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Green light for Sparkhill pool and leisure complex

City councillors welcome changes to bring out-of-use centre back to life after sitting idle since 2009

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 'must try harder' to solve parking crisis

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston
City planners tell Selly Oak hospital to do more to address parking chaos which blights nearby residential streets

Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals rake in £4m for parking

Good Hope Hospital
The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals was top of the league for money received from parking charges

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Green light for Sparkhill pool and leisure complex

City councillors welcome changes to bring out-of-use centre back to life after sitting idle since 2009

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 'must try harder' to solve parking crisis

City planners tell Selly Oak hospital to do more to address parking chaos which blights nearby residential streets

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals rake in £4m for parking

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals was top of the league for money received from parking charges

Birmingham health expert's delight at ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Pro-smoking campaigners Forest claim the legislation is excessive

Dr Raj Mattu

'Climate of fear' within NHS according to whistleblowers

Review hears evidence that bullying has led some whistleblowers to brink of suicide.

Birmingham Women's Hospital

Birmingham Women's Hospital set for £63m facelift

The hospital, which has been on its Edgbaston site since 1968, is to get a new gynaecology unit, expanded maternity unit and new in-patient accommodation

Sir Doug Ellis

Sir Doug Ellis donates £1 million to university school and cancer research

Sir Doug impressed by school's vision of providing top class education to deprived children

Queen Elizabeth Hospital is facing demands to make £60m in savings

£60m cuts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital to be piled on 'untenable' financial pressures

QE's finance chief warns that frontline healthcare will suffer as city's flagship hospital faces demands to make massive savings

Andrew Leaver, a Villa fan who was born in Aston, seen here in 2010 after climbing Kilimanjaro for the charity Scope

Rich List 2015: No.22 - Andrew and Linda Leaver & family

In the 12 months to June 30, 2014, profits jumped by 47 per cent. The firm reported a profit of £21.3 million compared to £14.5 million the previous year. Revenue was up three per cent to £126.6 million.

Prof Jo Bradwell

Rich List 2015: No.34 - Jo Bradwell

Life sciences pioneer's value drops thanks to a community-minded donation which boosted the University of Birmingham

Rich List 2015: No.44 - Christopher Taylor & family

Now, under the direction of Christopher, aged 61, and Michael, who come from a family of seven children, the Dudley Taylor Pharmacies chain continues to flourish, with 2012-13 sales of almost £55 million generating a £7.2 million profit.

Midland councils among highest for children in care

Wolverhampton and Dudley in top ten of local authorities in England with large proportion of children in care compared with four years ago

Birmingham at forefront of pioneering DNA project

Major genome project could help develop personalised drugs for patients with cancer and rare diseases

Dr David Rosser from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

NHS funding plan may cause deaths, Birmingham consultant's report claims

Proposals which would see only half of the funding for extra cases treated at specialist hospitals covered are "destructive" according to hundreds of health professionals

Helen Milner-Viney business manger at the BioHub building on Birmingham Research Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Birmingham Biohub paves way for growing medical quarter

Birmingham looks to attract start-ups away from Oxford or London.

Birmingham city centre as seen from the roof of Fort Dunlop

Call to tackle Birmingham's pollution problems

Data gathered from testing sites shows that the worst reading recorded at Birmingham’s Tyburn Road was 111 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide in each cubic metre

A child hides its face.

Lord Warner: NHS shares blame for Birmingham child protection failings

Lord Warner, who was appointed Birmingham children’s commissioner in April, has written to NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens to ask for his assistance

Professor of haematology Charlie Craddock (left) and Geoff Thomas outside the Centre for Clinical Haematology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Selly Oak

Capacity to increase at Queen Elizabeth Hospital centre

The Centre for Clinical Haematology to be boosted by £1.5m fundraising campaign led by former Wolves footballer Geoff Thomas

Jobs threat at University of Warwick's medical school

University and College Union accuses institute of 'damaging and dangerous practices' over plans to sack 21 academics researching life-threatening illnesses

A long life ahead: But lifespans differ significantly in different parts of the region

Life expectancy rises - but children born in richer parts of the West Midlands live three years longer

It matters where you live: new official figures people in wealthier areas of the West Midlands can expect to live up to three years longer

Videos & Photos

Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Persimmon has vowed to invest £100m in the former Selly Oak Hospital site

Persimmon pledges £100m and 1,500 jobs with Selly Oak Hospital regen

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