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Who is Nassef Sawiris? A lowdown on the Egyptian behind the Aston Villa takeover

An ambitious member of Egypt’s wealthiest family is behind the takeover of Aston Villa.

Nassef Sawiris has struck a deal with Tony Xia.

The Sawiris family are the most famous and richest family in Egypt - but what else do we know about them?

Well they have made an incredible ...

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Transfer news LIVE: Leeds United linked with striker as Sheffield United target proven Championship goal-getter

There are only three weeks left of the transfer window with most Championship clubs still targeting several new additions.

Aston Villa haven’t completed any signings yet, but after the arrival of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens their fortunes in the window may be about to ...

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Love Island stars Wes Nelson and Jack Fincham are coming to Tamworth

Can't get enough of your favourite TV show? Fear not because two of its top stars are coming to a town near you.

Wes Nelson and Jack Fincham have captured the hearts of the nation in ITV 2's hit show Love Island.

The duo are all set to star in next week's grand final and barely days ...

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This is when 'thundery showers' will hit Birmingham this week - according to the Met Office

Birmingham is braced for "thundery showers" this week - according to the Met Office.

The agency is warning city residents they may be facing torrential downpours on Friday - days after parts of Britain enjoy the hottest day of 2018 so far.

Forecasters at the agency warn ...

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Birmingham makes it to the final stage of contest to become Channel 4's new national headquarters

Channel 4 has announced that Birmingham is one of just three contenders to be the site of its new National Headquarters.

The city made it through to the final stage of the contest to choose a new home for the broadcaster.

Other candidates in the top three are Greater Manchester and ...

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital consultant Vibhore Gupta on trial accused of sex assaults

A Birmingham hospital consultant has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting a woman.

Vibhore Gupta, 53, of Widney Close, Harborne, has denied four charges of sexual assault and one other serious sexual charge.

Miranda Moore QC, prosecuting, told Birmingham Crown Court that Mr ...

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Watch: Young suspects pulled out of Ford Fiesta by armed police

This is the dramatic moment two boys are pulled out of a car and on to the street by armed officers.

The footage kicks off showing police boxing in a dented red Fiesta at a crossing on Benson Road, Handsworth, around 9pm on Friday.

They then drag both the driver and front passenger ...

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How Theresa May reveals how she copes with world's 'most stressful job'

An extensive library of more than 150 cookbooks and episodes of crime show NCIS help Theresa May unwind, the Prime Minister has revealed.

Mrs May also referred to her well-documented love of walking when asked how she copes with the stresses of life in Number 10.

Answering questions ...

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How Theresa May reveals how she copes with world's 'most stressful job'

An extensive library of more than 150 cookbooks and episodes of crime show NCIS help Theresa May unwind, the Prime Minister has revealed.

Mrs May also referred to her well-documented love of walking when asked how she copes with the stresses of life in Number 10.

Answering questions ...

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Met Office confirms today was hottest day of year amid warning for people to stay indoors

Sun worshippers in the UK have sizzled in the hottest temperature of the year so far, with a scorching 33.3C recorded in England.

The record breaking heat comes as people are being urged to either stay out of the sun or at least avoid being in the sun when it is at its strongest between ...

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Met Office confirms today was hottest day of year amid warning for people to stay indoors

Sun worshippers in the UK have sizzled in the hottest temperature of the year so far, with a scorching 33.3C recorded in England.

The record breaking heat comes as people are being urged to either stay out of the sun or at least avoid being in the sun when it is at its strongest between ...

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Knifeman brandishing machete Tasered on Coventry Road

A police officer was injured when he tackled a man brandishing a machete in a busy Birmingham street.

Terrified members of the public rang 999 when they saw a man "waving" the weapon around in Coventry Road, Yardley.

It happened just before 7pm on Saturday July 21 and ...

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'It's very attractive' Wolves man heads for exit door as Spanish club calls

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Rafa Mir is understood to be closing in on a loan move to Las Palmas.

The young striker was signed by Nuno Espirito Santo in the January transfer window, but made only four appearances in the second half of the season as Wolves stormed to the Championship ...

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Audi TT obliterated as driver smashes into lamppost and fencing in Erdington

A driver ploughed into a row of residential fencing - leaving his silver Audi TT wrecked.

Residents along Court Lane and Witton Lodge Road in Erdington described hearing a “thunderous bang” following the severe crash in the early hours of Sunday, July 22.

And horrific photos ...

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The ten tell-tale signs your house is haunted - according to paranormal experts

According to new research, six in ten people believe in ghosts and 23 per cent of us think there are spooky goings on in our homes, reports the Mirror.

Birmingham shudders and shivers with numerous supernatural sightings and it’s no surprise that many are linked to notable figures, old ...

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Man's 'crazy' hack to get more Tinder matches goes viral - and people are hailing him

If you're struggling to find a date online, even with the help of numerous dating apps, then Tinder is here to rescue you.

It can be really disheartening, opening up your Tinder app only to find you haven't matched with anybody recently.

If you spend all your time swiping but not ...

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Man's 'crazy' hack to get more Tinder matches goes viral - and people are hailing him

If you're struggling to find a date online, even with the help of numerous dating apps, then Tinder is here to rescue you.

It can be really disheartening, opening up your Tinder app only to find you haven't matched with anybody recently.

If you spend all your time swiping but not ...

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Wife blasted on Mumsnet for moaning about doting husband's anniversary gift

A wife is facing furious criticism on popular parenting website Mumsnet after moaning about the gift her husband got her.

Her doting other half got her a present for their anniversary.

But she took to the forum to complain about it - and has since been slammed.

RoseandHarry ...

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Wife blasted on Mumsnet for moaning about doting husband's anniversary gift

A wife is facing furious criticism on popular parenting website Mumsnet after moaning about the gift her husband got her.

Her doting other half got her a present for their anniversary.

But she took to the forum to complain about it - and has since been slammed.

RoseandHarry ...

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Transfer news LIVE: West Brom's fourth signing imminent as Joao Moutinho nears Wolves move

There are only three weeks left of the transfer window with most Championship clubs still targeting several new additions.

Aston Villa haven’t completed any signings yet, but after the arrival of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens their fortunes in the window may be about to ...

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James McClean has this parting message for the West Brom fans after Stoke move

James McClean completed his move to Stoke from Albion on Sunday, and was quick to wish the Baggies well for the new campaign.

The Irish winger has moved to the Potteries for an initial fee of £5m, rising potentially to £6m, and will return to The Hawthorns in September under ...

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