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Times have changed at Aston Villa – five findings from Hillsborough thriller 

24 Feb 18

Gregg Evans analyses Villa’s display at Hillsborough…


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‘Game over’ – Analysis from yet another Birmingham City horror show 

24 Feb 18

Here’s what stood out as Birmingham City were beaten 2-0 by Barnsley at St Andrew’s…


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Birmingham City fan throws bottle at Steve Cotterill – here’s how the manager reacted 

24 Feb 18

The Blues boss was speaking to Birmingham Live after a fourth successive Championship defeat…


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Watch: Steve Cotterill needs police escort as furious Birmingham City fans voice concerns 

24 Feb 18

The Birmingham City manager took the brunt of supporters’ anger during defeat to Barnsley…


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Steve Bruce singles out one Aston Villa player after Sheffield Wednesday thriller 

24 Feb 18

The manager was delighted with his man’s contribution against the Owls…


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‘Enough is enough’ – Livid Birmingham City fans react to dismal Barnsley defeat 

24 Feb 18

The supporters have had their say after yet another defeat for BCFC…


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Aston Villa player ratings: Josh Onomah struggles as Villa grab last-gasp three points 

24 Feb 18

Gregg Evans rates the Villa players out of 10 following the thrilling win at Hillsborough…


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Spotted: Love Island and Celebs Go Dating star Muggy Mike Thalassitis in Birmingham kebab shop 

24 Feb 18

He’s dating Megan McKenna but was spotted with Danielle Sellers…


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Birmingham City player ratings: Marc Roberts and Cheikh Ndoye have shockers in Barnsley defeat 

24 Feb 18

Shane Ireland hands out his marks following another defeat for BCFC…


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Birmingham man Jonathan Udall died of ‘complications from burns’ after Grand Canyon helicopter tragedy 

24 Feb 18

The 31-year-old’s cause of death was given as complications of thermal injury…


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Aston Villa’s injury crisis gets worse as Alan Hutton limps off against Sheffield Wednesday 

24 Feb 18

Gregg Evans reports on another blow for Steve Bruce’s side…


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Here’s some epic bad driving around Birmingham – starring a woman on a mobility scooter 

24 Feb 18

BirminghamLive photographer captures mayhem on the roads as he travels around the city…


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The best venues for a big Asian wedding around Birmingham 

24 Feb 18

Our pick of the top locations for big guest lists…


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The best venues for a big Asian wedding around Birmingham 

24 Feb 18

Our pick of the top locations for big guest lists…


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Birmingham City fans show disdain towards Steve Cotterill after first half shocker vs Barnsley 

24 Feb 18

Cotterill took the brunt of supporters’ anger following a shocking first half display…


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Former Aston Villa striker ruled out for the season in major blow for rivals 

24 Feb 18

Villa’s promotion rivals have been dealt a major blow…


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Where has this dog bin? Shivering, hungry and cold – this hound was found peeking out among the waste in Sutton Park 

24 Feb 18

The pup was found peering up from a bin in Sutton Park…


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Eight shows Brummies can now apply for to get on TV in 2018 

24 Feb 18

2018 will see new series of BBC, ITV and Channel 4 favourites broadcast…


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Aston Villa starting XI revealed as Lewis Grabban makes first start and Glenn Whelan earns recall 

24 Feb 18

The team news is in ahead of Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday…


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Birmingham City team news: Steve Cotterill names attacking line-up for crunch clash with Barnsley 

24 Feb 18

Here’s how Birmingham City will line up against Barnsley this afternoon.


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Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow in Birmingham and West Midlands 

24 Feb 18

Some parts of the UK could see 4 inches forecasters have warned…


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This is the staggering number of Sheffield Wednesday players out injured when Aston Villa visit 

24 Feb 18

And Villa thought they had it bad…


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Steve Bruce has a worrying Aston Villa update ahead of Sheffield Wednesday trip 

24 Feb 18

Aston Villa team news sees a number of injuries…


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This is how we’d line Aston Villa up at Sheffield Wednesday – against how Steve Bruce is likely to 

24 Feb 18

Villa are looking to get back on track at Sheffield Wednesday…


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Sheffield Wednesday vs Aston Villa: How to follow it, the latest team news and the bookies’ odds 

24 Feb 18

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Championship clash…


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‘Why say that?’ – Paul Gascoigne responds to Steve Bruce’s Jack Grealish comparison 

