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Revealed: What deterred Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce from signing Robin van Persie 

20 Jan 18

Bruce held talks over a move for the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker earlier this month…


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Birmingham City player ratings: Sam Gallagher scores again – but his team-mate was our star man at Preston 

20 Jan 18

Brian Dick gives the BCFC players marks out of 10 at Deepdale…


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Aston Villa player ratings: Scott Hogan steals the show against Barnsley 

20 Jan 18

Alex Dicken rates the players after the 3-1 victory over Barnsley…


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It’s a year since Saido Berahino left West Brom for Stoke City – that went well! 

20 Jan 18

The ex-Baggies forward is yet to get off the mark at current club Stoke…


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Birmingham City transfer news and rumours: Two players depart; Nelom update; why Maik remained 

20 Jan 18

The latest BCFC news and gossip from the Birmingham Mail…


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Aston Villa transfer news and rumours: Bruce to listen to offers for defender; Wyness’ big interview 

20 Jan 18

A big round up of everything AVFC from the Birmingham Mail…


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John Terry’s £10m offer and other Aston Villa talking points from Keith Wyness’ big interview 

19 Jan 18

The Villa CEO was chatting to BBC WM Sport and their callers this evening…


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The only real dilemma Steve Bruce has – how Aston Villa could line up against Barnsley 

19 Jan 18

Here’s how Aston Villa are expected to line up against Barnsley tomorrow…


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Arsenal duo could remain at Birmingham City until the end of the season 

19 Jan 18

BCFC boss praises Bramall for ‘maturing…


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WATCH: Stunning aerial photos of Lichfield and Cannock Chase 

19 Jan 18

Shaun Johnson from Yoxall captured these breathtaking birds eye views using a drone…


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Dance teacher Neil Harris, 72, jailed for sexually abusing pupils 

19 Jan 18

He was locked up for five years and put on the sex offenders register for life…


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Three vehicle collision on the A38 north of Lichfield 

19 Jan 18

A collision involving three vehicles has occurred on the A38 northbound near Alreas this afternoon…


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Shocking figures reveal TWELVE car break-ins in SIX DAYS in Great Barr 

19 Jan 18

Car thefts are on the rise in Pheasey Park Farm, Great Barr…


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Alan Pardew has his say on rumours linking Watford’s Troy Deeney to West Brom 

19 Jan 18

WBA would welcome fresh firepower to ignite their survival push…


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Former Tamworth loan ace Fox signs new Burton Albion deal 

19 Jan 18

Fox has also joined Gateshead on loan…


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Kate Middleton reveals all about the Royal children’s Aston Villa allegiances 

19 Jan 18

Prince William is a famous AVFC supporter – but what about Prince George and Princess Charlotte…


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CONFIRMED: Aston Villa striker leaves and boss Steve Bruce wants new additions 

19 Jan 18

The transfer market is starting to hot up as big-money deals like Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United edges closer.


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Midfielder leaves Birmingham City to sign with Championship rivals 

19 Jan 18

Irish international reunited with his former Wolves manager…


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The man who has played a vital part in igniting Aston Villa’s promotion push 

19 Jan 18

The former Middlesbrough manager is having the desired impact at AVFC…


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Steve Bruce transcript: Aston Villa boss on Cyrille Regis, Bjarnason, Agnew and more 

19 Jan 18

The Aston Villa manager faced the media this morning – here’s every word he said.


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Government won’t seek review of John Worboys release 

19 Jan 18

Victims of Worboys had prepared a legal challenge over the decision to order his release from prison…


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Watch: Here’s the new 25-storey tower which will be built on Digbeth High Street 

19 Jan 18

The striking tower is part of the wider Lunar Rise scheme to build 517 apartments on the former Renault car dealership…


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Here’s the message any worried Wolves fans must heed ahead of Nottingham Forest match 

18 Jan 18

Molineux people’s pundit Ryan Leister is remaining positive after a mini wobble for WWFC…


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‘I also smoke exhaust pipes and have gravel for breakfast’ Burnley boss Sean Dyche denies eating worms 

18 Jan 18

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has responded to some bizarre rumours about his gravelly voice…


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Watch John Terry channel his inner Paul McGrath to brilliantly outwit Scott Hogan 

18 Jan 18

The Chelsea legend showed his class on the AVFC practice pitches…