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Suzanna Bull: Birmingham cyclists hold vigil for doctor killed in lorry collision 

16 Oct 17

Cyclists adorned their bikes with fairy lights as they rode to the scene of Suzanna Ball’s death.


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Danny Batth: Wolves skipper hails Championship leaders’ ‘cold-blooded’ attack 

16 Oct 17

Wolves captain Danny Batth says the Championship leaders’ clinical attack is giving the whole squad confidence.


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Missing Lakes walker Dawid Kancyr: Rescuers find man’s body 

16 Oct 17

Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.


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‘Usingh Bolt’ finishes marathon challenge in Birmingham 

16 Oct 17

Race entrants like to give the charity marathon runner sprint finishes due to his nickname.


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Red sun phenomenon ’caused by Hurricane Ophelia’ 

16 Oct 17

Dust whipped up from the Sahara is to blame for the phenomenon, says a weather expert.


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Akwasi Asante: Solihull Moors re-sign Grimsby Town striker on loan until January 

16 Oct 17

National League Solihull Moors re-sign striker Akwasi Asante from Grimsby Town on loan until January.


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England’s best and worst motorway service stations named 

16 Oct 17

All 112 motorway service stations are ranked.


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Woman killed in Birmingham ‘domestic’ stabbing 

15 Oct 17

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the 49-year-old at a house in Washwood Heath.


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Thousands take part in Birmingham International Marathon 

15 Oct 17

Birmingham hosts its first marathon in the city for more than 30 years.


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Birmingham City midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld happy to be playing again 

14 Oct 17

Recalled Birmingham midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld helps resurgent Blues earn a first win under new boss Steve Cotterill.


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Man injured in shooting outside Handsworth store 

14 Oct 17

Police say a 19-year-old man was treated for hand and leg injuries.


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Accrington Stanley v Coventry City 

14 Oct 17

Live coverage of Saturday’s League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Coventry City.


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Birmingham tower blocks have no central fire alarm 

14 Oct 17

A BBC investigation also finds more than 100 tower blocks in Birmingham have just one exit stairwell.


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Marathon man Steve Edwards prepares for 800th race 

14 Oct 17

Steve Edwards fits training around his job in IT and has set himself a target of 1,000 marathons.


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Wasps beaten by Ulster in Champions Cup 

13 Oct 17

Tries from Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey give Ulster a 10-point win over Wasps in their Champions Cup opener.


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Speeding driver reversed on M6 during police chase 

13 Oct 17

Curtis Stewart drove at 100mph and reversed on part of the motorway to evade police, officers say.


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Aston Villa: Steve Bruce learned from his first game in charge – against Wolves 

13 Oct 17

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce marks the end of his first year in charge with a trip to Wolves, the team he started against.


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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa 

13 Oct 17

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


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Birmingham’s Big Sleuth bears raise over £250k for charity 

13 Oct 17

An auction of ceramic bear statues, which were part of a summer art exhibition, has raised £257,300.


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Birmingham Islamic faith school guilty of sex discrimination 

13 Oct 17

The Court of Appeal rules separating girls from boys at Birmingham’s Al-Hijrah school is unlawful.


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Birmingham’s Big Sleuth bears raise over £250,000 for charity 

13 Oct 17

The auction of 91 decorated ceramic bears raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


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Birmingham man loses court bid over hospital force 

12 Oct 17

Aamir Mazhar says his human rights were breached when he was “forcibly removed” from his home.


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Chris Camwell: Solihull Moors sign Coventry City defender on loan 

12 Oct 17

National League side Solihull Moors sign teenage defender Chris Camwell on loan from Coventry City.


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Height fright makes Birmingham moggy a ‘pole cat’ 

12 Oct 17

Firefighters were needed to rescue a cat stuck at the top of a telegraph pole.


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Tributes to victims of Wolvey light aircraft crash 

12 Oct 17

Adrian Findlay and Robert Stephens died in a light aircraft crash in Warwickshire.


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Chris Kirkland: Former England goalkeeper on dealing with his anxiety 

12 Oct 17

Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.


