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Woman offers sex for £2.50 on Soho Road – on patrol with police in Handsworth 

23 Sep 18

Around 25 working girls travel to Handsworth to sell themselves…


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‘Some who will never accept me here’ – Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce reacts to Sheffield Wednesday defeat 

23 Sep 18

The AVFC boss insists his side will improve in time…


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Weight operation nearly killed Kings Heath woman 

23 Sep 18

Warning as sepsis leaves woman, 35, in induced coma…


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Monk mania, Adams finally, game management – the findings from Birmingham City’s win at Leeds United 

23 Sep 18

Time wasting of game management? The talking points from Elland Road…


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This is the question Aston Villa’s biggest crowd of the season are asking now 

23 Sep 18

Gregg Evans outlines his findings as AVFC lose at home to Sheffield Wednesday…


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Birmingham City linked with Leeds United target despite on-going transfer issues 

23 Sep 18

The latest BCFC transfer talk after the win at Elland Road…


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Garry Monk’s message to the Leeds fans who taunted him during Birmingham City’s Elland Road win 

23 Sep 18

Blues secured their first victory of the season against the manager’s former club…


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Explained: Aston Villa’s plan for Abraham, Kodjia and Hogan 

23 Sep 18

AVFC have a wealth of attacking options available…


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Aston Villa contracts: Grealish latest; Bolasie’s wages; FFP issues 

23 Sep 18

AVFC are discussing a new deal with Jack Grealish – but what about contract extensions for his team-mates…


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Aston Villa player ratings: No service for Kodjia & Abraham as John McGinn scores a worldie 

23 Sep 18

AVFC lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday at Villa Park…


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These are the demolished Birmingham landmarks we’ve loved and lost 

23 Sep 18

New fears for city’s heritage after historic Fox and Grapes pub knocked down…


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Ten questions every parent should ask when choosing a nursery for their child 

23 Sep 18

We ask Kerry Maddock, director of Bright Minds Daycare in Edgbaston, what she feels parents should ask…


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Watch: Trespassers roam Harborne’s abandoned Royalty cinema in YouTube video 

23 Sep 18

Footage was recorded more than a year before devastating fire…


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LEGOLAND Birmingham is hosting adults-only nights – this is what you need to know 

23 Sep 18

Visitors can normally only go to the Brindleyplace attraction with kids…


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Revealed: Top ten KFCs in Birmingham – according to TripAdvisor 

23 Sep 18

The Colonel has been feeding hungry Brits since 1965 – and there are dozens of branches to choose from in and around Birmingham…


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A ten-day Festival of Terror is coming to Birmingham for Halloween 2018 

23 Sep 18

10 days of film screenings and a horror convention with market stalls – followed by a Rocky Horror Halloween party…


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‘I’m never going to walk away’ Steve Bruce’s latest message to the Aston Villa fans 

23 Sep 18

Bruce was talking after the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Villa Park…


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‘We’re going to win the league – lol!’ What a difference a Birmingham City win at Leeds United makes 

23 Sep 18

Blues are in an upbeat mood after ending their win drought by beating Leeds United…


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‘Leeds away – completed it mate’ Birmingham City fans bask in beating the league leaders 

22 Sep 18

Here’s how BCFC supporters reacted after the victory at Elland Road…


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That John McGinn goal and one other topic are dominating Aston Villa fans’ thoughts 

22 Sep 18

Here’s a selection of the reaction of the AVFC faithful on social media…


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‘An uncomfortable afternoon’ – Steve Bruce reacts to Aston Villa’s latest defeat 

22 Sep 18

This is what the AVFC boss said after the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday…


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‘We had a little chat’ – this is what Garry Monk demanded from Birmingham City match-winner Che Adams 

22 Sep 18

BCFC boss reveals heart to heart with Adams before Leeds United victory…


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Aston Villa player ratings: John McGinn scores a worldie as Villa lose – here’s our marks 

22 Sep 18

AVFC lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday at Villa Park…


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Leeds United v Birmingham City player ratings: Che Adams got the goals but several more scored higher 

22 Sep 18

Who was the best player at Elland Road…


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Tiana in Birmingham – how child star’s fans took over the Bullring this weekend 

22 Sep 18

Ten-year-old Tania Wilson redefines the new world order thanks to vlogging success on YouTube…


