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A woman suffered a broken arm and facial injuries when she was dragged along during a “horrifying” carjacking.The victim, in her 40s, was pulled from her car by a man at a driveway on Stoney Lane, Bloxwich, Walsall, just after 14:00 BST on Saturday.As the attacker reversed, the woman grabbed hold of the driver’s door and was dragged for a short distance.West Midlands Police said it was a “horrifying incident” that left the car owner with “nasty injuries”.”She is understandably shocked and upset by what happened in broad daylight,” said Sgt Craig Lewis, of West Midlands Police.Officers are searching for the stolen vehicle, which has taping on the driver-side wing mirror and a hole on the passenger-side rear door.They are appealing for any witness to contact them.Latest news from the West MidlandsFollow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.

Former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson has said he stood down as an MP because of “brutality and hostility” within his party.The former West Bromwich East MP, who stood down last month, told the Guardian criticism from factions and on social media became a “heavy load”.Mr Watson also claimed party officials concealed a death threat towards him.The 52-year-old, who has lost eight stone in weight, is retraining as a gym instructor.Speaking to the Guardian’s Weekend magazine in the wake of Labour’s election defeat on 12 December, Mr Watson said of his decision to stand down: “The point is that the brutality and hostility is real and it’s day to day.”So I just thought: now’s the time to take a leap, do something different. You’ve had a good innings. You’ve done good stuff. Go now.”
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The Guardian said Mr Watson had praised outgoing leader Jeremy Corbyn personally but had criticised his leadership. He also admitted voting for rival Owen Smith during the party’s 2016 leadership election, which followed dozens of resignations from the shadow cabinet and a motion of no confidence in Mr Corbyn that was passed by 172 to 40 Labour MPs.”I thought, as soon as the leader loses the confidence of the parliamentary party it’s almost impossible to see how you can form a government.”I thought Jeremy should have resigned, and he nearly did.”The party is now preparing for a fresh leadership race in the wake of the recent election result.The Conservatives won an 80 seat majority after Labour’s “red wall” across the Midlands and the north of England crumbled.Those seats included Mr Watson’s former constituency, West Bromwich East, which was gained by the Tories for the first time with a majority of 1,593.In his first sit-down interview since the result, Mr Watson also asked questions of Labour’s campaign strategy.”There were announcements everywhere, but none of them got through because there were so many,” he said.”You knew what Boris Johnson’s was: get Brexit done. What was the Labour strapline?”Former Labour MP Andy Burnham, who is now Greater Manchester Mayor, said he recognised Mr Watson’s description of the party, adding: “cannot carry on as we are”.”The tone of public discourse, generally but also internally, has become poisonous at times and I think Tom was very much bearing the brunt of that,” he told Radio 4’s Today programme.And Mr Burnham – who finished runner-up to Mr Corbyn in the 2015 Labour leadership contest – called on candidates bidding to replace Mr Corbyn as party leader to help make Labour “a broad church where we respect each other… as soon as possible.”

A nurse who left school at nine to care for her dying grandmother and went on to get three degrees has been appointed an MBE. Paulette Bolton, from Sutton Coldfield, emigrated to Britain from Jamaica aged 15 and taught herself to read and write using English dictionaries.She has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to patient care.The 68-year-old said she was “very surprised”.Ms Bolton said she had been raised from a baby by her mother and grandmother, Matilda Scarlett, who she described as “my whole world”. She cared for her grandmother after she suffered a stroke and, following her death, came to to the UK to live with her father.She said: “I had not had much schooling. It was very hard really.”There was racism, children weren’t used to a black person in the classroom, and at home as well it was difficult.”But sometimes these things make you stronger in what you want to do.” She began training as a cadet nurse at 17 and has since earned degrees from the universities of Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Sheffield.Ms Bolton also trained as a midwife, health visitor and mental health nurse while raising her two children as a single parent. She later became the first Afro-Caribbean nurse to be appointed as a nurse representative on the board of the Ladywood Primary Care Group.She also became one of the first qualified nurse practitioners, and nurse prescribers, in Birmingham and has campaigned for improved treatment for people with drug addictions, homeless people and those with mental health issues.Grandmother-of-two Ms Bolton still works full time at Enki Medical Practice, which she helped grow from 200 patients to more than 5,000, and said she still loved her work.”Our patients are brilliant and I think, when I do these things, my grandma inspired me.”Ms Bolton was nominated by her daughter Tonya.She said: “Her extraordinary strength of character to survive against enormous odds and her outstanding contributions to drastically advancing patient care within the Birmingham health service deserves to be recognised and celebrated.”Other honours recipients from Birmingham and the Black Country include:
Mindu Hornick PhD, 90, from Birmingham, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp is appointed an MBE for services to Holocaust education and commemoration

