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Baggies
WATCH: West Brom fans on Arsenal defeat 

21 Apr 16

Albion fans spoke to Nathan Judah following the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium…


Baggies
Arsenal 2 West Brom 0 – Report and pictures 

21 Apr 16

Two Alexis Sanchez goals in the first half gave Arsenal a routine home victory over Albion tonight as the Baggies’ poor run of form continued.


News
PICTURED: Firefighters tackle Brownhills tyre blaze 

21 Apr 16

Firefighters remain at the scene of a tyre fire in Brownhills dampening down.


News
Man arrested after attempted rape at Birmingham city centre hotel 

21 Apr 16

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted rape at a Birmingham city centre hotel.


Wolves
Pictures of Wolves’ 2016-17 kit leaked 

21 Apr 16

Images of Wolves’ new kits for 2016/17 – including a bright green away kit – have been inadvertently leaked online.


Baggies
Arsenal v West Brom – LIVE 

21 Apr 16

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News
Kenichi Phillips murder: Teenager arrested after fatal shooting near Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena 

21 Apr 16

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal shooting of Kenichi Phillips.


Saddlers
On this day: West Brom beat Wolves to second 

21 Apr 16

If getting to the Premier League for the first time wasn’t enough for West Brom – it came at the expense of Black Country rivals Wolves on this day in 2002.


Wolves
Aston Villa cut the price of season tickets 

21 Apr 16

Aston Villa are cutting the price of season tickets as they prepare for life outside of the Premier League.


Wolves
Jed Wallace returns to Wolves action 

21 Apr 16

Midfielder Jed Wallace has handed Kenny Jackett a boost by being passed fit for Saturday’s visit of Rotherham.


News
TB outbreak at Birmingham school 

21 Apr 16

Around 1,000 pupils and staff members at a Birmingham school have been offered tuberculosis tests after a student tested positive for the most serious form of the disease.


News
Parents in tears as children miss out on Darlaston school place 

21 Apr 16

Dozens of parents were left angry – with some in tears – because their children were turned down for a place at a school in Darlaston.


News
WATCH: Severe derelict pub fire closes major Birmingham road 

21 Apr 16

A severe fire at a derelict pub has closed a busy Birmingham road.


News
PICTURED: Armed police swoop in Walsall town centre on Pelsall Co-op robbery suspect 

21 Apr 16

This is the dramatic moment armed police swooped on Walsall town centre to arrest a man wanted over a ‘handgun raid’ on Pelsall’s Co-op hours earlier.


Wolves
COMMENT: Should they stay or should they go? Wolves’ summer decisions analysed 

21 Apr 16

With Wolves’ season all but over attention is now turning to what is a huge summer ahead for Kenny Jackett.


News
Which way to Walsall A&E? Months later and sign still isn’t fixed 

21 Apr 16

So whereabouts is Walsall’s AE department…


News
M6 completely shut as man falls from bridge near Walsall 

21 Apr 16

The M6 was completely closed today after a man fell from a bridge near Walsall.


Wolves
Jeremy Helan is recalled from Wolves 

21 Apr 16

Wolves have lost on-loan Sheffield Wednesday winger Jeremy Helan to his parent club as they ease their sudden left-back shortage.


Baggies
Tony Pulis wants Saido Berahino to stay at West Brom 

21 Apr 16

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has confirmed he wants striker Saido Berahino to sign a new contract with the club.


Wolves
Strikers at the top of Wolves’ wish-list 

21 Apr 16

New strikers are Wolves boss Kenny Jackett’s ‘No 1’ priority this summer as he looks to revamp his goal-shy forward line.


Baggies
Darren Fletcher: West Brom are not safe 

21 Apr 16

Captain Darren Fletcher is refusing to count his chickens and has warned his West Brom team-mates that safety from relegation is not yet guaranteed.


News
‘Deliberate’ blaze guts six cars in Willenhall 

21 Apr 16

Fire crews from Bloxwich and Walsall battled for two hours to save a car repair business from a major blaze early today.


Saddlers
Liam Kinsella signs new Walsall contract 

21 Apr 16

Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella is ‘buzzing’ after signing a new two-year contract with the League One promotion chasers.


Baggies
Tony Pulis: West Brom want to end on a high 

21 Apr 16

Boss Tony Pulis insists West Brom are motivated to end the season on a high as they prepare to shake-up the Premier League title race.


Saddlers
Kieron Morris aims for a Walsall starting spot 

21 Apr 16

Winger Kieron Morris hopes he has staked a claim for a starting role in Walsall’s push for Championship after netting against Swindon.


News
M6 lorry crash causes rush hour delays 

21 Apr 16

A crash near Spaghetti Junction has caused long delays for drivers on the M6 in the morning rush hour.


Wolves
Tim Spiers’ 60-second Wolves update – Apr 21 

21 Apr 16

Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers discusses the latest coming out of the camp ahead of Saturday’s game at home to Rotherham United.


Baggies
Craig Birch’s 60-second Albion update – Apr 21 

21 Apr 16

Digital sports journalist Craig Birch discusses the latest coming out of the West Brom camp ahead of tonight’s Premier League game at Arsenal.


Wolves
Wolves’ David Edwards playing for Euro 2016 

21 Apr 16

Wolves midfielder David Edwards has revealed how he has been keeping his family waiting on their holiday plans as he fights for a place in Wales’ Euro 2016 squad.


Baggies
FA snap up West Brom academy coach 

21 Apr 16

West Brom Under-18 coach Aaron Danks has been recruited by the FA to work with England’s youth teams.


