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County Championship: Warwickshire complete three-day victory over Northamptonshire 

22 Apr 18

Ryan Sidebottom has match figures of 10-96 as Warwickshire beat Northants by an innings and 48 runs in the Championship.


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County Championship: Warwickshire take command with Ambrose and Brookes stand 

21 Apr 18

Tim Ambrose and Henry Brookes put on 116 for the ninth wicket as Warwickshire take command against Northants.


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Challenge Cup: Warrington and Widnes ensure Super League progress into sixth round 

21 Apr 18

Super League sides Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves make routine passages through to the Challenge Cup sixth round.


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Birmingham hosts Commonwealth Games homecoming party 

21 Apr 18

An open-air celebration is being held in Birmingham to mark the handover from the Gold Coast.


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AFC Fylde v Solihull Moors 

21 Apr 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s National League game between AFC Fylde and Solihull Moors.


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Birmingham man charged over death of woman 

21 Apr 18

Police found a woman fatally injured in West Thurrock after reports of an assault.


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Gambia’s biggest Aston Villa fan? 

21 Apr 18

Kevin Bouchal is an avid Aston Villa fan but he lives 3,000 miles away in Gambia, West Africa.


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Artist painting Wolves players ahead of Premier League promotion 

21 Apr 18

Louise Cobbold has won thousands of new fans on social media after sharing a painting.


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Kenilworth station to open at end of April 

20 Apr 18

Passengers have been waiting for many years for trains to return to the Warwickshire town.


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County Championship: Ryan Sidebottom takes six as Bears take control against Northants 

20 Apr 18

Warwickshire’s Ryan Sidebottom takes a career-best 6-35 before the Bears batsmen take control against Northants.


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Police poster tells people giving money to the homeless helps them buy drugs 

20 Apr 18

A police poster in the West Midlands has been taken down after it told people not to give money to “people who beg”.


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Ashley Johnson: Wasps forward suspended by RFU after failing drugs test 

20 Apr 18

Wasps’ South African forward Ashley Johnson has been suspended by the Rugby Football Union after failing a drugs test.


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Coventry City v Stevenage 

20 Apr 18

Live coverage of Friday’s League Two game between Coventry City and Stevenage.


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Ipswich Town v Aston Villa 

20 Apr 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Ipswich Town and Aston Villa.


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‘Monster’ jailed for historical Tamworth rape 

20 Apr 18

David Crook has been sentenced to 13 years after attacking a teenager in a van in the 1980s.


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Bolton Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

20 Apr 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Bolton Wanderers and Wolves.


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Birmingham City v Sheffield United 

20 Apr 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Sheffield United.


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British MotoGP success ‘a long time coming’ 

20 Apr 18

Former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty says British success in MotoGP has been “a long time coming” as Cal Crutchlow leads the standings.


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Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find 

20 Apr 18

The world-famous specimen is the world’s best-preserved example of the extinct bird.


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Coventry’s ‘ghost town’ revived in old TV footage 

19 Apr 18

Footage of everyday life in the city going back more than half a century is going on show.


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Birmingham university gospel choir ‘has become like a family’ 

19 Apr 18

Ifeoluwa Adeyemi and Dupe Olawande set up the University of Birmingham’s first gospel choir.


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Birmingham Ladies trio in Team of Year 

19 Apr 18

Chelsea Ladies have five players in the PFA Women’s Super League One Team of the Year for 2017-18.


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Wolves: Super agent Jorge Mendes, Chinese owners and global ambition 

19 Apr 18

Wolves want to be one of the best club’s in the world – but their approach has not been without controversy, write Simon Stone…


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Yeovil Town Ladies v Birmingham City Ladies 

18 Apr 18

Live coverage followed by match report on Friday’s Women’s Super League 1 game between Yeovil Town Ladies and Birmingham City Ladies.


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Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign 

18 Apr 18

George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.


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Alfie Dingley’s family apply for licence for medical cannabis 

18 Apr 18

Alfie Dingley’s family want him use cannabis oil to treat his epilepsy, which is illegal in the UK.


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‘Papers in boot’ police chief Marcus Beale sacked 

18 Apr 18

Marcus Beale was found guilty of gross misconduct after top secret documents were stolen from his car.


