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Ethnic minorities FOUR times more likely to be homeless in Birmingham

Data reveals startling difference in people likely to find themselves destitute in our city

A typical Birmingham scene

Shocking figures reveal black and ethnic minority people still face massive disadvantages

But report warns life is also unfair for white people - if they are poor.

University of Birmingham has been censured by the HSE

University of Birmingham censured over radiation dangers

Edgbaston institute issued with improvement notices related to staff working in its 'Cyclotron' vault operated in the school of physics and astronomy

Plans threatening Birmingham's walk-in centres slammed as 'gobbledygook'

Up to three sites could be shut down and three others moved to next A&E departments in controversial plans

Only TWO of West Midlands' seven hospitals are hitting waiting time targets

Too many hospital patients are having to wait longer than four hours to be seen at A&E units in the region

Patients suing doctor from TV's Embarrassing Bodies in compensation deadline warning

Affected patients of surgeon Arackal Narayan Manu Nair told compensation deadline

Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid backed by neighbour Coventry

Ricoh Arena could be rugby venue if Birmingham  hosts 2026 Commonwealth Games

Mike Chamberlain, chief executive of Sport Birmingham (left), with chairman Paul Faulkner

Chamber chief joins Sport Birmingham

Paul Faulkner will use his experience leading Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest to help charity increase participation in grassroots sport across the city

Children at Chad Vale Primary School in Harborne, Birmingham, enjoying free school dinners

Opinion: Let's ensure EVERY child has a good school dinner

Children are smarter and healthier when they have a high quality hot school dinner

Northfield Pool users told no more saunas in new £8 million leisure centre

Replacement for crumbling pool approved with new fitness suite and dance studio, but no sauna and steam room

New swimming pool set for Northfield after dirty water closure drama

Artists impressions show new pool and leisure centre - although not everyone is happy

Why a balti could prevent you from getting cancer

Researchers writing in the Journal of Cancer made a discovery which will be good news for Balti Triangle regulars

Shocking figures show that FGM in Birmingham is the worst in England

NSPCC said statistics for the city are "very concerning"

A child living in poverty.

Pressure on social workers eases as Birmingham children's services shows signs of improvement

However, Birmingham Children’s Commissioner Andrew Christie said more social workers still needed to be hired

CGI of the University of Birmingham's new sports centre which has been hit by more delays

University of Birmingham sports centre hit by more delays

Grand opening of city's first 50-metre pool and new sports arena has been put back to Christmas

The crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers

Revealed: How many more people would be killed if Birmingham had US homicide rates

There were 11 homicides in Birmingham in 2014-15 - that number would be astonishingly higher if there was the same homicide ratio as in the US

Facebook safety fears

Parents say social media is harming their children's morality

Parents were concerned about the impact of sites like Facebook - saying their children face ignorance, anger and hostility

Shopmobility back in Bullring this autumn says council chief

Scooter hire scheme which closed in March is set for return to Birmingham City Centre following talks with Bullring owner Hammersons according to council deputy leader

Former Birchfield Harrier Katharine Merry is backing Birmingham to host the Commonwealth Games

Olympic medal winner: Birmingham could host Commonwealth Games "no problems"

Pressure is rising for the city to host the major event with major sporting stars joining politicians to back the bid

Henrietta Street Gym has opened inside an old press factory in the Jewellery Quarter

Fighting Fit finds new future at Jewellery Quarter factory

Doors have opened at the new home of the white collar boxing gym popular with Birmingham's business community

Videos & Photos

Axe hanging over Birmingham's lollipop ladies finally lifted

CGI of the new-look Centenary Square

'Unattractive' £10m Centenary Square revamp gets green light

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips

MP Jess Phillips fits panic room in her office after Jo Cox killing

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor