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West Brom sign forward Nacer Chadli from Spurs

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of Belgium international Nacer Chadli for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old forward, capped 32 times by his country, has signed a four-year contract transferring from Tottenham Hotspur.

Chadli becomes The Baggies second permanent signing of the summer transfer window.

Head Coach Tony Pulis says: “He’s a top, top player and I’m delighted we’ve got him.“I said last week that these signings all had to be about players who would improve our squad – and Nacer does precisely that.”

Is Birmingham the funniest city in the UK?

Birmingham, the birthplace of Tony Hancock, Jasper Carrott and Frank Skinner has been named the funniest city in the UK.

Only last week, a gag about heart donation has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

But do Brummies think they deserve the title? We sent our camera out to see....


Watch: Olympian Joe Clarke carried in his kayak

As bank holiday welcomes go this is probably the best reception you can get arriving home!

Olympian Joe Clarke has been cheered along the main high street and into Stone's Westbridge Park in his kayak.

Thousands of fans have turned out to celebrate with their gold medallist.

Joe Clarke paraded through the crowds in kayak

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Olympic gold medallist and Stone's very own Joe Clarke has been carried through a crowd of fans in his canoe as part of his homecoming parade.

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Thousands have gathered in Stone in Staffordshire to officially welcome home the town's Olympic champion.

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Speaking to ITV News Central last week Joe said it would be the first time he's sat in a kayak since he won his medal in Brazil.

Police appeal for help to find vulnerable missing man

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a vulnerable man who has been missing from his home in Great Barr since Tuesday 23rd August.

Steven's family are worried for his safety. Credit: West Midlands Police

Steven Denis O’Gara, 38, has not been seen since leaving his home in Tower Hill at around 6.30pm.

He's not been in contact with family and they are worried for his safety.

Steven is described as white, of slim build, with short dark brown hair and stubble. He was last seen wearing a light blue thin collared shirt with dragons on the front, grey jogging bottoms, black trainers and a black waterproof jacket.

Police believe he could be in Birmingham or may have travelled to Western Super Mare.

Steven has learning difficulties and we are becoming extremely concerned about his whereabouts. We urgently need to trace him to make sure that he is safe.

We need help from the public to find him, I urge anyone who may have seen Steven to call me or a member of team, as soon as they can on 101, or call the Missing People charity on 116 000.

– Inspector Ifti Ahmed

Gold medallist Joe Clarke sets off on homecoming parade

Thousands have lined the streets in Stone in Staffordshire to welcome Olympic medallist Joe Clarke back home.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

The 23-year-old of Stafford and Stone Canoe Club, triumphed in the men’s K1 canoe slalom during the games.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

As a celebration of his achievements the Olympic champion has been making his way through the high street whilst the crowds cheer on.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

He's on his way to Stone's Westbridge Park where the celebrations will continue and he will be lifted a loft in a canoe by members of his club.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert
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