Category: West Midlands

M5 fatal crash: All we know after woman killed in collision between van and lorry near Birmingham

A woman has died following a crash on the M5 in Birmingham this morning.
The fatal collision closed a stretch of the northbound motorway throughout the rush-hour and motorists were told to find alternative routes.
The crash happened at junction three f…

This near miss with a truck has sparked change to 'dangerous' cycle path

Improvements will be made to the layout of a road near Bristol after a cyclist was nearly knocked from his bike by a Tarmac lorry.
The shocking near-pass was caught on camera on the A38 Gloucester Road near Almondsbury in South Gloucestershire on Tuesd…

Road forced to close after collision between cattle lorry and car

A Staffordshire road was closed for hours after a collision between a HGV carrying cattle and a car.
One woman had minor injuries after the crash on junction of the A53 and A51, Newcastle Road, by The Swan with Two Necks in Blackbrook.
The road was clo…

Police investigate homophobic graffiti at sex education row school

Police are investigating reports of homophobic graffiti at a school which is at the centre of a sex education row.
West Midlands Police said the vandalism on the school premises of Parkfield Community School in Birmingham was reported by a school gover…

Fears new 100-space lorry car park at M6 services will lead to rise in issues with people smuggling

Objections have been made over plans to build a 100-space lorry car park at a service station – because it might lead to an increase in issues with people smuggling.
The new car park is set to be created by transforming a 4.2 hectare piece of agricultu…

Police name North Staffordshire man, 30, killed after being hit by M6 lorry on Valentine's Day

Police have named a 30-year-old man who died after being hit by a lorry on the M6.
Pedestrian Daniel Johnson, from Barlaston, was struck by the truck on the southbound carriageway just north of junction 13 at 3am yesterday (February 14).
Part of the mo…