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'Diet pills' share deadly past with wartime shells

Double danger of chemicals that killed young Midland woman has been known for a century

Birmingham Women's Hospital expansion prompts renewed calls for parking review

A pedestrian vents their fury on a car parked in Harrisons Road, Edgbaston
Busy residential streets around QE and University of Birmingham expected to get busier after planning permission awarded to six-storey maternity unit

Coventry Hospital trust and uni championed

Adam Dent, Advent Communications; John Latham, Coventry University; Sarah Perry, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Manager; Andy Hardy, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Roger Harrabin, BBC; Les Ratcliffe, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board and Jaguar Land Rover.
The success of two of Coventry's largest employers has been underlined to an audience of business leaders.

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'Diet pills' share deadly past with wartime shells

Double danger of chemicals that killed young Midland woman has been known for a century

A pedestrian vents their fury on a car parked in Harrisons Road, Edgbaston

Birmingham Women's Hospital expansion prompts renewed calls for parking review

Busy residential streets around QE and University of Birmingham expected to get busier after planning permission awarded to six-storey maternity unit

Adam Dent, Advent Communications; John Latham, Coventry University; Sarah Perry, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Manager; Andy Hardy, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Roger Harrabin, BBC; Les Ratcliffe, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board and Jaguar Land Rover.

Coventry Hospital trust and uni championed

The success of two of Coventry's largest employers has been underlined to an audience of business leaders.

NHS Doctor

Midland GPs struggle as 50,000 register in two years

South and central Birmingham surgeries have seen patients numbers grow by 3.4 per cent

Birmingham

Birmingham bids for 'European Capital of Running'

Birmingham is bidding to become the European Capital of Running with a pledge to get 5,000 couch potatoes pounding the streets to get fit.

Dr Raj Mattu

Doctor Raj Mattu's £14m claim for sacking 'is greedy'

Heart specialist Dr Raj Mattu fights for payout after he blew whistle on hospital.

Barclays' Mark Mumford with Jim Lovell from Veronica House care home in Tipton

Black Country care home built with Barclays' backing

Veronica House, based on Leabrook Road in Tipton, is owned by James and Veronica Lovell, directors of Hunstone, and is managed by their daughter in-law Elaine with support of their sons David and Andrew

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Negligence claims cost West Midlands hospitals £45m

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, had the biggest bill in the region – £13.9 million for 2013-14

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

Alexandra Hospital

Report calls for Alexandra Hospital's directors to stand down

A report into the management of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch has called on the Board of Directors to resign as the 'crisis' into the hospital's future continues.

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

Health chiefs deny fluoridation has led to thyroid conditions

Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West Midlands which has the highest levels of water fluoridation in the country.

Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Green light for Sparkhill pool and leisure complex

City councillors welcome changes to bring out-of-use centre back to life after sitting idle since 2009

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 'must try harder' to solve parking crisis

City planners tell Selly Oak hospital to do more to address parking chaos which blights nearby residential streets

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals rake in £4m for parking

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals was top of the league for money received from parking charges

Birmingham health expert's delight at ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Pro-smoking campaigners Forest claim the legislation is excessive

Dr Raj Mattu

'Climate of fear' within NHS according to whistleblowers

Review hears evidence that bullying has led some whistleblowers to brink of suicide.

Birmingham Women's Hospital

Birmingham Women's Hospital set for £63m facelift

The hospital, which has been on its Edgbaston site since 1968, is to get a new gynaecology unit, expanded maternity unit and new in-patient accommodation

Sir Doug Ellis

Sir Doug Ellis donates £1 million to university school and cancer research

Sir Doug impressed by school's vision of providing top class education to deprived children

Videos & Photos

Matthew Kendall, who is urging support for the Foundation launched in his name.

Dying father calls on businesses to back new charity

The topping out of the new Chamberlain halls of residence at the University of Birmingham, performed by Vice Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood

Milestone in University of Birmingham halls of residence scheme

Simon Brown, Iain Morrison, Jane Brown, Gary Priest, Alexandra Phillips.

Landowners given updates on rural law at seminar

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