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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

Apps created by Birmingham clinicians and young people to tackle mental health problems

New mental health app offers young people help

Young people and medical experts in Birmingham have created mobile apps which they claim could be a key tool in helping people with mental health problems

Ralph Minott, director of development at Calthorpe Estates (left), and Guy Thompson, director with Bilfinger GVA

Bilfinger GVA wins Pebble Mill management brief

Property consultancy will provide ongoing facilities and property management services across the Edgbaston estate and act as joint letting agency

Dementia patients 'failed by authorities' say West Midlands GPs

Poll by the Alzheimer's Society claims most doctors in the region believe adult social services are not providing enough support

Sarah Jane Marsh is to take over the running of two Birmingham hospitals

Birmingham hospitals merger a step closer with dual role boss

Chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital appointed to run Birmingham Women's Hospital too

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

Off yer bike: West Midlands among lowest numbers of UK cyclists, with Birmingham in decline

City council argues Birmingham Cycle Revolution, which is seeing £60 million invested in ‘bike-friendly’ initiatives over six years to 2018, will see decline reversed

Entrance view of completed hospital

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

Healthcare company eyes 'plot 5' of former BBC site which is set to become hub of medical and life sciences in the city

Rebecca Broughton, 28, and Violet Thomas, 60 with their new bikes from the Big Birmingham Bike giveaway

Free ride for lucky commuters as city gives away 5,000 bikes

A total of 40 bikes were handed over to their new owners in Victoria Square - the start of a 5,000 bike giveaway under the council’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme.

Kate Moss

Fears social media may aggravate eating disorders

Teens vulnerable to online pressure of 'sucked-in' bodies

Warnings over child security at Midlands A&E

Chief inspector of hospitals issues warning to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust over concerns about A&E departments following unannounced inspection earlier this year

Major gains in trauma care ‘must not be lost’

Huge steps forward at a Birmingham hospital have led to much better survival rates for soldiers who have suffered terrible injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Agency staff bills cost the NHS a massive £3.3 billion last year

Hunt pledges to tackle NHS agency staff ‘rip-off’

Fears over quality of work at Midland hospitals as crackdown planned

Ambulance response targets hit in West Midlands

Positive month for paramedics as region records high scores and both grades of emergency calls

Videos & Photos

CGI of plans to redevelop the former Christopher Wray lighting factory

Christopher Wray restoration given the go ahead

Supporters have called again for Central Library to be saved

Call for moratorium on Central Library demolition

Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Jobs boost as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of engine plant


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