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Horror as man slashed with machete in brutal gang attack on Cecil Road in Erdington 

22 Sep 18

Two other men were discovered by ambulance crews with serious stab wound injuries and were later arrested…


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The Aston Villa starting XI Steve Bruce has selected to take on Sheffield Wednesday 

22 Sep 18

AVFC are looking for back-to-back home wins for the first time this season…


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This is the Birmingham City team Garry Monk has picked to face Leeds United 

22 Sep 18

The BCFC XI for today’s clash at Elland Road…


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Aston Villa facing the threat of a hefty points deduction – reports 

22 Sep 18

According to reports, AVFC could be docked points next season…


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Homeless families living in B&Bs due to ‘unprecedented levels of demand’ for homes in Birmingham 

22 Sep 18

Birmingham City Council said using bed and breakfasts as temporary accommodation is not ideal but are ‘often faced with no alternative…


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Birmingham to face “crippling snowfalls” for four months leading to the coldest winter in a decade 

22 Sep 18

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, has warned that Britain could be enduring months of snow…


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What that Tony Xia share confusion really means for Aston Villa 

22 Sep 18

This is the current situation with Aston Villa and Tony Xia…


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Leeds United chief has this Elland Road warning for Birmingham City and Garry Monk 

22 Sep 18

Leeds United fans have sold out Elland Road for Saturday’s clash against Blues…


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Garry Monk has paid Charlie Lakin a huge compliment after Birmingham City debut 

22 Sep 18

Blues boss Monk sees similarities between Lakin and former Liverpool and Swansea City star…


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Chelsea star drops transfer bombshell amid Aston Villa talk 

22 Sep 18

Aston Villa transfer news includes the latest on Gary Cahill’s future…


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Concerts in the Park event costs Sutton Coldfield taxpayers £20k more after funding shortfall 

22 Sep 18

Lower ticket sales revenue, grants and sponsorship meant Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council’s showpiece summer event needs a 20k bail out…


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The best restaurants in Birmingham according to the Good Food Guide 2019 

22 Sep 18

Purnell’s, Adam’s, Carters of Moseley, Folium, Harborne Kitchen and Simpsons all feature…


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Highbrow Harborne – these are the coolest places to hang out in this gorgeous suburb 

22 Sep 18

This posh suburb is more than just a yummy-mummy enclave…


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Revealed: Best-to-worst ranking of every Nando’s in Birmingham – according to TripAdvisor 

22 Sep 18

We give a rundown of all seven branches in the city and name the best…


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Santa steam trains you can book right now near Birmingham 

22 Sep 18

All aboard for these festive train rides – but don’t wait too long before booking…


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Steve Bruce reveals his reasons for optimism at Aston Villa – the full transcript 

22 Sep 18

The AVFC boss was speaking before the clash with Sheffield Wednesday…


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Manchester United dealt blow ahead of Wolves clash as star lifts lid on Mendes influence 

22 Sep 18

The latest Wolves news and views from BirminghamLive…


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Bakary Sako latest as worrying Harvey Barnes update emerges for West Brom 

22 Sep 18

The latest West Brom news and views from BirminghamLive…


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EFL respond to points deduction claims as Garry Monk lauds Birmingham City star ahead of Leed 

22 Sep 18

The latest Birmingham City news and views from BirminghamLive…


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Steve Bruce names Aston Villa’s John Terry replacement as Gary Cahill reveals January transfer plans 

22 Sep 18

The latest Aston Villa news and views from BirminghamLive…


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‘There’s something sick in me’ – Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce reflects on his latest challenge 

21 Sep 18

The AVFC boss clocks up his 100th game in charge tomorrow against Sheffield Wednesday…


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‘This is terrible!’ Fans can’t believe what Aston Villa star looks like in FIFA 19 

21 Sep 18

Images from the EA Sports game are already doing the rounds online and this is what AVFC star Jack Grealish looks like…


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Birmingham City on TV: The next two Sky Sports fixtures 

21 Sep 18

All the details about BCFC’s TV fixtures for the 2018/19 season…


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Aston Villa on TV: The next four Sky Sports fixtures 

21 Sep 18

All the details about AVFC’s TV fixtures for the 2018/19 season…


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Leeds United chief has this Elland Road warning for Birmingham City and Garry Monk 

21 Sep 18

Leeds United fans have sold out Elland Road for Saturday’s clash against Blues…







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