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Aston Villa and Wolves could return to action in June as work begins on player contracts

Several senior football executives are now talking about June being an optimistic time to restart the season, not finish the campaign as previously reported - meaning it will be a while until both Aston Villa and Wolves return to Premier League action.

Football across Europe ...

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Manchester United sent fresh Jack Grealish transfer message - involving Harry Kane

Signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa would help convince top Premier League talents such as Harry Kane into joining Manchester United.

That’s the view of former Villa striker Darren Bent, who thinks the Tottenham forward could be lured to Old Trafford if Grealish and other targets ...

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M6 driver with wife in car boot rumbled by police after collecting eBay purchase amid lockdown

A West Midlands motorist was rumbled by cops on the M6 - with his WIFE in the boot.

The driver, from Coventry, had travelled to the North West of England to collect an eBay purchase.

The eBay buyer had bought £15 worth of windows from a seller in Salford, in Greater Manchester, ...

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What football's lockdown means for Birmingham City's groundshare with Coventry City

It's been a campaign like no other for Birmingham City - and not only because of the current suspension of competitive action.

Blues have this season been sharing St Andrew's with Coventry City - and obviously the footballing gods having the sense of humour they do, the pair were ...

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Teenager shares diary of severe coronavirus symptoms after being rushed to hospital

A teenager has shared a day-by-day account of his experiences with Covid-19 after he was rushed to hospital.

The 19-year-old had no underlying health conditions when he was struck by Covid-19 and is asking others to take coronavirus seriously.

He was in and out of Royal Oldham ...

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Incredible images show The Queen on phone to Boris Johnson for weekly chat amid coronavirus pandemic

The Queen has been pictured at Windsor Castle as she held her weekly audience with the Prime Minister by telephone.

Pictures posted on Twitter by the Royal Family and the Prime Minister shows the Queen on an old fashioned phone in her Berkshire royal residence and Boris Johnson in his ...

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Aston Villa transfer target reportedly braced to leave Premier League rivals

Chelsea forward Pedro, who was linked with a January transfer to Aston Villa, has revealed he will leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The World Cup-winning forward was linked with a move to Villa Park prior to the turn of the year, after falling out of favour at Chelsea.

The ...

2020-03-25 16:53 open_in_new
Landlord's hilarious video with cardboard customers after coronavirus shuts down pub

This pub landlord has made a funny video of himself serving cardboard customers to stop him going stir crazy after his boozer was forced to close.

Live-in publican Grant Conway, 36, was cleaning down the The Crees Inn pub when got the idea and it all just "spiraled from ...

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Microbrewery boss told to stop delivering beer to hundreds of homes following lockdown

A brewer who made hundreds of beer deliveries to homes after pubs were ordered to close has been stopped in his tracks following coronavirus lockdown.

Andy Dukes, who owns microbrewery AJ' Ales, based in Walsall, had started delivering to hundreds of homes after Boris Johnson ordered ...

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Government launch coronavirus WhatsApp service providing advice straight to your phone

The government has launched a Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp.

The Department of Health and Social Care issued information on how Brits can take advantage of the service amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 continues to claim the lives of Brits across the country, with ...

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Campaigners lose legal bid to halt Perry Barr flyover demolition

Campaigners have lost their appeal to halt the city council’s plan to demolish the A34 Perry Barr flyover after taking court action.

Members of the A34 Safety Action Group had applied to the High Court for an injunction stopping the council from beginning the demolition, and calling for ...

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Danger fears as Solihull roads set to get busier in the future

Increasing traffic on Solihull's roads will make it harder to meet road safety targets going forward, the council's highways bosses have warned.

Latest figures show that incidents in which people were killed or seriously injured continued to fall, 43 were recorded last year, ...

2020-03-24 11:29 open_in_new
How construction workers are affected by UK coronavirus lockdown after Boris Johnson speech

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has appeared on Good Morning Britain today to shed light on uncertainty surrounding the UK coronavirus lockdown.

The Prime Minister ordered people to only go outside under a list of "very limited purposes", as well as banning public gatherings ...

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Lottery winner hits back at 'selfish' stockpilers with free potato giveaway amid coronavius pandemic

A lottery winner has hit back at "selfish" stockpilers by distributing thousands of free potatoes from her farm to her local community.

Susan Herdman saved the potatoes - which were due to be ploughed back into the ground after the recent wet weather - and offered them free of ...

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Martin Lewis' urgent warning for anybody with a credit card amid coronavirus lockdown

Martin Lewis appeared on This Morning via videolink today to issue advice to credit card holders.

The MoneySavingExpert founder, renowned for his financial tricks, tips and hacks, spoke out on the ITV1 daytime favourite.

Mr Lewis, who has his own ITV1 show, as well as stints on GMB, ...

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Coronavirus: Do NOT use buses, trains and trams unless 'absolutely essential', transport bosses now warn

The general public must not use buses, trams and trains unless 'absolutely essential', transport bosses have now warned.

Passengers are being urged to avoid public transport from today (Monday, March 23) as members of the public continue to flout the crucial advice to 'stay ...

2020-03-23 21:50 open_in_new
The message Wolves fans should remember during fixture suspension

It’s a situation that two weeks ago seemed a worst case scenario, but as the UK ponders stricter guidelines to contain the coronavirus, there is a very real possibility the 2019/20 season could be finished.

After initially suspending the league season until April 3, Premier League and ...

2020-03-23 21:50 open_in_new
UK could face total coronavirus 'lockdown' by the end of today

The Prime Minister is attempting to race sweeping new laws on coronavirus through the Commons in a day, as the UK faces the prospect of a total lockdown in the next 24 hours, according to a Sky News report.

MPS are debating the government’s Coronavirus Bill in the Commons today so that ...

2020-03-23 21:50 open_in_new
Watch as crowds flock to Birmingham park despite coronavirus social distancing warnings

It was Mother’s Day madness at a Birmingham park as hundreds flocked to enjoy the sunny weather - ignoring coronavirus guidelines to stay apart. Crowds headed to Sutton Park on Sunday (March 22) with every car park full with vehicles on what felt like the first day of spring.


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Watch - Huge McDonald's queues as drivers clamour for one last take-out before restaurants close

McDonald's customers formed huge queues of traffic as motorists rushed for one last drive-through before the fast-food giant closed all of its UK restaurants.

Dozens of drivers were filmed lining up at various Drive-Thru's across the city to grab a final meal ahead of the 7pm ...

2020-03-23 21:50 open_in_new
'Fit and healthy' Walsall staff nurse critically ill and fighting for life with coronavirus

A 'fit and healthy' Walsall staff nurse is fighting for her life in hospital after being diagnosed with coronavirus, her devastated family has said.

Areema Nasreen, a mum-of-three, tested positive for the virus after developing a soaring temperature, body aches and a ...

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