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Great Birmingham Run will be joined by a marathon sister event next year

Birmingham to have its own marathon

City will stage the 26.2-mile Birmingham International Marathon next year with hopes it will be used for 2018 Commonwealth Games trials

An investigation has been launched into the finances of Birmingham Women's Hospital

Watchdog to investigate 'deteriorating' finances at Birmingham Women's Hospital

Inquiry by NHS Improvement will examine hospital trust's 'worse than expected' financial position

Sutton Coldfield care home go ahead at sixth attempt

Narrow vote sees plans passed for new care home despite vehement objections from residents and councillors

Sketch of Birmingham Children's Hospital's new clinical building in Whittall Street

First look at new Birmingham cancer centre

Sketch reveals how Birmingham Children's Hospital's rare diseases centre will look in the city centre as planning chiefs award the project the green light

Stephen Dorrell has been recruited to help health and social services in Birmingham and Solihull

Former Tory health secretary to reshape Birmingham's social services

Stephen Dorrell served in John Major's cabinet in 1990s and will now seek better working practices among social and health services in Birmingham and Solihull

Staff from the Centre for Clinical Haematology, The University of Birmingham, Cure Leukaemia and Cure Leukaemia Trustee Glynn Purnell at the launch of the ‘Birmingham Let’s cure leukaemia campaign'

Cure Leukaemia launches £3m campaign to eradicate blood cancer

Charity marks 10 years of leading clinic with drive to launch new institute - in partnership with Cure Leukaemia

Professor Paula Mednes, University of Birmingham

Prostate cancer risk test created by Birmingham scientists

The test, made by researchers at the University of Birmingham, will provide 90 per cent accuracy and could be available within the next 18 months

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

MPs say the NHS faces a cash crisis and the Government has no idea how to fix it

Conservative and opposition MPs say hospitals are "at crisis point" and the Government doesn't know what to do

A nurse preparing to give a patient an injection

33,000 from West Midlands demand all children to get Meningitis B vaccine

The online petition has become the most signed in Parliamentary history, and has attracted more than 768,000 names across the country

Jo Johnson MP, minister of state for universities and sciences, at the University of Birmingham Medical School

Birmingham's life sciences ambitions receive £1.4m boost

The University of Birmingham in particular will receive £1.4 million of new funding, which comes as the city targets the sector for major growth

Cyclists celebrate the opening of the first canal cycling towpath route which stretches from St Vincent Street bridge near Birmingham's Brindleyplace to Winson Green.

Birmingham should use Copenhagen as role model for cycling, claims doctor

Birmingham should model itself on Copenhagen where nearly half of residents cycle to work, a health expert has claimed

Men smoke shisha in a cafe

Dangers of 'toxic' air in Birmingham shisha bars exposed

Health fears as some emit worse pollution than a commuter route

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston - such scenes have caused consternation among residents

'Outdated parking policies' have left Birmingham reeling

City councillors have vowed to carry out a full-scale review of the parking situation in the city following scores of complaints

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

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The second class pool reopening at Moseley Road Baths in 2012

World Monuments Fund boost to Moseley Road Baths campaign

Could Birmingham follow in Glasgow's footsteps and host the Commonwealth Games?

University would back Birmingham Commonwealth Games bid

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