Oldbury Viaduct roadworks on M5 at J1 to J2 is to be extended

The Roadworks on the M5 at Oldbury Viaduct are to be extended for six months - because of the recent heatwave. Scorching temperatures are being blamed for delaying the completion of roadworks at Oldbury Viaduct until next spring. Work commenced in January 2017 and had...

Birmingham Uber Drivers Strike

The Midland Uber Driver Forum claim that the app-booking taxi firm has been reducing passenger fares without referring to them which has triggered their profits to decrease. They also made claims that self-employed members have encountered suspensions and are penalised...

Travelling to the US without a visa

Submitted by Josh Hobson Travelling to the US isn't as difficult as one might think. Citizens from 38 countries are able to effortlessly enter the US without a visa, but instead, travel with an ESTA. ESTA or Electronic System for Travel...

Brits In Thailand Could Face 10 Years In Prison For Vaping

A little-known ban on e-cigarettes in Thailand could see those who breach the law face 10 years behind bars. Thailand is visited by more than a million British tourists every year, according to the Foreign Office, and the ban, which...

Where next for Midland metro trams in Birmingham?

People are questioning why the Midland Metro 1,300-yard extension to New Street is so important and many are asking what will come next. Despite the fact that the newest £128 million extension covers a journey that can be walked in...

HS2: The Future is Now

High Speed 2’s imminent release of £7 Billion represents the biggest tender for procurement in the history of the UK. £3 Billion is ring fenced for Greater Birmingham.  The coming of HS2 places Greater Birmingham in Zone 5 on the London Underground Map....

Ebola Screening to be Reviewed

Airports are “Inadequately Prepared” Public Health England (PHE) is undertaking an airport review following the confirmed case of Ebola in a healthcare worker returning from Sierra Leone. Pauline Cafferkey, a nurse from Glasgow, had been a passenger on flight AT596...

Midland Metro to be Rebranded

The tram service is to be re-branded by the region’s combined authority when it takes over the running of the service next month. From June 24 the Midland Metro will be known as the West Midlands Metro. The change will see...

Misery for Rail Passengers

More Delays Expected With Train ServiceAngry train passengers have reacted with fury after being stranded at train stations for hours, a on-going problem across the country. Mark Carne, chief executive, has made the following statement:"While we have completed...

Black Lives Matter Closes London Airport Runway

The Met Police were called to the London City Airport at around 5.40am after nine protestors belonging to the Black Lives Matter movement blocked the runway. Inbound flights have been forced to divert. Seven people have been arrested and two...