Birmingham Mail

Arrests over selling Kodi software with illegal streaming apps

Five people have been arrested for selling "fully loaded" Kodi boxes, Mirror Online reports.

The move comes as part of a major crackdown on sales of the TV streaming devices.

Set-top boxes pre-loaded with Kodi streaming software were seized at the homes of the five suspects ...

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Premier League set to clamp down on illegal streaming of matches after Kodi sellers arrested

Those involved in the illegal streaming of live top-flight football matches will face a clampdown from Premier League bosses.

The warnings come after five people were arrested for selling "fully loaded" Kodi boxes on Wednesday.

Set-top boxes pre-loaded with Kodi streaming ...

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This new Wetherspoons app lets you order from your seat

There's something quintessentially British about a trip to a Wetherspoons.

Students, families and lonely people looking to watch the Six Nations can all be found at a 'Spoons pub at a weekend.

But queuing at your local pub could be a thing of the past now - and here's why.

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Hundreds of threats to kill using KNIVES across West Midlands

People brandishing knives have threatened to KILL people 153 times in the West Midlands in the last five years.

Some 23 of these death threats were recorded between April and September last year.

If reports continue at the same rate, there will be 46 for the year, which would be a ...

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Your ex-partner can leave you blacklisted for years - this is how

Brits are putting themselves at risk of being rejected for mortgages, credit cards and loans because of financial mistakes their ex partners have made.

New research has discovered around 11.7 million people have taken out a joint financial product with a partner they are now separated ...

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This is what happens to your body when you're tasered

A terrifying spate of six stun gun attacks in five days has plagued Birmingham.

One victim was burned as she struggled with three criminals after she bravely refused to hand over her keys in Colmore Road, Kings Heath .

They fled when she flagged down a passing van driver.

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The millions in business rates Birmingham will get to keep next April

West Midlands councils are set to keep almost £1bn of business rates from April.

The Government has released its estimates for the amount of money councils will raise in business rates next financial year starting in April.

West Midlands councils are expected to raise ...

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How some hotels are tricking you with a fake thermostat in your room

Every hotel room across the world has the same staples - a hairdryer, hangers you can't steal, the odd biscuit and complimentary tea or coffee.

Of course, when you're staying at a decent hotel, you expect to have the ability to adjust the temperature.

However, this may be outside of ...

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Pokémon Go Gen 2: Why new microtransactions could set you back a fortune

Parents could be faced with huge bills at a press of their child's thumb thanks to a new Pokémon Go update.

New "microtransactions" have been implemented, significant bills could be run up with a hat costing as much as £8.

The augmented reality app had an ...

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Pokémon Go Gen 2: Why new microtransactions could set you back a fortune

Parents could be faced with huge bills at a press of their child's thumb thanks to a new Pokémon Go update.

New "microtransactions" have been implemented, significant bills could be run up with a hat costing as much as £8.

The augmented reality app had an ...

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Newcastle midfielder: Aston Villa belong in the Premier League - but we've dealt with the pressure better

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback says that while no side has a divine right to be playing top flight football, both teams who go head to head tonight ought to be all the same.

The Magpies, under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez, have dealt with the pressures of Championship football far ...

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QUIZ: Can you recall the last Aston Villa team to win at Newcastle United?

It's been a while - almost 12 years in fact!

But how's your memory?

Aston Villa have to go back to April 2005 for the last time they beat Newcastle United at St James' Park.

The 3-0 Premier League win on Tyneside was memorable for the infamous fight between Toon team-mates ...

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Birmingham City: This is the team Paul Lambert should go with

From an FA Cup fifth round tie against Chelsea to a massive derby game in the Championship against Birmingham City.

The big games keep coming around for Wolves and what an important one it is on Friday for Paul Lambert’s side, who sit in a lowly 19th place and only five points off the ...

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Arthur Terry School urges pupils to travel in groups after railway station 'incident'

A Birmingham school has urged pupils to travel to and from classes in groups.

The warning was issued to parents of children attending Arthur Terry School in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield .

In an email, the school said there had been an “incident” at nearby Butlers Lane railway ...

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Winning Lotto ticket bought in Birmingham still unclaimed (so get looking for it)

There is an unclaimed Lotto Millionaire Raffle ticket worth £50,000 - and it was bought in Birmingham (so get looking).

Time is running out for the holder of the ticket to come forward and claim their life-changing prize - as it expires on Wednesday.

The National Lottery is ...

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Yardley Wood Road crash: Two in hospital after three car smash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle after a two car collision in Birmingham today.

Two people were taken to hospital after a Mercedes crashed into another car on Yardley Wood Road, at the junction of Haunch Lane in Billesley , just after 12.10pm on Monday. ...

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Replacing Chief Executive Mark Rogers 'won't solve Birmingham City Council's problems'

Replacing Birmingham City Council’s chief executive won’t solve the city’s problems, an MP has warned.

Andrew Mitchell, Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield, said radical reforms to the city council were needed, following the announcement that Birmingham City Council Chief ...

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Two senior UKIP officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Two senior Ukip officials in Liverpool have quit over the party's "crass insensitivity" over the Hillsborough tragedy.

Stuart Monkcom, the chairman of leader Paul Nuttall's own branch in Liverpool, and Adam Heatherington, chairman of the Merseyside regional branch, said comments ...

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Two senior UKIP officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Two senior Ukip officials in Liverpool have quit over the party's "crass insensitivity" over the Hillsborough tragedy.

Stuart Monkcom, the chairman of leader Paul Nuttall's own branch in Liverpool, and Adam Heatherington, chairman of the Merseyside regional branch, said comments ...

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European workers urge Theresa May to end uncertainty over right to stay

Workers including nurses, charity staff and teaching assistants have voiced fears about their future status during a protest over their right to remain in the UK.

Scores of foreign nationals lobbied MPs in Parliament as they urged the Government to guarantee that they would be able to stay ...

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European workers urge Theresa May to end uncertainty over right to stay

Workers including nurses, charity staff and teaching assistants have voiced fears about their future status during a protest over their right to remain in the UK.

Scores of foreign nationals lobbied MPs in Parliament as they urged the Government to guarantee that they would be able to stay ...

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