Melrose Stewart, 65, a lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham, becomes an MBE for services to physiotherapy

Yvonne Millard, 51, deputy chief nurse in paediatrics at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, is made an MBE for services to paediatric nursing

Susan Southern, assistant chief constable of West Midlands Police, receives the Queen’s Police Medal
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Wolves fought back from two goals down to beat 10-man Manchester City in a memorable and controversial Premier League encounter at Molineux.City looked as though they would make light of the 12th-minute red card shown to goalkeeper Ederson for a foul on Diogo Jota when Raheem Sterling scored twice.The first came after two dramatic interventions by the video assistant referee, one to award City a penalty, then rule a retake, both of which Rui Patricio saved before Sterling tapped the rebound from the second kick into an empty net.

But Wolves, roared on by a passionate crowd, levelled through Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez before Matt Doherty won it with a shot from the edge of the area in the final minute.The result leaves City in third place. 14 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, who have a game in hand.There were jubilant scenes among the home fans at the final whistle – but the match was overshadowed by an incident which saw objects thrown from the stands as City celebrated their opener.It seems certain that will lead to further action, as a public announcement needed to be made warning supporters that charges would be brought against anyone caught on CCTV committing an offence.Follow live reaction from Wolves v Manchester CityFans warned after object thrown during matchA famous Wolves comebackWhen Sterling scored the opener, Manchester City manager Guardiola did not look entirely satisfied that the winger had taken both spot-kicks.There was no complaint about the England international’s second goal of the night, though, as he raced clear on to Bernardo Silva’s superb through ball and then chipped brilliantly past an advancing Rui Patricio.It was the first time Sterling had scored two in a league game since the opening day of the season – and City seemed certain to become only the sixth team in Premier League history to win after having a man sent off in the opening 12 minutes.Instead, it provided the backdrop to a Wolves comeback that will live long in the memory.Guardiola had brought on Eric Garcia and changed to a three-man defence at the break. It was supposed to repel the twin threat posed by Jimenez’s power and Traore’s pace. But that defence was breached five minutes after Sterling’s second when Traore drove a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.It was the Spaniard’s third goal of the season against City – only Eden Hazard and Jamie Vardy had previously scored that many against a Guardiola team in a Premier League season.More was to come. A dreadful loss of possession inside his own area by Benjamin Mendy allowed Traore to cross low for Jimenez, who converted from close range.Roared on by a partisan crowd and with tensions on the touchline heightening, Wolves won it – with Doherty providing the climax by drilling home from the edge of the area. He raced away to be greeted by ecstatic team-mates as Nuno Espirito Santo and his coaching staff leapt for joy on the touchline.Amazingly, both sides must play again within 48 hours of the final whistle at Molineux – a result of the congested festive fixture programme that has brought complainst from both Nuno and Guardiola.More to follow.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWolves11Rui Patrício32Dendoncker16Coady27Saïss2Doherty8Neves28João Moutinho19Castro OttoSubstituted forVinagreat 73’minutes37Traoré9JiménezSubstituted forBennettat 90+4’minutes18JotaSubstituted forNetoat 79’minutesSubstitutes4Vallejo5Bennett7Neto10Cutrone21Ruddy29Vinagre49KilmanMan City31EdersonBooked at 12mins2Walker30OtamendiBooked at 60mins25Fernandinho22Mendy16Rodri20Bernardo Silva26MahrezSubstituted forGarcíaat 45’minutes17De BruyneSubstituted forGündoganat 67’minutes7Sterling10AgüeroSubstituted forBravoat 14’minutesSubstitutes1Bravo8Gündogan11Zinchenko12Angelino27Cancelo47Foden50GarcíaReferee:Martin AtkinsonAttendance:31,737Match StatsHome TeamWolvesAway TeamMan CityPossessionHome62%Away38%ShotsHome20Away7Shots on TargetHome8Away3CornersHome3Away1FoulsHome7Away13Live TextPosted at Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Manchester City 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Manchester City 2.SubstitutionPosted at 90’+4′ Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ryan Bennett replaces Raúl Jiménez.Posted at 90’+3′ Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 90’+2′ Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+1′ Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Leander Dendoncker.Posted at 90’+1′ Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker with a cross.Goal!Posted at 89′ Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Manchester City 2. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.Posted at 88′ Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho.Posted at 88′ Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88′ Foul by Bernardo Silva (Manchester City).Posted at 84′ Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 84′ Foul by Kyle Walker (Manchester City).Posted at 83′ Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 83′ Fernandinho (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Goal!Posted at 82′ Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Manchester City 2. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adama Traoré.Posted at 80′ Foul by Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 80′ Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80′ Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nicolás Otamendi.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Pedro Neto replaces Diogo Jota.Posted at 76′ Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 76′ Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).Posted at 75′ Attempt blocked. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rúben Neves.Posted at 75′ Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Kyle Walker.Posted at 73′ Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a set piece situation.SubstitutionPosted at 73′ Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rúben Vinagre replaces Jonny.Posted at 72′ Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 72′ Foul by Kyle Walker (Manchester City).Posted at 70′ Foul by Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 70′ Kyle Walker (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 69′ Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rúben Neves.Posted at 67′ Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by João Moutinho.SubstitutionPosted at 67′ Substitution, Manchester City. Ilkay Gündogan replaces Kevin De Bruyne.Posted at 66′ Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy.Posted at 63′ Attempt saved. Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Moutinho.Posted at 62′ Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.BookingPosted at 60′ Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 60′ Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 60′ Foul by Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City).Show more updatesgoal

