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Designs for three new Birmingham rail stations unveiled 

26 Sep 18

Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell stations could reopen along the old Camp Hill line.


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Jonathan Trott: Announcing retirement gave Warwickshire batsman ‘new lease of life’ 

26 Sep 18

Jonathan Trott says announcing his retirement in May “allowed him to enjoy” his final season with Warwickshire.


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Birmingham pub bombing inquests: Suspects will not be named 

26 Sep 18

Suspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings will not be named at inquests, the appeal court rules.


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County Championship: Warwickshire beat Kent to win Division Two title 

26 Sep 18

Warwickshire are crowned Division Two champions after beating fellow promoted side Kent by an innings at Edgbaston.


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Cannock landfill searched after suspected death of man 

26 Sep 18

West Midlands Police said the man may have died in an industrial incident in Wolverhampton.


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Fred West name in Birmingham ghost hunt advert ‘insensitive’ 

26 Sep 18

Police say the organiser of the event at a former jail has removed the serial killer’s name.


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Keith Barker: Hampshire sign Warwickshire fast bowler on two-year contract 

26 Sep 18

Warwickshire fast bowler Keith Barker will join Hampshire on a two-year contract from next season.


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Ambulances out of action after Birmingham brick attacks 

26 Sep 18

West Midlands Ambulance Service described the incidents as “dangerous and idiotic”.


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The Birmingham artist building a global audience on Twitter 

26 Sep 18

Amrit Singh spends up to three hours showcasing his art creations live on social media.


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County Championship: Bears build big first-innings lead over Kent in title decider 

25 Sep 18

Dom Sibley matches opening partner Will Rhodes’ century as Warwickshire lead in Division Two title decider against Kent.


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‘Panic’ over 7ft snake that fell from Nuneaton loft 

25 Sep 18

The couple who found the 7ft boa constrictor have no idea how it got into their home.


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Solihull Moors v Dagenham & Redbridge 

25 Sep 18

Live coverage of Tuesday’s National League game between Solihull Moors and Dagenham & Redbridge.


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Two in court after Birmingham councillor robbery 

25 Sep 18

Chaman Lal and Vidya Wati were treated for minor injuries after the incident at Upland Fruits.


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Wasps: Premiership club to work on building new Leamington Spa training ground 

25 Sep 18

Wasps move a step closer to building a new permanent training ground in the West Midlands.


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Birmingham residents boost fitness with forks, rakes and spades 

25 Sep 18

Residents boost their fitness outdoors using forks, rakes and spades to improve their neighbourhood.


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‘Feisty’ scorpion found in luxury Birmingham hotel 

24 Sep 18

The Hyatt Regency is to host some of the Conservative Party conference from Sunday.


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County Championship: Warwickshire’s bowlers stun Kent before Will Rhodes ton 

24 Sep 18

Will Rhodes hits 102 not out for Warwickshire after the Bears bowl out Kent for just 167 in their Division Two title decider.


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Tamworth Legionnaires’ disease cases ‘may be linked’ 

24 Sep 18

Evidence “points to the possibility that there is a common source,” health experts say.


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Jim Brogan: Former Celtic, Coventry and Ayr defender dies aged 74 

24 Sep 18

Celtic describe Jim Brogan as an “unsung hero” as the former Scotland defender passes away at the age of 74.


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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City 

24 Sep 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s EFL Cup game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City.


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Seven foot snake falls from attic hatch at Nuneaton home 

24 Sep 18

Lofty the boa constrictor is now being cared for at a wildlife sanctuary.


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eBay to help Wolverhampton traders build online shops 

24 Sep 18

The partnership will help support retailers in a ‘challenging climate’, the council says.


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Jack Grealish: Aston Villa midfielder signs new five-year deal 

24 Sep 18

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish signs a new five-year deal with the Championship club.


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Unlicensed Birmingham taxi driver a ‘sexual predator’ 

24 Sep 18

Attif Hamid was jailed for nine years after he was found guilty of raping a woman in his car.


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Wolves stars wish 92-year-old fan happy birthday 

24 Sep 18

A friend formed a secret plan to record players’ happy birthday messages to fan Jim Payne.


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WSL: Reading Women 0-1 Birmingham City Women 

23 Sep 18

Birmingham City maintain their perfect start to the Women’s Super League season with victory at Reading.


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Olly Stone: England call-ups & Warwickshire’s promotion cap ‘crazy week’ 

23 Sep 18

From a knee injury to an excuse for a knees-up: Warwickshire paceman Olly Stone’s two-year pathway to England’s Test squad.


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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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