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Facing Zlatan, playing for Liverpool, breaking through at Tottenham - the lowdown on Steven Caulker's...

Aston Villa are interested in signing former Liverpool defender Steven Caulker, according to reports. West London Sport claims Steve Bruce has indicated he wants to take the centre half on trial having missed out on a couple of permanent signings in...

Birmingham Mail, 14 sec. ago
 

Mum's heartbreaking story of how life changed forever after feeling something snap while picking up baby...

A mum who felt something snap while picking her baby out of her cot has revealed how the moment has changed her life. The mother, Amanda Shipp, fell pregnant after six long years trying for kids with her husband. She and partner Bennie welcomed a baby...

Birmingham Mail, 18 min. ago
 

Mother and daughter imprisoned and kept as house slaves in horrifying ordeal

A family kept a vulnerable mother and daughter prisoners while forcing them to work as domestic slaves. And despite being in a wheelchair, head of the household, Jean Kelly was able to swing a baseball bat called Bob at one of the women, whose screams...

Birmingham Mail, 18 min. ago
 

HS2 high speed rail bosses say they've 'learnt lessons' over spending errors

HS2 bosses have insisted they “learnt lessons” after it emerged they had made £1.76 million of unauthorised payments to staff. But they insisted the planned high speed rail network, which has already cost £4.1 billion, would provide a huge boost to...

Birmingham Mail, 23 min. ago
 

Will Storm Ali hit Birmingham? When and where 80mph winds set to batter UK revealed

Dangerous flying debris and travel cancellations are expected as the first named storm of the season brings strong winds of up to 80mph to the UK and Ireland. But, thankfully, it appears Birmingham won't be impacted too harshly by the battering winds,...

Birmingham Mail, 23 min. ago
 

Timewaster slammed after bombarding 999 to 'ramble' at call handlers

A timewaster who bombarded police with 15 calls in just 48 hours has been warned not to 'tie up' overstretched resources. The man, from Birmingham, dialled repeatedly to 'ramble at call handlers' and was later warned by officers to only use 999 in a...

Birmingham Mail, 23 min. ago
 

Islamic Relief UK director Imran Madden on 'leave of absence' amid leadership probe

THE UK director of Islamic Relief has taken a temporary leave of absence amid a disciplinary probe at the Birmingham-based charity. Imran Madden has stepped away from his high-profile post “until further notice”, the humanitarian organisation said on...

Birmingham Mail, 30 min. ago
 

Harsh winter cost Solihull half-a-million pounds, figures reveal

Heavy snow either side of Christmas and freezing temperatures pushed the cost of Solihull's winter service over the half-a-million pound mark. A report this week revealed that the adverse weather in 2017/18 had left the council with total costs of...

Birmingham Mail, 30 min. ago
 

Racing legends pay tribute to fellow legend Turweston’s Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams

Legendary motor racing driver Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, has died at the age of 79. Barrie, who lived in Turweston, near Brackley, retired from his 60-year motor racing career in February. He died earlier this month following a fall. His first race was...

Banbury Guardian, 30 min. ago
 

Leamington to honour its Victoria Cross war heroes

WAR heroes from Leamington will be honoured in their home town this weekend. Henry Tandey and John Cridlan Barrett were both awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery during the First World War. And to mark the 100th anniversary of...

Leamington Observer, 31 min. ago
 

Theresa May urged to rethink Brexit plans to save car industry

MPs have warned the UK must abandon its Brexit plans and sign up to EU institutions and rules if it hopes to save major car manufacturers. It comes after Midland-based Jaguar Land Rover announced it was introducing a three-day-week at its Castle...

Coventry Telegraph, 39 min. ago
 

Fears HS2 will cut Solihull communities in two

Residents living in Solihull's rural heartlands claim that the HS2 rail link will permanently cut their communities in two. Speaking this month, campaigners described their fears that the line risked weakening the historic ties between the...

Coventry Telegraph, 39 min. ago
 

Legal action after boy, 7, left 'fighting for his life' in Egypt holiday food poisoning horror

The mother of a seven-year-old boy from Birmingham, left 'fighting for his life' after he developed salmonella during a stay at an Egyptian holiday resort, has launched legal action. Luay Mohammed, from Balsall Heath, developed gastric illness...

Birmingham Mail, 49 min. ago
 

What is the Strictly Come Dancing curse and which celebrity couples have been hit by it?

Strictly Come Dancing is back for another year and with it comes the dreaded Strictly curse. The legendary curse sees a celebrity in a relationship come on the show, dance with a professional dancer and leave with a new partner – often the dancing...

Birmingham Mail, 54 min. ago
 

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? needs Coventry contestants

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? will return for a new series in 2019 - and they are looking for contestants from our great city to apply to be on the show. That would mean coming face to face with Jeremy Clarkson, who will be back in the hosting seat...

Coventry Telegraph, 58 min. ago
 


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