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Why cycle investment will be increased whoever becomes West Midlands mayor

Candidates across the board pledge to increase spending on cycling to boost health and tackle traffic congestion

Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl

Budget supermarket group handed a boost after landlord serves notice on gym in Stirchley as it strives to sell building

Cycling to work cuts risk of cancer and heart disease by almost half - experts

Brum's cycle city plans are underpinned by new health stats

CGI of the new Circle Health hospital in Edgbaston

Work starts on £32m Pebble Mill private hospital

Funding deal agreed with US investor signals the start of work on Edgbaston site which will have 18 bedrooms

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The staggering number of Birmingham hospital workers being ATTACKED

The rate of assaults has risen from 15.4 per 1,000 workers to 34.7 per 1,000 from 2010 to 2016

The new life sciences campus will count the QE Hospital among its neighbours

University of Birmingham agrees life sciences campus deal

Institute will lead development of a campus in Selly Oak which will conduct research and studies to bring new medical treatments to market

The number of Birmingham children having teeth taken out has shot up

Health Minister's concern as hundreds of Birmingham children have teeth extracted

Health Minister tells the House of Commons he hopes to get the number of Brummie kids getting their teeth extracted down

Balti can stop you from getting cancer - as if you needed another reason

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

Birmingham and Solihull NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are likely to merge

Fears that Birmingham health services may be cut to pay Solihull's debts

MPs want assurances that plans to merge health services won't lead to cuts for Birmingham patients

Why Brummie blood disorder patients no longer have to travel to London for latest treatment

City Hospital becomes regional specialist centre for treatment of sickel cell and thalassaemia in a move championed by acclaimed poet Benjamin Zephaniah

Birmingham's medical research, low energy technology and house building industries benefit from £54 million funding boost

Communities Secretary Sajid Javed unveiled details of the latest Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Deal following the budget

Maypole Grove care facility in Kings Heath

100 new jobs created at Kings Heath care facility

Exemplar will launch 'Maypole Grove' in April to provide a residential care service for younger adults with acute physical and mental disabilities

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Give West Midlands Mayor local NHS budget and we'll save money says candidate

Candidate Sion Simon says health services are poorly coordinated, particularly with council social care departments, wasting millions of pounds at this time when the NHS is struggling.

Major housing plan unveiled at Birmingham hospital site

City Hospital will be replaced by up to 750 new homes but doubt still hangs over the future of historic Archway of Tears building

Revealed: This is what Birmingham's A34 cycle lane will look like

Consultation launches into plans to create safe haven for cyclists between Perry Barr and city centre

Hospital trust in A&E crisis after THREE WEEKS of trolley wait breaches

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust announces emergency measures

'Living roof' exterior of Magnolia House

Birmingham Children's Hospital unveils £1m bereavement centre

New sanctuary aims to offer a home from home for families who receive bad news about their loved ones

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This is how Birmingham Children's Hospital became outstanding

Chief executive Sarah-Jane Marsh revealed the secret to turning round the fortunes of the hospital

Zaynn, one of the patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital secures major boost with 'outstanding' rating

This comes eight years after it faced damning criticism for substandard care

Protests in Victoria Square against budget cuts proposed to welfare services by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham protesters 'fed up' with cuts to services for vulnerable people

Hundreds of people gathered outside Birmingham City Council to protest against cuts to services for the vulnerable, homeless and those with mental health problems

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A computer-generated image of plans for the entrance to Birmingham Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Conservative Government won't scrap HS2 says mayor candidate

Why cycle investment will be increased whoever becomes West Midlands mayor

Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl

In This Week's Paper

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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