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Belisha: the card game 07 February 2023

Last week we went looking for some of the places pictured in the 1938 road-themed card game Belisha. This week you can play it for yourself.

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The lost world of Belisha 02 February 2023

In 1938, a card game called Belisha was published to promote road safety, featuring the sights of a journey across the UK. Where are they now?

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We need to talk about Wisley

National Highways are spending a third of a billion pounds rebuilding one of the most congested junctions on the M25. Is it money well spent?

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2023 end of year message

It’s been a quiet year for Roads.org.uk, but we will be back to our usual schedule soon.

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Opening booklets

In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.