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Aston Villa reject TV offer as Swansea prepare for FA Cup visit

Aston Villa declined a request from FA Cup opponents Swansea City to reschedule their tie so that BBC Wales may broadcast it live, it’s been revealed.

Villa are set to welcome the Swans to Villa Park on Saturday January 5 after the pair were drawn to face each other in the third round ...

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The Manchester United and Paul Pogba rumour that will delight Wolverhampton Wanderers fans

Serie A giants Juventus are ready to launch a €80m bid to re-sign Paul Pogba in January, according to reports in Italy.

TuttoSport say the Italian champions are preparing to strengthen their squad with a view to winning the Champions League in 2019.

And they are ready to offer ...

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These are the Christmas 2018 bin collection dates in Birmingham

The Christmas and New Year holidays bring changes to many routine services and events, including when to put the rubbish out.

Birmingham City Council has confirmed the dates of its Christmas 2018 bin collections.

It says there will be no collections of refuse or recycling in ...

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Watch: Baby plays with thousands of pounds in drug money from £1million cannabis empire

This is the moment a baby was given a huge wad of drug money to play with by a sick cannabis gang which targeted cities around the country including Birmingham.

The small child, who appears to be less than a year old, was handed thousands of pounds worth of cash in ill-gotten gains and ...

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Desperate homeowner pleads with council not to bulldoze home after its built 75cm too tall

The owner of a house built just 75cm too tall is now begging with a Midlands council not to bulldoze it.

Asif Naseem is passionately pleading with Stoke on Trent City Council.

He is appealing the council's decision and is imploring them to grant planning permission in ...

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Heartbroken mum Michelle Pearson's hospital bed message after 4 children killed in Walkden arson attack

The heartbroken mother of four children murdered in a petrol bomb attack has spoken from her hospital bed.

The youngsters' mother Michelle Pearson, 36, was unable to attend their funerals in September as she continues to battle horrific injuries suffered in the blaze.

But Mrs ...

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Santa tells children to 'get the f*** out' after ripping off beard in bizarre grotto outburst

When you attend a Santa's grotto with your little one, the last thing you'd expect is a bad Father Christmas.

But parents were left shocked by bad Santa's unruly behaviour at a grotto in Cambridgeshire this week.

We're sure Santa was just having a bad day - but, apparently, he told ...

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Tammy Abraham on why he's loving Aston Villa - and Dean Smith's key to success

Tammy Abraham is loving life at Aston Villa.

A loan spell away from parent club Chelsea isn’t a new experience for the towering striker, who has flourished at Bristol City and Swansea City previously.

Though there was the potential to remain at Stamford Bridge and challenge ...

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Coronation Street and The Apprentice could be cancelled by ITV and BBC to make way for Theresa May leadership contest

There are fears a string of popular TV shows could be SCRAPPED tonight as Theresa May faces a leadership contest.

A last-minute BBC News Special has been announced for this evening on BBC One.

The programme, titled May Leadership Challenge, will be hosted by Andrew Neil.

It ...

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City banker Zahid Naseem 'texted partner to say sorry after escort bludgeoned to death on birthday'

A City banker texted his partner to say "It's too late, I'm sorry, life isn't going to work for me" in the hours after he allegedly bludgeoned a high-class escort to death on her 29th birthday, a court has heard.

Helen Jervis asked her partner of 12 years, Zahid Naseem, ...

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This Morning's Phillip Schofield fights back tears as he reveals heartbreaking death

This Morning viewers watched on today as presenter Phillip Schofield was nearly reduced to tears.

The popular presenter of the widely-watched ITV1 daytime favourite fought back tears as he told viewers of a death.

Opening the show,poor Phil said: "Something quite sad now to ...

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This is how good Birmingham's public transport is - the best and worst connected places in the UK

Does Birmingham need better public transport? That’s the question after it finished just ninth in a list of the best-connected cities outside London.

The analysis is based on new government figures showing how quickly people living in different parts of England can get to key services by ...

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Businessman charged with causing death of Cerys Edwards - three years after she died

Birmingham businessman Antonio Boparan has been charged with causing the death of youngster Cerys Edwards – more than three years after she died.

The little girl had just celebrated her first birthday when she suffered multiple injuries in a crash in Sutton Coldfield in November ...

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Alum Rock war on guns and drugs: Armed police make arrests and seize machetes

City police officers have vowed to crush known drug supply lines in an area marred by shootings and gangland turf war .

More than 100 police officers launched a major series of raids targeting drug and gun crime in Alum Rock on Tuesday.

Firearms officers, dog units and police ...

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Birmingham to be gripped by -1C temperatures as ten inches of snow sweeps Britain

Dust off your scarves and wooly hats, Brummies, because Birmingham is braced for temperatures as low as -1C before the weekend.

The city will be gripped by plummeting temperatures as the mercury dips well below freezing, reaching -1C on Friday and nudging below the freezing mark tomorrow ...

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I'm A Celebrity 2018 stars scoff down luxury food as they leave Australia

Harry Redknapp has been crowned the King of the Jungle in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2018.

The former Birmingham City manager, who also served as the boss of Tottenham, QPR and Southampton during his career, won the 18th series of the reality show on Sunday.

The ex-West ...

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Liverpool make Divock Origi transfer decision - and this is what it means for Wolves

Liverpool have turned down a loan bid for Divock Origi from Galatasaray because they want the striker stay in England, according to reports.

Origi was linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer and it has been suggested that he remains a target for the Molineux club in the January ...

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Leicester City star explains why he avoided this Aston Villa temptation

James Maddison has reflected on his decision to avoid the temptation of signing for Aston Villa as a youth player - as his friends had.

The 22-year-old, who now plays for Leicester City, has emerged as one of the brightest English players for his age in the Premier League and was called up ...

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Premier League star explains why he avoided this Birmingham City temptation

James Maddison has reflected on his decision to avoid the temptation of signing for Birmingham as a youth player - as some of his friends had.

The 22-year-old, who now plays for Leicester City, has emerged as one of the brightest English players for his age in the Premier League and was ...

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How to find your nearest foodbank as BrumFeeds Big Push helps desperate families this Christmas

We are fast approaching the final leg of our BrumFeeds Big Push campaign which takes to Cathedral Square on Friday, December 14 to collect donations for the 10 crisis-hit foodbanks across Birmingham.

Almost seven months ago we launched Birmingham Live's BrumFeeds campaign to raise 100 ...

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Families anxious after two schoolchildren go missing in Sandwell

Sandwell Police has issued an appeal for the whereabouts of two Black Country school kids.

Lucy Oakley, aged 13 years old and 15-year-old Jay Richardson, have been missing since 11.50am on Monday, December 10.

The pair were last seen outside Jay’s home in Kingswinford. Their ...

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