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Motorway madness! Police warn cyclists to stay off M6, M5 and A38M after fourth incident in three days 

16 Aug 18

Latests incident saw officers stop a rider on the A38M Aston Expressway…

Villa un-Huished 

14 Aug 18

Villa beat Yeovil 1-0 in the League Cup round one, with Dave Woodhall commenting on proceedings.

Family appeal after Bedworth man dies in M5 crash 

3 Aug 18

Police appeal for witnesses to the collision, especially from those who may have dashcam images.

Beggars and drunks targeted as crackdown approved in Sandwell 

27 Jul 18

The order will run for three years and cover an area from Vicarage Lane, West Bromwich, to the Junction One of the M5…

Multiple potholes on west bound quinton expressway between quinton underpass and Junc3 M5, 13th June 

13 Jun 18

The wets bound carriageway Quinton Expressway has multiple potholes in the outer Lane which traffic struggle to avoid as he head West down to the motorway.

Revealed: New bypass plan to end M6 and M5 traffic misery in Birmingham 

6 Jun 18

M5 Western bypass in ten point plan for motorway hub around Birmingham…

‘Around 30’ homeless families are living in the M5 Travelodge due to Birmingham Council’s ‘housing crisis’ 

2 Jun 18

Families of five are living out of one room at the hotel at Frankley Services…

Plans revived for major Midlands link road 

30 May 18

Plans are being revived for the possible construction of a major link road bypassing the M5 and M6 to the west of the Greater Birmingham conurbation.

Roadworks you need to know about before heading out over Bank Holiday weekend in Birmingham 

26 May 18

Expect delays on the M5 and M6 together with these A roads too…

Don’t fine new dad for doing 101mph on M5 in baby dash, say BirminghamLive readers 

4 May 18

52 per cent thought new dad Louis Baker shouldn’t have to pay the fine in BirminghamLive’s Twitter poll…

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M5 closed as police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision 

10 Apr 18

The northbound carriageway of the M5 motorway remained closed this morning (Tuesday 10th April) after a woman was sadly killed in a two vehicle collision in the early hours.

Chance to look round motorway construction work 

14 Mar 18

Free tour of a live Highways England site, with BMV.

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There are major traffic delays on M6 northbound in the West Midlands today – here’s why 

25 Feb 18

Severe delays have been reported between J6 (Birmingham, A38(M)) and the J8 (M5 interchange…

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A Slightly Longer Spin 

30 Jan 18

I’d finished work early to get a broken coil spring fixed on my car (the bodyshop visit having prevented me being organised and getting the MOT done with more time to spare) and the MOT retest done.

Traffic misery over delays on M5 AND Aston Expressway 

10 Jan 18

Crash and breakdown signal delays on key routes…

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In pictures: M5 CLOSED at Lydiate Ash after serious lorry fire 

3 Jan 18

The M5 was closed at Junction 4 Lydiate Ash this afternoon following a serious lorry fire after the vehicle overturned.

Dramatic fire shuts M5 both ways – what we know so far 

3 Jan 18

Details are still emerging…

A4123 / M5 Road sign, 28th December 

28 Dec 17

A4123 / M5 road sign lights out of order / sign not lit Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Birmingham New Road, Tipton Report on FixMyStreet…

M5 closed as jackknifed lorry blocks all lanes 

12 Dec 17

Emergency services called to the scene…

Members of the public and police officers save a man who had jumped from a motorway bridge on the M5. 

20 Nov 17

Well done to some quick thinking members of the public and police officers whose actions helped to save a man who had jumped from a motorway bridge on Friday evening (17/11).

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Man quickly brought to safety by police officers in M5 bridge incident 

18 Nov 17

West Midlands Police and West Mercia Police response officers have been praised for their brave, speedy and safe resolution of an incident on a bridge over the M5 yesterday evening (Friday 17th November) .

HOUR-LONG delays reported on M5 after M6 junction crash 

17 Nov 17

Lanes now reopened after collision between HGV and a car…

M5 traffic LIVE: Car fire sparks six miles of delays 

16 Nov 17

News and traffic updates after fire breaks out between Oldbury and West Bromwich…

Four pedestrians found walking along M5 and Aston Expressway 

7 Nov 17

They were found walking along the M5 and the A38…

Man seriously injured following a collision involving two lorries on M5 motorway 

12 Oct 17

Emergency services were called, at around 5AM this morning (12/10), reporting a collision involving two lorries on the northbound carriageway of the M5 at junction 5 (Droitwich).