One lane closed and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M42 Southbound between J2 A441 (Alvechurch / Redditch) and J1 A38 / B4096 (Bromsgrove), congestion on M42 to J4 A34 / A3400 (Shirley / Dorridge).
Those at the rally today said they were deeply concerned about the future of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire.
Hundreds marched through the streets to show support for the 'Save the Alex' campaign.
The future of the A&E department and maternity services are still uncertain.
Campaigners want to highlight how important the issue is to the local area and will be at the forefront of politicians minds after the election.
Lee Comley reports.
We are aware of the rally taking place in Redditch in relation to proposed changes to hospital services.
The Worcestershire CCGs remain committed to commissioning safe and sustainable clinical services across Worcestershire’s three acute hospitals.
It is important that the NHS continues to listen to the public, and we hope to proceed to full public consultation on our plans later this summer.
Hundreds of people turned up to take part in a march through the streets of Redditch today to show their support for the Alexandra Hospital.
Three years on from the launch of a review looking into hospital services in Worcestershire, the future of the A&E department and maternity services at the hospital are still uncertain.
Campaigners said the rally would send a clear message to health chiefs and whoever is elected on May 7th, to make services at the hospital their first priority.
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M42 Southbound blocked, stationary traffic due to car fire between J3 A435 (Portway / Redditch) and J2 A441 (Alvechurch / Redditch), congestion to J3a M40.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak with after passengers complained about a group of men shouting racist abuse on a train.
The incident happened on the 5.45pm train from Birmingham New Street to Redditch on February 15.
"Passengers on the train challenged four men who were making loud racist remarks.
“One of the men reacted to this by making more racist comments and aggressively challenging offended passengers to confront him about his behaviour.
“We are working hard to identify those responsible for this incident.
“I believe the man in the image we are issuing today has information about what took place.
“Do you know who he is?”
Police have released a description of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a suspected abduction attempt of a 15-year-old girl in Worcestershire.
The incident occurred at approximately 2.00 am this morning on Abberley Close, Redditch, on a path known locally as the ‘black path’.
The man is described as black, in his 20s, medium build and possibly with a shaved head. He's described as having protruding cheek bones, big lips and blue eyes. He was wearing dark clothing and had a local accent.
The girl told police she was making a phone call when she was approached by a man who tried to grab her, she received minor cuts and bruises but no serious injuries.
We’re extremely concerned about this incident which has been traumatic for the victim but which could have been a lot more serious. We are very keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at this time or who saw anyone acting suspiciously.