Ministers are also looking at schemes such as “lock-in agreements” to reduce the 250,000 sales that fall through annually.Read the full story ›
The A38 is closed in both directions due to a burst water main between M5 J4 (Bromsgrove / Stourbridge) and M42 J1 / B4096 (Bromsgrove) in Worcestershire.
Motorists are being asked to approach with care.
Police have now closed the road in between the M5 and M42 while the water main is repaired.
There is slow traffic due to an earlier accident on the M42 Northbound between J1 A38 / B4096 (Bromsgrove) and J2 A441 (Alvechurch).
A man has been arrested after a fatal motorway pile-up which led to three cars catching fire.Read the full story ›
Robert William Whitehouse, 70, of Bromsgrove, was said to be the “main UK organiser” in a multi-million-pound drug importation plot.Read the full story ›
Jess Varnish was dropped shortly after failing to qualify for the Rio Olympics.Read the full story ›
Engineering work between Five Ways and Longbridge and also between Longbridge and Droitwich Spa will cause some travel disruption today.
Trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester and Hereford will be re-timed to depart Birmingham New Street up to 16 minutes earlier than normal.
Trains will also not call at Birmingham University and Bromsgrove.
Replacement buses will operate between Birmingham New Street and University and between Droitwich and Bromsgrove.
Until 4pm trains between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch will be replaced by a bus between Birmingham New Street and Redditch.
Buses will also replace trains between Longbridge and Redditch from 4pm.
Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove: Sat 18th & Sun 19th March
Have you ever wondered how you would manage without the internet or your other home comforts? if so spare a thought for your Medieval ancestors, for who everyday life was a real world away from how we now know it.
This weekend the Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove is set to host its very own Medieval weekend, with the help of local students from King Edward's School Living History Group.
And, if a life of hard labour isn't quite your thing, theres plenty more to do as the museum chronicles 700 years of life in the West Midlands, with much of it open-air.
More than 4,000 urgent operations were cancelled in 2016 due to 'under-funding and overstretching'.Read the full story ›
One lane is closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M5 Southbound this morning.
The closure is between J3 A456 (Halesowen / Birmingham) and J4 A38 (Bromsgrove / Stourbridge).