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These are the road closures for Vaisakhi 2018 in Birmingham 

26 Apr 18

Find out the roads to avoid during Birmingham’s Vaisakhi celebrations at the weekend…


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Birmingham City’s injuries, suspensions and their expected return dates 

26 Apr 18

Latest Blues injury news takes a look at when some first teamers will return from injury…


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Terry, Kodjia and Hutton – Aston Villa’s injured stars and their expected return dates 

26 Apr 18

Latest Villa injury news ahead of Villa Park clash…


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The number of assaults on HMP Birmingham staff has hit a record 

26 Apr 18

This was up 47 per cent on the 296 attacks recorded in 2016, which was itself a record…


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Birmingham City boss Garry Monk responds to Wes Hoolahan links 

26 Apr 18

The Norwich attacker is out of contract this summer and had been tipped for St Andrew’s…


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The best dessert places in Birmingham 

26 Apr 18

Our sweet pick of the most decadent dessert places in the city…


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Birmingham City handed big boost for Saturday’s clash – by QPR! 

26 Apr 18

Birmingham City take on QPR at Loftus Road knowing that Championship safety could be confirmed…


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Long Nuke Road in Northfield sealed off admit reports of gunfire 

26 Apr 18

Late-night weapons alert on city street…


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Taylor: ‘A dark, dark day for Tamworth FC’ 

26 Apr 18

Former Aston Villa youth Taylor is devastated by relegation…


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Edgbaston gets five Cricket World Cup 2019 matches – including England vs India 

26 Apr 18

Hosts England will open the 2019 World Cup with a match against South Africa at the Oval on May 30…


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Probe after inmates use illegal phones to broadcast live video from inside Birmingham Prison 

26 Apr 18

Prisoners filmed inside communal areas, showing off their flip flops and giving a weather report…


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Birmingham City and Leeds United striker target told he can leave current club – reports 

26 Apr 18

Blues have been linked with the forward ahead of the summer transfer window…


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This job will pay you to be a professional eater – but there’s a catch 

26 Apr 18

Sadly for Brummies, the role is NOT based in Birmingham…


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Birmingham City’s stance on the Garry Monk backroom staff legal row with Middlesbrough 

26 Apr 18

The Riverside club are suing Blues and James Beattie, Sean Rush, Ryan Needs and Darryl Flahavan…


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Birmingham and Coventry could be in race to secure Channel 4 HQ 

26 Apr 18

Mayor Andy Street is upbeat over prospects for creative industry in the West Midlands…


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Topshop deals in Birmingham for 2018 – including up to 90% savings for students 

26 Apr 18

Birmingham students rejoice!…


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Premier League club line up astonishing triple transfer swoop on West Brom 

26 Apr 18

Jay Rodriguez, Matt Phillips and Craig Dawson are all said to be wanted by Burnley this summer…


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Gary Rowett reveals the Aston Villa player that Derby County fear the most 

26 Apr 18

Gary Rowett has been speaking about Aston Villa ahead of the match with Derby County…


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Mikael Forssell – a look back at Birmingham City’s most ‘merciless’ star striker 

26 Apr 18

It was a rollercoaster ride at BCFC – but it was fun while it lasted…


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Aston Villa linked with Massimo Luongo – here’s what you need to know 

26 Apr 18

A lowdown on the latest player to be linked with Aston Villa ahead of the transfer window…


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This is why the Library of Birmingham will be lit orange tonight 

26 Apr 18

The city will have a golden glow across Thursday night courtesy of West Midlands Railway…


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Sam Johnstone’s Aston Villa future: What we know so far 

26 Apr 18

The Manchester United goalkeeper has a future to resolve this summer…


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Sam Johnstone’s Aston Villa future amid Tottenham links: What we know so far 

26 Apr 18

The Manchester United goalkeeper has a future to resolve this summer…


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Jack Grealish accepted his Aston Villa award with a cheeky reference to Birmingham City 

26 Apr 18

Watch Grealish draw a big cheer from the crowd at the dinner at Villa Park…


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Leeds United boss makes transfer admission about Birmingham City target Pablo Hernandez 

26 Apr 18

BCFC transfer news includes comments from Heckingbottom on Hernandez who has signed a new contract…


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Hundreds of free books to be given away at Birmingham libraries 

26 Apr 18

Make sure you get to one of these five libraries on the 5th May to have a chance of getting one…


