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Rumours of sale agreed as Blues suspend trading

The company which owns Birmingham City has suspended stock trading this morning - sparking speculation that a deal to buy the club has been agreed.

Birmingham International Holidings told the stock exchange to halt trading shortly before 2am, ahead of what it said would be a "price sensitive" announcement.

Birmingham International Holidings told the stock exchange to halt trading shortly before 2am Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Reports suggest the move could mean that news of a potential takeover - including the identity of the bidder - could be released.

The company has been analysing five offers on the club for the past two weeks.

Football mad family turn home into shrine for Birmingham City

A football mad family have transformed their home into a shrine to Birmingham City Football Club.

Blue and white wheelbarrows emblazoned with the club’s name fill the front garden of the Thomas family’s Small Heath home – with a sign taken from St Andrew’s taking pride of place at the top of the house.

The Thomas family have turned their home into a shrine Credit: BPM

Even the hanging baskets are made from astro turf.

Inside, the Blues theme continues.

"We try not to talk to our two sisters, Tracey and Andrea, because they both support Villa,” Gareth Thomas says.

“The Blues are a life-long love for all of us, so we can’t understand it.

“I remember going to my first match when I was nine. My mates picked me up and threw me over the fence and I fell into the men’s outside toilets.

“Unfortunately the police dogs were there before they could get over.”

All the family support Birmingham City - except sisters Tracey and Andrea Credit: BPM
Even the hanging baskets have astro-turf in them Credit: BPM

The family started transforming their semi-detached home five years ago.

Their most prized possession – the sign from St Andrew’s – cost just £2 from a car boot sale.

The boys also have hundreds of programmes between them dating back to 1968.

The family are life-long Birmingham City supporters Credit: BPM

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Celebs describe their part in Harry Moseley match

Pop stars, soap stars, film stars & football stars played a special charity match in memory of Harry Moseley today.

The schoolboy from Birmingham died in 2011 from a brain tumour. He spent the last two years of his life making bracelets raising thousands for cancer research.

Today the charity in his name held an annual football match at the home of Birmingham City St Andrews. Harry's mum who runs Help Harry Help Others, says it's touching so many stars are on board.

Celebrities come to Birmingham for Footy4Harry

Birmingham City Football Club are hosting a celebrity football match this afternoon to raise money for their official charity partner Help Harry Help Others.

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