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Rugby
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…


Local news
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.


Business
Chance to look round motorway construction work 

14 Mar 18

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


Blog comment
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…


Blog comment
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.


Rugby
Traffic misery over delays on M5 AND Aston Expressway 

10 Jan 18

Crash and breakdown signal delays on key routes…


Local news
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.


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

3 Jan 18

Details are still emerging…


FixMyStreet
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…


News
M5 closed as jackknifed lorry blocks all lanes 

12 Dec 17

Emergency services called to the scene…


News
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).


Local news
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) .


News
HOUR-LONG delays reported on M5 after M6 junction crash 

17 Nov 17

Lanes now reopened after collision between HGV and a car…


News
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…


Rugby
Four pedestrians found walking along M5 and Aston Expressway 

7 Nov 17

They were found walking along the M5 and the A38…


News
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).


News
Man dies after being ‘shot through car window by police’ after M5 chase 

27 Sep 17

An eyewitness claimed he saw police shoot into a car that had been stopped…


News
Man dies after being ‘shot through car window by police’ after M5 chase 

27 Sep 17

An eyewitness claimed he saw police shoot into a car that had been stopped…


News
Another crash on same M5 stretch as weekend tragedy that claimed four lives 

20 Sep 17

Emergency services are at the scene after reports a lorry collided with a barrier…


News
M5 motorbikes deployed 

19 Sep 17

The bikers will carry emergency fuel to combat breakdowns on the motorway through Oldbury, where motorists are already having to contend with major roadworks…


News
Photo of man who died in fatal M5 collision released by family 

19 Sep 17

The family have asked for privacy…


News
M5 fatal crash: What we know so far after four dead in motorway horror smash 

19 Sep 17

This is everything we know so far, as the investigation reaches its fourth day…


News
Hero marine heading to Coventry wedding pulled woman and two children from burning M5 horror crash 

18 Sep 17

A woman and two children remain in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a lorry collided with oncoming traffic…


News
Plea to end M5 works misery 

17 Aug 17

Highway England have been carrying out the work to repair M5 Oldbury viaduct since April.


Rugby
M6 traffic news: Delays in Birmingham after oil spillage 

15 Aug 17

Traffic is building with delays of up to one hour after an oil spillage on the northbound carriageway between Junction 6 (Spaghetti Junction) and Junction 8 (M5…