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Robert Snodgrass drops a hint about his West Ham and Aston Villa future 

26 Apr 18

Has the Aston Villa star shown his hand on social media…


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Birmingham City dealt major blow in pursuit of Garry Monk target 

26 Apr 18

Blues transfer latest includes a significant update on Leeds United ace Pablo Hernandez…


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Aston Villa reveal the kit news fans have been waiting for 

26 Apr 18

AVFC have promised to feature a ‘genuine claret colour’ on their newt kit designed by LUKE 1977…


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A ‘reward card scheme’ proposed for good Birmingham citizens who are healthy, volunteer and recycle 

26 Apr 18

If you do good work in the community and keep the city clean you could be rewarded…


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Why Curtis Davies wants to see the Aston Villa crowd turn on their own team 

26 Apr 18

The former Aston Villa defender is hoping his side can keep the Villa Park faithful quiet…


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Aston Villa’s new kit: These are the concept designs exciting fans on social media 

26 Apr 18

The new Aston Villa kit designed by LUKE 1977 will be released ahead of the 2018/19 season…


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Danny Blunting named by devastated friends as victim of Kingstanding crash horror 

26 Apr 18

Two others fighting for life after van collided with car and hit tree…


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This Stranger Things party is coming to Snobs over the May Bank Holiday weekend 

26 Apr 18

One of Birmingham’s best-loved nightclubs is throwing a party dedicated to the throwback 80s-inspired series…


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Things to do in Birmingham on May Bank Holiday weekend 

26 Apr 18

Your guide to things to do in and around Birmingham from May 4 to 7…


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‘He deserves one last blast at Villa Park’ – supporters have mixed views as Gabby prepares for Aston Villa farewell 

26 Apr 18

The Aston Villa fans have been debating whether Gabby Agbonlahor should be given a swansong before he leaves…


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‘I hated him when he played against me’ Robbie Savage in the words of his managers 

26 Apr 18

Here’s what the former Birmingham City midfielder’s gaffers had to say…


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‘No one knows the Premier League like me’ The bittersweet story of Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa 

26 Apr 18

Did the ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss get the credit he deserved at Villa Park…


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NHS chief takes new role with University of Warwick 

26 Apr 18

Dame Julie Moore is retiring from Birmingham trust and will lead the healthcare systems team at Warwick Manufacturing Group…


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Serious collision in Kingstanding as police cordon off busy road 

25 Apr 18

The crash happened outside the Royal Mail building on Kingstanding Road…


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The latest ticket news for Aston Villa’s clash with Derby County 

25 Apr 18

AVFC issue update on the final home game – before the play-offs…


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Where it went right and wrong for Aston Villa’s Gabby Agbonlahor 

25 Apr 18

Football editor Mat Kendrick examines the AVFC striker’s claret and blue career – and asks ‘Where did it all go wrong…


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Aston Villa and safe standing – what we know so far 

25 Apr 18

AVFC have once again shown their support for safe standing – how they’ve pioneered the issue…


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What’s the weather forecast for Birmingham Vaisakhi celebrations 2018? 

25 Apr 18

Will it rain on the parade? Or will Birmingham’s celebrations be bathed in sunshine…


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Police on scene as travellers move on to Lightwoods Park, Bearwood 

25 Apr 18

When BirminghamLive arrived at the scene a police car with all its tyres deflated was being taken away…


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Little Birmingham City fan stunned by Garry Monk’s surprise birthday message 

25 Apr 18

BCFC boss is active on Twitter and thrilled little Eli…


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Gabby Agbonlahor has posted this message ahead of his Aston Villa farewell 

25 Apr 18

AVFC striker set for what could be his last Villa Park appearance…


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Taxis & overseas obscurity: What happened to the Aston Villa wonder boys tipped for the top 

25 Apr 18

These are the AVFC youngsters who were tipped for the top – but didn’t quite make it…


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‘Banana republic’ vote fraud politician making comeback in Small Heath election 

25 Apr 18

Shafaq Ahmed who was sacked over the 2004 scandal is standing as an independent candidate for Birmingham City Council…


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Biffy Clyro to play MTV Unplugged set at the Symphony Hall – here’s how to get tickets 

25 Apr 18

The Scottish three piece will play a rare, full-length acoustic set in Birmingham as part of a 14 date European tour.