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Warning of delays on the M40 as British Grand Prix gets underway

Silverstone Credit: ITV news

Motorists who plan to use the M40 around Oxfordshire this weekend are being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys as the British Grand Prix at Silverstone gets underway. Around 230,000 F1 fans are expected to head to the track this weekend.

The Highways Agency will use its electronic message signs on approaching motorways to give drivers information about any diversions and delays, and provide traffic information using local radio.

Grand Prix at Silverstone could cause M40 delays

Motorists who plan to use the M40 around Oxfordshire this weekend are being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys as the British Grand Prix at Silverstone begins.

Around 230,000 Formula 1 spectators are expected to head to the track this weekend.

The Highways Agency has said they will use its electronic message signs on approaching motorways to give drivers information about any diversions and delays, and provide up-to-the-minute traffic information using local radio.

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Baby leaves hospital after surviving motorway crash that killed her mother

A five-week-old baby airlifted from a motorway crash that killed her mother has been discharged from from hospital.

Ruby Bull was travelling with her mother Joanna on the M40 on Friday when they were in collision with a lorry near junction 9 at Wendlebury.

Mrs Bull, from Warwickshire, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while Ruby was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

In a statement, Mrs Bull’s family said: “Jo was vibrant, beautiful, and caring in so many ways. A girl who added zest to a room and who had found true love and happiness with her husband of just one year, Dave.

“To have her taken from us at such a happy time is utterly unbearable.”

Family pay tribute to new mother killed in M40 crash

Joanna Bull
A family tribute for Joanna Bull who has died aged 29 Credit: Thames Valley Police

The family of a new mother who was killed in an accident on the M40, have paid tribute to her. Joanna Bull, nee Pedley, aged 29, died on Friday. Her 5-week-old daughter, who was travelling with her, was airlifted to hospital.

In a statement released through the police, Joanna Bull's family said:

“Jo, who was tragically killed in a car accident, was a loving wife, mum, daughter, sister, grand daughter, niece and friend to so many and loved by all who knew her.

“She died on her way to visit her mum Teresa, with her five week old daughter Ruby, to meet newborn cousin Harry (11/06/2014) for the first time, and to have a catch up with big sister Soph, and niece Nelly aged two.

“Jo was vibrant, beautiful, and caring in so many ways. A girl who added zest to a room and who had found true love and happiness with her husband of just one year, Dave.

“To have her taken from her family at such a happy time is utterly unbearable.

“Jo, we never had the chance to say a proper goodbye, but we will never forget how much fun and laughter you brought into all our lives, you will remain in our hearts and memories always.”

Mother killed and baby daughter air lifted to hospital after crash on M40

Police have confirmed that a woman in her late twenties killed in a crash on the M40 was the mother of a newborn baby girl who was airlifted to hospital.

Police were called at 11.20am this morning to reports of a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M40, just before junction 9 between a green Peugeot 406 estate and a red arctic lorry.

The driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her late twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The baby girl, believed to be only a few weeks old and in the rear of the vehicle, was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

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Baby airlifted to hospital after woman killed in motorway crash

Delays remain in place on the M40 following this morning's fatal crash Credit: Dan Hough

A baby has been airlifted to hospital following a motorway crash which claimed the life of a woman.

Emergency services remain at the scene of a fatal collision on the M40 in Oxfordshire and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Police were called at 11.20am this morning to reports of a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M40, just before junction 9 between a green Peugeot 406 estate and a red articulated lorry. The driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her late twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A young baby, believed to be only a few weeks old and in the rear of the vehicle, has been airlifted to hospital for treatment. Two lanes of the southbound carriageway have now been reopened however there remain lengthy tailbacks and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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