4 decades by­passed

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A VIL­LAGE by­pass has fi­nally opened – af­ter 40 years of plan­ning rows.

The £ 32mil­lion James Tow­ers Way, around Broughton, Lancs, is named af­ter a First World War Vic­to­ria Cross hero.

His grand­daugh­ter Gly­nis Cas­tle at­tended the open­ing by Jake Berry, lo­cal MP and Min­is­ter for the North­ern Pow­er­house.

He said: “It has been longer in the plan­ning than I’ve been on this planet.”

Par­ish Coun­cil­lor Karen Gal­loway said the route had been con­tro­ver­sial.

She added: “We had dif­fi­cult times but bridges were built be­tween vil­lagers and the rel­e­vant bod­ies.”

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