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Fire at kebab shop now out say fire service

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Fire at The Food Republic on Broad St, #Birmingham now out. Fire crews still at scene. 200+ hotel guests in same building were evacuated.

West Midlands Fire Service has tweeted the fire at a kebab shop which caused an entire hotel to be evacuated this morning is now out.

Guests were moved from the Hilton Hampton hotel on Broad Street at around half past six this morning.

In pictures: major fire response after alert underneath multi-storey hotel in Birmingham

Pictures from scene of city centre hotel evacuation

Fire crews were called to a fire in a kebab shop next tot he Hilton Hampton hotel in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

A multi-storey city centre hotel was evacuated this morning after a fire in a neighbouring kebab shop.

Guests at the Hilton Hampton Hotel on Broad Street have now been re-housed in other hotels in the city.

The hotel was evacuated as a precautionary measure Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

The fire broke out a kebab shop underneath the hotel. It's not yet known how the fire started.

Fire officers at the scene on Broad Street this morning Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin
The Hilton Hampton hotel on Broad Street Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

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Aston Villa sale 'productive' and 'ongoing'

Lerner confirmed in May that he was trying to sell the club Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has said the sale of the football club is 'productive' and 'ongoing'.

The American businessman has been speaking for the first time since confirming in May that the club was on the market.

Lerner has said he has turned his full attention back to the day-to-day running of Villa and is committed to supporting manager Paul Lambert:

"While the sale process has been productive and remains ongoing, my priority at this point in the summer, heading into the upcoming season, is that the Villa organisation's sole focus be football - undistracted by any sales process."

Four more bailed over Birmingham murder

The men released on bail are not allowed to go into the city of Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

Four more people have been bailed after a young father was murdered in Birmingham.

Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after a fight broke out in front of crowds in Grantham Road on Wednesday night.

The men aged 30, 31, 32 and 34 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.

As part of their bail conditions, the men are not allowed to enter the city of Birmingham.

Two other men arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday are due to be questioned once they have been declared medically fit.

Four other men in their 20s have also been bailed.

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Eight men bailed over Sparkbrook murder

Eight men have been bailed while inquiries continue into a violent brawl in Birmingham which ended with the murder of a young father.

Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after a fight broke out in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, on Wednesday night.

The violent disorder in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, happened on Wednesday night
The violent disorder in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, happened on Wednesday night Credit: ITV News Central

Four of the men had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder. They were released under strict conditions, including a ban on entering the city.

Another four men, aged between 24 and 27, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of violent disorder and also bailed overnight.

Two other men, aged 22 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of murder but have not yet been questioned as they are receiving medical treatment. They will be quizzed by officers once they have been declared fit.

Sparkbrook murder: six more men arrested

Six more men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of a man who was stabbed in front of hundreds of people in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, on Wednesday evening.

The man who died has been formally named as Ikram Ullah Khan, 28.

Grantham Road and Farm Road remain cordoned off whilst thorough forensic examinations of the scene continue.

Two other men are still in hospital. A 22 year-old is being treated for a gunshot wound while a 25 year-old men remains in a critical condition after being slashed.

Four men, aged 30, 31, 32 and 34, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Two other men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The men, aged 22 and 25, are currently receiving medical attention but will be questioned when declared medically fit.

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