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Thames Valley Police arrest 16 in drug raids 

18 Apr 18

More than 100 officers raided 11 homes in Banbury, Milton Keynes and Bedford.


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PFA Championship Team of the Year: Wolves & Fulham trios named in line-up 

18 Apr 18

Ruben Neves is one of three players from promoted Wolves to be named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.


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Man arrested over Stratford-upon-Avon shooting 

17 Apr 18

A second man has denied an attempted murder charge in connection.


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Cat ‘thrown’ 100ft from Birmingham block of flats 

17 Apr 18

The RSPCA said the animal suffered a broken jaw but survived the fall.


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PFA League Two Team of the Year: Five Luton Town players named in 2017-18 side 

17 Apr 18

Five Luton Town players, including striker Danny Hylton, are named in the PFA’s League Two Team of the Year for 2017-18.


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No limit to our ambition at Wolves, says MD Laurie Dalrymple 

16 Apr 18

Newly promoted Wolves are promising there will be no limit to their ambition when they return to the Premier League next season.


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County Championship: David Wiese hits century as Sussex draw with Warwickshire 

16 Apr 18

Sussex’s South African David Wiese makes the first Championship century of 2018 to help his side draw with Warwickshire.


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Conor Coady: Promoted Wolves are example of how clubs should be run, says captain 

16 Apr 18

Promotion-winning Wolves captain Conor Coady says the Championship leaders are an example of how any club should be run.


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‘Rare’ dilruba musician in demand around the world 

16 Apr 18

Kirpal Singh Panesar from Birmingham is a leading dilruba performer.


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Harlee Dean: Birmingham City to appeal against defender’s red card at Wolves 

16 Apr 18

Birmingham City are to appeal against Harlee Dean’s red card in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by promoted Wolves.


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Men jailed for life over Greg Kelly ‘money row’ murder 

16 Apr 18

Greg Kelly died in hospital after being attacked by Robert Keavey and Phillip Picken in 2017.


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Witton sex attacks: Charges dropped against two men 

16 Apr 18

A 15-year-old girl was reportedly attacked twice in one night in separate incidents in Birmingham.


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Teen charged with Wolverhampton rape and murder 

16 Apr 18

The boy, 16, is due before court over the death of 14-year-old Viktorija Sokolova.


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Commonwealth Games: ‘Work starts now’ in Birmingham 

16 Apr 18

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor said the city will offer ‘youth, diversity and creativity’.


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Chelmsley Wood murder: Husband charged with wife’s stabbing 

15 Apr 18

Tracy Stonehouse, 51, suffered multiple stab wounds and other injuries to her head and neck.


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West Park murder: Teen charged with girl’s death 

15 Apr 18

Viktorija Sokolova, 14, was found dead in a Wolverhampton park a day after she was reported missing.


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County Championship: Olly Stone takes all six wickets as Sussex trail Warwickshire 

15 Apr 18

Olly Stone takes a career-best 6-52 as Warwickshire get on top against Sussex at Edgbaston.


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West Park murder: Police get more time to quiz teens 

15 Apr 18

Viktorija Sokolova, aged 14, was found dead in a Wolverhampton park.


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Murder investigation after man shot dead in Birmingham 

15 Apr 18

The man was treated by medical staff but declared dead at the scene in Birmingham, police say.


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Commonwealth Games handover to ‘showcase Birmingham’ 

15 Apr 18

Up to one billion people are expected to watch the closing ceremony for the Gold Coast games.


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Wolves: Championship leaders promoted to Premier League after Fulham draw with Brentford 

14 Apr 18

Championship leaders Wolves are promoted to the Premier League after Fulham draw with Brentford.


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County Championship: Tim Ambrose & Ian Bell lead Bears fightback against Sussex 

14 Apr 18

Tim Ambrose and Ian Bell lead Warwickshire’s fightback as the Bears bat out two sessions against Sussex at Edgbaston.


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Walsall 2-3 AFC Wimbledon 

14 Apr 18

Wimbledon complete a stunning comeback with a stoppage-time penalty to win at relegation rivals Walsall.







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