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How will Birmingham City recruit and can they push on under Garry Monk? Our writers have their say 

21 Jun 18

BCFC head into their first full season under Monk – here’s what our writers are saying ahead of it…


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When are Aston Villa’s derbies against Birmingham City and West Brom? 

21 Jun 18

Here’s when AVFC take on local rivals BCFC and WBA…


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This is the remarkable journey made by Birmingham City’s newest professional 

21 Jun 18

His parents escaped war and he defied double rejection to lead BCFC…


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New hospital at Birmingham’s Pebble Mill finally approved 

21 Jun 18

The new plans for the building have nearly doubled in size…


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How will Aston Villa cope with the chaos and get on this season? Our writers have their say 

21 Jun 18

It’s a summer of uncertainty at AVFC – here’s what we make of it…


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“I can 100% set the record straight” – what David Stockdale said about wages amid Leeds interest 

21 Jun 18

The Birmingham City goalkeeper firmly rejected the claim made by a fan to set the record straight…


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The scramble between Liverpool and Tottenham for Jack Grealish has taken this twist 

21 Jun 18

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur set to go head to head for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish…


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This is the latest update on Jack Grealish’s Aston Villa future 

21 Jun 18

The 22-year-old has been linked with a series of clubs including Spurs and Liverpool…


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15 Brum sentences translated so anyone can talk like a local 

21 Jun 18

Itll put your fizzog straight…


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Garry Monk has a message for Blues fans as Birmingham City’s fixtures are revealed 

21 Jun 18

Boss gives his reaction as Birmingham City’s Championship fixtures for 2018/19 were revealed…


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Honey bee havoc as thousands swarm tree yards from Handsworth infant school 

21 Jun 18

A pest control officer has examined the scene…


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Tragic last moments of popular dad Christopher Colgan who shot himself in freak Erdington house shooting 

21 Jun 18

Firearms expert Huw Griffiths ruled that Mr Colgan had pressed a revolver against his head before pulling the trigger…


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Aston Villa’s new Villa Park pitch – what we know so far 

21 Jun 18

Villa are laying down a new surface ahead of the 2018/19 Championship season – here’s why and how the process is going…


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Gareth McAuley has been linked with Aston Villa: Here’s what our West Brom man thinks 

21 Jun 18

The released WBA defender has been mentioned in connection with AVFC…


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Hear Tina Amana’s brilliant new song – Birmingham Baby 

21 Jun 18

Catchy Birmingham Baby song is Tinas heartfelt tribute to the city that made her who she is today…


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MPs call for police inquiry into claims Russian money funded Brexit campaign 

21 Jun 18

Birmingham MPs Liam Byrne and Shabana Mahmood wrote to the Metropolitan Police calling for an investigation…


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Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish to Liverpool? We take a look at that transfer rumour 

21 Jun 18

Guest writer and LFC fan Daldeep Kaur considers the Grealish to Anfield speculation…


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Birmingham buildings take step closer to Stirling Prize 

21 Jun 18

Conservatoire and new sports centre named among 49 winners of RIBA national awards…


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Joe Lolley’s cheeky Twitter response to Birmingham City fixture 

21 Jun 18

Nottingham Forest star looking forward to BCFC reunion…


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Where to watch the World Cup 2018 in Birmingham 

21 Jun 18

Fancy watching the FIFA 2018 World Cup in a crowd setting with other sports fans? Here’s some of the coolest choices in the city…


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The bizarre way Aston Villa star Mile Jedinak is being celebrated in Australia 

21 Jun 18

How AVFC man is getting pumped up to go the extra Mile…


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House of Fraser sale just got bigger with up to 70 per cent off fashion, toys, handbags and more 

21 Jun 18

It comes following news that the Birmingham store is set to close…


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Aston Villa linked with a move for ex-West Brom ace 

21 Jun 18

AVFC are looking for free transfers and loan signings this summer…


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Birmingham pubs could ‘run out of beer’ by next Tuesday due to CO2 shortage 

21 Jun 18

The warning comes from a company which supplies over 700 city pubs with CO2 cylinders…


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Hundreds of jobs available at new Amazon distribution centre – just 30 minutes from Birmingham 

21 Jun 18

Somewhere between 600 and 800 roles are yet to be filled…


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Birmingham City EFL Championship fixtures 2018/2019 – every date for your diary 