Wolverhampton Wanderers told fans they faced prosecution after objects were thrown at Manchester City players during the teams’ Premier League match.After City celebrated Raheem Sterling’s opening goal, an announcement told supporters “numerous instances of objects being thrown” had been seen.One item looked like a metal hip flask.

BBC Radio 5 Live’s football correspondent John Murray, at Molineux for Friday’s game, said it “could have caused serious damage”.Referee Martin Atkinson gave the object – thrown from the Wolves end behind keeper Rui Patricio’s goal – to fourth official Andre Marriner, who informed security.The incident happened after City had taken a 1-0 lead in an action-packed first half.Manchester City keeper Ederson was sent off and Sterling then had a penalty saved twice – a retake having been ordered after the video assistant referee punished encroachment from Wolves captain Conor Coady – but the City forward scored from the rebound on the second spot-kick.

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a man who was run over in an alleged road rage attack, police have said.The 27-year-old victim was injured near Tesco petrol station on Little Albert Street, Walsall, at about 17:30 GMT on 19 December.He remains in hospital with serious injuries.Darnell Sturk, 22, of Pommell Close, Walsall, is due to appear at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on 21 January.West Midlands Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward.Latest news from the West MidlandsFollow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.

Conor Hourihane came off the bench to score the only goal against fellow strugglers Norwich and halt Aston Villa’s four-match losing streak.Both sides were promoted back to the Premier League last season and came into Christmas in the relegation zone after going five games without a win.It was visitors Norwich who were the most positive during the first hour at Villa Park, with Sam Byram’s first-half header bouncing against the top of the crossbar.

