M4 reopens saving Britain’s Olympic blushes


The authorities have narrowly avoided the M4 becoming a “national embarrassment”, by reopening the motorway to cars today in time for the start of the Olympics build-up this weekend. Labour declared this week that the continuing closure of the M4 between junction 2 and 3, with just over a fortnight until the start of the Olympic Games, threatened the UK’s national standing. It came after the Highways Agency (HA) missed its self-set target of reopening the M4 to traffic yesterday. […]