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Review of 2017 – February: Facelift for M6 junction, new cycle lanes and council cuts U-turn 

24 Dec

Highways chiefs announced plans in February to spend 64m improving a busy M6 junction and new images were revealed showing how Birmingham's 'cycle superhighway' could look...

Hilton Birmingham Metropole sold as part of £500m deal 

7 Aug

Property investor founded last year has made its debut in the hotel sector with double purchase...

New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set 

21 Jun

Hotel rooms to be built in China and shipped over for assembly on site...

M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...

M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...

Traffic Alert: Fire closes M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

Problems continue on the M6 around Birmingham, with long delays on the northbound carriageway after a serious fire.

Traffic Alert: Multi-vehicle accident gridlocks M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

All lanes are reported to be temporarily blocked on the M6 southbound between junction 7 (Great Barr) and 6 (A38/Birmingham city centre) following a multi-vehicle collision.

Regulator clears utilities merger 

10 Mar

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided not to continue its investigation into the merger between South Staffordshire Water and South West Water\'s owner Pennon Group.

Traffic alert: Vehicle fire shuts M6 

8 Mar

A vehicle fire has closed the M6 northbound with traffic on the motorway expected to be affected throughout the morning rush hour.

Traffic Alert: Long delays on M6 as Storm Doris blows down trees 

23 Feb

Motorists are being warned of severe delays on the M6 northbound in Staffordshire after strong winds blew down trees onto the carriageway.

Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 after accident 

17 Feb

Drivers using the M6 in Birmingham have been warned of long delays on the southbound carriageway following an accident between a car and a lorry.

Gordon Ramsey student takes up new #*@!! role in Birmingham 

17 Feb

Birminghams biggest residential conferencing venue, Conference Aston, has promoted its senior sous chef to head chef.

Software supplier secures major public sector contract 

16 Feb

Staffordshire back office software supplier eg solutions has continued to cheer investors with the announcement of a new contract win.

Dramatic response to software firm’s latest trading report 

13 Feb

Investors have responded favourably to an announcement from a West Midlands software firm of record second half growth.

Black Country financial services firm acquired in £4m deal 

10 Feb

A Black Country financial services business has been acquired in a £4m deal part-advised in the area.

Infrastructure boom to keep West Midlands construction output growing 

8 Feb

New report says construction sector is set to boom over the next five years on the back of projects such as HS2 and works to M6 motorway...

Plans approved for £65m motorway redevelopment 

7 Feb

Councillors and highways chiefs have agreed the new design for the £64.5m scheme to improve at busy junction of the M6 in the Black Country.

Motorists braced for motorway misery as long-term roadworks begin 

6 Feb

Motorists using the M6 in the West Midlands have been warned of possible disruption to their journeys with the start of repair work to a busy junction.

New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...

100 firefighters battle massive factory fire 

26 Jan

Around 100 firefighters attended an overnight blaze that engulfed a Wolverhampton factory.

Traffic Alert: Long delays on M5 after accident closes three lanes 

24 Jan

There are long delays reported on the M5 northbound between Junction 2 at Oldbury and the connection with the M6 following a serious accident.

Fatal accident to keep part of M6 shut for rush hour 

9 Jan

TWO people have died following a crash on the southbound side of the M6 early on Monday morning.

Traffic Alert: Separate accidents close M6 in two places 

22 Dec

A MULTI-VEHICLE accident has closed the southbound M6 in the West Midlands this morning.

Crucial warehousing scheme gets the green light from planners 

21 Dec

DEVELOPERS have secured planning permission for two new industrial units in Staffordshire.

M6 north of Birmingham most in need of Government spending says freight lobby 

20 Dec

THE M6 north of Birmingham has been singled out by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as being one of the three sections of road infrastructure most in need of Government investment.

Traffic Alert: Long delays on M6 after lorry overturns 

14 Dec

There are long delays on the M6 southbound near Birmingham following a serious accident between a car and a lorry, in which the latter crashed through the central reservation and overturned, blocking ...

Traffic Alert: Twin accidents bring long delays to the M6 

8 Dec

DRIVERS have been warned of long delays on the M6 around Birmingham this morning following twin accidents on opposite sides of the carriageway.

Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 near Birmingham after accident 

5 Dec

Motorists using the M6 southbound towards Birmingham are being warned of long delays following an accident which has closed part of the road.

Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.

As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.

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