Saddlers
Joseph Masi’s 60-second Walsall update – Apr 21 

21 Apr 16

Walsall reporter Joseph Masi discusses the latest coming out of the Saddlers’ camp ahead of Saturday’s League One trip to Bradford City.


Baggies
Sports Desk Live – April 21 

21 Apr 16

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.


Sport
Report: Birmingham 55 Cradley Heathens 35 

21 Apr 16

Cradley Heathens slipped to their first defeat of the season at the hands of title favourites Birmingham in last night’s Perry Barr derby clash.


News
Travellers set up on Walsall car park used by funeral-goers 

21 Apr 16

Travellers have set up camp on a Willenhall car park used by funeral-goers, businesses, shoppers and truckers, sparking anger.


News
Apology after drivers hit by major delays in Perton 

20 Apr 16

Drivers faced rush-hour chaos around Perton as emergency roadworks triggered major delays.


News
‘Arrogant’ underage hit-and-run driver was ‘showing off’ when he mowed down and killed grandmother-of-10 

20 Apr 16

An ‘arrogant’ underage hit-and-run driver who was ‘showing off’ for his passengers when he mowed down and killed a grandmother-of-10 in Birmingham has been locked up.


Baggies
Saido Berahino over West Brom penalty woe 

20 Apr 16

West Brom boss Tony Pulis reckons striker Saido Berahino has been “as good as gold” following his two penalty misses against Watford.


Baggies
Tony Pulis: West Brom are up for Arsenal 

20 Apr 16

Boss Tony Pulis insists motivation isn’t a problem for his West Brom players as they fight to end the season on a high.


Wolves
Wolves loanee Jeremy Helan could be recalled 

20 Apr 16

Wolves could lose on-loan Sheffield Wednesday winger Jeremy Helan to his parent club as they look to help ease their sudden left-back shortage.


Wolves
Watch highlights of Leeds 2 Wolves 1 

20 Apr 16

Watch the match highlights from a second 2-1 defeat in two games for Wolves at Leeds United in the Championship last night.


Saddlers
Walsall 1 Swindon 1 – Fan pictures 

20 Apr 16

Check out our picture gallery of fans at the Banks’s Stadium where a goal from sub Kieron Morris saw Walsall battle their way to a 1-1 draw against Swindon.


Wolves
Matt Doherty: Wolves playing for next season 

20 Apr 16

Matt Doherty says the Wolves players are fighting for their first-team places – for next season.


News
Concern growing for missing Walsall woman 

20 Apr 16

Concern is growing for the welfare of a Walsall woman who has been missing since Friday.


News
Co-op on Pelsall High Street robbed ‘at gunpoint’ 

20 Apr 16

A robber reportedly armed with a gun fled with cash from a branch of Co-op today.


Wolves
Leeds 2 Wolves 1 – Fan pictures 

20 Apr 16

Check our our gallery of Wolves fans attending last night’s 2-1 defeat at Leeds United.


Baggies
James Chester: Boos don’t help West Brom 

20 Apr 16

Getting booed makes playing football more difficult but the West Brom players understand the fans’ frustration, according to defender James Chester.


Baggies
West Brom joint top of the disciplinary table 

20 Apr 16

No team in the Premier League is dirtier than West Brom, according to the Football Association’s current Fair Play table.


Saddlers
Former Walsall boss Ray Graydon on the mend 

20 Apr 16

Former Walsall boss Ray Graydon is recovering well after undergoing an operation to remove his tonsils.


Saddlers
Watch highlights of Walsall 1 Swindon 1 

20 Apr 16

Watch the match highlights as a goal from substitute Kieron Morris sees Walsall battle their way to a 1-1 draw against Swindon.


Baggies
Jonas Olsson a smash hit with West Brom 

20 Apr 16

The first time their paths crossed was when West Brom defender Jonas Olsson smashed a picture in the Stoke City tunnel when Tony Pulis was manager of the Potters.


Baggies
Video: Tony Pulis on Arsenal v West Brom 

20 Apr 16

Watch boss Tony Pulis at his pre-match press conference before West Brom are the visitors at Arsenal in the Premier League tomorrow night.


Baggies
Joseph Masi’s 60-second Albion update – Apr 20 

20 Apr 16

Sports reporter Joseph Masi discusses the latest coming out of the West Brom camp as Albion prepare for tomorrow’s Premier League trip to Arsenal.


Wolves
Craig Birch’s 60-second Wolves update – Apr 20 

20 Apr 16

Digital sports journalist Craig Birch discusses the latest coming out of the Wolves camp after last night’s Championship defeat at Leeds.


Saddlers
Joseph Masi’s 60-second Walsall update – Apr 20 

20 Apr 16

Walsall reporter Joseph Masi discusses the latest coming out of the Saddlers’ camp after last night’s 1-1 draw at home to Swindon Town.


Baggies
Sports Desk Live – April 20 

20 Apr 16

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.


Rugby
Stourbridge slip to fourth after home loss 

20 Apr 16

Stourbridge slipped to fourth in the National Two North table after a surprise 23-10 defeat at home to Sale.


Wolves
Leeds 2 Wolves 1 – five talking points 

20 Apr 16

Wolves went down 2-1 against Leeds at Elland Road as they suffered their second defeat in succession.


News
IN PICTURES: Birmingham and Black Country canal is awash with rubbish 

20 Apr 16

Supermarket trolleys, a bike and a traffic cone.


News
Walsall Council tax ‘black hole’ as crisis-hit families owe £655k 

20 Apr 16

Walsall Council is owed more than £655,000 in council tax arrears dating back to April last year.


Sport
Hednesford Town relegated from National League North 

19 Apr 16

Hednesford Town have been relegated from National League North.