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Silent supporters? No slide tackles? My take on the 12 rules for kids’ football 

18 Oct 17

The FA are using a sledgehammer to crack a nutmeg, argues Birmingham Mail football editor Mat Kendrick…


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Transfer rumour: Aston Villa rivalling Manchester United for Polish goalkeeper 

18 Oct 17

Villa have been linked with starlet stopper…


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Revealed: The chances of West Brom’s players making it into the England squad for Russia 2018 

18 Oct 17

We check out the odds on Albion’s seven England stars – will they make the plane…


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Inspirational MENCAP fundraiser invited to birthday party at Buckingham Palace 

18 Oct 17

A Lichfield charity fundraiser has been invited to Buckingham palace next month to celebrate MENCAP’s 70th birthday…


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West Brom and Wolves transfer target not for sale – Premier League manager 

18 Oct 17

West Brom and Wolves are both reportedly keen on this man…


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Sam Allardyce interested in USA job after Bruce Arena resigns 

18 Oct 17

He has been linked with replacing Craig Shakespeare at Leicester City…


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Ratings: Here’s what Aston Villa can expect from the Fulham players 

18 Oct 17

We take a look at how the Fulham players performed in their last match and might be the men to watch…


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This is what the nation would have made of Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers 

17 Oct 17

There has been plenty to talk about in the West Midlands after the weekend fixtures…


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Why the West Midlands is preparing for a CAR-FREE future 

17 Oct 17

Cities need to plan for a transport system without private cars says Andy Street…


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Birmingham City man has seen off all-comers to approach appearance landmark 

17 Oct 17

BCFC full back has been a constant in unsettled times…


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When you can watch Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant appear on Celebrity First Dates 

17 Oct 17

Flamboyant Conservative MP is taking part for charity to raise 25,000 for Cancer Research UK…


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Police warning after elderly Lichfield residents conned out of £20,000 in phone bank scam 

17 Oct 17

Elderly residents are being targeted in phone scam and police are calling for vigilance…


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Court’s “bad decision” will see 750 more homes built in Lichfield 

17 Oct 17

It’s been slammed as a bad decision for the city…


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Parliamentary boundary change will shunt platform for Lichfield to London trains to TAMWORTH 

17 Oct 17

Plan to slice off corner of Lichfield and move Streethay and Whittington to make up neighbouring town’s shortfall…


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Labour promises to increase number of health visitors 

17 Oct 17

In June 2017 there were 8,588 health visitors working in the health service…


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West Brom player ratings: How Myhill, Chadli and co fared at Leicester 

16 Oct 17

The WBA group scored individually after the 1-1 draw…


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Chadli starts: West Brom’s squad at Leicester as Tony Pulis makes three changes 

16 Oct 17

This is the WBA side Tony Pulis has selected to face the Foxes…


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The worst online sexual abuse is suffered by the youngest 

16 Oct 17

The data has been compiled by the Internet Watch Foundation…


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Most households having to pay for bulky rubbish and garden waste collections 

16 Oct 17

Three-fifths (60%) of local authorities with responsibility for rubbish collections impose costs for picking up waste from the garden…


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Six-month minimum sentence proposed for thugs caught TWICE with acid 

16 Oct 17

The new two strikes rule will mirror the regime for those convicted of more than one knife possession offence…


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Schoolgirl sexually assaulted on bus in Walsall 

16 Oct 17

The 15-year-old was travelling through Walsall Wood on the number 10A…


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Warning over iPhone text message scam trying to hack your Apple ID 

16 Oct 17

The aim is trick people into giving up the password that they use to get into their Apple account…


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Knifepoint robbery gang hunted after stealing bikes from Sutton Coldfield schoolboys 

16 Oct 17

Two 13-year-old were threatened in the cowardly attack in Blackwood Road, Streetly…


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Steve Cotterill reveals which Birmingham City player he ‘loves to death’ 

16 Oct 17

BCFC boss was thrilled with the 24-year-old’s full Championship debut…


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Revealed: The impressive numbers behind Birmingham City’s win against Cardiff City 

16 Oct 17

Here’s how BCFC recovered from a 6-1 thumping to down Cardiff at St Andrew’s…