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Tim Sherwood refuses to have Aston Villa celebration

Aston Villa will not be celebrating their Premier League survival despite getting the "job done", according to manager Tim Sherwood.

Sherwood has no plans on celebrating survival. Credit: PA

Villa are not even holding an end-of-season awards dinner this year and will not throw their players a party to mark their escape from the drop, because Sherwood believes such a lowly finish is nothing to celebrate for a club of their size.

Sherwood insists only victory over Arsenal in next week's FA Cup final will merit a celebration.

It's 'job done', as far as I'm concerned.They brought me into the club to win Premier League survival and we did that. The team had won five games in 25 before I came in. We needed to match that to stay in the division and we've managed to do that.

I think it would have been in bad taste to celebrate like that and I don't think a club like Aston Villa should be celebrating escaping relegation, to be perfectly honest.

It's a big relief but if we're celebrating escaping relegation every year then we aren't doing something right.

– Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

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Snooker club has license revoked over sex claims

A snooker club in Birmingham being investigated over claims it was being used by men to groom girls as young as 14 for sex has had its licence revoked. The Big Break Snooker Hall in Digbeth was forced to close down earlier this month.

The Big Break Snooker Hall in Digbeth was forced to close earlier this month Credit: ITV News Central

Today the City Council licensing authority was shown police evidence suggesting drugs were being used and sold on the premises; that there were serious breaches in fire regulations, and evidence suggesting the rooms were being used by men for illegal sexual activity with underage girls.

The licence holder was not present at today's hearing, and has 21 days to appeal the decision.

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