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ROADS: M42 SOUTHBOUND - WORCESTERSHIRE - REDDITCH

The M42 Southbound is closed between Junction 2 A441 (Alvechurch / Redditch) and Junction 1 A38 / B4096 (Bromsgrove) due to emergency repairs needed from an earlier vehicle fire and serious accident involving three cars and a lorry.

Diversions are in place - follow the black hollow circle symbol, via the A441 heading southbound to the A448 at Redditch, then taking the A448 (Bromsgrove Highway) westbound to Bromsgrove before finally taking the A38 southbound to re-join the M5 at Junction 5 (Droitwich).

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  1. Melissa Wright

Nursery to close after 40 years over council funding

A children's play centre which has been running for more than four decades could be closing as soon as March, after failing to secure an annual grant from the council.

Parents that use the Play Council in Redditch say they'd be heartbroken if it had to shut, with some saying it's the only nursery in the area they can afford. Melissa Wright reports.

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