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John Terry offered this next career move after Aston Villa exit – reports 

16 Aug 18

Terry left AVFC this summer after failing to achieve promotion to the Premier League…


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Aston Villa defender leaves on a season-long loan 

16 Aug 18

Teenager Mitch Clark has gone to League Two to continue his development…


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Storm Ernesto set to batter parts of Britain after sweeping in from Caribbean – but will it hit Birmingham? 

16 Aug 18

The worst of Storm Ernesto will fizzle out by the time it reaches this country by the weekend…


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This popular Birmingham city centre pub will no longer allow football fans in on matchdays 

16 Aug 18

The pub have decided against entertaining supporters on a match-day this campaign…


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We predict how Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Brom will do in the 2018/2019 Championship season 

16 Aug 18

BirminghamLive’s football desk have given their verdicts on Villa, Blues, West Brom and Co…


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How the £275 million Birmingham tower block development will look 

16 Aug 18

Work on the New Monaco scheme will begin later this year…


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Police to step up patrols following double mosque attacks 

16 Aug 18

Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque on Fosbrooke Road in Small Heath and the Al-Hijrah mosque on Hob Moor Road nearby were targeted…


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‘We’re working hard’ Garry Monk’s transfer update as Birmingham City look to replace Cheikh Ndoye 

16 Aug 18

The BCFC manager has seen Ndoye return to Angers – and he accepts it’s left him light in midfield…


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My life as a paedophile hunter and why I gave it up 

16 Aug 18

Phantom Justice, who is based in Wolverhampton, has spoken exclusively to BirminghamLive about why he stopped hunting paedophiles…


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Birmingham City team news: How Blues are shaping up ahead of Swansea City clash 

16 Aug 18

Garry Monk was speaking ahead of the Sky Sports clash at St Andrew’s…


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‘It’s a great move’ What Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said of John McGinn’s move to Aston Villa after missing out 

16 Aug 18

The Celtic boss was keen on bringing McGinn to Parkhead – but he chose AVFC…


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Motorway madness! Police warn cyclists to stay off M6, M5 and A38M after fourth incident in three days 

16 Aug 18

Latests incident saw officers stop a rider on the A38M Aston Expressway…


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Birmingham City attendances: How St Andrew’s crowds compare to Blues’ Championship rivals 

16 Aug 18

The numbers behind the clicking turnstiles at BCFC…


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Birmingham housing association tenants have right to buy in UK first – but they must apply now 

16 Aug 18

200 million pilot scheme launched in the Midlands…


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Aston Villa attendances: How Villa Park’s crowds compare to their Championship rivals 

16 Aug 18

The numbers behind the clicking turnstiles at AVFC…


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UK heatwave set for welcome return with temperatures reaching 30C into September 

16 Aug 18

The predictions come as days of cloud and rain bring a break from the savage heat we’ve experienced in Birmingham thus far this summer…


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Hundreds of angry Brummies claim over Volkswagen emissions scandal – and they could be owed £8,500 

16 Aug 18

Will Hanrahan has joined the 355 people from Birmingham who have so far…


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Explained: Why Birmingham City felt it was right to loan out Cheikh Ndoye 

16 Aug 18

Ndoye has left on loan as Birmingham City continue to work towards improving their Financial Fair Play standing…


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Best places to live if you’re a student in Birmingham 

16 Aug 18

Thousands of students will be heading to Birmingham in the next few weeks – but where is the best place for them to unpack their suitcase…


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Sam Johnstone’s West Brom claim might upset Aston Villa fans 

16 Aug 18

The former AVFC goalkeeper is now playing for rivals West Bromwich Albion…


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At last! Building work on Midland Metropolitan Hospital can begin again 

16 Aug 18

New state-of-the-art hospital for Birmingham and Black Country to open in 2022 after Government provides cash…


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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce makes promise to Manchester United loan star 

16 Aug 18

Axel Tuanzebe is hoping to develop at AVFC this season – here’s what his new boss has said…


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Aston Villa, West Brom and Leeds United linked-star could move before the end of the month 

16 Aug 18

Leeds United have been heavily linked with a bid for the left-sided player…


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Bristol City boss Lee Johnson addresses Joe Bryan transfer – and can’t resist a dig at Aston Villa 

16 Aug 18

The full-back was set to sign for Villa but changes his mind and joined Fulham instead…


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This random and remarkable Ron Saunders video will make you smile 

16 Aug 18

Saunders is a legend at Aston Villa and also managed rivals Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion…


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Man arrested after arson attack sparks ‘low level explosion’ in Yardley 

16 Aug 18

Two men fled the scene of a burglary before setting the home alight on Gilberstone Avenue…


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I can’t wait to get back to where it all started, says champ 

16 Aug 18

Birmingham-made European champion Matt Hudson-Smith gets set to compete at Saturdays Mller Grand Prix Birmingham.


