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John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman up for parole 

15 Aug 18

A decision is expected within two weeks of the parole hearing…


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Free food deals you can get for A Level results day 

15 Aug 18

A Level results means it’s time to celebrate – and this is where you can do it for free…


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Masked sledgehammer gang storm out of van in Sutton Coldfield 

15 Aug 18

The harrowing break-in attempt happened on Boldmere Road…


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Westminster terror suspect Salih Khater ‘said he was going to London to get visa’ 

15 Aug 18

The ex-student, a keen footballer, was said to have used his own car to drive down to the capital a day before the appointment…


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GCSE results day 2018 – what day and time to find out your grades 

15 Aug 18

The wait is nearly over and here’s when you can find out if you passed or not…


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Friend who lied over Tesco car bonnet death of Ellie Underhill is jailed 

15 Aug 18

The 21-year-old was among four friends who have all been sentenced following a trial at Stoke Crown Court…


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What to do if you fail your A Levels 

15 Aug 18

There are a number of options if you didn’t do well in your A Levels…


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Prince Harry’s adorable nickname for Kate Middleton revealed 

15 Aug 18

Meghan and Kate attended Wimbledon together earlier this summer, turning heads with their outfits…


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Meghan Markle will speak to estranged dad again – on these ‘two conditions’ 

15 Aug 18

Thomas Markle has been shot into the public spotlight after taking part in a series of interviews – and reportedly being kept apart from Meghan…


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A Level results day 2018 – this is what time to collect your results 

14 Aug 18

This is when universities get the A Level results and when you can pick them up…


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The answers to the 14 most Googled questions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 

14 Aug 18

Harry and Ms Markle’s trip to the Midlands falls on International Women’s Day…


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Jeremy Corbyn should apologise for terrorist wreath, says Labour MP Jess Phillips 

14 Aug 18

Jeremy Corbyn tells supporters they don’t need support from the media, during Black Country visit…


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West Midlands ‘struggling to retain graduates’ 

14 Aug 18

New research suggests graduates continue to be attracted to the bright lights of London…


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How cannabis can help battle inflammatory bowel disease – according to scientists 

13 Aug 18

A study by the University of Bath found cannabinoids help control and prevent intestine inflammation in mice…


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Car thieves who targeted high performance Audi S3 cars jailed 

13 Aug 18

Kieron Donovan, Louis Smith, Daniel Williams and Dean Millard have been jailed…


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Ben Stokes’s teammate Alex Hales could have caused man’s injuries, court told 

13 Aug 18

Stokes, 27, has insisted he was acting in self-defence…


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Survey of British children reveals a third don’t know how to do this simple everyday thing 

13 Aug 18

The study looked at childhood habits and uncovered some troubling figures…


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Fuming residents wrap ‘illegally parked’ cars near airport in cling film 

13 Aug 18

One car parked near the airport was wrapped in cling film and egged, before two angry notes were left on the black Peugeot 107’s windshield…


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BIMM Birmingham celebrates a successful first year 

13 Aug 18

BIMM alumni include George Ezra, James Bay and The Kooks…


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Caught on Camera: Police hunting ‘changing room spy, carjackers and plant thief’ 

12 Aug 18

Man allegedly watched as a 17-year-old girl got changed at a swimming baths…


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People smuggling ‘banker’ laundered £10k in cash for crime boss 

12 Aug 18

Ahmed Saleh Elsayed Mustafa, 39, received more than 10k from members of a smuggling network…


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Ten people in hospital after Moss Side shooting following carnival in Manchester 

12 Aug 18

It happened after the Caribbean Carnival of Manchester…


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The parts of the West Midlands where you’re most likely to be a victim of knife crime 

12 Aug 18

A shocking 60 knife-related incidents including fatal, serious and minor stabbings happen every week in the West Midlands…


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Police criticised as shoplifter ‘held by security guard for four hours until officers arrived’ 

11 Aug 18

Business and police chiefs met with Andrew Mitchell MP to discuss town centre policing concerns…


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New £50m hospital to create 250 jobs 

10 Aug 18

Circle Health is due to open its new hospital next year adding to the growing medical quarter at former BBC studios site…


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What judge told Solihull gambler after he found £15k in Genting Casino – and spent it 

