Commonwealth Games will actively encourage athletes to use their voice on social issues

Commonwealth Games to actively encourage athletes to use their voice on social issues after previous Olympic podium protests ban Athletes will be allowed to protest on podiums at 2022 Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games Federation will encourage athletes to use their voices Dinas Asher-Smith criticised the ban on podium protests ahead of the Olympics By Riath Al-Samarrai … Read more

Freezing fog blankets the South East: Met Office warns of travel chaos

Forecasters today predicted the white stuff could hit the UK in two weeks’ time as a freezing Arctic blast is expected to bring snow flurries and temperatures of -5C. Heavy snow could blanket the capital before the end of the month, with most areas expecting a coating on January 30, according to forecaster WX Charts.  … Read more

Manchester United: Teden Mengi is set for a return to the Championship with Birmingham

Manchester United starlet Teden Mengi is set for a return to the Championship as the defender closes in on loan switch to Birmingham, a year on from impressing at Wayne Rooney’s Derby Man United starlet Teden Mengi is set for a loan move to Birmingham City  Mengi, 19, impressed when he went out on loan … Read more

Aston Villa’s 19-year-old starlet Cameron Archer is attracting attention from Jamaica

Aston Villa’s 19-year-old starlet Cameron Archer is attracting attention from Jamaica amid breakthrough season and could be latest UK-based talent selected by Caribbean nation Cameron Archer has starred for Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup this season He qualifies for Jamaica through his mother, who are keen to snap him up  A Championship loan has … Read more

Horseracing fan, 83, refused £2,400 winnings because he made a ‘little mistake’ on his betting slip

A punter who thought he had scooped £2,400 from a winning bet was offered just £360 after making a ‘little mistake’ on his betting slip. Mick Keane, 83, from Erdington, Birmingham, said he was overjoyed when four horses he thought he had backed all came in one after the other. However, his celebrations turned to … Read more

Police rescue dognapped French bulldog hours after he was snatched before reuniting him with owner 

Moment police rescue a dognapped French bulldog hours after he was snatched during a burglary – before reuniting him with his delighted owner Bodycam footage shows French bulldog Moxley being rescued by police The dog was discovered shaking in a garden in Kings Norton, Birmingham Footage shows an officer holding the puppy and challenging householder   … Read more

Birmingham hotel review: Inside High Field Town House in Edgbaston

The Inspector calls at a ‘town house’ hotel in Birmingham, but laments that it’s a ‘soulless experience’ in a building that ‘really should be a dental practice or accountant firm HQ’ The Inspector checks into High Field Town House in Edgbaston  He likes his ‘bright and cheerful’ bedroom and the ‘comfortable bed’  But when he … Read more

James Vince smashes half-century as Southern Brave beat Birmingham Phoenix by four wickets

James Vince smashes half-century before Chris Jordan sees Southern Brave home as they beat Birmingham Phoenix by four wickets at the Ageas Bowl despite Liam Livingstone’s unbeaten fifty for the visitors Liam Livingstone continued his fine form with an unbeaten 68 for the visitors Miles Hammond supported him as Birmingham Phoenix posted 151 for three  … Read more

Manchester United Women appoint former Birmingham manager Marc Skinner as boss

Manchester United Women appoint former Birmingham manager Marc Skinner as Casey Stoney’s successor on a two-year deal after he resigned from Orlando Pride role last week Marc Skinner has been named as the new head coach of Man United Women  The 38-year-old resigned from role in charge of US side Orlando Pride last week  His … Read more

Moment thug Nissan driver RAMS unmarked police car during high speed pursuit in Birmingham

Moment thug Nissan driver RAMS unmarked police car during high speed pursuit leaving two officers injured Footage shows 4×4 driver slamming into front of police car in Birmingham today Two officers jump from vehicle while driver escapes with hazard lights flashing  Clip viewed and shared thousands of times after being uploaded to social media  West … Read more