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Wolves
Paul Lambert after six months in charge at Wolves: “We’ve been too inconsistent” 

3 May 17

Paul Lambert has summed up the first six months of his Wolves tenure as ‘inconsistent’.


Wolves
Flop Paul Gladon ‘finding it hard’ at Wolves 

3 May 17

Misfit striker Paul Gladon’s Wolves future looks bleak with boss Paul Lambert admitting: “He’s found it tough.


Baggies
West Brom will be a bigger draw this summer, insists Tony Pulis 

2 May 17

Tony Pulis is confident Albion will hold a stronger negotiating position in the transfer window this summer – despite their poor run of form down the home stretch of the season.


Saddlers
Craig MacGillivray leaving Walsall FC 

2 May 17

Goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray has announced he is heading for the exit at Walsall.


News
South Staffordshire College to close Cannock campus four years after £6m refurb 

2 May 17

South Staffordshire College is to close its Cannock campus, it has been revealed.


Wolves
Tim Spiers’ Wolves update – May 2 

2 May 17

Tim Spiers gives his latest Wolves update.


Baggies
Matt Wilson’s West Brom update – May 2 

2 May 17

Matt Wilson gives his latest West Brom update.


Wolves
Wolves youngsters to face Liverpool and PSV 

2 May 17

A Wolves under-23 team will face Liverpool and PSV youth sides in a pre-season tournament in Nuneaton, it has been announced.


Baggies
Tony Pulis: Sean Dyche is one of top three managers in Premier League 

2 May 17

Tony Pulis says Burnley boss Sean Dyche is one of the top three managers in the Premier League.


Baggies
West Brom’s Kane Wilson withdraws from England’s U17 Euros squad 

2 May 17

Injury has forced Kane Wilson to withdraw from the England under-17 squad ahead of his age group’s European Championships.


Saddlers
Walsall stars receive their awards 

2 May 17

Jason McCarthy scooped the prestigious Fans’ Player of the Season prize as Walsall presented their end of year awards.


News
Birmingham’s Big Fat Pizza Festival attracts crowds in Digbeth – with pictures 

2 May 17

Birmingham’s annual pizza festival is back.


Wolves
Wolves greats get together at Molineux 

2 May 17

Former Wolves players shared stories and relived old memories at a specially arranged reunion.


Baggies
West Brom boss Tony Pulis speaks at the Oxford Union 

2 May 17

He’s certainly used to delivering rousing speeches, but on Bank Holiday Monday Tony Pulis swapped the changing room for the debate room when he was guest speaker at the Oxford Union.


News
Kaleo to play Birmingham 

2 May 17

Icelandic blues and rock band Kaleo will perform for fans in Birmingham later this year.


Baggies
Appeal to find West Brom fan who ‘saved father’s life’ after Leicester match 

2 May 17

A woman is hoping to find an off-duty policeman who she says helped save her father’s life after he suffered a heart attack following West Bromwich Albion’s game against Leicester at the weekend.


News
Great Wyrley care home facing closure after report 

2 May 17

A care home is facing closure after a string of failings were found.


News
Michael McIntyre to perform in Birmingham 

2 May 17

Stand-up comedian and actor Michael McIntyre will entertain fans in Birmingham next year.


News
An evening of music and dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Symphony Hall – review 

2 May 17

It was a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Brexit – offering the best of British music and dance along with some renowned works from European composers and choreographers.


News
Birmingham’s The Twang in homecoming gig 

2 May 17

Birmingham rockers The Twang will play a homecoming concert for fans later this year.


News
Coffee Festival heading to Birmingham 

2 May 17

Birmingham’s first Coffee Festival is heading to the Custard Factory on July 1 and 2.


Saddlers
Erhun Oztumer’s future in doubt at Walsall after contract revelation 

2 May 17

Erhun Oztumer’s Walsall future is in doubt after it was revealed he has not signed a contract extension currently on the table.


News
Steve Hackett, Symphony Hall, Birmingham – review 

2 May 17

With the success of his various Genesis Revisited tours these past few years it would be easy to forget that the band’s former lead guitarist, Steve Hackett, has had a long and lauded solo career too.


Baggies
Five West Brom lessons learned in Leicester defeat 

2 May 17

Matt Wilson discusses the talking points after another disappointing Albion performance at the Hawthorns.


News
Gorillaz to play Birmingham 

2 May 17

British electronic hip hop icons Gorillaz will perform for fans in Birmingham later this year.


Baggies
Jonny Evans: West Brom goal drought is a team issue 

2 May 17

Jonny Evans reckons the whole team must take responsibility for Albion’s goal drought.


