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Summary

  1. Wedding dress funded brother's 'IS' mission
  2. Trial of three accused of murdering music shop owner
  3. West Bromwich Albion sold
  4. WBA joins Wolves and Villa in Chinese ownership
  5. WBA's new owner is Guochuan Lai, 42
  6. Updates from Friday 5 August 2016

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  1. Phil Maiden

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Nottingham Forest players celebrate Henri Lansbury's late equaliser against Aston Villa

    Phil Maiden

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Henri Lansbury's 87th-minute goal rescues a draw for Nottingham Forest at Aston Villa in the Championship.

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  2. American Airlines pulls flights out of Birmingham Airport

    American Airlines said it was a  "difficult" decision to stop its service to New York's JFK airport from Birmigham 

    The decision was made after constant evaluation "maximising our fleet and profitability while matching customer demand," it said.

    American Airlines aircraft

    The airline "remains committed" to serving the UK market offering up to 24 flghts a day from other UK airports.

    They'll also be working with Birmingham-based staff to offer open positions "if qualified and eligible".

  3. Less airplanes in the air: Is that a good thing?

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    Earlier, we told you about American Airlines stopping its daily service to New York's JFK airport from Birmingham.

    We asked you for your reaction.

    New York and Birmingham

    On Facebook Niki Fiku said: Can only be good news if there are less airplanes in the air.  

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  5. Nic Cruwys attack: Family say he 'will never fully recover'

    Police have called the attack on Nic Cruwys an "appalling, unprovoked assault that has left lasting damage."

    Three teenagers have been jailed for their roles in the attack with two others given non-custodial sentences for public order offences.

    Mr Cruwys' family said in a statement: "Although Nic will never fully recover, we are now hoping to try and move on with our lives and try and put the horrific situation behind us. 

    "We are delighted that the people involved have been charged and hope that the verdict reflects the injuries Nic suffered and our family's pain and suffering caused by their mindless actions."

    (Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Lister, Pearson, Meer, Beech, Wood, Lloyd)

    Pictured left to right, top to bottom are:

    • Joseph Lister, 19, of Palmer Close, Wednesfield, given 30 months after admitting wounding
    • Connor Pearson, 16, of Ettingshall Close, Wolverhampton, was given a one-year detention and training order after admitting wounding
    • Ryan Meer, 19, of Watling Street, Gailey, Staffordshire, was given a suspended eight-month sentence after admitting affray
    • Robert Beech, 19, of Springhill Road, Wednesfield, was given a two-month suspended sentence after admitting threatening behaviour
    • Joe Wood, 15, of Woodstock Road, Wolverhampton was given 56 months after admtting wounding with intent
    •  Daniel Lloyd, aged 19 from Longfellow Road, Sedgley, will be sentenced at a later date after admitting grievous bodily harm.
  6. Other carriers available, say Birmingham Airport, as daily flight cancelled

    Passengers booked on American Airlines flights from Birmingham after 6 January 2017 will be contacted by the carrier.

    Passengers can either book alternative flights or get a refund.

    In a statement the airport also point out that United Airlines will continue to run a daily non-stop service to New York's Newark airport, and regular connections to North America "are also available with several other carriers."

    New York and Birmingham Skylines
  7. Nic Cruwys attack: Victim spent three weeks in coma

    As he passed sentence, Judge Ward said of the victim Nic Cruwys: "He was injured so severely that he spent the next three weeks in a medically-induced coma and the next three months in hospital."

    Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that he was attacked in the city as he made his way from Molineux Stadium to the railway station following a match in March last year. 

    Nic Cruwys

    The 44-year-old was knocked out as he fell to the ground following a punch, and was then stamped on and kicked three times despite being unconscious. 

    Addressing the five defendants in the dock and a sixth defendant who was present in court but will be sentenced at a later date, the judge added: "Four of you in this room are responsible for all of that."

  8. Nic Cruwys attack: Family 'didn't think he would survive'

    The judge heard Watford fan Nic Cruwys, who was not wearing club colours, was attacked while with a group of friends. 

    Today two other defendants were given non-custodial sentences for public order offences - a sixth defendant will be sentenced at a later date. 

    Nic Cruwys

    Passing sentence, Judge Ward said of the victim: "He suffered extensive skull fractures and a traumatic brain injury. He was so badly injured that doctors told his family they didn't think he would survive." 

    Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed today that all six individuals have been banned from Molineux for life.

  9. BreakingNic Cruwys attack: Three jailed for football attack

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Three teenagers who launched a "devastating" unprovoked attack on a rival fan, leaving him with a life-changing brain injury, have been given custodial sentences. 

    The attack left Watford fan Nic Cruwys in a coma following a match at Wolverhampton Wanderers on 7 March 2015. 

    - Joe Wood, 15, of Woodstock Road, Wolverhampton, was ordered to be detained for 56 months after admitting wounding with intent.

    - Joseph Lister, 19, of Palmer Close, Wednesfield, was given a 30-month sentence after admitted wounding. 

    - Connor Pearson, 16, of Woodstock Road, Wolverhampton, was given a one-year detention and training order after also admitted wounding

  10. Daily flights from Birmingham to New York scrapped

    US carrier American Airlines is to stop its direct flights to New York.

    The airline has run daily flights to New York's JFK airport since May 2015.

    The airport has said there is a strong demand for service and it was "optimistic" another carrier will fill the gap shortly.

    Birmingham Airport

    The service will finish on 6 January 2017.