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Expert's lawn tip could annoy your neighbours but give your garden 'plenty'

Gardening expert Joshua Houston has shared some tips to enhance the look of your lawn - and some are easier than you might think

The Amazon £32 strimmer shoppers say is a 'hench little unit' even on long grass

People say the Bosch grass trimmer is 'great value for money'


Man City and Newcastle United told what it will cost to lure Pedro Neto away from Wolves

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers transfer news from BirminghamLive as star winger is said to be admired by newly-crowned Premier League champions and ambitious Magpies

Man arrested after two people 'racially assaulted' on Erdington High Street

The incident is said to have taken place on Friday afternoon on Erdington High Street

Myton School reveals 'vague threat' it received that caused evacuation of pupils

Pupils were carrying out exams at the West Midlands school today when they were evacuated without their mobile phones or personal belongings

Son, 20, who killed his own mother in drug-fuelled rage is jailed

Suzanne Henry, 54, was attacked by Finn Henry, 20, in the village of Madeley, Staffs., on May 1 and died two days later from her injuries


Dr Michael Mosley's quick fix to reduce blood pressure and risk of Alzheimer's

Dr Mosley said the technique was the antithesis of the 'fight or flight response' and has huge benefits on the body

Police probing Kingstanding crash urge 'contact us' after child hit by car

The boy was taken to Good Hope Hospital while the driver was 'assessed and discharged on scene', emergency services say

Motorists warned over 'hitch-hiking' Asian hornets after holidays to Europe

Experts have urged people to check their vehicles for Asian hornets hitching a ride to Britain before they get back on the ferry or Eurotunnel

Five things we learnt from developer's 'vision' for Station Street’s Electric Cinema

Birmingham's Electric Cinema closed earlier this year - but a vision of what its future could be has been provided by property developer Glenbrook

A list of goalkeepers Birmingham City can sign to replace Etheridge - and potentially Ruddy

Birmingham City need to sign at least one new goalkeeper this summer after releasing Neil Etheridge at the end of his contract

Energy bills to fall by more than £100 for millions from July

Customers at British Gas, EDF Energy, E. ON Next, OVO and more are set to benefit


DWP claimants could get 40 hours of free driving lessons

People could end up spending £1,000 to £1,350 on average on driving lessons before passing their test, but support is available to some people on certain DWP benefits

Jet2 flight 'goes into lockdown' heading from Spain to UK

The airline confirmed that Port Health officials boarded flight LS302 to investigate the situation

Sky offers free Netflix and TV streaming deal - but you'll need to act fast

A one-month Sky Stream trial is on offer, with premium Sky channels and a Netflix subscription

Aston Villa set to complete summer transfer as they 'close on' Man Utd target

Aston Villa transfer news as the Lions aim to bring back former loanee and free agent Ross Barkley on a free transfer

Warning drivers who think they have speeding hack' face fines and 'cost lives'

The 10 per cent rule suggests a motorist was driving 79mph on a 70mph motorway they could avoid punishment

Myton School live as pupils evacuated after 'threat' and locals told 'avoid area'

Myton Road has been closed as Warwickshire Police investigate

BBC News presenter to play at Glastonbury as he stuns fans

BBC News presenter Ros Atkins announced that he'll be DJing at this year's Glastonbury Festival

New free TV channel launched promising 'everyone's favourites'

A much-anticipated new TV channel, Rewind TV, broadcasting an assortment of the UK's most cherished shows

Former F1 mechanic says 'simple things' will 'save you' from costly garage trips

Wheeler Dealers host Marc Priestley has revealed the 'simple things' that can extend the life of used vehicles

I walked the canal to a Birmingham industrial park to drink a 'perfect summer beer'

The brewery doesn't open every day so I had to wait for my chance to snag the beer that haunted my dreams

Bearwood home could become tuition centre for up to 20 schoolkids

The home was used as an unauthorised 'place of worship' 15 years ago which led to noise complaints

King Charles 'did offer to see Prince Harry' but was 'snubbed', claims expert

Prince Harry's spokesperson said he would not be seeing his father King Charles during his trip to the UK earlier this month as he had a 'full programme'

BT delays controversial landline switch affecting 2 million people

The telecoms giant has now scrapped the industry's previous target of completing the national switchover by the end of 2025 - here's what you need to know


Aston Villa are backed to make contract decision after £90m transfer valuation

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has four years left on his contract but Stephen Warnock can see him being rewarded before he leaves

WASPI compensation latest as MPs push for 'rapid' action before summer recess

The Department for Work and Pensions has been asked to present proposals for a financial remedy before Parliament goes on its summer recess in July

The once thriving seaside town where locals now have 'no idea why people come'

A Which? survey revealed that Skegness, the birthplace of Butlins, was the 'worst seaside town in the UK'

Reason why your bacon sometimes goes green and if it's safe to eat

People are only just realising why their bacon may feature a green sheen or iridescent hue as experts reveal how to check if it's safe to eat

Dunelm's £35 'gorgeous' artificial bay tree 'looks so realistic' and fans say 'I'm buying more'

The Artificial 100cm Bay Tree is a popular choice on Dunelm's website