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40 protestors stall site work


Local residents in Bedfordshire opposed to the Stoke Hammond to Linslade bypass have this week taken direct action and stalled advance site preparation work on the scheme. Contractors held off work in the face of 40 protestors bearing banners and placards reading 'no more roads' and 'trees not trucks'. The new bypass is part of deputy prime minister John Prescott's hugely controversial development plan for the east of England.

The protest marked the launch of Road Block, a new national alliance against road building.

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