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Call for tunnel at Stonehenge to protect heritage status

There's been a fresh call for a tunnel on the A303 in Wiltshire to avoid traffic driving past Stonehenge.

MPs were told today that the landmark is in danger of being put on UNESCO's "at risk" register because it is so close to a busy trunk road.

Today the area's MP, John Glen, used a Parliamentary debate to call for a deep tunnel, similar to one scrapped in 2005, as a permanent solution to the problem.


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Police reveal name of man who died on A303

The man who died in a collision on the A303 last week has been named.

52 year old Paul Jewkes from North Somerset died after the car he was travelling in collided with a lorry on the A303 near Ilminster on Thursday 26th September.

Police are appealing for any motorists who were travelling along the A303 shortly after 11 o'clock that morning to get in touch.

The driver of the lorry has been arrested and released on bail on suspicion of dangerous driving.


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4 vehicle crash on the A303 in Ilminster

The A303 in Ilminster is closed following a four-vehicle crash.

A flat bed truck travelling westbound was in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the opposite direction and then two further cars.

The male driver of the truck has been seriously injured.

A man who was in the Corsa also suffered serious injuries.

The road has been closed to enable a full examination of the scene.

This could take several hours and motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

Full report on the govt's A303 upgrade announcement

Today the government said it would look at ways of improving the A303, parts of which are single carriageway. However, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander only announced a feasibility study - meaning any upgrade may still be some years off.

But a new £11 million bridge in Bristol is getting the go-ahead, as our political reporter Robert Murphy reports.

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