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Transfer rumour: Manchester City set to sign West Brom's Jonny Evans in whopping deal

West Bromwich Albion captain Jonny Evans is set to complete a £30million move to Manchester City next week, according to our sister title The Mirror.

Albion have already rejected an £18million offer from City for their star defender but Pep Guardiola is set to return with a ...

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Some 50p coins are worth a lot more than face value - do you have any of these in your pocket right now?

You might want to rummage through your pockets – as your change could be worth a small fortune.

Experts estimated one in 300 people currently have a Kew Gardens 50p – which means there’s probably about 4,000 in Birmingham.

However, they are expected to disappear quickly into ...

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New presenters for Soccer AM after Helen Chamberlain quits Sky show

Soccer AM is undergoing a major revamp this year.

The popular Saturday morning football show, broadcast on Sky Sports, has TWO new presenters.

As the Mirror reports, Helen Chamberlain has left the show after more than 20 years on the sofa.

The 50-year-old TV host began on the ...

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XXXX rated study claims having sex in old age could make you more intelligent

Having sex improved brain function as you age according to a study by Midland university boffins.

According to research compiled by Coventry University and Oxford University, being more sexually active as you age can make you more intelligent.

Those who had sex more often, scored ...

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Kitten found dumped inside shopping bag at Kingstanding park

The RSPCA is investigating after a weak and ill kitten was found abandoned in a shopping bag at a Birmingham park.

A member of the public found the kitten collapsed inside a Disney ‘Frozen’ bag in Twickenham Park, Kingstanding , on Sunday, August 20.

The animal was taken to ...

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What is UCAS Clearing? All you need to know after A-Level Results Day

Sixth formers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been finding out this month if they have scored the A-level grades they need to secure a coveted university place.

For some, results day brought delight and celebration, but for others it was a tale of anxiety and ...

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What is UCAS Clearing? All you need to know after A-Level Results Day

Sixth formers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been finding out this month if they have scored the A-level grades they need to secure a coveted university place.

For some, results day brought delight and celebration, but for others it was a tale of anxiety and ...

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Aston Villa rookie continues dream summer with first team debut

Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman saw his dream summer continue as he made his first team debut for the club in Tuesday's 4-1 Carabao Cup win over Wigan Athletic.

The centre-back, who earlier this summer lifted the Under-19's European Championship after scoring the opening goal in ...

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Watch highlights of Aston Villa's latest four-midable showing against Wigan Athletic

Aston Villa were FOUR-midable for the second game running.

Having stuck four goals past Norwich City in the Championship, they repeated the feat against Wigan Athletic in the Carabao Cup.

Steve Bruce made 11 changes for the second round tie, but Villa's attacking intent stayed the ...

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Guns and drugs found as two arrested in Longbridge police raid

Two people have been arrested after guns and drugs were found in a raid by police.

Officers executed a search warrant at a property on Walnut Way in Longbridge on Tuesday, August 22.

A revolver was found inside a kitchen cupboard at the property while police also recovered two BB ...

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The areas Harry Redknapp still wants to strengthen at Birmingham City

Birmingham City can claim to have had an excellent transfer window so far with seven new faces creating belief amongst supporters of a promotion tilt under Harry Redknapp.

Blues have had to be patient in this summer window and they have, admittedly, missed out on a few players.

But ...

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Wolverhampton man found dead inside car on country road

Police sealed off a country road after a man’s body was found inside a car.

Officers on patrol found the vehicle parked in Blackhalve Lane, near Essington, late on Tuesday night.

The road was cordoned off between High Hill and Wood End Road after a man from Wolverhampton was found ...

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This is why this much-loved Birmingham statue has disappeared

ONE of Birmingham’s most iconic statues was uprooted today to make way for a new Midland Metro tram line.

The golden Boulton, Watt and Murdoch sculpture - better known to some as ‘The Carpet Salesmen’ - has stood opposite Centenary Square, Broad Street, since it was unveiled in ...

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When is the Hajj 2017? What are the dates of the pilgrimage to Mecca?

A record number of 108,000 Muslims made their way to Small Heath Park in Birmingham for the annual Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr is one of two Eid events in the Islamic calendar.

But for worshippers there's an even bigger journey ahead this ...

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Carabao Cup explained: What it is; when the draw is; how many teams are in it and more

The Carabao Cup rolls on this week with the Second Round of the newly-named competition.

The tournament which is still often referred to as the League Cup is now in association with Thai energy drink brand Carabao.

Last year the competition was referred to as the EFL Cup, with Jose ...

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Mel B throws water over Simon Cowell after wedding night jibe

Mel B threw a cup of water over Simon Cowell when her fellow talent show judge made a joke about her wedding night.

The former Spice Girl, 42, is divorcing Stephen Belafonte.

Asked by America's Got Talent host Tyra Banks how an act on the show made him feel, straight-talking Cowell ...

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Bride-to-be suffered sleepless nights after Birmingham bridal shop closed just weeks before wedding

A bride-to-be was left suffering sleepless nights after she discovered a bridal shop had ‘gone bust’ after overhearing a conversation at an exercise class.

Sophie Jones, 26, is among customers who have allegedly lost cash and dream dresses after the sudden closure of the Emily Eve ...

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This is the shocking moment when a man is brought back to life on TV

This is the shocking moment when a man is brought back to life, 26 minutes after his heart stopped beating.

The amazing recovery by paramedics is captured by cameras for the new BBC1 documentary series Ambulance.

Viewers follow the cardiac arrest drama from his wife Joan's desperate ...

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West Brom's Jonny Evans would be "a good signing" for Manchester City - Northern Ireland boss

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill believes West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans would not look out of place at Manchester City.

City are considering a second bid for the former Manchester United scholar having had an initial offer around £18 million rejected.

O'Neill ...

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The prominent city centre restaurant hidden from everyone

The owners of a popular city centre restaurant said it is failing to reach its full potential because people don't notice it's there.

Nosh & Quaff, which is part of the Lasan Group, specialises in lobsters, burgers and hot dogs but says it is not bringing in passing trade because the ...

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This is how likely Birmingham mums are to breastfeed

Breastfeeding is booming in Birmingham, new figures suggest.

The proportion of breastfed babies has risen from slightly more than half to nearly two thirds in just 12 months - and the city is now one of the breastfeeding capitals of England.

The latest figures from Public Health ...

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