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Stonehenge road closed permanently

The A344 close to the stones is closed from today Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

A stretch of road running next to Stonehenge will close permanently from today. Part of the A344 in Wiltshire almost touches the heel stone. English Heritage which manages the monument says the road spoils the visitor experience.

A major landscaping project should be finished by next summer, and traffic will be diverted onto nearby roads instead.