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Dare to dream? PM excited by Aston Villa's semi-final

On a visit to Solihull to make an announcement on jobs as part of the Conservatives' election campaign, the Prime Minister David Cameron said he was looking forward to Aston Villa's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley tomorrow.

Villa beat local rivals West Bromwich Albion to reach Wembley, and recorded an important win at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend to give their Premier League survival hopes a boost.


Police renew appeal 2 years after Walsall murder

On the second anniversary of the death of a Walsall takeaway driver detectives are renewing an appeal for information to find the people responsible.

Yasar Abbas sustained heavy injuries and died in hospital four days after the attack Credit: West Midlands Police

Yasar Abbas was delivering Chinese takeaway food to an address in Maddison Avenue, Alumwell when he was attacked in April 2013.

Detectives believe the takeaway order was bogus and that Mr Abbas was ambushed as he got out of his car. Witnesses saw 3 people approach the car and attack the 28-year-old, who died four days later.

"People out there know who is responsible for the death of this young man and for the sake of his family who are still very much grieving for his loss, I am appealing to those persons to come forward and help us"

– Detective Inspector Gary Plant, West Midlands Police


CCTV released after man has nose broken when punched

CCTV has been released of a man police would like to speak to after another man was punched in a pub, breaking his nose.

Police are trying to trace this man Credit: West Midlands Police

The victim was at the bar in the Lord Clifden in Great Hampton Street, Hockley in February, when the man accused him of turning his back on him and punched him, causing the fracture and severe bleeding.

Police are trying to trace the man who is described as mixed race, 5’ 9" tall with a muscular build, a shaven head and stubble. He was wearing a leather jacket and a red top.

CGI images released of first ever residential square in Digbeth

City property investors Seven Capital today have unveiled the name and CGI images of what will be the first ever residential square in Birmingham’s creative quarter.

The city’s historic Harrison Drape building on Bradford Street in Digbeth is being renamed Fabrick Square Credit: Seven Capital

The city’s historic Harrison Drape building on Bradford Street in Digbeth is being renamed Fabrick Square as Seven prepare to launch 313 newly created apartments.

The development will consist of four individual buildings: The Cotton Lofts, Cotton House, The Drapery and Drapery House.

The two-acre Fabrick Square development will comprise 73 studios, 152 one-bedroom and 88 two-bedroom flats as well as a 2,420 sq ft retail unit, parking and landscaping.

The development will consist of four individual buildings Credit: Seven Capital
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