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Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolves – TEAM NEWS: Look who Nuno has recalled to the starting line-up 

15 Dec 17

Wolves have made one change to the starting line-up for the clash at Hillsborough…


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List of 17 Birmingham bus routes diverted due to icy conditions 

15 Dec 17

Bus passengers facing delays as National Express WM plead ‘bear with us…


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‘Football is not chess’ Full Alan Pardew transcript ahead of West Brom’s clash against Manchester United 

15 Dec 17

Here is everything the WBA boss had to say at his press conference…


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Alan Pardew gives an update on West Brom’s intentions to sign Ahmed Hegazi 

15 Dec 17

This is what is happening with the West Brom loanee…


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‘Relay’ gadgets used to steal cars in SECONDS seized for first time after dramatic police chase 

15 Dec 17

West Midlands Police have recovered what is believed to be the first car crime equipment in the country…


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Chloe Ayling ‘kidnap’: Man accused goes on trial in Italy 

15 Dec 17

Lukasz Pawel Herba is charged over the July kidnapping of Chloe Ayling…


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Delayed bin collections in Lichfield and Burntwood – what you need to know 

15 Dec 17

How Lichfield’s waste service is tackling bin backlog caused by snow and ice…


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Aston Villa injury news: Three out and three back, and some big John Terry news 

15 Dec 17

Steve Bruce talks to the press ahead of the game against Derby County…


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Icy roads ‘treacherous’ across Lichfield district following fresh snowfall and freezing temperatures 

15 Dec 17

Police are appealing for motorists to be careful after fresh snowfall and freezing temperatures has left roads in harzardous condition…


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Emergency services at scene of THREE accidents near Star City 

15 Dec 17

Three children were involved in one of the incidents…


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West Brom: Ben Foster on the things that impressed him against Liverpool 

15 Dec 17

West Brom stopper Ben Foster saw plenty of plus points against Liverpool…


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Premier League transfer news and gossip: Man United striker set for January exit; Liverpool to snap up defender; David Luiz to leave Chelsea; Arsenal star Theo Walcott heading for Spain? 

15 Dec 17

All the latest Premier League transfer tittle tattle…


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January transfer latest, mixed injury updates, loanee wanted elsewhere and more Birmingham City news 

15 Dec 17

The latest BCFC news and views…


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January striker plans revealed, update on Snodgrass’ future, message to Mourinho and more Aston Villa news 

15 Dec 17

The latest AVFC news and views…


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West Brom transfer news and rumours: Leeds attacker wanted, battle with Wolves for striker, England hopeful linked 

15 Dec 17

The latest WBA transfer news and views…


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Wolves transfer news: Sheffield Wednesday target midfielder, battle with West Brom, January approach revealed 

15 Dec 17

The latest WWFC news from the Birmingham Mail…


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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has this message for Jack Grealish 

14 Dec 17

The England U21 ace could be handed his first start of the season against Derby County…


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Robert Snodgrass: Why West Ham’s loss is Aston Villa’s gain 

14 Dec 17

An update on the Scottish midfielder’s future…


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Derby County’s Gary Rowett: This is how Birmingham City sacking affected me 

14 Dec 17

43-year-old was sacked by BCFC a year ago – here’s the impact that decision had…


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West Brom quiz: Can you name every goalscorer against Manchester United since 2002? 

14 Dec 17

The Baggies take on the Red Devils at The Hawthorns this weekend…


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These are the proposed plans for former Lichfield city centre office block 

14 Dec 17

Plans for to demolish an office building in Lichfield’s Sandford Street and replace with 31 apartments will go before the district council’s planning committee on Monday…


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Patient ‘felt violated’ after surgeon branded his initials on her liver 

14 Dec 17

Simon Bramhall admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday…


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West Brom boss Alan Pardew on ‘international class’ players, Manchester United, and exciting the fans 

14 Dec 17

The Baggies boss was delighted with the draw at Liverpool and wants to build on it…


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Transfers: Everton and West Brom interested in Leeds attacker – reports 

14 Dec 17

The Baggies have been linked with a move for a Leeds starlet…


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West Brom vs Manchester United: TV details, kick off time, referee, odds, predicted XIs and more 