Baggies
Tony Pulis set to throw in West Brom young guns 

2 May 17

Tony Pulis will “give the kids a chance” over Albion’s final four games of the season.


News
Rick and Morty pub quiz coming to Birmingham 

2 May 17

Following the smash hit return of cult comedy show Rick and Morty with it’s third season, Yellow Elephant Promotions are hosting their very own Rick and Morty pub quiz in Birmingham.


Saddlers
Chance of silverware for Walsall and Stafford Rangers 

2 May 17

Walsall and Stafford Rangers have a shot at lifting silverware tonight when they meet in the final of the Walsall Senior Cup.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney holding Walsall meetings as he looks to improve squad 

2 May 17

Walsall boss Jon Whitney will hold meetings with his players today and tomorrow as he looks to build his squad for next season.


Wolves
Wolves fans banned for three years over trouble at Birmingham City derby 

2 May 17

A group of Wolves supporters caught throwing plastic bottles, lighters, a broken seat and a coin during a Birmingham City derby have been banned from attending matches for three years.


News
Dealer jailed after heroin, crack and cash found at Essington industrial estate 

2 May 17

A former fork lift truck driver has been jailed for more than five years after a £10,000 stash of drugs was found hidden on a Staffordshire industrial unit.


Wolves
New left back a priority for Wolves 

2 May 17

Signing a left-back will be a priority for Wolves this summer, Paul Lambert has revealed.


Baggies
West Brom transfer news: Tony Pulis considering £30m move for William Carvalho 

1 May 17

Tony Pulis is weighing up whether to spend a large chunk of Albion’s summer transfer budget on £30million-rated Portugal star William Carvalho.


Saddlers
Walsall 1 MK Dons 4 – Match highlights 

1 May 17

Check out the match highlights from Walsall’s final game of the season.


Wolves
Paul Lambert: Next year will be better for Wolves 

1 May 17

Paul Lambert pledged big improvements next season after overseeing a fourth defeat in six games for Wolves.


Baggies
Gareth McAuley: West Brom goal drought bothering players 

1 May 17

Gareth McAuley admits Albion’s struggles in front of goal have begun to get into the heads of players after their drought reached record levels.


News
Mott The Hoople icon Ian Hunter set to play Birmingham Town Hall 

1 May 17

Leader of 70’s British rock band Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter and the Rant Band is set to play Birmingham Town Hall on June 25.


Sport
Freddie Lindgren bidding to continue fine form for Wolverhampton Wolves 

1 May 17

Freddie Lindgren is bidding to continue his fantastic start to the season with another Wolverhampton victory at home to Rye House.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney: Isaiah Osbourne won’t be a Walsall player next season 

1 May 17

Boss Jon Whitney has revealed he doesn’t expect Isaiah Osbourne to be a Walsall player next season.


Baggies
Tony Pulis plays down row with West Brom fan 

1 May 17

Albion boss Tony Pulis insists supporters have the right to say what they want after playing down a heated exchange with a disgruntled fan during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester City.


News
Matthew Bourne’s ballet Cinderella returns to Birmingham 

1 May 17

Ballet fans will be in for a treat when Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella returns to Birmingham next year.


News
Russell Watson returns to Birmingham 

1 May 17

Russell Watson will return to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Wednesday following the release of his new album True Stories.


Wolves
Wolves striker Nouha Dicko: I can’t wait for next season 

1 May 17

Nouha Dicko says Wolves let their fans down after their latest defeat – but wants to be a player Paul Lambert can count on next season.


Saddlers
Walsall 1 MK Dons 4 – Fan pics 

30 Apr 17

Check out our fan gallery as Walsall finished their season with a poor defeat at the Banks’s.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney set to make Walsall changes after fan criticism 

30 Apr 17

Walsall boss Jon Whitney has vowed to make changes this summer after watching his team end the 2016/17 season with a heavy defeat at home to MK Dons.


Saddlers
Walsall 1 MK Dons 4 – Report and pictures 

30 Apr 17

Walsall ended the 2016/17 season in hugely disappointing fashion as they thrashed by MK Dons at the Banks’s Stadium.


Wolves
Verdict: Fans dismayed with Wolves no-show 

30 Apr 17

Our fans are left dismayed with a hugely disappointed 3-1 defeat at Derby County.


Saddlers
Walsall vs MK Dons – LIVE 

30 Apr 17

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News
Comedian Adam Buxton to present David Bowie show in Birmingham 

30 Apr 17

Comedian Adam Buxton is set to bring a David Bowie themed show to Birmingham later this spring.







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