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Birmingham Bears make Light work of target to keep Blast dream alive 

16 Aug 18

Birmingham Bears preserved their hopes of qualifying for the Vitality Blast quarter-finals with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Lancashire Lightning…


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Cheryl flaunts incredible dance moves at Greatest Dancer auditions in Birmingham 

16 Aug 18

Cheryl, fresh from her breakup with Wolverhampton star Liam Payne, is a judge on the new Beeb show…


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Birmingham Sports Awards 2018: Time to get your nominations in 

16 Aug 18

The event offers the opportunity to reward sportspeople for their incredible contribution to their sport.


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Bus service shake-up as National Express unveil new timetable – full list of affected routes 

16 Aug 18

We have the full list of routes affected in Birmingham and the Black Country…


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Confirmed: Cheikh Ndoye leaves Birmingham City to rejoin former club 

16 Aug 18

The midfielder has left BCFC after a year at the club…


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This is when the Carabao Cup second round draw takes place – plus ball numbers and live stream details 

16 Aug 18

When does the Carabao Cup second round draw take place? All the details as Aston Villa, West Brom and Wolves wait to discover opponents…


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‘The best deal of the transfer window’ – Birmingham City fans buoyed by proposed move 

16 Aug 18

Fans have their say on likely departure in latest Birmingham City transfer news…


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Birmingham city centre police inspector charged over indecent child images 

16 Aug 18

Lee Bartram, 44, suspended from West Midlands Police while court proceedings continue…


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Birmingham mosques attacked by ball-bearing thugs during evening prayers – armed police called 

16 Aug 18

Windows smashed at Masjid Qamarul Islam and Al-Hijrah mosques in Small Heath, but no reports of any injuries…


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Ex Aston Villa and Chelsea captain John Terry’s next move revealed – and it’s a strange one 

16 Aug 18

This is what the former Aston Villa skipper is doing now…


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NDoye latest; Player in exile; Monk’s plan; Gardner gets going – the latest Birmingham City news 

16 Aug 18

The latest BCFC news and views…


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Former Aston Villa man mocks Tottenham Hotspur’s failed attempt to sign Jack Grealish 

16 Aug 18

Spurs were unable to persuade AVFC to part with Super Jack…


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A-Level Results Day 2018: Kick-starting your career – could an Arden degree be the answer? 

16 Aug 18

Arden University has grown in more ways than one over the past two years and now offers a range of industry-relevant, blended learning courses at its Birmingham study centre.


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Major breakthrough on plans to reinstate Willenhall and Darlaston railway stations on Wolverhampton to Walsall line 

16 Aug 18

Purchase of seven acre site paves the way for railway revamp…


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The Birmingham neighborhoods where you’re more likely to get ripped off 

16 Aug 18

Thats compared to only 22 per cent of neighborhoods in England falling under these categories…


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The parts of the West Midlands where house prices are growing by 12% 

16 Aug 18

The average house price in Birmingham was 181,241 in June, compared to 171,622 a year before…


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The reason why Steve Bruce was so desperate to bring John McGinn to Aston Villa 

16 Aug 18

The AVFC boss is excited to see what more the midfielder can bring…


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‘I didn’t feel like an Aston Villa player’ – what was said by those who have crossed the Second City divide 

16 Aug 18

Curtis Davies was the last player to swap AVFC for BCFC before Gary Gardner…


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Aston Villa digest: Loan target update; Praise for Axel; Bruce’s latest thoughts 

16 Aug 18

The latest AVFC news and views…


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Birmingham City digest: N’Doye to leave; Man in exile; Monk’s plan; Gardner gets going 

16 Aug 18

The latest BCFC news and views…


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Birmingham City midfielder Chiekh N’Doye close to completing move – reports 

15 Aug 18

The BCFC ace is on his way out of St Andrew’s…


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This is why a giant ‘Thank You’ sign has been in Victoria Square 

15 Aug 18

Giant letters spelling out the word were in Birmingham for one day only to mark the 100 years since the end of the First World War…


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This is what Garry Monk thought of Lee Camp and Gary Gardner’s Birmingham City debuts 

15 Aug 18

Lee Camp and Gary Gardner were two of six players making their first BCFC starts at Reading on Tuesday night…