A TAXI driver in Birmingham has been sacked after they reportedly refused to transport boxes of Remembrance Day poppies. The boxes were meant to be taken by cab from the Perry Common Royal British Legion Club in Kingstanding to Aston Villa's ground Villa Park yesterday afternoon. Taxi firm KMR Cars said the driver had since been sacked for failing to alert the company the boxes had not been collected and it “apologised for the outrage” caused. West Midlands Police are investigating the circumstances and were seen at both the firm’s Birmingham premises and the club earlier today. The force is also looking into “threats” made to a taxi company. KMR posted two messages on its Facebook page, saying it had launched an investigation after claims of a “driver's refusal to accompany a passenger who wished to transport poppies". It added: “KMR Cars as a company acknowledges and has the most utmost respect for those who fought and put their lives on the … [Read more...] about Birmingham taxi driver sacked for refusing to transport boxes of British Legion poppies to Aston Villa FC
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Henry is one of the betting favorites to be named as the next manager of Aston Villa, who sacked their manager Steve Bruce — the former Manchester United player — on Wednesday, October 3. The Birmingham-based club, who won the European Cup in 1982, are considered "sleeping giants" but dropped out of the Premier League two years ago and have failed to get back up. The club were taken over by billionaire businessmen Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris in July and there was always the feeling that they would want their own man in the manager's office. The Invincible edition limited to 49 pieces, it’s fitting that these two unique individuals, David Dein & Arsène Wenger have 24/49 & 22/49. It commemorates the amount of loyal service they gave to their club. An honour to serve under them. @arsenal #rolex @TitanBlackOut pic.twitter.com/GM2AzVUcVk — Thierry Henry … [Read more...] about Can Thierry Henry Wake ‘Sleeping Giant’? Frenchman Set to Be Aston Villa Manager
One-year deal for talented Year 11 player After receiving offers from a number of clubs, Millie Webb, a Year 11 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College, has continued to make progress with her development as a footballer by signing a contract with Aston Villa FC.Football mad Millie, who belongs to the school’s Phoenix House, recently put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Midlands based club, whose professional side are in the football championship. As a member of the club’s development programme, Millie plays once per week and trains twice weekly, with some sessions at the club’s Recon Training Complex which is used by the professional team. Millie said: “I am really proud to be playing for Aston Villa and I enjoy playing and training with the squad. I have been involved in football since I was 7 years old and have previously played for Coundon Court and Rugby Town.”When asked about her future footballing ambitions Millie, a … [Read more...] about FOOTBALL: Avon Valley student signs for Aston Villa
FINANCIALLY troubled companies can be hit by a court process known as a winding up order - which could destroy your business completely. But what is the court order, and how could it affect football club Aston Villa? Here's the lowdown... What is a winding up order? A winding up order is a court order that forces an insolvent company into compulsory liquidation. It's the process whereby a company's assets are collected and sold in order to pay its debts. All money that remains after debts and expenses are paid off are then distributed among the company's shareholders. To wind up a company you must be owed £750 or more or be able to prove the company can't pay you. Can it be stopped? Once the court has issued there is nothing that can stop the company from being liquidated. But, there is a short period of time when you can take action to stop the order from being issued. When HMRC or a creditor issues a winding up petition, the insolvent company has seven days to take action and … [Read more...] about What is a winding up order, can it be stopped and what would it mean for Aston Villa?
Aston Villa 0 Middlesbrough 0 (Aston Villa win 1-0 on aggregate): Aston Villa reached the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after a 1-0 aggregate win over Middlesbrough.Steve Bruce's side claimed a 0-0 draw at Villa Park on Tuesday, despite a nervy finale, to progress following their 1-0 victory at the Riverside on Saturday.They will face Fulham - who beat Derby - in the final at Wembley on May 26 as they look to end a two-year Premier League exile.Boro spent around £50m in search of an instant return to the Premier League but sacked Garry Monk after just over six months in charge.Replacement Tony Pulis took them to fifth but they now face another season in the second tier.In a game short on clear chances, Conor Hourihane headed off the line from Boro's Ryan Shotton while at the other end, Darren Randolph saved from Lewis Grabban.Stewart Downing's free-kick hit the bar late on for Boro - after Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was lucky to escape a red card for handball outside the … [Read more...] about Aston Villa book Wembley showdown after winning Championship play-off semi-final