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Cyclists celebrate the opening of the first canal cycling towpath route from St Vincent Street bridge to Winson Green

Birmingham's cycle revolution gets rolling as work starts on routes

Work has started on creating safer cycle lanes on some of the major routes into Birmingham

Dr Dallas Burston

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.32= - Dr Dallas Burston

Dr Dallas Burston - a former GP - is overseeing a £122 million investment in his polo club at Southam near Leamington Spa

Sir Adrian Cadbury, Sir Dominic Cadbury and Prof Jo Bradwell at The Binding Site after winning a Queens Award in 2007

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.37 - Jo Bradwell

Professor Bradwell founded Birmingham-based medical diagnostics company Binding Site in 1983

Post Rich List 2016

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.44= - Christopher Taylor & family

Under the direction of Christopher and Michael the Dudley Taylor Pharmacies chain continues to flourish and is worth close to £30 million

University of Birmingham is researching ways to help elderly people live independently

University of Birmingham joins major study into independent living

Edgbaston institute joins group of five centres which will aim to help people over 65 with mobility issues and tackling everyday tasks

Governors of an NHS trust have hit out over the salary handed to former MP Jacqui Smith

NHS trust's governors 'misled' over Jacqui Smith's £50,000 salary

Row over former MP's salary for working two days a week at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Care crisis costs Birmingham hospitals £9.2m

Healthy patients are blocking NHS beds as Midland councils struggle to care

West Midlands NHS trusts making millions from parking

New data released under Freedom of Information says some hospital trusts across England are raking in more than £3m a year

Rare steak.

Rare steak lovers face tough choice amid superbug warning

The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria caused by massive over-use of the drugs in agriculture has become “a critical threat to public health”, a report said

The launch of the mental health triage scheme in January 2014

Triage scheme for mentally ill saves taxpayers £1.1m

A mental health triage scheme has been praised for saving the taxpayer £1.1 million and halving the number of people detained by police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act

From left: David Hardman of Innovation Birmingham with Neil Mortimer and Tony Davis of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Innovation Birmingham to build 'Digital Health' incubator

New centre will aim to help start-up companies create services and products for those with long-term conditions and to promote wellness

Poverty has been blamed on the rise of diseases common in Victorian times

Birmingham is a hot-spot for diseases once common in Victorian times

New fears as whooping cough, gout and malnutrition all on rise across Birmingham

Closure of Birmingham Children's Hospital car park to build cancer centre 'ridiculous'

Birmingham councillor Deirdre Alden has condemned plans by Birmingham Children's Hospital to build a new state-of-the-art cancer centre on a former 300-space car park.

Bike giveaway: Council cabinet member for sustainability Lisa Trickett with Phil Woodward of Raleigh

Make cycling safe and we'll get on our bikes

New survey reveals large proportion of people ready to cycle if Birmingham was safer

Heartlands Hospital

Heart of England NHS Trust 'driven into ditch' by watchdog

Heartlands Hospital governor Andrew Lydon hits out at regulator Monitor as new boss ready to be parachuted in to lead troubled trust.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed to clamp down on agency staff to help NHS trusts reduce their deficits

Hospitals in West Midlands rack up massive debt

Crisis in the region's NHS sees a £27m deficit compiled in quarter from April to June this year

MP Liam Byrne has voiced concerns about Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital

'Meltdown' of NHS services in east Birmingham behind hospital's £30m black hole

MP Liam Byrne: Cuts to GP and social services to blame for the spiralling £30 million debt at the Heart of England NHS Trust

NHS bungle left trainee West Midland GPs unable to practise

Fourteen trainee GPs in the West Midlands were suspended after an 'unacceptable' admin failure by NHS England, leaving them unable to work for weeks

Guitarist Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi: Ozzy helped me through my darkest cancer days

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has told how Ozzy Osbourne and his bandmates helped him through his darkest days when he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago


Only one Midland cyclist a year charged with jumping red lights

The maximum fine for jumping a light is £1,000 – the same as for motorists – but figures suggest it is not a major problem despite common myths

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Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Jaguar reveals its new 200mph super car built at Castle Bromwich

CGI of the Left Bank development on which work is yet to start

Left Bank development hits 'impasse' over planning conditions


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