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The M6 Toll will remain under private ownership following a buyout deal updated

M6 Toll sold to Australian investors

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands

CGI of The Lewis Building which is bringing an old department store name back

Review of 2016 - June: Lewis's name returns, grand plan for Tramps and Channel 4 courts Birmingham

An old department store name was set to make a return to the city while a grand vision for a former nightclub in Broad Street was revealed in June

Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Post Power 250: Transport

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of transport

Tim Wooldridge, Managing Director of IM Properties

Birmingham Post Power 250: Construction

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of construction

The scene on the M6 last month after a fatal collision brought the motorway to a standstill

Talks held with Midland Expressway over future M6 Toll use

West Midlands transport chiefs say road is not being marketed well enough as calls grow for greater access to private motorway

Black Country firms lay into Chancellor for Budget Midlands Engine snub

Keith Bryan, chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, joined colleagues in Birmingham in expressing “deep frustration” at the lack of investment in this region

Queues on the M6 around junction 4 after the northbound carriageway was closed between J5 and J6 following a fatal accident

Planning for transport is great but delivery is another thing

Public transport improvements are years away, meanwhile Birmingham and the region are being gridlocked on a regular basis

Could the M6 Toll yet be opened up in times of major emergencies?

M6 Toll deal for emergency use could be struck

West Midlands transport bosses and government ministers agree to form new working group to tackle jams following last week's horrendous tailbacks

Unlike its M6 counterpart, the M6 Toll typically enjoys congestion-free roads

'Make M6 Toll free' plea from combined authority bosses

New super council is attempting to get charges scrapped on motorway to relieve growing congestion on the M6 and around Birmingham

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Ex-Lunar Society chief: A mayor for Greater Birmingham is vital

Waheed Saleem has called for a full public debate on the devolution plans, the Metro Mayor and the West Midlands Combined Authority

Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bullring, Solihull Manor House and the Black Country flag

Business leaders vow to oppose tax-raising powers for Midland mayor

The Post revealed last week that the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) plans to bring in a “metro mayor” and give them the ability to increase taxes

A new road is to be built which will link the M6 Toll with the M54

£1.8bn upgrade for Midlands roads

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A link road between the M54 and the M6 Toll and new smart motorway signs are among the projects which will go ahead following a new batch of government funding

Government offices in Whitehall, London

West Midlands devolution priority must be cutting Whitehall purse strings

The WMCA devolution wish list is a sexy document but realistically it will be loaded with preordained concessions

M6 Toll

Making M6 Toll free will cost estimated £15m a year, leaked documents reveal

A leaked wishlist for West Midlands authority also reveals plans to host World Expo 2025 and proposed rise in business rates

Scrapping M6 Toll charges on West Midlands Combined authority wishlist

A list of requests were sent to Government by the seven West Midlands metropolitan councils earlier this month

M6 Toll Road

Transport Minister: We'd look at opening up the M6 Toll

Government Transport Minister John Hayes said he'd listen to pleas to use the M6 Toll road to ease jams

The M6 Toll could help ease congestion around Birmingham says the city's transport chief

Call for M6 Toll owner to drop charges for the summer

Birmingham's transport chief wants the paid-for road to become free for frieght until August to help ease the jams around the city

Paul Forrest, director of the West Midlands Economic Forum

Birmingham Made Me: Manufacturing critical to the region

Manufacturing isn't dead but the days of mass employment of low-skilled workers are over

Underground motorway mooted to ease Birmingham congestion

The "super-tunnel" is one of a host of prospects put forward by Birmingham City Council to combat the full-to-bursting A38

Aston University

New Aston University business school after £35m boost

A £35 million package will provide vital cash support for a range of new developments and facelift work at Aston, including the new £60 million medical school project confirmed earlier this year

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