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Aston Villa captain John Terry has this advice for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Aston Villa captain John Terry has an interesting theory on why former boss Jose Mourinho's Manchester United aren't quite getting it right. The centre-back played under the Portuguese in two spells at Chelsea, winning three Premier League titles in...

8 min. ago in Regional West

'You have to be very, very careful' Full Steve Cotterill transcript ahead of Birmingham City's QPR clash

Birmingham City manager Steve Cotterill faced the press ahead of Saturday's match at home to Queens Park Rangers. Here's everything he had to say: Q. On the Fulham game. SC: “You always have to search for the positives in a game like that. I wouldn’t...

54 min. ago in Regional West

Teenager Damilola Johnson GUILTY of murdering 'trusting' stab victim during bungled break-in

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a father-of-two during a bungled break-in at the “trusting” victim’s home. Damilola Johnson, 19, was convicted of stabbing to death Simon Johnson, 41, at his property in Cradley Road, Netherton. A...

today, 19:57 in Regional West

Drone-smuggling prison gang member blows a KISS as she's jailed

A crook involved in a massive plot to smuggle drugs and weapons into jails using DRONES showed her contempt for the law – by blowing a kiss as she posed for her mug shot. Yvonne Hay puckered up in her custody photo, released by police after she was...

today, 19:49 in Regional West

Where to see fireworks in and near Birmingham for New Year's Eve

The city centre New Year's Eve fireworks is not running this year. The annual celebration is usually held in Centenary Square but the area is currently closed off for re-development. It was thought the fireworks would instead be held at the Ice rink...

today, 19:49 in Regional West

New Year's Eve fireworks display in Birmingham is cancelled

The traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display which has taken place for many years in Birmingham has been cancelled. The event is usually held next to Centenary Square alongside the ice rink and big wheel. Broad Street’s square was closed down in...

today, 19:49 in Regional West

All you need to know about Birmingham chef Louisa Ellis from MasterChef: The Professionals

Birmingham chef Louisa Ellis has made her way into the final 6 of MasterChef: The Professionals. The 22-year-old, currently junior sous chef at The Wilderness restaurant in Birmingham, has blown the judges away this series with her impressive culinary...

today, 19:39 in Regional West

Pundit issues Premier League relegation verdict on West Brom and Newcastle United

Can Alan Pardew inspire West Bromwich Albion to climb the Premier League table? Paul Merson isn't convinced. The former Arsenal and Aston Villa striker, now a pundit for Sky Sports, reckons the Baggies will remain in the relegation dogfight through...

today, 19:20 in Regional West

NASA has found a solar system like our own - new 'hot, rocky planet' planet discovered around the Kepler-90...

Nasa has announced it has discovered an entire solar system with as many planets as our own - and they did it with help of Google. Using advanced artificial intelligence technology developed by Google scientists have found an eighth planet (called...

today, 18:58 in Regional West

Is your child's school missing reading, writing and maths standards? Here's the list

More than 70 schools in the West Midlands have fallen below the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, official figures show. The education providers failed the ‘floor standard’ set down by the Government in its assessment of this year’s...

today, 18:36 in Regional West
Vintage fashion store links up with party wear label for Christmas

Vintage fashion store links up with party wear label for Christmas

Two successful Birmingham fashion brands have joined forces to celebrate Christmas by offering customers a taste of old and new in one store. Cow Vintage has teamed up with Hissy Fit Clothing to toast the party season at their Digbeth venue. It is the...

today, 18:28 in Regional West

Birmingham City v QPR team selector: Our writers pick their teams

Birmingham City have the opportunity to bring some Christmas cheer to St Andrew’s when they face QPR on Saturday. Blues go into the game on the back of consecutive 1-0 defeats - at home to Fulham and at Wolves - in dire need of the oxygen of three...

today, 18:28 in Regional West

Rail chaos as West Coast Main Line SHUT and trains to New Street cancelled

Video LoadingVideo Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8CancelPlay now Rail passengers faced long delays and more than 20 services on the West Coast Main Line were cancelled after a person was hit by a train. Virgin Trains...

today, 18:04 in Regional West

West Brom quiz: Can you name every goalscorer against Manchester United since 2002?

Since West Brom returned to the top flight of English football in 2002, they have faced Manchester United 24 times in all competitions. Successes against the Red Devils, largely under the stewardship in that time of Sir Alex Ferguson, have been few...

today, 18:04 in Regional West

Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington man who suffers from dementia

Police have launched an urgent appeal to help find an Erdington OAP who has gone missing as officers are concerned for his safety. Lemuel Boyce, who has dementia, went missing from his care home at around 7.30am on Thursday (December 14). A...

today, 18:04 in Regional West

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