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RSC founder and ‘Shakespeare genius’ John Barton dies 

18 Jan 18

The British theatre director, who co-founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died aged 89.


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Jordan Shipley: Coventry City midfielder signs new contract 

18 Jan 18

Midfielder Jordan Shipley signs a new contract with League Two side Coventry City, keeping him at the club until 2020.


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Nicolai Brock-Madsen: Birmingham striker joins KS Cracovia on loan 

18 Jan 18

Birmingham striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen joins Polish side KS Cracovia on loan with a view to a permanent move in the summer.


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Birmingham teen used parents’ credit card for Turkey terror trip 

18 Jan 18

The boy, 16, admits buying a ticket to Turkey and is believed to have planned to go to Syria.


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James Haskell: Wasps & England flanker disappointed with four-week ban 

18 Jan 18

Wasps and England flanker James Haskell says he was disappointed to receive a a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.


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Restoration plans for Land Rover found in Solihull garden 

18 Jan 18

One of the first Land Rovers ever built is to be restored after being found in a back garden in Solihull.


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Birmingham taxi driver loses licence after guide dog refusal 

18 Jan 18

Abdul Khalik did not pick up a blind passenger because of he was “allergic” to his assistance dog.


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Home of killed man ransacked by thieves in Coventry 

18 Jan 18

Jordan Howell’s flat was raided less than 24 hours after his death, police say.


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Bird flu zone extended as strain discovered in Warwickshire 

18 Jan 18

The move follows the death of 13 birds in Warwickshire but does not involve bringing poultry inside.


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Strong winds blow roof off Coventry house 

18 Jan 18

Fire crews found a pile of bricks at the foot of the three-storey town house.


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Jonathan Grounds: Birmingham City defender signs new deal with Championship club 

17 Jan 18

Birmingham City left-back Jonathan Grounds signs a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the struggling Championship club.


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Six Nations 2018: England flanker James Haskell to miss Six Nations start 

17 Jan 18

James Haskell will miss England’s first two Six Nations games after getting a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.


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Ulster injury setback for Wasps match 

17 Jan 18

Ulster suffer a blow before Sunday’s crunch Champions Cup game with Wasps as Craig Gilroy has surgery on a fractured cheekbone.


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Teenage motorcyclist detained for causing death 

17 Jan 18

Wolverhampton Crown Court lifted reporting restrictions to allow the naming of Brett Everitt…


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Legal action over Coventry baby’s sepsis death 

16 Jan 18

Coventry University Hospital says it has given staff training since the death of a five-day-old baby.


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Bright Enobakhare: Wolves ‘family’ spirit key to promotion, says teenage striker 

16 Jan 18

Wolves’ teenage striker Bright Enobakhare says that a “family” spirit is the key to their promotion challenge.


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Maikel Kieftenbeld: Birmingham City midfielder signs new two-year deal 

16 Jan 18

Birmingham City midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld signs a new two-year deal with the relegation-threatened Championship club.


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Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

16 Jan 18

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s FA Cup game between Swansea City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


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Eight charged over Birmingham shisha stabbing clash 

16 Jan 18

Ibrahim Ismail was found stabbed outside a shisha lounge in Birmingham a year ago.


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Tyrone Williams: Solihull Moors sign defender from Kidderminster Harriers 

16 Jan 18

Solihull sign defender Tyrone Williams from Kidderminster Harriers for an undisclosed fee, as midfielder Shepherd Murombedzi leaves.


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Ann-Katrin Berger: Birmingham City Ladies keeper’s progress ‘massive boost’ 

16 Jan 18

Birmingham City boss Marc Skinner speaks of the lift that Ann-Katrin Berger’s return to training has given his side.


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Coventry Cathedral 

16 Jan 18

The royal couple are in the city as it celebrates being named UK City of Culture 2021.


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Model with no bowel denied toilet access in Manchester 

15 Jan 18

Blake Beckford, who has ulcerative colitis, was “appalled” by staff refusing him toilet access.


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Mathieu Bastareaud & James Haskell to face independent disciplinary committee 

15 Jan 18

Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud and Wasps’ James Haskell will face an independent disciplinary committee on Wednesday.


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Cyrille Regis: West Brom say former player was an ‘iconic figurehead’ of the late 70s 

15 Jan 18

West Brom lead tributes to former player Cyrille Regis, a “pioneer for black footballers”, who has died aged 59.