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Twelve charged over Birmingham and Solihull ‘ride out’ 

16 Dec 17

The men are accused of taking part in an illegal rally through Solihull and Birmingham in June 2016.


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Coventry City v Cheltenham Town 

16 Dec 17

Live coverage of Saturday’s League Two game between Coventry City and Cheltenham Town.


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Hart in Hampshire ‘best place to live in UK’ 

16 Dec 17

The Hampshire district came top in a study that looked at factors including life expectancy.


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European Champions Cup: Wasps v La Rochelle 

15 Dec 17

Team news as Wasps host La Rochelle in Sunday’s European Champions Cup fixture at the Ricoh Arena (13:00 GMT).


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Car theft ‘relay’ devices seized in Birmingham 

15 Dec 17

West Midlands Police say it is thought to be the first time the equipment has been recovered.


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Gary Rowett: Derby County boss has no ill-will a year on from sacking by Birmingham 

15 Dec 17

A year on from his Birmingham sacking, Derby boss Gary Rowett rejects claims that he had wanted to leave Blues.


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Biggest collection in the galaxy? 

15 Dec 17

Star Wars superfan Craig Spivey boasts one of the biggest collections of memorabilia in the UK.


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Festive drunk passengers ‘risk death on railway’ 

15 Dec 17

Birmingham New Street has more delays related to alcohol than any other station, Network Rail says.


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Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers 

15 Dec 17

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


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Derby County v Aston Villa 

15 Dec 17

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


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Snorkelling benefits cheat on Tamworth must pay £82k 

15 Dec 17

Linda Hoey falsely claimed free toll road travel and more than £65,000 in disability benefits.


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HS2 redundancy pay ‘shocking waste’ of taxpayer cash 

15 Dec 17

Overpayments totalling £1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says.


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Killer lorry driver Felix Gillon was watching porn 

14 Dec 17

Felix Gillon is jailed for causing the death of another driver while watching porn on the M69.


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‘Jobs at risk’ at new West Midlands rail franchise 

14 Dec 17

West Midlands Trains suggests outsourcing and moving some jobs in a letter to staff seen by the BBC.


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Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Fri) 

14 Dec 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Championship game between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


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Volunteers lend their eyes to support blind people 

14 Dec 17

A service set up by the Guide Dogs charity is helping blind people get out and about.


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CCTV released in bid to find Birmingham firework killer 

14 Dec 17

Police want to speak to three woman who may have “vital information” about Anthony Nicholls’ death.


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Alan Pardew: Liverpool draw ‘like gold dust’ for West Bromwich Albion, says boss 

14 Dec 17

West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Pardew admits he was not too ambitious with his tactics in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool.


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Liverpool 0-0 West Bromwich Albion 

13 Dec 17

Liverpool fail to unpick West Brom’s defence during a frustrating stalemate at Anfield that leaves the Reds outside the top four.


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World Squash Championship: Britain’s Sarah-Jane Perry beaten again by Joelle King 

13 Dec 17

Britain’s Sarah-Jane Perry and Victoria Lust miss out on the quarter-finals at the World Squash Championship in Manchester.


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Danny Wilson: Cardiff Blues boss set to become Wasps forwards coach 

13 Dec 17

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson is set to become the new forwards coach at Wasps for the 2018/19 season.


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Couple jailed for plotting Birmingham terror attack 

13 Dec 17

Ummarayiat Mirza and his wife Madihah Taheer were sentenced to 16 years and 10 years respectively.


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Former Birmingham PC admits child abuse image charges 

13 Dec 17

Former West Midlands officer James Duffield had about 100 indecent images of children.


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Police officer recovering from knife wounds 

13 Dec 17

The 26-year-old officer was attacked during an attempt to arrest a suspect in Birmingham.


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Nicola Payne: Missing mum’s family triple reward money 

13 Dec 17

It has been 26 years since the mother went missing and her family say they want to bring her home.


