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Folk hero who played her last ever gig in Northamptonshire is honoured with a blue plaque

A village hall in Northamptonshire where an iconic folk singer played her last ever show has been fitted with a blue plaque as part of a BBC scheme. The organisation has been asking listeners choose a musical recipient for an official Blue Plaque in each

Banbury Guardian, 6 min. ago
 

Video: Amazing footage of Knypersely Reservoir

This amazing footage of Knypersley Reservoir was shot by Barry Stevenson. The footage of the reservoir near Biddulph was taken on a drone and shows the reservoir, built in 1827 to supply water to the Caldon Canal, and the surrounding area at Greenway Ban

The Sentinel, 6 min. ago
 

Stand up if you love West Brom: Albion 'very keen' for safe standing

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that they’ve contacted the Premier League to register their interest in partaking in a pilot scheme for safe standing. The league has written to all 20 top flight clubs, asking if they’d be interested in participating

Birmingham Mail, 9 min. ago
 

Birmingham City and John Terry: The story so far

The background The first inkling of Birmingham City's interest in John Terry came shortly after rivals Aston Villa were linked with him. Villa had reportedly been wooing Terry on the golf course after he posted a picture on Instagram posing happily with

Birmingham Mail, 9 min. ago
 

Winner of Friends of Abbey Fields’ photo competition for calendar revealed

The winner of the Friends of Abbey Fields photo competition for its 2018 calendar has been revealed. ‘Autumn Leaves’ by Fabio Rodrigues will now appear on the calendar’s front cover after it was selected as the winner by town mayor Cllr Kate Dickson at a

 
Youths seen climbing on £23,000 Newhall War Memorial will get visit from the police

Youths seen climbing on £23,000 Newhall War Memorial will get visit from the police

A £23,000 memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers of Newhall and Stanton has been "taken over" by groups of young people – one of who was seen acting in a disrespectful manner by standing on top of the stone plaque. Some of the four metal...

Burton Mail, 12 min. ago
 
Everything you need to know about getting tickets to Jason Manford 2018 tour Muddle Class

Everything you need to know about getting tickets to Jason Manford 2018 tour Muddle Class

Funny man Jason Manford is set to tour the UK next year with his show Muddle Class, and tickets go on sale today, Friday, June 23, at 10am. Among the dates, he will perform at Derby Arena on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Marion McMullen catches up with th

Burton Mail, 19 min. ago
 

Johnny Depp jokes about Trump assassination at Glastonbury event

Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. The Hollywood actor received a rock star welcome during the event at Cineramageddon - a drive-in cinema situated on the Somerset site. He introduce

Birmingham Mail, 20 min. ago
 

Premier Inn 'concerned' over hotel cladding after Grenfell Tower fire

Premier Inn has "concerns" that cladding used on some of its buildings may not meet safety regulations. The hotel chain said three of its properties - in Maidenhead, Brentford and Tottenham - have been investigated during a "detailed...

Birmingham Mail, 20 min. ago
 

Johnny Depp jokes about Trump assassination at Glastonbury event

Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. The Hollywood actor received a rock star welcome during the event at Cineramageddon - a drive-in cinema situated on the Somerset site. He introduce

Coventry Telegraph, 33 min. ago
 

Top ten stories from Britain and around the world - Theresa May's EU citizens proposals cautiously welcomed...

THERESA MAY'S EU CITIZENS PROPOSALS CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMED BY EUROPEAN LEADERS Theresa May has won a guarded welcome from fellow European leaders for proposals which could see three million EU citizens win the right to stay on in Britain after Brexit. The P

Birmingham Mail, 42 min. ago
 

Watch: How did they walk away from this? Shocking M6 Toll smash leaves car trapped under lorry

How did they walk away from this? Footage shows the incredible escape of three people in a car on the M6 Toll - with their car wedged under a HGV. The driver and passengers were inches from decapitation after their car ended up trapped under a flat bed l

Birmingham Mail, 42 min. ago
 

Grenfell Tower fire: Sajid Javid admits residents' fears 'fell on deaf ears'

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has called for "a change in attitude" and approach towards social housing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Mr Javid said that the voices of residents in the tower block had "fell on deaf...

Birmingham Mail, 42 min. ago
 
Another cloudy day in Burton and South Derbyshire but it should still be mostly dry

Another cloudy day in Burton and South Derbyshire but it should still be mostly dry

It is set to be another cloudy day in Burton and South Derbyshire as the temperatures continue to drop – but there is still little sign of rain with just a little drizzle earlier on in the morning. Forecasters have predicted that there will be thick clou

Burton Mail, 42 min. ago
 
Heatwave leads to more calls to emergency services - and the hot weather will continue for a while

Heatwave leads to more calls to emergency services - and the hot weather will continue for a while

The hot weather has led to an increase in demand from people needing help from the emergency services. Firefighters, paramedics and A&E doctors are all seeing a rise in demand during the hot weather. Temperatures rose to a blistering 30.1C...

Burton Mail, 42 min. ago
 


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