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Protests in Victoria Square against budget cuts proposed to welfare services by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham protesters 'fed up' with cuts to services for vulnerable people

Hundreds of people gathered outside Birmingham City Council to protest against cuts to services for the vulnerable, homeless and those with mental health problems

Why one in five Brummies are set to get mental health first aid training

With poor mental health costing the region an estimated £12.5 billion a year through lost productivity, welfare support and use of emergency services bosses have drawn up a major plan to tackle the issue.

The first blood test for postnatal depression has been identified doctors claim

Tax breaks for firms which tackle mental health pledge

Tory mayor candidate makes pledge as new mental health action plan for the West Midlands is launched

Chocolate maker Cadbury is under fire over its Premier League deal

Cadbury's Premier League deal slammed by health campaigners

National Obesity Forum brands three-year deal as 'little more than a marketing ploy'

Rough Sleeping in Birmingham increases by 53 per cent in a year

Official figures reveal 55 people were sleeping rough in city on a single night last November.

Care workers in Birmingham take NINE TIMES as many sick days as average UK worker

Official figures show that care workers in the city took 10.2 sick days off work on average in the last 12 months

Cardboard city likely if homeless service cuts go ahead warn charities

"It is not an exaggeration to say that lives will be put at risk," say charities

Chris Hopson of NHS Providers, which represents hospitals, told MPs the NHS can no longer do everything asked of it

Health bosses say we face the end of the NHS as we know it

One after another, official bodies representing doctors, hospitals, nurses and surgeons say the NHS just can't carry on without more money

Huge leap in people leaving A&E without being treated

The number leaving before treatment is more than triple the figure in September 2015

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust rakes in nearly £5 million from car parking charges

It tops national league for charges, survey finds

Massive surge in people going to to hospital with malnutrition

Concerning new statistics show the number of admissions rose eight-fold

Fitness First in Stirchley will now make way for a new Lidl

Lidl wins backing for Fitness First demolition

City planners back project to develop another new supermarket for Birmingham suburb as rival also eyes site nearby

Balti can stop you from getting cancer - as if you needed another reason

Researchers writing in the Journal of Cancer made a discovery which will be good news for Balti Triangle regulars

West Midlands has one of the fattest waistlines in Britain

Some 42 per cent of men aged 16 or over in the West Midlands had a ‘very high waist circumference’ last year, figures show

Why six cycle lanes have been scrapped and 'superhighways' are in

Birmingham City Council replaces six cycle lane schemes with two segregated superhighways in Selly Oak and Perry Barr

Social care services include help for the elderly.

Council tax-payers face massive increase in bills to pay for struggling social care services

Government is expected to announce plans for inflation-busting council tax increases to pay for social care.

The shameful number of drug-addicted babies born in Birmingham this year

The number of babies in the area affected by drugs at birth rose to a shocking total in 2015-16

Birmingham homeless budget axed by £10m - days after rough sleeper dies on city street

Money is set to be taken out of Birmingham City Council’s homeless and domestic abuse budgets over two years

Birmingham councillors hit out at 'revolutionary' health reforms

City leaders say the Sustainability and Transformation Plan is a missed opportunity to improve NHS and social services

Warning drive to get people out of NHS hospitals will collapse Birmingham social services

A Birmingham City Council report into the new Sustainability and Transformation Plans for health services warns that the NHS risks side-lining social care and pushing more costs onto hard-up councils.

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor