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Birmingham Children's Hospital DOUBLES patient parking charges

Patients charged an average of £2 per hour to visit city centre hospital, up from £1 last year

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips speaks in the House of Commons

Victory in Birmingham MP's campaign to save women's refuges from closure

Women's refuges threatened with closure have been saved after the Government responded to pleas from MPs including Jess Phillips

Calum Best

Calum Best joins campaign to help children of alcoholics

Reality star joins Birmingham politician Liam Byrne to launch new campaign demanding help for children whose parents are alcoholics

Diabetes sweeps West Midlands with one in 10 suffering

New research says diagnosis of the disease will increase with around 538,000 people expected to have diabetes by 2035

Birmingham hospital trust's mammoth £22.4m compensation bill

The trust paid the second highest amount in the country - find out how much your trust paid in compensation

Alexandra Hospital children's ward closure could lead to 'disaster', campaigners fear

Safety worries after Redditch health bosses shut down ward to admissions amid staff shortages

BHSF group chief executive Peter Maskell

Latest acquisition for BHSF

Health and well-being group adds another company to its portfolio

Birmingham Hospital merger will 'lead to downgraded services' for patients

Former governor of an NHS Trust sounds warning about two hospital trusts combining

The team at Kaido (from left): Chief technology officer Mick Westman, founder Rich Westman, sales and marketing Ben Buckley and lead developer Karl Barber

Tech firm Kaido accepted onto Microsoft programme

Birmingham-based digital health company will work with experts from global tech giant to help it bring a new product to market

Birmingham hospitals merger: What the MPs are saying

Reaction to the merger of two major hospital trusts

Major Birmingham Hospital Trusts to merge

Four sites affected by the University Hospitals Birmingham and Heart of England Foundation Trust joining

Ethnic minorities FOUR times more likely to be homeless in Birmingham

Data reveals startling difference in people likely to find themselves destitute in our city

A typical Birmingham scene

Shocking figures reveal black and ethnic minority people still face massive disadvantages

But report warns life is also unfair for white people - if they are poor.

University of Birmingham has been censured by the HSE

University of Birmingham censured over radiation dangers

Edgbaston institute issued with improvement notices related to staff working in its 'Cyclotron' vault operated in the school of physics and astronomy

Plans threatening Birmingham's walk-in centres slammed as 'gobbledygook'

Up to three sites could be shut down and three others moved to next A&E departments in controversial plans

Only TWO of West Midlands' seven hospitals are hitting waiting time targets

Too many hospital patients are having to wait longer than four hours to be seen at A&E units in the region

Patients suing doctor from TV's Embarrassing Bodies in compensation deadline warning

Affected patients of surgeon Arackal Narayan Manu Nair told compensation deadline

Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid backed by neighbour Coventry

Ricoh Arena could be rugby venue if Birmingham  hosts 2026 Commonwealth Games

Mike Chamberlain, chief executive of Sport Birmingham (left), with chairman Paul Faulkner

Chamber chief joins Sport Birmingham

Paul Faulkner will use his experience leading Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest to help charity increase participation in grassroots sport across the city

Children at Chad Vale Primary School in Harborne, Birmingham, enjoying free school dinners

Opinion: Let's ensure EVERY child has a good school dinner

Children are smarter and healthier when they have a high quality hot school dinner

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White Swan pub, part of Connaught Square development

Brummies demand family homes at giant scheme near Bullring

Enormous housing scheme unveiled a stone's throw from Bullring

Early morning site visit to large traveller encampment set up over night in Selly Oak Park.

Powers to evict travellers within 24 hours set to be adopted in Birmingham

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