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Care workers in Birmingham take NINE TIMES as many sick days as average UK worker

Official figures show that care workers in the city took 10.2 sick days off work on average in the last 12 months

Cardboard city likely if homeless service cuts go ahead warn charities

"It is not an exaggeration to say that lives will be put at risk," say charities

Chris Hopson of NHS Providers, which represents hospitals, told MPs the NHS can no longer do everything asked of it

Health bosses say we face the end of the NHS as we know it

One after another, official bodies representing doctors, hospitals, nurses and surgeons say the NHS just can't carry on without more money

Huge leap in people leaving A&E without being treated

The number leaving before treatment is more than triple the figure in September 2015

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust rakes in nearly £5 million from car parking charges

It tops national league for charges, survey finds

Massive surge in people going to to hospital with malnutrition

Concerning new statistics show the number of admissions rose eight-fold

Fitness First in Stirchley will now make way for a new Lidl

Lidl wins backing for Fitness First demolition

City planners back project to develop another new supermarket for Birmingham suburb as rival also eyes site nearby

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

West Midlands has one of the fattest waistlines in Britain

Some 42 per cent of men aged 16 or over in the West Midlands had a ‘very high waist circumference’ last year, figures show

Why six cycle lanes have been scrapped and 'superhighways' are in

Birmingham City Council replaces six cycle lane schemes with two segregated superhighways in Selly Oak and Perry Barr

Social care services include help for the elderly.

Council tax-payers face massive increase in bills to pay for struggling social care services

Government is expected to announce plans for inflation-busting council tax increases to pay for social care.

The shameful number of drug-addicted babies born in Birmingham this year

The number of babies in the area affected by drugs at birth rose to a shocking total in 2015-16

Birmingham homeless budget axed by £10m - days after rough sleeper dies on city street

Money is set to be taken out of Birmingham City Council’s homeless and domestic abuse budgets over two years

Birmingham councillors hit out at 'revolutionary' health reforms

City leaders say the Sustainability and Transformation Plan is a missed opportunity to improve NHS and social services

Warning drive to get people out of NHS hospitals will collapse Birmingham social services

A Birmingham City Council report into the new Sustainability and Transformation Plans for health services warns that the NHS risks side-lining social care and pushing more costs onto hard-up councils.

Birmingham Victorian workhouse to be demolished

Campaigners say surviving part of building, known as Archway of Tears, should be restored

Hospital boss says NHS will run out of money even after massive 'efficiency savings'

Chair of one of Europe's biggest hospitals says the local NHS has a funding black hole - even if plans for massive savings go ahead

Give NHS more cash says Corbyn during visit to West Midlands hospital

Labour leader visited Birmingham and Nuneaton ahead of party's NHS campaign day

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Patient safety scandal at NHS Trust as backlog of 36,000 x-rays revealed

Watchdog warns of further action against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust unless radiology department improves

New health plan to cut baby deaths and increase GP appointments

The proposal is part of a wide-ranging plan to transform health services and save thousands of pounds as demand for health care rises

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Council tax

Why Birmingham won’t follow Surrey with a 15 per cent council tax rise

These council cuts are a step too far

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