But within eight minutes of coming on, Irish midfielder Hourihane swept the ball in from Jack Grealish’s lay-off to score with just Villa’s second shot on target.Tom Heaton then produced a fine reflex save to deny Norwich substitute Onel Hernandez as Villa held on for a crucial victory.Although they remain third-bottom, Villa are back within a point of safety while Norwich have slipped below Watford to the bottom of the table.More to follow.Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich – As it happenedFollow all of the day’s Premier League action liveLine-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsAston Villa1Heaton27El Mohamady15Konsa30Hause18Targett11NakambaSubstituted forHourihaneat 56’minutes6Douglas LuizBooked at 89mins21El GhaziSubstituted forLansburyat 90+2’minutes10Grealish17TrézéguetSubstituted forJotaat 84’minutes9WesleyBooked at 88minsSubstitutes8Lansbury14Hourihane22Engels23Jota24Guilbert25Nyland26KodjiaNorwich1Krul2Aarons6Zimmermann5Hanley3Byram27TetteyBooked at 35minsSubstituted forStiepermannat 75’minutes19TrybullBooked at 74minsSubstituted forVrancicat 75’minutes17BuendíaSubstituted forHernándezat 76’minutes23McLean14Cantwell22PukkiBooked at 42minsSubstitutes8Vrancic11Hernández12Lewis18Stiepermann21Fährmann24Amadou32SrbenyReferee:Chris KavanaghAttendance:41,289Match StatsHome TeamAston VillaAway TeamNorwichPossessionHome43%Away57%ShotsHome11Away16Shots on TargetHome2Away6CornersHome5Away8FoulsHome15Away12Live TextPosted at Match ends, Aston Villa 1, Norwich City 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Aston Villa 1, Norwich City 0.Posted at 90’+5′ Grant Hanley (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Onel Hernández (Norwich City).Posted at 90’+4′ Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 90’+2′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Henri Lansbury replaces Anwar El Ghazi.BookingPosted at 89′ Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 89′ Attempt blocked. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Aarons with a cross.Posted at 89′ Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Kortney Hause.BookingPosted at 88′ Wesley (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 87′ Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 87′ Foul by Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa).Posted at 86′ Attempt saved. Onel Hernández (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Byram with a headed pass.SubstitutionPosted at 84′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Jota replaces Trézéguet.Posted at 84′ Attempt missed. Kenny McLean (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.Posted at 84′ Attempt blocked. Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 83′ Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Trézéguet.Posted at 81′ Attempt blocked. Trézéguet (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.Posted at 80′ Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 80′ Foul by Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa).Posted at 80′ Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Douglas Luiz.Posted at 79′ Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Trézéguet with a cross.Posted at 78′ Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Norwich City) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kenny McLean with a cross following a corner.Posted at 77′ Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Anwar El Ghazi.SubstitutionPosted at 76′ Substitution, Norwich City. Onel Hernández replaces Emiliano Buendía.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann replaces Alexander Tettey.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic replaces Tom Trybull.Posted at 75′ Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (Aston Villa) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Grealish with a cross following a corner.Posted at 74′ Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.BookingPosted at 74′ Tom Trybull (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 73′ Foul by Tom Trybull (Norwich City).Posted at 73′ Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 72′ Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 72′ Foul by Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa).Posted at 70′ Attempt missed. Kenny McLean (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Emiliano Buendía.Posted at 67′ Kenny McLean (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 67′ Foul by Kortney Hause (Aston Villa).Goal!Posted at 64′ Goal! Aston Villa 1, Norwich City 0. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Grealish.Posted at 61′ Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Grant Hanley.Show more updatesgoal

Birmingham City ended a run of three straight Championship defeats as they came from behind to draw at Blackburn Rovers in a game of two penalties.After a goalless first half, Adam Armstrong fired Rovers ahead from the spot after Wes Harding brought down Sam Gallagher.But Kerim Mrabti earned Blues a point eight minutes later with his first goal of the season when he sent Christian Walton the wrong way after Jacques Maghoma was fouled in the area by Amari’i Bell.

