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Ipswich Town v Aston Villa 

20 Apr 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Ipswich Town and Aston Villa.


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‘Monster’ jailed for historical Tamworth rape 

20 Apr 18

David Crook has been sentenced to 13 years after attacking a teenager in a van in the 1980s.


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Bolton Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

20 Apr 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Bolton Wanderers and Wolves.


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Birmingham City v Sheffield United 

20 Apr 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Sheffield United.


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British MotoGP success ‘a long time coming’ 

20 Apr 18

Former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty says British success in MotoGP has been “a long time coming” as Cal Crutchlow leads the standings.


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Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find 

20 Apr 18

The world-famous specimen is the world’s best-preserved example of the extinct bird.


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Coventry’s ‘ghost town’ revived in old TV footage 

19 Apr 18

Footage of everyday life in the city going back more than half a century is going on show.


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Birmingham university gospel choir ‘has become like a family’ 

19 Apr 18

Ifeoluwa Adeyemi and Dupe Olawande set up the University of Birmingham’s first gospel choir.


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Birmingham Ladies trio in Team of Year 

19 Apr 18

Chelsea Ladies have five players in the PFA Women’s Super League One Team of the Year for 2017-18.


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Wolves: Super agent Jorge Mendes, Chinese owners and global ambition 

19 Apr 18

Wolves want to be one of the best club’s in the world – but their approach has not been without controversy, write Simon Stone…


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Yeovil Town Ladies v Birmingham City Ladies 

18 Apr 18

Live coverage followed by match report on Friday’s Women’s Super League 1 game between Yeovil Town Ladies and Birmingham City Ladies.


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Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign 

18 Apr 18

George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.


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Alfie Dingley’s family apply for licence for medical cannabis 

18 Apr 18

Alfie Dingley’s family want him use cannabis oil to treat his epilepsy, which is illegal in the UK.


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‘Papers in boot’ police chief Marcus Beale sacked 

18 Apr 18

Marcus Beale was found guilty of gross misconduct after top secret documents were stolen from his car.


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Thames Valley Police arrest 16 in drug raids 

18 Apr 18

More than 100 officers raided 11 homes in Banbury, Milton Keynes and Bedford.


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PFA Championship Team of the Year: Wolves & Fulham trios named in line-up 

18 Apr 18

Ruben Neves is one of three players from promoted Wolves to be named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.


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Man arrested over Stratford-upon-Avon shooting 

17 Apr 18

A second man has denied an attempted murder charge in connection.


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Cat ‘thrown’ 100ft from Birmingham block of flats 

17 Apr 18

The RSPCA said the animal suffered a broken jaw but survived the fall.


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PFA League Two Team of the Year: Five Luton Town players named in 2017-18 side 

17 Apr 18

Five Luton Town players, including striker Danny Hylton, are named in the PFA’s League Two Team of the Year for 2017-18.


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No limit to our ambition at Wolves, says MD Laurie Dalrymple 

16 Apr 18

Newly promoted Wolves are promising there will be no limit to their ambition when they return to the Premier League next season.


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County Championship: David Wiese hits century as Sussex draw with Warwickshire 

16 Apr 18

Sussex’s South African David Wiese makes the first Championship century of 2018 to help his side draw with Warwickshire.


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Conor Coady: Promoted Wolves are example of how clubs should be run, says captain 

16 Apr 18

Promotion-winning Wolves captain Conor Coady says the Championship leaders are an example of how any club should be run.


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‘Rare’ dilruba musician in demand around the world 

16 Apr 18

Kirpal Singh Panesar from Birmingham is a leading dilruba performer.


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Harlee Dean: Birmingham City to appeal against defender’s red card at Wolves 

16 Apr 18

Birmingham City are to appeal against Harlee Dean’s red card in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by promoted Wolves.


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Men jailed for life over Greg Kelly ‘money row’ murder 

16 Apr 18

Greg Kelly died in hospital after being attacked by Robert Keavey and Phillip Picken in 2017.