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'Harsh words said' - The fiery backlash Birmingham City must guard against

Blackburn Rovers have held clear the air talks ahead of their match with Birmingham City tomorrow.

Striker Danny Graham says ‘harsh words’ have been said within the confines of Rovers’ training ground this week as they bid to end their wretched run of form.

Tony Mowbray’s men ...

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‘Massive club’ Dean Smith has been sent this rival message as Aston Villa reach crunch time

Stoke City boss Nathan Jones sees similarities between himself and Aston Villa manager Dean Smith.

Jones and Smith, just two years apart in age, both earned their stripes in the lower leagues before landing Championship jobs.

Jones, 45, managed Luton for three years before taking ...

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Essex Police officer Sharon Patterson denies skipping work for manicure and ‘lashings’ of Chinese food with married lover

A police officer has denied skipping work in a child abuse investigation team to get a manicure and eat "lashings" of Chinese food with her married lover.

Essex Police detective constables Sharon Patterson, 49, and Lee Pollard, 47, are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of ...

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Police seal street after shooting - live updates

‘Armed' officers have sealed off a residential street after gunshots rang out this afternoon.

Pictures have emerged showing West Midlands Police in Vicarage Street – at the junction of Hall Street – in Oldbury at around 12pm

An eyewitness, who is at the scene, said armed ...

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'Wanted' man 'carrying a knife' arrested yards from Broad Street

Police arrested a 'wanted man' who was allegedly carrying a knife yards from Birmingham's 'Golden Mile' of clubs and bars.

It happened after street warden Andy Stratford spotted a man he knew as a regular and aggressive beggar sleeping by bins at The Bull’s Head pub on Bishopsgate ...

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Home Bargains shopper BANNED from store after she defecated on bench outside

A Midlands woman has been banned from her local Home Bargains store.

The move comes after Zoe Birkinshaw defecated on a bench outside the Long Eaton branch.

The 26-year-old also stole from the shop, which is situated in Tamworth Road, on two separate occasions.

Birkinshaw, of ...

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The hotspots of theft from Birmingham cars and vehicles revealed

Two vehicles are broken into every hour in the West Midlands.

The latest official crime data shows there were a staggering 19,841 thefts from vehicles in the year to September 2018.

That works out as one every 26 minutes, on average.

The number is actually down from 21,271 the ...

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Westlife star Markus Feehily announces engagement to secret boyfriend

Westlife's Markus Feehily is ENGAGED.

The Irish singer is set to marry his not-so- secret boyfriend.

Markus has been with his other half for six years and is now taking the relationship to the next level.

The star announced the happy news on Friday morning via social ...

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M18 driver John Taylor who rammed police car and endangered 'countless lives' on wrong side of motorway jailed

A man who "endangered countless lives" by ramming into a police car with a lorry and driving on the wrong side of the motorway has been jailed.

Dramatic footage, released by South Yorkshire Police, shows John Taylor pulling out in front of fast-moving oncoming traffic on the M18, ...

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Alesha MacPhail's killer named as Aaron Campbell as judge lifts restriction

The 16-year-old who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail can be identified as Aaron Campbell after a judge in Glasgow allowed his name to be reported.

Tony Graham QC, the lawyer representing several news organisations, told Lord Matthews at the High Court in Glasgow ...

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Firms pull adverts from YouTube over offensive content

Companies including Nestle and Fortnite maker Epic Games have suspended advertising on YouTube over claims their ads appeared next to offensive content on the video platform.

It follows allegations from a YouTube vlogger that he had discovered a "wormhole" into a "soft-core ...

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Firms pull adverts from YouTube over offensive content

Companies including Nestle and Fortnite maker Epic Games have suspended advertising on YouTube over claims their ads appeared next to offensive content on the video platform.

It follows allegations from a YouTube vlogger that he had discovered a "wormhole" into a "soft-core ...

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Ex-altar boy jailed for killing drinking partner after child sex abuse confession

A man has been given a 10-year jail sentence for killing a convicted paedophile after he admitted sexually abusing a six-year-old child almost 20 years ago in a late-night confession.

Christopher McMahon, 48, cut the throat of David Potter in the early hours of August 21 2018 and police ...

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Ex-altar boy jailed for killing drinking partner after child sex abuse confession

A man has been given a 10-year jail sentence for killing a convicted paedophile after he admitted sexually abusing a six-year-old child almost 20 years ago in a late-night confession.

Christopher McMahon, 48, cut the throat of David Potter in the early hours of August 21 2018 and police ...

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Haunting of Hill House is returning, but how well do you know horror TV?

Horror fans were delighted to hear that The Haunting of Hill House would be returning to our screens in 2020.

Mike Flanagan's terrifying series was based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name.

The second series will be a different story with new characters.

The Haunting ...

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'You’re going to get these hiccups' West Brom boss defiant on playing style

West Brom boss Darren Moore is prepared to stomach more “hiccups” along the way to fine-tune his exciting brand of risk reward football.

Moore has experimented with different formations over the course of the season, but one constant has been an instruction to build attacks from the ...

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The brilliant way Dean Smith responded to fans who criticised his Aston Villa team selection

It was on the golf course where Dean Smith used to relax and unwind after a hectic week of football.

But now he’s having to field questions from his fellow club members who are concerned about Aston Villa 's worrying slide down the table.

Unflustered by the run of just two wins ...

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The Aston Villa loanee who is enjoying himself away from his parent club

Jake Doyle-Hayes is feeling the benefits of being temporarily away from Aston Villa after playing his first 90 minutes for loan club Cambridge United.

The young midfielder took part in the U’s 2-0 defeat away at Cheltenham Town on Tuesday evening, and though he wasn’t on the winning ...

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May Bank Holiday might be moved in 2020 - this is why

One of next year's May bank holidays is set to be moved to a new date.

May normally brings us two bank holiday - the May Day Bank Holiday or Early May Bank Holiday on the first Monday of the month, and then the Spring Bank Holiday or Late May Bank Holiday on the last Monday.

But 2020 ...

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Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell 'fed up' of living with terminal cancer

Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has said she is "fed up" with living with terminal cancer and that she wants to feel "normal again".

The actress, who played Zoe Tate in the soap for 16 years until 2005, was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer in ...

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Knife attacks and boys killed - but top cop vows 'Birmingham is a very safe city'

Two 16-year-old boys stabbed to death and a young man killed in a street attack in the space of a week yet, for deputy chief constable Louisa Rolfe, knife crime and recent violence is "by no means a crisis".

The West Midlands Police chief was speaking following a spike in ...

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