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Birmingham man fails to overturn gang injunction 

23 May 18

Appeal court judges make their ruling as a Birmingham man challenges his injunction order.


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Pilot murdered wife in Knightcote saucepan attack 

23 May 18

Andrew McIntosh is found guilty of battering his estranged wife to death at their former home.


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Matt Symons: Harlequins sign Wasps lock for 2018-19 season 

23 May 18

Premiership side Harlequins agree a deal to sign Wasps forward Matt Symons ahead of next season…


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Coventry’s parking scheme to continue despite criticism 

23 May 18

The restricted parking is enforceable and signage will be reviewed, the council says.


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Murder arrest after fatal Handsworth shooting of man 

23 May 18

A 22-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds in a car in Handsworth, Birmingham.


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UB40’s Ali Campbell: ‘We’re still cool’ 

23 May 18

Forty years into his career, Ali Campbell and his band prepare to play the BBC’s Biggest Weekend.


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Man dies in Handsworth shooting 

22 May 18

The man, in his 20s, was found with gunshot wounds in a car in Handsworth, Birmingham.


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Ozell Pemberton: Boy is fourth to be arrested over death 

22 May 18

A 17-year-old boy has also appeared at Birmingham Crown Court charged with murder.


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Alan Hutton: Aston Villa defender ‘a manager’s delight’, says boss Steve Bruce 

22 May 18

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce praises Alan Hutton, a “beast of a defender” who “gives you everything he has got”.


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‘Wicked’ Birmingham woman stole thousands from elderly couple 

22 May 18

Derrol Flynn, 45, punched a 72-year-old victim in the face and stole £6,000 from an elderly couple.


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Danny Cipriani listed as full-back in England training squad for Barbarians squad 

22 May 18

Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani is listed as a full-back in England’s training squad for Sunday’s match against the Barbarians.


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Jack Willis: Wasps flanker sidelined for up to 12 months with knee injury 

22 May 18

Wasps flanker Jack Willis could be sidelined for up to 12 months after suffering a serious knee injury against Saracens.


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Laser pen attacks on planes landing at Birmingham Airport 

22 May 18

Six flights coming in to land during the last two days have had laser pens shone at them, police say.


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Abhimanyu Chohan: Concern for missing Coventry schoolboy 

21 May 18

The 15-year-old is “not in any trouble, we just need to know he is safe,” say police.


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Birmingham recording studio under threat 

21 May 18

Campaigners attempt to raise £250,000 to save a Birmingham recording studio use by the stars.


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Latest knife bin opened after armed attacks in Birmingham 

21 May 18

A new secure knife bin, where people are urged to safely hand in weapons, is opened.


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Coventry City: Club to wear one-off kit for League Two play-off final 

21 May 18

Coventry City will wear a one-off shirt for the League Two play-off final after running out of this season’s home kit.


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Ozell Pemberton: Murder charge over Sutton Coldfield stab death 

21 May 18

Ozell Pemberton, 16, “always saw the bright side of life” his parents said.


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One-Day Cup: Jeetan Patel stars as Bears beat Yorkshire at Headingley 

20 May 18

Warwickshire skipper Jeetan Patel takes four wickets as the Bears beat Yorkshire in the One-Day Cup at Headingley.


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Cyclists who died in war remembered in Meriden 

20 May 18

Lycra-clad cyclists gather each year at the memorial to remember those who gave their lives in the world wars.


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Street gunfire heard and man injured in Satley, Birmingham 

20 May 18

Officers were called to reports of a gunman with two accomplices before an injured man arrived at hospital.


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Garry Monk: Birmingham City fan gets tattoo of manager on his backside 

20 May 18

A Birmingham City fan has Garry Monk’s face tattooed on his backside after the Blues boss helped to pay for the mark.


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Birmingham City Ladies v Reading Women 

20 May 18

Live coverage of Sunday’s Women’s Super League 1 game between Birmingham City Ladies and Reading Women.


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Sutton Coldfield arrest over Ozell Pemberton stabbing 

20 May 18

A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy are in custody after Ozell Pemberton was stabbed to death.


