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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.

Parents 'fail' children as many lose all their teeth

Dentists are forced to remove all the rotting milk teeth from some children in a 'massive parenting failure'
Some youngsters are undergoing hospital operations to remove all 20 baby teeth, according to Dr Nigel Carter.

Plans approved for new £353 million hospital

George Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne announces approval for the new hospital in Smethwick during a visit to the Black Country

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How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans


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