10 Aug 18

Panikos Constantinou pleaded guilty to theft…


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New plans revealed for notorious ex-brothel Cuddles 

10 Aug 18

The site on Hagley Road used to be known as Bunnys and the Bubbles Club…


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Pollution charge boss says Birmingham is ‘over-reliant’ on cars 

10 Aug 18

He said he is now riding the bus again for the first time in 20 years…


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Teacher who carries out ‘live’ autopsy events to pitch for cash on Dragon’s Den 

10 Aug 18

Entrepreneur from Anatomy Lab Live in bid for backing from famous BBC business panel…


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Desperate mum goes six days without food in bid to feed kids during summer holidays 

10 Aug 18

To feed her children Sadie, from Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, like many others parents in the UK, relies on free school meals during term time…


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This Greggs now has a security guard after violent armed robbery 

9 Aug 18

West Midlands Police was called to the scene in the Frankley estate around 12.30pm on Saturday…


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Alex Hales ‘did not witness’ alleged Ben Stoke brawl, court told 

9 Aug 18

Stokes, Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale are jointly accused of affray…


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The knife-crime fighting team based at Heartlands and Queen Elizabeth A & E department 

9 Aug 18

The Redthread programme have been brought in alongside medics to help turn victims’ lives around…


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The West Midlands criminals convicted of sexual assault – on more than one occasion 

8 Aug 18

The figures were released by the Ministry of Justice following a Freedom of Information request…


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Autopsy teacher takes on the Dragons 

8 Aug 18

Entrepreneur whose company puts on ‘live’ autopsies and operations in bid for backing from famous BBC business panel…


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The true story of Meghan Markle’s complicated relationship with estranged dad 

8 Aug 18

Meghan has become a country’s sweetheart since marrying Prince Harry…


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Tired all the time? You may be one of thousands suffering disease ‘sucking the life’ out of millions 

8 Aug 18

Some 250,000 people in the UK are affected by the disease…


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Accountant Mohmed Patel who was distracted by checking mobile phone jailed for killing two women 

7 Aug 18

Mohmed Patel, 26, did not see Shelby Maher, 17, and Rachel Murphy, 23…


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Hormones in a bottle that help make you lose weight trialled in Birmingham 

7 Aug 18

If you’re desperately looking to shed the pounds before your summer beach holiday, you’re in luck…


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Willmott Dixon wins £46.5m university development 

7 Aug 18

Construction will build the new school of engineering on the Edgbaston campus…


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Why the government apprenticeship target is brilliant news for experienced trade professionals 

7 Aug 18

The huge growth in apprenticeships offers unprecedented opportunities for experienced plumbers, electricians and other trade professionals…


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Top 10 clearing tips for 2018 from a student who has been there 

7 Aug 18

There is really no need to worry…


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The haunting image of girl cuddling teen sweetheart for final time before life support switched off 

6 Aug 18

Blake, 16, from Dudley, got into difficulty swimming in the sea in Wales last Tuesday…


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How to get Amazon Prime Student – free trial, cost, what’s included and more 

6 Aug 18

What is Prime student? How much is it? What deals are available and how to sign up? Answers to all your questions on one of the most popular student deals.


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Boris Johnson under fire after saying Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter boxes” 

6 Aug 18

The former foreign secretary came out against calls for a ban on the face-covering veils in public places…


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Ben Stokes “lost control” during fight outside nightclub, court told 

6 Aug 18

The 27-year-old all-rounder is accused of punching Ryan Hale, 27, to the ground and then after a time to pause for thought…


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Queen Elizabeth Hospital consultant Vibhore Gupta cleared of sex assaults 

6 Aug 18

A 23-year-old woman had claimed the 53-year-old consultant had carried out sexual assaults on her at the QE Hospital…


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This is what judges told Tommy Robinson when they released him from jail 

5 Aug 18

Robinson, who was released from HMP Onley in Rugby on Wednesday, said he was subject to solitary confinement…


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Residents living near Soho Road prostitutes ‘can’t sleep at night’ and say some girls ‘won’t be helped’ 

5 Aug 18

BirminghamLive readers discuss what can be done about prostitution on Soho Road…


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Police issue heartbreaking update after search for missing midwife Samantha Eastwood 

5 Aug 18

The investigation has changed…