14 Dec 17

A big preview ahead of Albion’s welcoming of Manchester United to The Hawthorns…


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The 18 West Brom transfers of Bryan Robson – where they are now 

14 Dec 17

Robson was at The Hawthorns for his managerial stint between 2004 and 2006…


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Aston Villa check out two Premier League strikers ahead of January transfer window 

14 Dec 17

Boss Steve Bruce wants an experienced No.9 after losing Jonathan Kodjia to injury…


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Transfer news: Wolves midfielder the target of Championship duo – reports 

14 Dec 17

The latest WWFC transfer news and gossip…


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This is how West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi stole the show against Liverpool ace Mo Salah 

14 Dec 17

The two Egyptians went head-to-head as WBA faced LFC at Anfield – and there was a surprise winner…


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Wolves transfers: Nuno discusses how the club will approach the January window 

14 Dec 17

WWFC are currently top of the table – but may look to improve the squad next month…


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Wolves and West Brom to go head-to-head for Premier League star 

14 Dec 17

The two Black Country rivals are geading for a transfer tussle…


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Man cut free after two lorries collide on busy road in Middleton 

14 Dec 17

Both fire and ambulance crews attended the incident near The Belfry golf course…


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The inspirational story of the parachuting Santa who lost a leg after crashing into Villa Park 

14 Dec 17

Football Mat Kendrick looks back at Nigel Rogoff’s incredible story…


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West Brom star James McClean reveals his dream of playing for Celtic 

14 Dec 17

He says he would give anything to play for Celtic…


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West Brom favourite Paul Scharner reveals the horrific abuse he suffered as a footballer 

14 Dec 17

I got off lightly as I didnt get a tube shoved up my anus as well.


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Transfers: Ex-Birmingham City loanee lined up by Championship rivals – reports 

14 Dec 17

A move to BCFC in the summer didn’t work out for Liam Walsh…


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Gary Rowett: I was doing things the right way at Birmingham City 

14 Dec 17

It was exactly a year ago since BCFC and Rowett parted company…


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“I’m really excited” – Former Aston Villa man looking forward to date with claret and blues 

14 Dec 17

There’s likely to be a reunion at Pride Park this weekend…


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Scouting report: We take a close look at Aston Villa’s next generation of stars 

14 Dec 17

Andy Turner casts an eye over the Aston Villa Under 18s side as they beat Coventry City in the FA Youth Cup…


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These are the schools STILL shut on Thursday after snow bomb hits West Midlands 

14 Dec 17

The first flurries began almost a week ago…


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“We didn’t come here to open up” – Alan Pardew’s transcript as West Brom hold Liverpool 

14 Dec 17

The Baggies boss oversaw an impressive performance and result at Anfield…


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Wolves team news, transfer plans; Jon Dadi Bodvarsson on former club’s success; deal or no deal? 

14 Dec 17

All the big Wolves talking points…


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Moves to ban anti-abortion protesters in Birmingham backed by council 

14 Dec 17

Buffer zone could be created around Edgbaston clinic to stop vigils by pro-life group…


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This is what pleased Alan Pardew the most about West Brom’s draw against Liverpool 

13 Dec 17

Alan Pardew is a happy man after watching West Brom draw to Liverpool…


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West Brom player ratings: Ahmed Hegazi leads the way, here’s how everyone else did against Liverpool 

13 Dec 17

How Gregg Evans rated the West Brom players in the match against Liverpool…


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The lowdown on 17-year-old West Brom youngster Nathan Ferguson 

13 Dec 17

Nathan Ferguson makes the bench against Liverpool, but who is the West Brom youngster…


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Danny Ings and 8 more players YOU think West Brom should sign in the January transfer window 

13 Dec 17

These are the players that you want West Brom to sign in January…


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Liverpool vs West Brom: Grzegorz Krychowiak and James McClean are included by Alan Pardew 

13 Dec 17

This is how West Brom will line-up against Liverpool at Anfield…


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Lichfield traffic delays due to A38 incident AND broken down lorry on A5192 blocking Cappers Lane 

13 Dec 17

Stranded vehicle and separate incident on A38 cause massive delays around Trent Valley area of city…


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Here’s what Big Ron thought of Aston Villa’s infamous relegation transfer committee 

13 Dec 17

Ron Atkinson was far from impressed by the recruitment trio…







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