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'I love this place' Aston Villa man posts emotional message to supporters

Frederic Guilbert's spell in France ended in relegation heartbreak on Friday night.

The 24-year-old signed a permanent deal with Aston Villa back in January, but was loaned back to his boyhood club Caen to help in their battle against the drop.

Unfortunately for Guilbert, Caen's ...

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Chaos! Thousands of Romanians queue at tiny Birmingham polling station to vote in European Elections

These are the chaotic scenes as thousands of Romanians queue at a tiny polling station in Birmingham.

Huge crowds have swarmed around The Midlands Greek and Cypriot Association, in Erdington, standing for hours to have their say in this year’s European Elections.

Shocked onlooker, ...

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Meet the 17-year-old boy making £75,000 a year from his bedroom using just his phone

Meet the 17-year-old boy making £75,000 a year from his bedroom using just his phone.

Noah Brunsdon, from Penzance, Cornwall, has created Profit With Noah.

The service helps celebrities, including The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) and Love Island stars, use the foreign exchange ...

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Chancellor Philip Hammond threatens to bring down the Government over a 'no deal' Brexit

in a sign of the huge divisions within the Conservative Party, Chancellor Philip Hammond refused to rule out backing a no confidence motion which could bring down a Tory government - if a future Prime Minister attempted to carry out a no-deal Brexit.

He was repeatedly questioned about ...

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What to do if you suspect your neighbour is smoking cannabis

It can be a nightmare scenario keeping law-abiding residents across the country awake at night.

What do you do if you suspect your neighbour is smoking cannabis at home?

While some are not bothered by the pungent stench wafting over the fence, others may fear about what else could ...

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'Murdered' teenage boys told friend 'they were not going to school because they felt sick

Two teenage boys are said to have told a friend to say they weren’t coming to school minutes before they were allegedly murdered.

The pupils, aged 13 and 14, died in hospital yesterday following an incident at their Shiregreen home in Sheffield.

Four other children, including a ...

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'You deserve it' Aston Villa have received this brilliant play-off final message

Yannick Bolasie has wished Aston Villa luck in the play-off final and says ‘admiration and respect for the club is ingrained in me forever’.

The winger joined the claret and blues on loan from Premier League side Everton in August but struggled to make an impact during the first half ...

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Coventry City confirm groundshare agreement amid Birmingham City links

Coventry City have confirmed they’ve agreed to groundshare with a fellow EFL club for the 2019-20 season, should negotiations with Wasps come to nothing - and that could be of interest to Birmingham City fans.

The Sky Blues released a statement on Sunday morning to reveal that the ...

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‘I would love to be a manager’ - this Aston Villa hero is ready for a new challenge

Stiliyan Petrov has revealed his plans to become a manager in the future.

The former Aston Villa ace has been preparing for the step-up since 2015 and hoping to soon land an exciting role.

Petrov, who has already applied for a number of positions, told The Guardian :

“I ...

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Tom Hanks sends Aston Villa fans crazy with this play-off message

Tom Hanks, one of Aston Villa’s most well-known supporters, has sent the claret and blue faithful crazy with this play-off final message.

The world-renowned actor tweeted a good-luck post ahead of the Wembley clash with Derby County on Monday.

He said: “On Monday I will bleed ...

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Odds tumble for Birmingham City's Garry Monk to join West Brom

Garry Monk has emerged as a new frontrunner for the vacant West Brom job.

Having suffered the disappointment of a play-off semi final defeat, the Baggies are now turning their attentions to replacing Darren Moore - and Birmingham City's Monk appeals.

Odds shortened to just 11/4 ...

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Carjacking suspect cleared after six months in jail as tag showed he was at home

The partner of a dyslexic Solihull man locked up for a terrifying armed carjacking he did not commit has angrily branded the police ‘incompetent’.

Kerry Butlin spoke out after a judge voiced concern over the injustice suffered by Adam Hadley, a man elderly residents in the quiet close ...

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This is why Wes Edens is heartbroken - and what it means for Aston Villa at Wembley

Aston Villa owner Wes Edens is jetting over to England to watch the play-off final with Derby County after all.

The 57-year-old was faced with a potential football-or-basketball dilemma as his Milwaukee Bucks chased the NBA Finals.

But a heartbreaking defeat to the Toronto Raptors ...

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'He got his goal, my heart is broken' - partner's tribute to Birmingham man Robin Fisher who died on Mount Everest

The heartbroken partner of a Birmingham mountain climber who died on Mount Everest has paid an emotional tribute, saying: "He got his goal."

Intrepid Robin Haynes Fisher lost his life in what was known as a "death zone" - known for low oxygen levels - after reaching ...

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X Factor star and wife foster 12 children as they undergo fertility treatment

X Factor Star Lucy Spraggan and her wife Gina have fostered a dozen children while undergoing fertility treatment.

The couple were watching the news and saw a report on Syrian refugee children in Manchester in need of a safe and stable home.

The next day Lucy, 27, and her wife of ...

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Discount chemist selling hay fever wipes for just 99p

Hay Fever sufferers do not despair.

Relief is here in the form of handy wipes.

Discount chemist Savers is selling Hay fever Relief Wipes priced at 99p for a pack of 30 - and the product is causing a bit of excitement on Facebook.

The Nuage wipes are suitable for face and ...

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Man and woman charged after death of two teenage boys at Sheffield house

A man and a woman have been charged after two teenage boys died at a home.

The emergency services were called to a “serious incident” at a semi-detached house in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield at around 7.30am on Friday.

The boys, aged 13 and 14, were taken to hospital with ...

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William 'treated Kate as a servant when they were dating'

Prince William treated then girlfriend Kate Middleton “like a servant” when they were dating, a royal biographer has claimed.

It has been claimed William could be curt and ignored Kate when someone else was there when they first got together.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ...

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Manchester United to launch audacious bid as Tottenham plan £80m raid and Chelsea face this £112m worry - Premier League rumours

Eden Hazard has set a date for his expected move to Real Madrid to go through, according to The Mirror.

The 28-year-old wants to move to Spain less than a week after the Europa Laeague Final.

Real are set to firm up their long-held interest in the Belgian with a solid bid for his ...

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West Brom coach reveals the one reason why Aston Villa are at Wembley instead of the Baggies

Jimmy Shan admits he hasn’t been able to watch West Bromwich Albion 's heart-breaking play-off semi-final defeat back again.

But he still believes that the Baggies would be at Wembley on Monday instead of Aston Villa had captain Chris Brunt not been sent off.

Shan admits ...

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'Disgusting and shameful' - Anderton Park Primary School head speaks out after LGBT protest

The distraught headteacher of Anderton Park Primary has condemned a school gates protest which drew 300 people - calling it 'disgusting' and 'homophobic'.

The protest, on the eve of today's Birmingham Pride event, was the biggest gathering yet in the campaign to ...

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