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Road signs being brought down

Thousands of traffic signs are being brought down across London as part of a Government drive to rid the streets of the capital of clutter.

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Transport Secretary: 'Unnecessary signs blot landscapes of towns and cities'

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Credit: PA

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin: "There are too many unnecessary signs blotting the landscapes of our towns and cities. That is why I have published new guidance, to help encourage local authorities to make old, confusing and ugly signs a thing of the past.

"I want to congratulate London, Hampshire and Somerset councils for leading the way and getting rid of sign clutter.

"They are a fantastic example and I urge other councils to think about where traffic signs are placed and whether they are needed at all."

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