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Birmingham City v Cardiff City 

12 Oct 17

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Cardiff City.


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Payout for woman abused at three Coventry children’s homes 

12 Oct 17

The woman was subjected to physical and sexual abuse at three council-run homes.


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Solihull councillor suspended in anti-Muslim tweet probe 

12 Oct 17

Margaret Bassett is the second Solihull councillor to be suspended over anti-Muslim tweets.


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European Champions Cup: Ulster v Wasps (Fri) 

12 Oct 17

Ulster make three changes to their team for the Champions Cup game with Wasps as Iain Henderson captains the side for the first time.


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Tony Xia: Aston Villa chairman fined £4,000 by Football Association 

12 Oct 17

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia is fined £4,000 by the Football Association after sending a tweet about referee Jeremy Simpson.


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Birmingham City v Cardiff City: Steve Cotterill faces Neil Warnock in first game in charge 

12 Oct 17

Steve Cotterill will be full of respect for opposing manager Neil Warnock in his first game in charge of Birmingham on Friday.


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‘You see so much sadness’ 

12 Oct 17

The paramedics at the forefront of life and death in BBC One’s Ambulance.


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Is Royal Leamington Spa really the UK’s happiest town? 

11 Oct 17

The Warwickshire town has been voted the happiest place to live – but do its residents agree…


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Tribute to ‘caring’ cyclist after fatal Birmingham crash 

11 Oct 17

Suzanna Bull, a doctor, was working at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


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Pigeon’s £43 taxi journey to wildlife sanctuary 

11 Oct 17

The injured bird, which was being pecked by crows, was rescued by a “softy” passer by.


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Wasps encounter ‘a big step up’, says Ulster’s Rob Herring 

11 Oct 17

Ulster hooker Rob Herring says the Irish province are preparing to “make a big step up” to compete with English Premiership side Wasps in Friday’s Champions Cup opener at Kingspan Stadium.


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Ed Sheeran backs hospice memories charity 

11 Oct 17

The star wishes his grandmother, who died in a hospice, had been able to record her story.


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UK spa towns among happiest places to live – survey 

11 Oct 17

Spa towns are among the happiest places to live in the UK, according to a property website.


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Are men forgotten in miscarriage? 

11 Oct 17

Researchers think half of unexplained miscarriages could be linked to the man’s health and have possibly found a treatment.


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Solihull man guilty of ‘I’ve got acid’ attack 

10 Oct 17

Max Kelly squirted a bottle of cleaning solution at two men outside a pub, a court hears.


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Some parents claim they now have to pay £600 towards transport 

10 Oct 17

Parents gather to protest saying some pupils have had their transport to school taken away from them.


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Rail safety: Buggy smashed by freight train 

10 Oct 17

Footage of an empty pushchair being sucked across a platform by a train’s slipsteam offers a stark warning.


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BBC reporter’s breast cancer diary records morning after op 

10 Oct 17

BBC reporter Satnam Rana has launched the campaign #checkthemout to get more women to self-examine.


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Eight charged in ex-Coventry children’s home abuse case 

10 Oct 17

They are accused of sexual, physical and emotional assault against 15 children between 1981 and 1997.


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Man held over targeted Birmingham drive-by shooting 

10 Oct 17

The intended victim, who was uninjured, is believed to have been known to the gunman.


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Cyclist killed in Birmingham lorry crash 

10 Oct 17

A 32-year-old woman is pronounced dead at the scene following the crash in Edgbaston.


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Art sets out stall for Birmingham’s Wholesale Market 

10 Oct 17

Meet the life-size counterparts of the art that captures the final days of centuries-old market.


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Champions Cup organisers defend Wasps’ five-day turnaround 

9 Oct 17

Domestic calendars and broadcast schedules help explain Wasps’ short turnaround before their Champions Cup opener, say organisers.


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Pete Waterman’s ‘rare’ Jaguar E-Type may fetch £150,000 

9 Oct 17

Jaguar enthusiasts called the car a “ghost of an E-Type” because it was believed to be lost.