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What is Luke 1977? A quick lowdown on Aston Villa’s new kit creator 

23 Apr 18

Here’s all you need to know about the AVFC fan designing the new kit…


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Hero Brummie risks life to save boy from drowning in sea in Turkey 

23 Apr 18

Humble Tony Randell was sunbathing in Alanya before jumping into action…


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Aston Villa confirm new kit designer – and he’s a Villa fan 

23 Apr 18

AVFC have confirmed Under Armour successor…


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Library of Birmingham is closed for third day – no reopening date 

23 Apr 18

The showpiece building closed on Friday night after a crack was found in the glass atrium…


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How an Aston Villa legend hijacked Steve Bull’s Wolves title party 

23 Apr 18

The Molineux favourite was celebrating Wolves’ promotion to the Premier League when a Villa legend showed his face…


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Prince William reveals the Aston Villa player the royal baby will be named after as Kate goes into labour 

23 Apr 18

He told fans: Im going to insist the baby is called Jack, before adding after a pause …


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Police smash £100k cannabis farm in bedrooms of Small Heath house 

23 Apr 18

Police raided property in Heybarnes Road in Small Heath.


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Jack Grealish has made a decision on his Aston Villa future – reports 

23 Apr 18

AVFC attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Leicester this week…


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Brummie grandad who served in British Army told he is not British enough for a UK passport 

23 Apr 18

Scandal of Tadeusz Polanski’s case echoes furore over treatment of Windrush Generation…


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Birmingham car dealership to close 

23 Apr 18

Lookers is shutting is base in Yardley as part of wider plans by Vauxhall to reduce its dealership network across the UK…


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Sheffield United man made to eat his words as Birmingham City fans hailed 

23 Apr 18

The latest Birmingham City news and views from BirminghamLive…


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New favourite to become next West Brom manager as Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gives verdict 

23 Apr 18

The latest West Brom news and views from BirminghamLive…


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Jack Grealish transfer update as Aston Villa veteran considers retirement 

23 Apr 18

The latest Aston Villa news and views from BirminghamLive…


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This what Aston Villa flop Joleon Lescott is doing for a living now 

22 Apr 18

Lescott was part of the first Aston Villa squad to be relegated from the Premier League in 2016…


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Big Brexit Survey: Almost half of Birmingham’s Leave voters are unhappy with negotiations 

22 Apr 18

A new Brexit survey shows 51 per cent of Birmingham Live readers believe Britain will be better off economically inside Europe…


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Former Birmingham City hero on the Garry Monk effect, a turbulent 15 months and Blues’ future 

22 Apr 18

Birmingham City favourite Darren Carter spoke to BirminghamLive about Monk, the managers that came and went before and what’s next for Blues…


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“One of the worst feelings in the world” What Mark Duffy had to say after Birmingham City beat Sheffield United 

22 Apr 18

The winger scored against his former side before BCFC fought back to win…


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Jack Grealish to remain at Aston Villa next season regardless of the division – reports 

22 Apr 18

AVFC attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Leicester this week…


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Gabby Agbonlahor ‘to consider retirement’ when his Aston Villa contract is up – reports 

22 Apr 18

The long-serving AVFC forward will leave Villa at the end of the season…


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Songs, sun and celebrations – Birmingham City atmosphere against Sheffield United rated 

22 Apr 18

Birmingham City fans were out in full force at St Andrew’s and created what Garry Monk described as a special atmosphere…


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West Midlands baby study suggests ‘link between cot death and air pollution’ 

22 Apr 18

A study led by the University of Birmingham looked at the effects of short-term variations in air pollution…


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Man arrested outside Birmingham Airport after ‘threatening to shoot passengers’ 

22 Apr 18

He was removed from a bus after being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault…


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The key moments in Birmingham City’s win over Sheffield United which outlines their never-say-die attitude 

22 Apr 18

BCFC came from behind at St Andrew’s on Saturday – Brian Dick lists the incidents which highlight Blues’ desire, in the stands and on the pitch…


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The play-off ‘lottery’ is a myth – and Aston Villa must now prove they want it most 

22 Apr 18

AVFC writer Gregg Evans was at Portman Road on Saturday – here’s his take on proceedings…


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Teen stabbed in the back and left for dead in Sparkbrook 

22 Apr 18

The violent pair escaped with their victim’s wallet and mobile phone.