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Homes evacuated as man held under Explosives Act 

24 Apr 18

A 20-year-old man is held as police continue to search the homes.


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Tranmere Rovers v Solihull Moors 

24 Apr 18

Live coverage of Tuesday’s National League game between Tranmere Rovers and Solihull Moors.


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Coventry City v Lincoln City 

24 Apr 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League Two game between Coventry City and Lincoln City.


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Pacemakers fitted by Birmingham nurse instead of doctors 

24 Apr 18

Kate Whittock is the first nurse in the UK to have carried out a procedure usually done by doctors.


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Child, eight, injured in Nuneaton dog attack 

24 Apr 18

Police want to identify the owners of the animal, believed to be an American Bulldog.


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Coffee chain Boston Tea Party ‘first’ to ban disposable cups 

24 Apr 18

Boston Tea Party, which has 21 branches, will not sell coffee in disposable cups from June.


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Dan Robson: Wasps scrum-half signs new ‘long-term’ contract with Premiership club 

24 Apr 18

Scrum-half Dan Robson signs a new “long-term” contract with Premiership club Wasps to extend his stay beyond three seasons.


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Wolves knew season would be ‘special’, says Barry Douglas 

23 Apr 18

Wolverhampton Wanderers left-back Barry Douglas says the Championship winners set the tone for their success early in the season.


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Ryan Sidebottom: I’ve had to pinch myself, says Warwickshire fast bowler 

23 Apr 18

Warwickshire fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom says his first 10-wicket match haul is something he will cherish.


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Guilty plea over body at West Bromwich police station 

23 Apr 18

A man admits killing Harish Kumar whose body was found in a BMW outside West Bromwich police station=.


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The Library of Birmingham shut for third day over glass cracks 

23 Apr 18

The £189m library closed early on Friday after damage was found in a glass pane in its roof.


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Does being a UK City of Culture create a lasting legacy? 

23 Apr 18

Hull is revelling in its success and handing the baton to Coventry – but is it worth it…


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County Championship: Warwickshire complete three-day victory over Northamptonshire 

22 Apr 18

Ryan Sidebottom has match figures of 10-96 as Warwickshire beat Northants by an innings and 48 runs in the Championship.


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Driver caught speeding on M6 the day his ban was lifted 

22 Apr 18

The Central Motorway Police Group recorded over 270 driving-related offences in a week-long “blitz”.


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County Championship: Warwickshire take command with Ambrose and Brookes stand 

21 Apr 18

Tim Ambrose and Henry Brookes put on 116 for the ninth wicket as Warwickshire take command against Northants.


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Challenge Cup: Warrington and Widnes ensure Super League progress into sixth round 

21 Apr 18

Super League sides Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves make routine passages through to the Challenge Cup sixth round.


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West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Liverpool 

21 Apr 18

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says West Brom produced a “useless comeback” by scoring late earn a point at the Hawthorns.


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Birmingham hosts Commonwealth Games homecoming party 

21 Apr 18

An open-air celebration is being held in Birmingham to mark the handover from the Gold Coast.


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AFC Fylde v Solihull Moors 

21 Apr 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s National League game between AFC Fylde and Solihull Moors.


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Birmingham man charged over death of woman 

21 Apr 18

Police found a woman fatally injured in West Thurrock after reports of an assault.


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Gambia’s biggest Aston Villa fan? 

21 Apr 18

Kevin Bouchal is an avid Aston Villa fan but he lives 3,000 miles away in Gambia, West Africa.


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Artist painting Wolves players ahead of Premier League promotion 

21 Apr 18

Louise Cobbold has won thousands of new fans on social media after sharing a painting.


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Kenilworth station to open at end of April 

20 Apr 18

Passengers have been waiting for many years for trains to return to the Warwickshire town.


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County Championship: Ryan Sidebottom takes six as Bears take control against Northants 

20 Apr 18

Warwickshire’s Ryan Sidebottom takes a career-best 6-35 before the Bears batsmen take control against Northants.


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Police poster tells people giving money to the homeless helps them buy drugs 

20 Apr 18

A police poster in the West Midlands has been taken down after it told people not to give money to “people who beg”.