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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.

Call to tackle Birmingham's pollution problems

Birmingham city centre as seen from the roof of Fort Dunlop
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

Lord Warner: NHS shares blame for Birmingham child protection failings

A child hides its face.
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

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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

Mark Newbold HEFT Heart of England chief executive

Heart of England NHS trust chief steps down after watchdog unveils failings

Mark Newbold said language used by Monitor about the trust as “undermining” and “uncomfortable” was among his reasons for leaving

Barber Institute helps recovering addicts through ongoing art project

Recovering addicts are creating art at the University of Birmingham gallery to help them deal with mental health issues

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.

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Mario Flanagan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Michael Gray, Area Director, Hyatt UK and Ireland, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Celebrating the completion of refurbishment at the Hyatt Regency

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

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Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modern Mailbox hides underground secret

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