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Birmingham City fans predict big things for Cheikh Ndoye 

17 Oct 17

BCFC midfielder tipped for Player of the Season challenge…


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The best places to eat in Birmingham for Diwali celebrations 

17 Oct 17

Our guide to the best restaurants to celebrate Diwali in style…


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Best places to pick pumpkins near Birmingham for Halloween 

17 Oct 17

Pick your own pumpkin farms and pumpkin events near you for Halloween 2017 – but how long do pumpkins last…


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Wolves and Leeds United trail Aston Villa in this Championship table 

17 Oct 17

Every Championship stadium was ranked from worst to best.


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Kyle McFarlane scores his fifth in seven as Birmingham City Under 23s lose 

17 Oct 17

Sheffield Wednesday U23 4 BCFC U23 1…


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These are the ten best schools for GCSEs in Birmingham 

17 Oct 17

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys was the best…


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Chilling Childline video released as number of kids calling about suicide reaches a record high 

17 Oct 17

The Birmingham call centre has never had so many calls about suicide before…


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Watch: Shock state of council house offered to mum and kids – with four-letter graffiti sprayed on walls 

17 Oct 17

Dannii Canning, 26, had hoped she had found a dream home when offered property in Northfield…


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Are degree apprenticeships the best kept secret of this current generation? 

17 Oct 17

Aston University were the first university to run degree apprenticeships in 2015…


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‘Puke-inducing health hazard’ Aston Villa fan served up horrendous snack at Wolves match 

17 Oct 17

The football world has not reacted kindly to this pie purchased by an AVFC fan at Molineux…


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Trillion Trophy Asia’s Birmingham City takeover – one year on 

17 Oct 17

The important numbers behind TTA’s first year in charge of BCFC…


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A wine lovers’ festival is coming to Birmingham 

17 Oct 17

The Love Wine festival will take place in the city centre in November…


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How one sign turned this painter’s career around 

17 Oct 17

Mark Astbury stands on a Birmingham roadside in Barnes Hill, come rain or shine, with a big, hand-painted sign asking for work…


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The changes Aston Villa could make after Wolves woe – predicted XI to face Fulham 

17 Oct 17

Steve Bruce will already be mulling over his starting XI to face Fulham on Saturday…


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Why Birmingham Town Hall was lit up pink and blue 

17 Oct 17

It was to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week…


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How famous Birmingham Monarch jet ended up in ‘plane graveyard’ in Cotswolds 

17 Oct 17

The Airbus A320 made the first flight from Birmingham Airport to Valencia in June…


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Wolves analysis: How Zyro, Oniangue and Hause played in latest under-23 outing 

17 Oct 17

The trio were involved for Scott Sellars’ under-23 side against Aston Villa last night…


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How you responded after school axes plan to sell white poppies after ‘indoctrination’ row 

17 Oct 17

A Birmingham school reportedly axed plans to sell white poppies out of fear of a backlash…


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Cardiff City fans suffer more misery with car break-in after Birmingham City defeat 

17 Oct 17

Kayleigh Lucas had irreplaceable jewellery stolen as Cardiff City played against Birmingham City…


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Man killed as two cars collide and smash into three parked cars in Heybarnes Road, Small Heath 

17 Oct 17

Victim, aged around 30, died at the scene…


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Gary Barlow announces TWO Birmingham solo shows – how to get tickets 

17 Oct 17

The tour will see Gary play intimate venues across the UK…


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David James explains how a drunken day out at the races got him a move to Aston Villa 

17 Oct 17

Not something you tend to hear too much of – but it was good enough for Doug…


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Small Heath crash leaves one dead and two injured – what we know so far 

17 Oct 17

The three-car crash happened at about 8pm…


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Shaeen Akthar: Husband Parvez Akthar charged with murdering wife at their Washwood Heath home 

17 Oct 17

Tributes paid to ‘amazing’ mother of five…


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Shay Given on ‘asset stripping’ Aston Villa ‘suits’ and why the Holte End wouldn’t bounce 

17 Oct 17

Shay Given lifts the lid on life for the unwanted players during Paul Lambert’s AVFC reign…