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British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ is detained in Syria 

23 Sep 18

The man, who says he is from Birmingham, has been captured in Syria on suspicion of being an IS member.


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Woman hit by a car in Coventry in critical condition 

22 Sep 18

The pedestrian suffered a serious head injury in the crash in Coventry.


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Solihull Moors v Bromley 

22 Sep 18

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


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Bristol Rovers v Coventry City 

22 Sep 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between Bristol Rovers and Coventry City.


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Premiership: Sale Sharks v Wasps 

21 Sep 18

Team news as Sale Sharks host Wasps in Saturday’s Premiership fixture at the AJ Bell Stadium (15:00 BST).


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County Championship: Warwickshire draw with Sussex to secure promotion 

21 Sep 18

Warwickshire bat out the day to draw against Sussex at Hove to secure promotion back to Division One.


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Moment gang ram-raid shop and rip out ATM in Birmingham 

21 Sep 18

Police footage shows the moment a cash machine is dragged out of a shop in Birmingham.


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England call up Stone for Sri Lanka 

21 Sep 18

England call up uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns in the Test squad to tour Sri Lanka this winter, following the retirement of Alastair Cook.


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Leeds United v Birmingham City 

21 Sep 18

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


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Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday 

21 Sep 18

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


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Desperate Coventry woman advertises for new kidney on car 

21 Sep 18

Sunaina Singh says her body is “giving up” and a donor is her “only hope”.


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Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

21 Sep 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Premier League game between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


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Hundreds more West Midlands ambulance staff get terror training 

21 Sep 18

Four hundred members of West Midlands Ambulance Service are now being trained to deal with terrorist incidents.


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Ex-Wolves & Nigeria keeper Carl Ikeme on cancer which took his career – and almost his life 

21 Sep 18

Ex-Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on his cancer ‘journey’ – from diagnosis and treatment to parenthood, retirement and future plans.


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English rainy-day phrases explained by Susie Dent 

21 Sep 18

Where do sayings such as “saving for a rainy day” or “raining cats and dogs” come from…


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County Championship: Bears openers Will Rhodes & Dom Sibley bat Sussex out of game 

20 Sep 18

Warwickshire openers Will Rhodes and Dom Sibley put on 140 for the first wicket to bat Sussex out of the Division Two game at Hove.


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Fire fear flats in Rugby set for demolition 

20 Sep 18

Most of the flats at the tower blocks in Rugby are now vacant, according to a report.


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Guildford pub bombs: Birmingham bomb ruling delays inquest 

20 Sep 18

A hearing into the Guildford IRA pub bombings is delayed due to an imminent Appeal Court ruling.


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Spanish flu: ‘We didn’t know who we’d lose next’ 

20 Sep 18

Psychosis, murder and suicide – how Spanish flu ravaged a post-war world.


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Ross McCormack: Aston Villa striker joins Central Coast Mariners on loan 

19 Sep 18

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack joins Australian side Central Coast Mariners on a season-long loan deal.


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Hero Coventry bus crash bystander ‘saved many lives’ 

19 Sep 18

Tiel Portlock is praised by police for helping people caught up in a fatal crash in Coventry.


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County Championship: Sussex recover with bat after Warwickshire pressure 

19 Sep 18

Warwickshire are bowled out for 440 and reduce Sussex to 87-5 in reply before the hosts recover to 224-5 at Hove.


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Rachel Williams: Birmingham City forward has knee surgery on ACL injury 

19 Sep 18

Birmingham City’s Rachel Williams has surgery on an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury suffered in training.


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West Midlands Police spots drivers using mobiles from bus 

19 Sep 18

Officers use a double-decker bus to find and report motorists using their phones at the wheel.


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Birmingham man held in people smuggling network probe 

19 Sep 18

Saman Sdiq is wanted by Belgian authorities in connection with an organised criminal network.


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Birmingham City Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women 

19 Sep 18

Live coverage of Wednesday’s Women’s Super League game between Birmingham City Women and Brighton & Hove Albion Women.


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Bears’ Stone named in England ODI squad 

19 Sep 18

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales are included in England’s one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka, after being charged with bringing the game into disrepute.


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Fifty firefighters at Harborne former cinema blaze 

19 Sep 18

West Midlands Fire Service said the fire was still burning as of 06:40 BST.


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Edgbaston MP calls for tougher rules on taxi licences 

18 Sep 18

Taxi drivers do not have to operate within the local authority area that grants his or her licence.


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County Championship: Ian Bell puts Warwickshire in control at Sussex 

18 Sep 18

Division Two leaders Warwickshire take control on the opening day of their match at Sussex as Ian Bell hits an unbeaten ton.


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Coventry bus crash: Kailash Chander was driving dangerously 

18 Sep 18

Kailash Chander was diagnosed with dementia after a crash which left two dead, a court is told.


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Sheffield United v Birmingham City (Wed) 

18 Sep 18

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


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Coventry police black males advice is ‘inflammatory’ 

18 Sep 18

A message was sent to pubs and clubs about “young black males intent of committing disorder”.


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Terror raids in Midlands over ‘extremist activity’ 

18 Sep 18

Counter terrorism officers are searching addresses in Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.


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Unsung Hero: How the Saheli Hub in Birmingham helps women get active 

18 Sep 18

2016 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award winner Marcellus Baz meets up with Naseem Akhtar who volunteers for the Saheli Hub, helping women get active and involved in their local community.


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West Bromwich Albion v Bristol City 

17 Sep 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Championship game between West Bromwich Albion and Bristol City.


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HMP Birmingham: Government plan to restore safety unveiled 

17 Sep 18

HMP Birmingham was described as the “worst prison” the Chief Inspector of Prisons had ever been to.


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Aston Villa v Rotherham United 

17 Sep 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Championship game between Aston Villa and Rotherham United.


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Jaguar workers put on three-day week until Christmas 

17 Sep 18

The UK’s largest carmaker is making “temporary adjustments” to shifts at its Castle Bromwich plant.


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Highways England campaigns to stop motorway tailgating 

17 Sep 18

Driving too close to other vehicles causes one in eight serious accidents, Highways England says.


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Girl, 14, leads police on car chase in Birmingham 

17 Sep 18

Traffic police pursuing a car say they were “shocked” to find a 14-year-old girl behind the wheel.


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Man charged after traffic warden stamped on in Alum Rock 

17 Sep 18

The warden was set upon and had his moped stolen in Alum Rock, Birmingham, police said.


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Birmingham’s Brexit concerns 

17 Sep 18

Jon Kay asks voters in Birmingham what they want to know about the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.


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Arrest after traffic warden stamped on in Alum Rock 

16 Sep 18

The warden was set upon and had his moped stolen in Alum Rock, Birmingham.


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Magnet fishing for guns in Midlands canals 

16 Sep 18

Pistols, sawn-off shotguns and even grenades are among the items pulled from waterways.


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Walsall 1-4 Doncaster Rovers 

15 Sep 18

Doncaster come from behind to claim a thumping win at Walsall, emphatically ending the hosts’ unbeaten league start.


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Man and stepson, 8, injured in Bilston shooting 

15 Sep 18

The pair were hurt when trouble broke out outside a teenager’s birthday party.


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Dover Athletic v Solihull Moors 

15 Sep 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s National League game between Dover Athletic and Solihull Moors.


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Traffic warden kicked and stamped on in Alum Rock 

15 Sep 18

Police are hunting five men after the warden was set upon in Alum Rock, Birmingham.


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Coventry City v Barnsley 

15 Sep 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between Coventry City and Barnsley.







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