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Tamworth Informed 2 Jul 14
Lucky escape for Lorry Driver near Tamworth
A lorry driver was fortunate to escape significant injuries earlier this morning when a wooden post speared through his front window and impaled itself into the passenger seat.
Birmingham Mail 2 Jul 14
Lorry driver inches from death as wooden post smashes through windscreen on motorway
Post spears through front window of cab and impales passenger seat on M42 near Tamworth…
Tamworth Herald 2 Jul 14
Lucky escape for M42 lorry driver after accident near Tamworth
A lorry driver avoided serious injuries earlier this morning when a wooden post speared through his front window and impaled itself into the passenger seat.
Solihull Observer 20 Jun 14
Armed robbery suspects fleeing police drive wrong way down M42
TWO suspected thieves held a Coventry couple at knifepoint before leading police on a late-night car chase on the wrong side of two major roads in the West Midlands.
Commercial News Media 17 Jun 14
RS Fleet Installations find a new home on the M42
Darby Keye Property and GVA have successfully sold a 37,666 sqft industrial warehouse / production unit strategically located just off Junction 9 of the M42 at Coleshill Industrial Estate.
Birmingham Post 13 Jun 14
M42 congestion warning over island works
Drivers facing five months of delays as £2.5 million highway project starts…
Birmingham Mail 6 Jun 14
Lorry jack-knifed and caught fire on M6
The incident caused the closure of the southbound carriageway, while link roads from the M6 and M42 were also shut.
TheBusinessDesk 30 May 14
Optimism returns to M42 corridor office market
OPTIMISM is returning to the regional office market with business demand having increased along the M42 corridor for the first quarter of 2014, according to Johnson Fellows.
Commercial News Media 29 May 14
Optimism returns to office sector along M42 corridor
Optimism is returning to the regional office market, with business demand having increased along the M42 corridor for the first quarter of 2014, according to Johnson Fellows.
Tamworth Herald 15 May 14
Europe only will benefit from HS2
REGARDING the letter from ‘Mark, Coton Green’ (Herald May 8).
Tamworth Informed 11 May 14
Halfway point for M42 J10 works
As we pass the halfway point of the Highways Agency works at the M42 J10 island, we ask how it has affected you and whether you think it will be completed on time.
TheBusinessDesk 8 May 14
Largest Solihull office deal for two years as aerospace firm UTC takes 25,000 sq ft
UTC Aerospace Systems – formerly Goodrich – is to take 25,652 sq ft of office space at the FORE scheme near Junction 4 of the M42 in Solihull.
Tamworth Herald 30 Apr 14
Commuters in Tamworth facing delays following fire near The…
Commuters travelling to and from Tamworth are facing huge delays this morning following a massive fire.
FixMyStreet: Solihull 26 Apr 14
2 large pot holes, 26th April
There are two large potholes on the A 34 near the tesco roundabout, the side of the road when leaving the m42 (junction 4).
Solihull Observer 24 Apr 14
M42 reopen nearly 10 hours after lorry overturned
Part of the M42 in near Solihull was closed for nearly ten hours after a lorry overturned and spilt diesel on to the motorway.
Solihull Observer 24 Apr 14
Overturned lorry closes M42 Northbound
Part of the M42 in near Solihull was closed after a lorry overturned and spilt diesel on to the motorway.
BBC News 24 Apr 14
Overturned lorry closes M42 motorway
A section of the M42 in the West Midlands is closed after a lorry overturns, spilling diesel on the carriageway.
Archie's British Birding Blog Deluxe 18 Apr 14
GLOSSY IBIS at Middleton Lakes RSPB…. eventually!
Bluebells at Middleton Wood.
Birmingham Mail 10 Apr 14
Hundreds of litres of diesel spill on to M42 after lorry and van crash
The collision took place just before 4pm between J5 for Solihull and J6 for Birmingham Airport…
FixMyStreet: Solihull 4 Apr 14
Sunken drain / pothole, 4th April
M42 northbound exit slip road junction 5 Solihull sunken drain / pothole on nearside kerb just before traffic lights (two car lengths before lights) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Ramp, Solihull…
Tamworth Informed 30 Mar 14
Wondered what is happening at junction 10?
Lots of people have been asking us what is happening at J10 of the M42, close to the Centurion.
Tamworth Herald 14 Mar 14
M42 reopens after six-vehicle crash near Tamworth
The stretch of the M42 near Tamworth which was closed following a serious crash involving six vehicles has reopened – but one lane remains close.
BBC News 14 Mar 14
Serious crash forces M42 closure
A serious crash forces the closure of the M42 motorway on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border.
Tamworth Herald 14 Mar 14
Two lorry crash forces closure of M42 near Tamworth
A SERIOUS incident involving two lorries forced the closure of the M42 near Tamworth this morning.
Running Coventry 3 Mar 14
It’s an early start anytime that you see the M42 empty of a morning.
Tamworth Informed 7 Feb 14
Five Injured in M42 Collisions
Five people have been injured, one seriously in three separate collisions on the M42 Motorway in the region since yesterday evening Three people were injured, one seriously, in two road traffic collisions that happened near Birmingham Airport last …
Tamworth Herald 5 Feb 14
M42 Junction 10 roadworks at Tamworth delayed
A MULTI-million scheme to ease congestion and improve safety at the busy M42 junction 10 near Tamworth has been delayed.
