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Van driver jailed over fatal A74(M) crash near Lockerbie

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A van driver from the West Midlands has been jailed for two years for causing the death of a Glasgow woman on the A74(M) near ...

today 14:47 open_in_new
Rough sleepers with dogs allowed into Birmingham hostels

20 February 2017 Last updated at 13:30 GMT

A number of hostels in Birmingham have now agreed to take in homeless people with their dogs.

The Zambesi project, in Sparkbrook, helps get rough sleepers off the streets and is extending that to their pets.

For many it's proved to ...

today 13:41 open_in_new
Jonathan Trott: Former England batsman signs new Warwickshire contract

Former England batsman Jonathan Trott has extended his contract with Warwickshire until the end of the 2018 county season.

Vice-captain Trott has made over 25,000 runs for the Bears in all competitions since joining them in 2002.

The 35-year-old won 52 Test caps for England between ...

today 11:29 open_in_new
Chief executive of Birmingham City Council Mark Rogers leaves role

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The chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Mark Rogers, has left the £180,000-a-year post.

The change at the top of what ...

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Carl Bridgewater: Police review of evidence 'coming in March'

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The findings of a review of evidence in the unsolved 1978 murder of paperboy Carl Bridgewater will be revealed in March, police ...

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Gianfranco Zola: Birmingham City manager expects talks with Chinese owners

Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola intends to seek talks with the club's Chinese owners after his reign as manager hit a new low.

Blues' 4-1 home loss to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday was the heaviest of the nine defeats in 14 games City have suffered since Zola replaced Gary Rowett ...

2017-02-18 22:55 open_in_new
Just one '£50k' fiver still to be found

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Another five pound note estimated to be worth £50,000 due to a tiny, engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been found.

It is the ...

2017-02-18 21:49 open_in_new
Injured soldier Lee Bagley would not let his children serve in forces over care 'delay'

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A soldier who had part of his leg amputated says he would forbid his children from joining the armed forces over delays in getting ...

2017-02-18 19:37 open_in_new
Boy, 14, charged over Birmingham stun gun attacks

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a series of stun gun attacks on female drivers in Birmingham, police ...

2017-02-17 20:31 open_in_new
Rafael Benitez: Newcastle boss says Aston Villa struggles show Championship is tough

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez believes Aston Villa's struggles prove Championship life can be difficult for former Premier League clubs.

Both sides were relegated last season but Villa have struggled to find form, while Newcastle are top.

"They have proved it's a difficult ...

2017-02-17 19:25 open_in_new
Graham Taylor statue planned by Watford FC

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A statue is to be commissioned by Watford FC to honour the club's former manager Graham Taylor.

Taylor, who also managed England ...

2017-02-17 15:01 open_in_new
Yardley car-jacking: Boy charged in connection with pregnant woman's ordeal

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A teen has been charged in connection with a car-jacking in which a heavily pregnant woman had noxious spray squirted into her ...

2017-02-17 15:01 open_in_new
Wolves v Chelsea: Dave Edwards keen to shock Premier League leaders again

Dave Edwards has been part of a winning Wolves team against Chelsea once before, when Carlo Ancelotti's side were outwitted 1-0 at Molineux in 2011.

Wales international midfielder Edwards also played a key role for Wolves in their two stunning FA Cup wins at Stoke City and Liverpool, which ...

2017-02-17 12:49 open_in_new
Perry Beeches III free school out of special measures

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A £7m free school opened by the then Prime Minister David Cameron has come out of specials measures to be rated "good" in all ...

2017-02-16 23:37 open_in_new
Daryl Mitchell: Ex-Worcestershire captain elected as new PCA chairman

Worcestershire's Daryl Mitchell has been elected as the new chairman of the Professional Cricketers' Association.

The 33-year-old former captain takes over from Glamorgan wicketkeeper Mark Wallace, who retired on 10 February.

Mitchell, replaced by Joe Leach as captain for 2017, ...

2017-02-16 20:19 open_in_new
Florent Cuvelier: Walsall wait on Belgian midfielder's calf injury

Walsall boss Jon Whitney says he is awaiting news on the full extent of Florent Cuvelier's latest injury.

The Belgian midfielder limped off half an hour into Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe with a calf strain.

He has played in the Saddlers' past 11 games, his longest run since his ...

2017-02-16 20:19 open_in_new
Solihull puppy farmer jailed for animal cruelty

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A puppy farmer who bred and sold sick and dying puppies to members of the public has been jailed for six months.

Sean Kerr, from ...

2017-02-16 19:13 open_in_new
Man and teenager held over Birmingham stun gun attacks

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A man and a teenage boy have been arrested following a spate of robberies in Birmingham which saw victims attacked with a stun gun. ...

2017-02-16 19:13 open_in_new
Birmingham taxi emission targets threaten 2,000 taxis

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Hundreds of taxi drivers claim they could be put out of business by a bid to reduce pollution in Birmingham.

The government has ...

2017-02-16 16:57 open_in_new
West Midlands police officers face drug dealing charges

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Two police officers have been charged with drugs and misconduct offences.

PC Wahid Husman, 47, and PC Tahsib Majid, 35, have ...

2017-02-16 13:40 open_in_new
Mystery man funds Stourbridge hospice wedding flowers

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A couple who tied the knot at a hospice on Valentine's Day were left stunned by the kindness of a mystery man who paid for their ...

2017-02-15 23:21 open_in_new