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Villa's last FA Cup final winning goalscorer gives his take on this year's match

Aston Villa are in the FA Cup final tomorrow having not won the cup for 58 years. But there was a time when Aston Villa were the most decorated club in the competition.

The last time they won it they were the first side to have lifted the trophy 7 times. That 2-0 win nearly 6 decades ago had both goals coming from Peter MacParland.

Steve Clamp went to meet the man who will always be a part of Aston Villa folklore.


Man charged with murder after body found in shed

A man has been charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in a shed in Birmingham last week.

Zafran Nawaz Credit: West Midlands Police

The body of Zafran Nawaz, from Yardley, was discovered at a property on Carlton Road in Bordesley Green on 22 May, by officers conducting a missing person's inquiry. He had been missing for one day and died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Akbar Khan, who's 20 and from Carlton Road, Bordesley Green, was arrested yesterday afternoon. He is due to appear before magistrates tomorrow.

Men aged 28, 23 and 24, women aged 19, 25 and 50 and a 15-year-old boy remain on police bail in connection with the on-going investigation.


Family of 'Granddad Villa' hope 25,000 fans will applaud him during the FA Cup final

For one family of Villa fans the most important moment of the FA Cup final will come 18 minutes into the second half.

Graham Hassall, known to his family as 'Granddad Villa', was a season ticket holder for more than 40 years. The only trophy he hadn't seen them lift in person was the FA Cup.

He was diagnosed with cancer in February last year, and although he managed to make it to Wembley for the semi final, he has since died.

Andy Bevan explains why the 63rd minute of tomorrow's match could turn out to be so memorable.

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Police on scene as woman threatens to harm herself on New Street

West Midlands Police say they are attending a scene in Birmingham where a woman is threatening to harm herself.

The force tweeted to say it was happening on New Street and they are asking people to keep away to allow officers to deal with the situation.

Parents' warning to others after bullying caused son to take his own life

The parents of a teenager who took his own life, after years of bullying, are warning parents to watch for signs their child has been pushed too far.

Matthew Jones was 17 when he died Credit: ITV News Central

Lin and Roger Jones' son Matthew was 17. A gang bullied him for years, despite several changes of school to try to escape.

His parents say that by speaking out they hope to prevent the same happening to another child.

For help, support and advice you can head to: Combat Bullying Childline Bullying UK

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