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Andrew Pozzi & Aries Merritt beaten in Great CityGames 

18 May 18

Poland’s Damian Czykier took victory in the Great CityGames 110m hurdles as favourites Aries Merritt and Andrew Pozzi both make mistakes.


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In pictures: Great Midwifery Cake Off 

18 May 18

A midwife from Warwick Hospital has been announced as the winner of the Great Midwifery Cake Off for 2018…


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Birmingham primary school in royal wedding lunch 

18 May 18

Children at a school enjoy a royal-themed lunch ahead of the big day.


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Blues Ladies defender Westwood retires 

18 May 18

Former England defender Emily Westwood will retire after Birmingham City Ladies’ final game of the season.


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Birmingham bar staff to help stop sex attacks on gay men 

18 May 18

West Midlands Police are training nightclub staff ahead of Pride following rise in sexual assaults…


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Birmingham City: Midfielders Jason Lowe and Andrew Shinnie released 

18 May 18

Birmingham City release midfield pair Jason Lowe and Andrew Shinnie following the end of their Championship campaign.


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Premiership: Saracens v Wasps 

18 May 18

Team news as Saracens host Wasps in Saturday’s Premiership semi-final fixture at Allianz Park (12:30 BST).


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Sister’s tribute to Coventry hit-and-run death father 

18 May 18

Chelsea Platt-May described brother Reece as her “protector” and “friend”.


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Sutton Coldfield stabbing: Hunt for killer of boy, 16 

18 May 18

The 16-year-old was stabbed to death on the main shopping street in Sutton Coldfield.


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Royal wedding 2018: Meet the other nearly-weds 

18 May 18

The BBC meets couples across the UK sharing their big day with Harry and Meghan.


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Grenfell cladding found on 132 Birmingham high-rises, council says 

17 May 18

Birmingham City Council says remedial work has already started at some of the private buildings.


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Fresh allegation against Scots Sikh held in India 

17 May 18

Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton, had been held without charge since last November.


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One-Day Cup: Derbyshire score 357 as they beat Warwickshire 

17 May 18

Derbyshire pile up 357-8, their highest-ever 50-over score, to beat Warwickshire in the opening round of the One-Day Cup.


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Boy, 16, dies in Sutton Coldfield stabbing 

17 May 18

A murder investigation is launched after the teenager was found injured in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.


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Casper and Corey Platt-May deaths: Father found dead in Greece hotel 

17 May 18

Reece Platt-May, whose sons were killed by a speeding driver, was found dead in a Greek hotel, police say.


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Notts County v Coventry City 

17 May 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s League Two play-off semi-final second leg between Notts County and Coventry City.


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Hall Green Stadium last look before bulldozers move in 

17 May 18

Eerie snaps of rundown greyhound track show windows smashed, gutted rooms and old signs.


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Ann-Katrin Berger: From cancer diagnosis to PFA Team of the Year 

17 May 18

Birmingham City goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger was named in the PFA Team of the Year five months after being diagnosed with cancer.


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Steve Bruce: Aston Villa manager hopes experience will count at Wembley 

16 May 18

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce hopes past experience will prove a key factor for his side in the Championship play-off final against Fulham.


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Wolverhampton man charged over ‘offensive’ MP emails 

16 May 18

David William Hall is accused of emailing the Tory and Labour MPs in December last year.


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Warwickshire pilot ‘lost control in wife murder’ 

16 May 18

Andrew McIntosh tells a court he took an overdose in 2013 because he was unhappy in the relationship.


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Workers repair a shaft on the West Coast Main Line while the trains still run 

16 May 18

Work starts to repair a shaft high above West Coast Main Line while 400 trains a day thunder by.


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Man killed in Coventry hit-and-run named 

16 May 18

Milton Forde, 83.


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Ed Pollock: Warwickshire batsman extends contract until 2020 

16 May 18

Warwickshire batsman Ed Pollock sign a two-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2020.


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Crewe station needs altering for HS2, council says 

16 May 18

It needs two new entrances and a better access road if it is to accommodate extra passengers, it says.


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Crews tackle fire at Wolverhampton Starworks Warehouse venue 

16 May 18

About 50 firefighters are tackling the fire at the old home of the Star Motor Company.