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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.

Rich List 2015: No.34 - Jo Bradwell

Prof 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.

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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

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.

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