Bob the Birder 3 Feb 14
February around and about
Saturday 1st February 2014 As I travelled up the A5 it was decision time: carry on to Brownhills for another and hopefully a closer look at the wintering Glossy Ibis or turn off on to the M42 and have another look at the Hume’s Yellow browed Warbler.
Lichfield Mercury 1 Feb 14
Drivers warned of possible delays on M42 due to NEC spring fair
DRIVERS have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys on the M42 near Birmingham with the start of the International Spring Fair this Sunday at the NEC.
Tamworth Herald 1 Feb 14
Diversions due to M42 motorway works commence near Tamworth
IMPROVEMENT works at the M42 Junction 10 near Tamworth will begin next week.
FixMyStreet: Solihull 31 Jan 14
Speed bump damaged, 31st January
Heading away from Knowle in the direction of the M42 one of the speed bumps is significantly damaged.
Tamworth Informed 30 Jan 14
Misery for M42 Junction
‘Months of Misery’ are expected for commuters as The Highways Agency begin a package of overnight works.
BBC News 28 Jan 14
Police try to identify crash victim
Police launch a fresh appeal to try to identify a man who was killed on the M42 motorway near Birmingham last month.
Birmingham Post 24 Jan 14
LEP chief pledges to deliver for ‘Greater Birmingham’
Greater Birmingham Solihull LEP boss Andy Street said his focus will now be on creating jobs from HS2 and a major M42 corridor development as well as bridging the region’s skills gap.
Tamworth Herald 22 Jan 14
How the £3million M42 improvements will affect Tamworth…
A multi-million scheme to easy congestion at the busy M42 Junction 10 near Tamworth will see roads closed as the work is carried.
Tamworth Herald 18 Jan 14
£3million improvement works for M42 Junction 10 near…
Major improvement works to the busy M42 Junction 10 near Tamworth will begin next month – costing more than 3million.
Walsall Arboretum parkrun 1 Jan 14
New Year’s Day Parkrun Tourists
Happy New Year everyone! Over 20 arboretum regulars braved the wind and the rain to go running on New Year’s Day from London to Northern Ireland.
B14 News 23 Dec 13
Tribute To Mother Who Died On The Alcester Road
The family of a Billesley mother-of-four who died on the A435 Alcester Road in Hollywood have spoken of their devastation and today paid tribute to her, describing her as a loving and outgoing character.
WM Police Birmingham East 23 Dec 13
West Mercia Police plea to help identify man killed In M42 collision
WEST Mercia Police are trying to confirm the identify of a man who was killed on the M42 in North Worcestershire last week and have now…
WM Police Birmingham East 20 Dec 13
Police need help in identifying man who died on M42
Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who died in a collision with a lorry on the M42 near Alvechurch in North Worcestershire…
B14 News 18 Dec 13
Woman Dies While Crossing The Alcester Road
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died when she was hit by a car while crossing the A435 Alcester Road on the Becketts Farm Island in Hollywood.
B31 Voices 17 Dec 13
Man dies after being struck by lorry in M42 accident
Police have appealed for witnesses following the death of a man on the M42 near Alvechurch late last night (Monday 16th December).
Birmingham Mail 9 Dec 13
Man cut free from car after serious crash closes M5
Traffic was being diverted onto the M42 while the emergency services attend the accident…
Our Solihull 1 Dec 13
The recent M42 incident: listen to Councillor Brown with brains in gear
Was the M42 incident mishandled? Thousands of drivers and passengers queued – some for nine hours – when police closed the busy motorway in both directions last Saturday and organised a prolonged dialogue – 24 hours was quoted – with …
Andrew Mitchell MP: Conservative - Sutton Coldfield 26 Nov 13
Andrew Mitchell supports local infrastructure improvement
Sutton Coldfield’s MP has welcomed the announcement that work will shortly begin to improve the capacity of the M42 Junction 9, Southbound Entry Slip.
BBC News 23 Nov 13
M42 closes overnight for resurfacing
A stretch of the M42 will be closed overnight for the next 17 weeks for road resurfacing, the Highways Agency says.
TheBusinessDesk 21 Nov 13
KWB completed two thirds of M42 Corridor office lets in Q3
BIRMINGHAM property consultancy KWB says it completed more than two thirds of all M42 Corridor office lettings in quarter three of this year.
Express & Star 18 Nov 13
Police hit out at ‘vile’ Twitter users after M42 closure complaints
The decision to close a motorway for 26 hours to negotiate with a man threatening to jump from a road bridge was today defended by police – who also hit out at ‘vile’ drivers who complained about the delays it caused on Twitter.
B31 Voices 17 Nov 13
M42 & A38 reopen as man on bridge brought to safety
The M42 and A38 were reopened at around 3pm this afternoon after being closed by police for 26 hours as they tried to… more »…
Express & Star 17 Nov 13
M42 remains closed as fears over man on bridge reach second day
A major Midlands motorway remains closed this morning as police negotiations with a man threatening to harm himself on a bridge move into their second day.