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Five jailed for £250k Birmingham jewellery raid 

13 Dec 17

A worker at the jewellery store in Birmingham was attacked with a hammer during the robbery.


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West Midlands policeman stabbed during arrest attempt 

12 Dec 17

The 26-year-old officer was attacked during an attempt to arrest a suspect in Birmingham.


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Birmingham Airport baggage delay leads to carousel chaos 

12 Dec 17

One man takes to the conveyor belt and peers through the hatch to find cases amid a baggage delay.


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Photographers have been capturing wintry West Midlands scenes 

12 Dec 17

You have been sending in pictures of the region’s wintry scenes as snow and ice take hold.


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Nuneaton policeman buys McDonalds for rough sleepers 

12 Dec 17

Social media users have been thanking PC Gavin Parrott for his good deed.


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Attempted murder charge after Stratford shooting 

12 Dec 17

Police are still looking for a second person after a 17-year-old was shot in the leg.


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Man dies in Birmingham factory ‘explosion’ 

12 Dec 17

A burst cooling pipe is believed to be the cause.


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UK snow: Ice warning as commuters face delays 

12 Dec 17

A fifth day of wintry conditions cause travel disruption, while hundreds of schools remain closed.


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Steve Cotterill: Birmingham City ‘in a tough situation’, says Blues manager 

11 Dec 17

Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill admits his team are in a tough place as they bid to climb away from relegation trouble.


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Bank of England move: Birmingham’s financial credentials 

11 Dec 17

Birmingham’s financial credentials make it an unsurprising choice for a new home for the Bank of England.


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Uber taxi quote in snowy Birmingham ‘outrageous’ 

11 Dec 17

A hospital anaesthetist says Uber quoted up to £149 for a 10-mile trip to work.


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Pet ban for Willenhall owner of dreadlocked dog 

11 Dec 17

The Yorkshire terrier had suffered “long term neglect” according to a RSPCA inspector.


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Dan Scarr: Wycombe Wanderers extend defender’s loan until the end of the season 

11 Dec 17

League Two side Wycombe Wanderers extend Birmingham City defender Dan Scarr’s loan until the end of the season.


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Record child demand at food banks 

11 Dec 17

Biggest food bank charity predicts record demand this Christmas, with Coventry the busiest city…


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Labour may move parts of Bank of England to Birmingham 

11 Dec 17

A report commissioned by Labour claims banks are failing to lend to growing sectors in the regions.


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Drone footage captures Coventry in the snow 

11 Dec 17

Drone footage captures the city under a carpet of snow.


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UK snow: Widespread travel delays and school closures 

11 Dec 17

Snow turning to ice is predicted to cause widespread disruption to morning commutes across the UK.


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Burglars threaten to harm newborn baby in Birmingham 

10 Dec 17

Police say they are investigating 28 crimes amid a spate of “nasty burglaries” in Birmingham.


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‘Cancel Harry Potter’ beg snowed-in fans in Birmingham 

10 Dec 17

Organisers insisted the show must go on, until changing their minds amid a wave of customer protests.


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Mal the orangutan enjoys the weather with snowballs 

10 Dec 17

Mal tries her hand at the traditional winter “sport” of snowballing.


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UK snow: Amber warning issued across large parts of country 

10 Dec 17

Up to 28cm of snow is recorded in some high areas, as roads, railways and airports are affected.


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The moments London Midland passengers will not forget 

10 Dec 17

A look at the turbulent tenure of train operator London Midland as its franchise runs out.


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Walsall 1-0 Scunthorpe United 

9 Dec 17

Walsall move into the top half of League One as Kieron Morris’ early goal ends Scunthorpe’s six-match unbeaten run.


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Swansea City 1-0 West Bromwich Albion 

9 Dec 17

Wilfried Bony fires a late winner as Swansea end their winless run with a hard-fought victory over West Brom at Liberty Stadium.


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Woman hurt in Coventry during suspected kidnapping 

9 Dec 17

Police want to trace the “Good Samaritans” who went to the aid of the woman who jumped from a car.