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

24 Dec 17

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…


Business
Hilton Birmingham Metropole sold as part of £500m deal 

7 Aug 17

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


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

21 Jun 17

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


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

20 Jun 17

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


Business
M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun 17

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


Business
Traffic Alert: Fire closes M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar 17

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


Business
Traffic Alert: Multi-vehicle accident gridlocks M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar 17

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.


Business
Regulator clears utilities merger 

10 Mar 17

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.


Business
Traffic alert: Vehicle fire shuts M6 

8 Mar 17

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


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

23 Feb 17

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


Business
Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 after accident 

17 Feb 17

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.


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

17 Feb 17

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


Business
Software supplier secures major public sector contract 

16 Feb 17

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


Business
Dramatic response to software firm’s latest trading report 

13 Feb 17

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


Business
Black Country financial services firm acquired in £4m deal 

10 Feb 17

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


Business
Infrastructure boom to keep West Midlands construction output growing 

8 Feb 17

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…


Business
Plans approved for £65m motorway redevelopment 

7 Feb 17

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.


Business
Motorists braced for motorway misery as long-term roadworks begin 

6 Feb 17

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.


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

26 Jan 17

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…


Business
100 firefighters battle massive factory fire 

26 Jan 17

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


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

24 Jan 17

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


Business
Fatal accident to keep part of M6 shut for rush hour 

9 Jan 17

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


Business
Traffic Alert: Separate accidents close M6 in two places 

22 Dec 16

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


Business
Crucial warehousing scheme gets the green light from planners 

21 Dec 16

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


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

20 Dec 16

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.