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New plans to prevent Birmingham's disabled children travelling miles to school

Proposals come after councillors revealed last year that some children with special educational needs were having to get up to 12 buses a day

Stechford Cascades water slides will be lost in £36m pool overhaul

Pool is one of six new council-owned sites to be built in the city which will be run by private operators

Green light for £36m shake-up of city's leisure facilities

Birmingham City Council rubber stamps project which will include five rebuilt or new swimming pools

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New plans to prevent Birmingham's disabled children travelling miles to school

Proposals come after councillors revealed last year that some children with special educational needs were having to get up to 12 buses a day

Stechford Cascades water slides will be lost in £36m pool overhaul

Pool is one of six new council-owned sites to be built in the city which will be run by private operators

Green light for £36m shake-up of city's leisure facilities

Birmingham City Council rubber stamps project which will include five rebuilt or new swimming pools

Sarah Jane Marsh, chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital

Clinical jobs 'safe' if Birmingham hospitals merge

Birmingham Children's Hospital chief Sarah-Jane Marsh expects no compulsory redundancies if merger plans go through

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Dentists are forced to remove all the rotting milk teeth from some children in a 'massive parenting failure'

Parents 'fail' children as many lose all their teeth

Some youngsters are undergoing hospital operations to remove all 20 baby teeth, according to Dr Nigel Carter.

George Osborne

Plans approved for new £353 million hospital

Chancellor George Osborne announces approval for the new hospital in Smethwick during a visit to the Black Country

Celebrity chef recipes may be contributing to Britain's obesity epidemic

High sugar hidden in 'health foods', warns Birmingham expert

City public health dietician Eleanor McGee says many people are unaware that 'low fat' options on supermarket shelves contain far more sugar than their standard equivalent

Whistleblower Dr David Drew

Sacked NHS doctor welcomes whistleblowers' charter

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced an independent review to "boost safety and transparency and openness" in the NHS.

A smoker using an e-cigarette

E-cigarette makers 'are targeting children'

Birmingham health official has accused the makers of e-cigarettes of targeting children.

Neil Aitchinson

Widow's campaign after husband’s 'shocking' care

Linda Aitchison lost her husband Neil two years ago to secondary skin cancer, which had spread to his lungs, liver, spine and finally his brain.

Obesity

It's OK to be fat AND fit says city's health champ

Birmingham's health champion has said he's happy for people to be fat - as long as they get some exercise.

Drink-related crime is a fifth higher in Birmingham than the rest of the UK

Alcohol shortens men's lives by over 12 months

New figures reveal drink-related health crisis across the Midlands

Dame Yve Buckland, new chairman of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham

Royal Orthopaedic appoints first female chairman

Dame Yve Buckland is former head of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

Sarah Jane Marsh, CEO of Birmingham Children's Hospital, and (inset) husband NHS boss Sir David Nicholson

The hospital chief who came in from the cold

She was the youngest ever NHS hospital chief executive when appointed. Alison Stacey finds out why Birmingham Children's Hospital boss Sarah-Jane Marsh turned down the chance of becoming a spy to get into the business of saving lives.

Dr Bob Morley, executive secretary of Birmingham Local Medical Committee

Birmingham GP claims low morale forcing doctors to quit

Dr Bob Morley spoke after new research from the British Medical Association suggested work pressures had caused more than half of GPs to consider retiring early

More than 17 per cent of pregnant women in Wolverhampton were still smoking during the last three months of last year

Pregnant smokers still risking harm to babies

In some parts of the region almost one in five expectant mothers are continuing to puff away throughout pregnancy

Warren Brewer and Beth Warren in 2008.

Birmingham widow can keep dead husband's sperm after fertilisation regulator says it won't appeal against High Court ruling

Delighted Beth Warren says: "I can move on with my life now."

Beth Warren outside the High Court after the judge ruled in her favour

Birmingham widow Beth Warren wins legal battle to preserve husband's sperm

High Court judge backs woman's challenge to storage time limit imposed by fertility regulator

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Miss Led street art at Eye Candy 2013

Leading names in pop culture heading to Digbeth for #EyeCandy14 Festival

Film director Ken Loach dismisses Steven Knight's plan for sound stage in Birmingham

Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Seven Midland restaurants named among nation's best

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