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next boss…


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How Grenfell Tower survivors became ‘family’ to cope with tragedy 

22 Sep 17

Tiago Alves, who started his third year studying physics at Kings College London this week, said he was feeling optimistic…


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Parsons Green tube bomb: Friends dismayed at arrest of ‘hard-working decorator’ 

22 Sep 17

The 25-year-old, known locally as Bilal, was arrested in Glebe Street, Newport, south Wales, at 7pm on Tuesday…


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This is why Andre Ward has decided to retire from boxing 

21 Sep 17

Ward was the last American man to win an Olympic gold medal when he topped the podium at Athens 2004…


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Amazon package left in bin – as rubbish collected for first time in MONTHS 

21 Sep 17

Student can’t believe his bad luck as package ends up at dump…


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Tamworth residents warned about scam across the town 

21 Sep 17

Police said they received a number of reports of youngsters making a request in exchange for money…


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Record results for King Edward’s boys 

21 Sep 17

Boys at King Edwards School celebrating after achieving record GCSE results and world-class International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results.


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First Diana award goes to Sandwell College engineering student Maya Ghazal 

21 Sep 17

Sandwell College engineering student Maya Ghazal has been chosen out of thousands of young people to win a national award inspired by the late Princess Diana.


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WMG Academy’s facilities are second to none – here’s why 

21 Sep 17

State-of-the-art facilities and a range of interactive activities are expected to draw hundreds of families through the doors of WMG Academy Solihull next month.


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Engineering for the future at South & City College Birmingham 

21 Sep 17

The Engineering Workshop will teach aspiring engineers the skills they need to meet the needs of the industry.


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Handsworth Grammar School is latest addition to the King Edward VI Foundation – here’s why 

21 Sep 17

Handsworth Grammar School has converted to Academy status and has joined the King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham and the King Edward VI Foundation.


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Freshers Week tragedy as student, 18, found dead in halls after one night on campus 

21 Sep 17

The teenager was found dead at around 8.20am on Sunday (September 17), less than a day after she had registered at the university…


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Police appeal after car broken into in Tamworth 

21 Sep 17

Officers believe the incident happened between September 19 and 20…


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Birmingham City nostalgia: On this day Blues hammered Aston Villa 

21 Sep 17

ON THIS DAY: September 21, 1968.


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David Haye and Tony Bellew agree terms for rematch at O2 Arena 

21 Sep 17

Neither fighter has yet signed the contract for a fight that unusually has been scheduled for a Sunday…


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Tyson Fury slammed over claim UKAD is delaying doping case 

21 Sep 17

The heavyweight duo were charged in June 2016 after they tested positive for a banned substance…


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Dereck Chisora wants Dillian Whyte rematch after signing with Matchroom 

21 Sep 17

I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring after a frustrating period of injury, starting in Liverpool next Saturday, said Chisor…


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Amazon and Google’s Premier League live-streaming plans could leave Sky behind in football’s digital revolution 

21 Sep 17

Live streaming of Premier League matches looks to be the next frontier when the next TV rights auction rolls around…


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Premier league transfer new and rumours: Man City and Arsenal will swap Raheem Sterling and Alexis Sanchez, Chelsea lead race for starlet, Liverpool eye defender 

21 Sep 17

All the latest Premier League transfer tittle-tattle…


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“They are going to score a goal” – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on West Brom’s set pieces 

20 Sep 17

Guardiola says it’s impossible to control Albion succeeding from corners and free kicks…


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Tony Pulis’ verdict as West Brom can’t capitalise on strong second half against Manchester City 

20 Sep 17

The Baggies passed up a number of chances and were punished…


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West Brom player ratings: How the Baggies fared against Manchester City 

20 Sep 17

WBA were undone by two Leroy Sane goals in the Carabao Cup tie…


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West Brom 1 Manchester City 2: Claudio Yacob scores rare goal but Leroy Sane brace enough for visitors 

20 Sep 17

WBA battled hard in the second half but were ultimately beaten…


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West Brom team news: The side Tony Pulis has selected to face Manchester City 

20 Sep 17

WBA welcome Man City for a Carabao Cup bout this evening…


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Leicester City’s Marc Albrighton on Premier League glory and the family inspiration behind it 

20 Sep 17

The Tamworth Junior League has been a key part of the Foxes Premier League winning side…


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Teacher invented dying girlfriend to take time off work 

20 Sep 17

Matthew Watts took compassionate leave…


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Mexico earthquake search for survivors underway as death toll reaches 248 

20 Sep 17

At the scene, journalists saw rescuers pull at least two small, sheet-covered bodies from the rubble…


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This is what diet drinks actually do to your body 

19 Sep 17

Having at least one diet drink a day increased the risk compared to consuming less than one diet drink a week…


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Brainiac schoolboy ‘as smart as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein’ 

19 Sep 17

Toby Liu is among the youngest-ever Mensa members…


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Armed police spotted at Tamworth Railway Station 

19 Sep 17

Commuters and visitors to Tamworth Railway Station were left concerned after armed police officers were spotted in the area.


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Online predator posed as Justin Bieber lookalike to get young girls to send indecent images 

18 Sep 17

Yohann Ramchelawon hid his true identity behind a photo of a teenage boy he grabbed from the internet…


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Take the stress out of sending your kids back to school 

18 Sep 17

Four things you need to ask a pharmacist as your child goes back to school…


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Tamworth FC prepare for FA Youth Cup tie 

18 Sep 17

TAMWORTH FC’s academy side are in action on Monday night as they host Leek in the FA Youth Cup at The Lamb.


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Calls for older graduates to retrospectively pay for cost of degree 

18 Sep 17

Study calls for the introduction of a new all-age graduate tax which is paid by everyone who has a degree, regardless of when they studied…


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Tamworth FC prepare for FA Youth Cup tie 

18 Sep 17

The young Lambs are hoping for cup success…


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Revealed: How MI5 mole ‘sabotaged’ National Front in the West Midlands 

17 Sep 17

Andy Carmichael was recruited at a garden party held in Cannock to honour Baroness Thatcher in 1991…


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Tamworth FC crash out of the FA Cup after Stafford stunner 

16 Sep 17

Stafford Rangers 1 (Reid 63)Tamworth 0 Izak Reid’s second-half header earned Stafford Rangers a shock FA Cup win over Tamworth.