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Flags will fly at half-mast across Scotland this weekend as a mark of respect for those affected by the helicopter crash in Glasgow.

Birmingham reject bid from West Brom for Liam Ridgewell

Birmingham have confirmed they have rejected an undisclosed offer from West Brom for Liam Ridgewell.

Colin Calderwood has been fired by Hibernian

Calderwood in at St Andrew's

Colin Calderwood has been appointed assistant manager at Birmingham, the Championship club confirmed yesterday.

Something For The Weekend: 27/08/2011

It's squeaky-bum time for...

Michael Schumacher

The most relentless man in motor racing history returns today to the scene of his debut.

Edinburgh Festival disrupts Tottenham preparations

Tottenham's plans for tomorrow night's Europa League play-off with Hearts have been disrupted by the Edinburgh Festival.

Birmingham owner Carson Yeung refused permission to travel to UK

Birmingham owner Carson Yeung has been refused permission to travel to the United Kingdom by a magistrate in Hong Kong, according to local reports.

Birmingham admit more players exits likely

Acting chairman Peter Pannu has confirmed Birmingham will have to offload players being paid Premier League wages - but has allayed fears of a financial crisis at St Andrew's.

A royal welcome awaits you at institutions north of the border

Students are flocking to Scottish universities

99 Days out for the family: Rainy day ideas 41-66

There's plenty going on indoors, too, including some brand-new attractions.

England's next big thing ready to follow in legend Watson's footsteps

Great things are expected of Tom Lewis, not least by his dad who named him after the man he plays with tomorrow

Roger Johnson set to complete Wolves switch

Roger Johnson is poised to sign for Wolves in a £7m move after admitting Birmingham's relegation from the Barclays Premier League was a key factor in him wanting to leave St Andrew's.

McLeish compensation deal agreed

Aston Villa have reached agreement with Birmingham over the compensation paid to the Carling Cup holders following manager Alex McLeish's move across the city.

Nikola Zigic 'sure' to leave Birmingham claims agent

Striker Nikola Zigic looks set to become the latest high-profile player to leave Birmingham following their relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Leicester sign Neil Danns

Leicester have completed the signing of midfielder Neil Danns.

Wigan will only sell N'Zogbia for the 'right price'

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists he will fight to get the best price for winger Charles N'Zogbia.

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