24 Feb 18

The England legend has enjoyed a dig at Aston Villa boss Bruce…


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Will it snow in Birmingham? ‘Significant’ snowfall could hit UK due to Beast from the East weather 

24 Feb 18

This is the weather forecast for Birmingham right now…


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West Brom transfer news and rumours: Three players linked as Alan Pardew makes honest admission 

24 Feb 18

All of the latest WBA news from Birmingham Live…


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Steve Bruce gives injury latest as teen star Callum O’Hare gears up for recall 

24 Feb 18

All of the latest AVFC news from Birmingham Live…


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“Maths don’t lie” – Slavisa Jokanovic and Steve Bruce have differing views on Wolves 

24 Feb 18

All of the latest WWFC news from Birmingham Live…


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Steve Cotterill reveals how close Che Adams is to starting as former Birmingham City man declares his love for Blues 

24 Feb 18

All of the latest BCFC news from Birmingham Live…


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Why ‘Trojan’ phone boxes are popping up in record numbers in Birmingham 

24 Feb 18

The large black payphones have become a common site to shoppers, with 95 approved last year alone…


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Hero firefighter reveals how he rescued boy dangling from tower block by ear 

24 Feb 18

Lyndon Flavell saved boy when he climbed 40-feet up a ladder to the fifth floor window of his Erdington home…


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Birmingham woman conned John Lewis stores out of £32k in ‘returns’ fraud 

24 Feb 18

Depressed Mirela Cela, 48, has had her sentence reduced on appeal…


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Remember Moustapha Salifou? Here’s what Aston Villa’s ‘Togolese Zidane’ is doing now 

23 Feb 18

Salifou became a cult hero at Aston Villa during his four-year stay in B6…


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Ex-Stoke City defender makes move to the Royals 

23 Feb 18

Sam Coulson has joined Sutton to get games…


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Former Birmingham MP Clare Short says criticism of Oxfam over sex claims is ‘hysterical’ 

23 Feb 18

Hysterical attacks on Oxfam are damaging the aid sector, says former International Development Secretary Clare Short…


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Sheffield Wednesday suffering astonishing injury crisis ahead of Aston Villa’s visit 

23 Feb 18

And Villa thought they had it bad…


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O’Hare starts: How Aston Villa should line up against Sheffield Wednesday without Grealish and Adomah 

23 Feb 18

Villa are looking to get back on track at Sheffield Wednesday…


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This is what happened at our Brummie Mummies Sea Life Social 

23 Feb 18

We had the National Sea Life Centre in Brindleyplace Birmingham all to ourselves…


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The massive Aston Villa bill for transfer flops and sacking managers 

23 Feb 18

The price paid for signings which didn’t work out and sacking managers is quite a thing…


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University of Birmingham aiming for 800 runners at Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K 

23 Feb 18

UBSport is enlisting hundreds of runners of all abilities (you can walk too…


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Britain’s Got Talent snubs Sutton Coldfield choir for third time 

23 Feb 18

Bosses of the ITV show rejected Cluster Voices, part of Sutton Coldfield Choirs, despite inviting them to apply…


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Homeless given emergency sleeping bags as temperatures set to drop to minus six in Birmingham 

23 Feb 18

The Beast from the East will see freezing conditions across the city this weekend…


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Cadbury World Birmingham – ticket deals, prices, free chocolate and more 

23 Feb 18

We’ve got all the information you need here including postcode, best deals and whether you can get free chocolate…


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Boldmere to get Christmas lights switch-on event thanks to council grant 

23 Feb 18

The event was scrapped last year but has been confirmed for 2018 thanks to a 7,850 grant from Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council…


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IKEA says it can cut your fuel bills by hundreds of pounds – this is how 

23 Feb 18

Birmingham IKEA store urges people to switch so it can invest commission into community projects…


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The legendary strikers Aston Villa tried to sign before they landed Savo Milosevic and Stan Collymore 

23 Feb 18

The ones that got away…


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Escape Hunt announces Birmingham launch for its first ever UK escape rooms centre 

23 Feb 18

Your chance to be secret agents or samurai warriiors in race against the clock at latest games centre…


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This is what every Championship manager said after facing Birmingham City 

23 Feb 18

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce and Millwall manager Neil Harris are among those to have praised the fighting spirit of Blues…