Derrick Williams then saw his injury-time header hit the bar for Blackburn, who were held at home for the second time in four days.Relive Boxing Day’s EFL actionThe draw extended Rovers’ unbeaten run to eight games, leaving them two points outside a play-off spot, while although Birmingham ended their losing streak, they have now only won one of their past 10 matches.More to follow.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBlackburn1Walton2NyambeBooked at 70minsSubstituted forTravisat 72’minutes26Lenihan3Williams17Bell39BuckleySubstituted forGrahamat 81’minutes4JohnsonBooked at 60mins31BennettBooked at 82mins22HoltbySubstituted forRothwellat 81’minutes7Armstrong9GallagherSubstitutes8Rothwell10Graham12Samuel13Leutwiler19Downing20Brereton27TravisBirmingham27Trueman5Colin12Dean2Harding3PedersenBooked at 85mins26Davis20GardnerBooked at 76mins11BelaSubstituted forBellinghamat 77’minutes18MrabtiBooked at 23minsSubstituted forGiménezat 83’minutes19MaghomaSubstituted forSunjicat 88’minutes10JutkiewiczSubstitutes1Camp7Crowley15Montero16McEachran22Bellingham24Giménez34SunjicReferee:Robert JonesAttendance:15,887Match StatsHome TeamBlackburnAway TeamBirminghamPossessionHome58%Away42%ShotsHome11Away13Shots on TargetHome3Away3CornersHome3Away2FoulsHome16Away23Live TextPosted at Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Birmingham City 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+7′ Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Birmingham City 1.Posted at 90’+6′ Attempt missed. Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).Posted at 90’+5′ Álvaro Giménez (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+4′ Joe Rothwell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).Posted at 90’+3′ Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Joe Rothwell with a cross following a corner.Posted at 90’+2′ Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Kristian Pedersen.Posted at 90’+2′ Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jude Bellingham.Posted at 88′ Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Amari’i Bell following a set piece situation.SubstitutionPosted at 88′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Ivan Sunjic replaces Jacques Maghoma.Posted at 87′ Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 87′ Foul by Álvaro Giménez (Birmingham City).Posted at 86′ Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 86′ Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).BookingPosted at 85′ Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 85′ Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 85′ Foul by Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City).SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Álvaro Giménez replaces Kerim Mrabti.BookingPosted at 82′ Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 82′ Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).Posted at 82′ Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 81′ Foul by Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers).Posted at 81′ Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 81′ Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Rothwell replaces Lewis Holtby.SubstitutionPosted at 81′ Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham replaces John Buckley.Posted at 79′ Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Adam Armstrong is caught offside.SubstitutionPosted at 77′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Jude Bellingham replaces Jérémie Bela.BookingPosted at 76′ Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 75′ Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 75′ Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).Posted at 74′ Attempt missed. Lewis Holtby (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.Posted at 73′ Lewis Holtby (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 73′ Foul by Gary Gardner (Birmingham City).SubstitutionPosted at 72′ Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lewis Travis replaces Ryan Nyambe.BookingPosted at 70′ Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 68′ John Buckley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 68′ Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).Posted at 67′ Attempt missed. Jérémie Bela (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.Show more updatesgoal

A bride-to-be whose engagement ring was suspected to have been stolen at an airport has been reunited with it. Lydia and Ryan, whose surnames were not released, missed a holiday to celebrate their engagement after the ring was taken earlier this month, police said. Lydia had put the ring in a tray as she went through Birmingham Airport security and realised it was missing just before boarding the flight. Police reviewed CCTV and found the ring was picked up by another passenger. “A 51-year-old woman was voluntary interviewed about the theft and released as inquiries continue,” a spokesperson for West Midlands Police said. The force said the engaged couple had run back to security after realising the ring was missing but it was not found and they ended up missing their holiday with friends. “With no ring and having missed their flight, the devastated couple returned to their home in Barnsley,” the force said. However, after examining CCTV, officers tracked down the ring. PC Chris Brown, from airport police, said: “The team were so happy that we could reunite Lydia with her engagement ring, especially before Christmas. “From all of us at Birmingham Airport Police, we wish Lydia and Ryan all the best for the future.” Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.

A street cat turned global feline celebrity has received “hundreds of offers” of permanent homes.Critically ill Maximus made headlines worldwide after he was picked up by the Stray Cat Rescue Team West Midlands (SCRT) in Great Barr, Sandwell.The voluntary group has now had £10,000 donated for his care and thousands of gifts of treats and toys.Maximus is “like a different cat,” said SCRT founder Lucy Strickland, who has been looking after him.She said Maximus, who was taken in by SCRT on 28 November, was incredible and has nicknamed him Mr Nosey, because of his inquisitive nature.Maximus was rushed to specialist small animal hospital, Langford Vets in Bristol, last week, with carers fearing the worst.”I was in tears, the vet was in tears. We thought that was his last day,” said Ms Strickland, from Wolverhampton, who founded SCRT earlier this year.But Mr Nosey defied expectations, with scans picking up nothing more serious than a treatable low grade lymphoma or IBS.Latest news from the West MidlandsStill on a cocktail of antibiotics and steroids and spending entire days at the White Cross vets in Wolverhampton, Maximus is nonetheless responding to treatment.”As a rescue we’re completely shocked by how he’s turned around,” said Ms Strickland.”He was so poorly and he’s always been very grateful. He now looks for humans, looks for interaction with them. It’s amazing to see how his trust changed.””Thousands” has been spent on the moggy’s care but any remaining donations will be spent on other animals the SCRT is fostering, says its founder.And although Maximus will not be stable enough to be moved for another “month or two”, a permanent home may have been identified for him with a previous adopter.Ms Strickland admits the global attention has been “insane.””If it’s done anything it’s raised awareness for other strays,” she said.Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.


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