West Brom fans wouldn't have dared ask Santa for something as outrageous as a Champions League place this year. But as things stand they are one of four clubs tied for the all-important fourth spot in the Premier League table.
Their recent goal drought has been addressed with a two-one win over Norwich, and with Boxing Day's opponents QPR struggling for consistency this is an excellent chance for the Baggies to establish themselves in the top five.
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Birmingham children's services is under the spotlight again after the death of the toddler at the hands of her legal guardian.
The toddler died after suffering eight months of abuse at the hands of her legal guardian Kandyce Downer.
After a cool start, Thursday will be another dry and warm day with some good spells of sunshine.