21 Jun 18

These are Birmingham City’s fixtures for the 2018/2019 Championship season…


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Norwich City manager Daniel Farke makes this bold prediction about Birmingham City 

21 Jun 18

Norwich boss has a perfect record against BCFC…


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Les Miserables at Birmingham Hippodrome – tickets go on sale for acclaimed musical 

21 Jun 18

Musical phenomenon Les Miserables returns to Birmingham and tickets are now available…


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‘To Hell before Hull’ and a Christmas meltdown – how Aston Villa fans reacted to the 2018/19 Championship fixtures 

21 Jun 18

AVFC get their campaign underway at Hull City but fans have more pressing concerns…


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Former Aston Villa star attacked in Magaluf bar and rushed to hospital 

21 Jun 18

The incident with the Newcastle United defender happened at around 2am local time on Sunday…


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Aston Villa explain the future of their matchday programme after EFL rule change 

21 Jun 18

The EFL no longer makes it compulsory for clubs to produce programmes…


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Champions, promoted, relegated – all the EFL Championship odds 

21 Jun 18

This is how the bookies rate Aston Villa, West Brom, Birmingham City and Leeds United’s chances…


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Boy aged eight knocked down outside city school 

21 Jun 18

Pupil suffered minor ankle injury in collision outside Hodge Hill Primary School…


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The key Championship fixtures every Aston Villa fan needs to know about 

21 Jun 18

These are the blockbuster games to look out for in 2018/19…


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EFL fixtures 2018/19: Aston Villa’s Championship matches, Carabao Cup, televised games and more 

21 Jun 18

Everything you need to know about the beginning of the 2018-19 season…


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When are West Brom’s derbies against Aston Villa and Birmingham City? 

21 Jun 18

Here’s when WBA take on local rivals AVFC and BCFC…


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Birmingham City fixtures key dates: The derbies, festive fun – and a Tuesday night in Bolton 

21 Jun 18

Here are the standout BCFC fixtures…


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When are Aston Villa’s derbies against Birmingham City and West Brom? 

21 Jun 18

Here’s when AVFC take on local rivals BCFC and WBA…


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When are Birmingham City’s derbies against Aston Villa and West Brom? 

21 Jun 18

Here’s when BCFC take on local rivals AVFC and WBA…


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Birmingham City EFL Championship fixtures 2018/2019 – every date for your diary 

21 Jun 18

These are Birmingham City’s fixtures for the 2018/2019 Championship season…


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Aston Villa EFL Championship fixtures 2018/2019 – every date for your diary 

21 Jun 18

Here’s how the 2018/19 fixtures look for the claret and blues…


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Why black cabs could disappear from streets of Birmingham 

21 Jun 18

Double whammy of clean air zone and strict licensing rules means many will desert trade…


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This is how hot it will be in Birmingham every day next week as temperatures hit 30C 

21 Jun 18

If you are looking to plan some mini adventures while it stays warm, we have taken a look at when the sun is expected to be at its brightest…


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Man arrested after brawl involving ‘meat cleaver’ outside Birmingham New Street 

21 Jun 18

Six people said to be brawling outside train station during Wednesday’s evening rush hour…


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Ian’s astonishing feat caps epic week in pub bombings campaign 

21 Jun 18

Marathon walker cheats death to complete 106 miles in two days for Justice4the21…


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Here’s when Birmingham City’s Championship fixtures for 2018/19 are released 

21 Jun 18

Everything you need to know about the beginning of the 2018-19 season…


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Here’s when Aston Villa’s Championship fixtures for 2018/19 are released 

21 Jun 18

Everything you need to know about the beginning of the 2018-19 season…


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What the bookies are saying about Birmingham City’s Championship promotion and relegation odds 

21 Jun 18

The latest Birmingham City betting odds includes what the bookies think about Championship promotion and relegation…


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What the bookies are saying about Aston Villa’s Championship promotion and relegation odds 

21 Jun 18

The latest Aston Villa betting odds includes what the bookies think about Championship promotion and relegation…


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The amount of daylight Birmingham will get on longest day of the year today 

21 Jun 18

On the shortest day of the year Birmingham will have just seven hours and 39 minutes of daylight…