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  1. Kingsley Burrell was poised to become a celebrity bodyguard, his devastated family revealsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | IcLichfield

    Kingsley Burrell, the man who died after being held in police custody , was poised to become a bodyguard to the stars, the Mercury has discovered. And Mr Burrell had warned family members he was a marked man on the very day he contacted emergency services, alleging a "strap" - gun - had been pulled on him.

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  2. Danny Swanson hopes to repay faith shown by WrightRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. DANNY Swanson endured dark days engulfed by depression before rediscovering his love for football.

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  3. Flight attendant gets five years for smuggling passports in underwearRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    In Birmingham, England this week, a senior steward with Pakistan International Airlines, Shaukat Ali Cheema, became the latest convicted underwear smuggler after agents found 26 passports, 37 passport biodata pages, and 13 driving licenses sewn into his briefs in March at Birmingham Airport. Flight attendant gets five years for smuggling passports in underwear In Birmingham, England this week, a senior steward with Pakistan International Airlines, Shaukat Ali Cheema, became the latest convicted underwear smuggler after agents found 26 passports, 37 passport biodata pages, and 13 driving licenses sewn into his briefs in March at Birmingham Airport.

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  4. Replay: Bordesley Green murder investigation launched after body found in shed - updates hereRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | IcSuttoncoldfield

    Police arrest 11 people after man's body found in a shed in Carlton Road in Bordesley Green at around 11.30pm on Friday - follow updates here West Midlands Police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in Bordesley Green. Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen the man's car - a white Toyota Yaris registration FM64 PHU - in and around Carlton Road in the last two days.

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  5. Scrabble traditionalists left confused by new wordsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | IcWalsall

    A night on the tiles has just become a lot more difficult for the region's scrabble aficionados after more than 6,500 words were given the green light. For the first time in four years, the game has been updated - and some fans feel it's a decidedly vowel deed.

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  6. 29 brilliant Birmingham Pride carnival parade photos - can you spot yourself?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | IcBurton

    Organisers estimated as many as 70,000 people turned out to watch the procession make its way through the city centre. The parade started at 12pm in Victoria Square before making its way down New Street, into High Street, Carrs Lane, Smallbrook Queensway and Hurst Street, before entering the main Pride festival site.

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  7. 36 fabulous photos of Birmingham Pride's carnival parade - can you spot yourself?Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | IcWolverhampton

    The annual Birmingham Pride carnival parade made its way through the city centre on Saturday in front of huge crowds. The procession kick-started a weekend of festivities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community centred around Hurst Street.

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  8. Should Portland taxpayers pitch in $1.9 million for track event? Charlie Hales says yesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    "There are times when it's appropriate for us to walk out onto the world's stage and take our place." Next March, athletes from more than 200 countries will descend on Portland for the World Indoor Track and Field Championships - the first time the event will be on U.S. soil in nearly 30 years.

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  9. Chelmsley Wood stab victim cheats death in knife attackRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | IcTamworth

    He spent several days in intensive care recovering from wounds inflicted after he clashed with the group earlier on April 25. Det Con Neil Wilson , from the violent crime team of Force CID in Chelmsley Wood, said: "This young man is very lucky to be alive. "We know there was a large group of young men, some on bikes, who surrounded the victim in the area of Crabtree Drive and Glovers Croft before attacking him and fleeing as he lay injured on the ground.

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  10. Retiring ex-West Brom midfielder has advice for Aston Villa boy wonderRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Business News

    Jack Grealish has had a breakthrough year in 2015. Since Tim Sherwood took over at the club from Paul Lambert he has made the winger a pivotal part of the team.

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  11. Two 15-year-old boys among 11 arrested on suspicion of murder after...Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

    Two 15-year-old boys are among 11 people arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man whose body was found in a shed. The 34-year-old dead man who has not been named was reported missing at lunchtime on May 21, reports the Birmingham Mail.

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  12. Live: Bordesley Green murder investigation launched after body found in shed - updates hereRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | IcWalsall

    Police arrest 11 people after man's body found in a shed in Carlton Road in Bordesley Green at around 11.30pm on Friday - follow updates here West Midlands Police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in Bordesley Green. Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen the man's car - a white Toyota Yaris registration FM64 PHU - in and around Carlton Road in the last two days.

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  13. Supporters gather over custody deathRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Newsday

    A rally is taking place in Birmingham calling for a public inquiry into the death of a man detained under the Mental Health Act. Kingsley Burrell, from Hockley, died on 31 March 2011, four days after he was detained after a disturbance at a shop.

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  14. Bungling thief caught after shoplifting A 100 of goods from Tesco...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    An idiotic shoplifter was caught after stealing more than A 100 of goods from Tesco while wearing a Manchester United shirt with his own name printed on the back. Paul Robert Benson, 24, was caught on CCTV while taking items worth a total of A 104.54 from a Tesco store in Belfast while wearing the shirt of his favourite club.

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  15. Maghoma Off To Birmingham City?Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Vital Football

    Reports within England's second city indicate that released Wednesday Winger Jacques Maghoma, is on Birmingham City`s radar. He of course worked under current Blues boss Gary Rowett at Burton Albion before moving to Hillsborough nearly two years ago.

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  16. Birmingham star part of Top Gear fun as presenters reunited at start of world tourRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | IcLichfield

    Birmingham's Louise Hazel got in on the act as the former hosts of Top Gear were reunited at the start of their live world tour. The athlete and TV star, who appeared in Channel 4's The Jump, beat Solihull's Richard Hammond in a race, even though she was on foot and he was in a car.

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  17. Call to women workers to record their stories for history projectRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Black Country Bugle

    Former glass worker Doris Haden with a photograph of her Webb Corbett colleagues and a piece made by her husband Patrick when he was an apprentice A NEW project is set to record the stories of women who worked in the world-famous Stourbridge glass industry. Stourbridge's Glass Quarter is renowned for its contribution to the glass industry, with its long associations with blown and cut glass.

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  18. Pride event takes place despite cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Newsday

    The two-day festival was the subject of cutbacks by Birmingham City Council in December, along with St Patrick's Day, Vaisakhi and the city's A 189m library. "In March, we decided to retain those aspects of the festival," he said.

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  19. Were Pleck horse killings connected to the Great Wyrley Outrages of 1903?Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Black Country Bugle

    Ian Payne in the entry which once led to the Pleck field where horses were mutilated over a hundred years ago IN THE late 1980s and early '90s, there were regular news bulletins on what seemed to be a disturbing new phenomenon horse ripping. Cases were reported with alarming frequency of horses being attacked in fields, their flesh slashed and mutilated in what were variously described as sadistic, sexual or even satanic rituals.

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  20. The Old Kitchen Kettle, the Post Horn Gallop and the Cough Drop ShopRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Black Country Bugle

    BACK in our January 29 edition, we featured a record sleeve from the pre-war days, when rather than advertising the artist and carrying artwork designed to complement the recording within, a sleeve would be nothing more than an advert for the retailer; in that instance one for a Stourbridge record shop. As always, we appealed for similar items from our readers, and we were more than impressed with the little collection which Cyril Burrows of Sedgley brought to us.

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