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Road work deaths rise

THE Highways Agency is launching a campaign calling on drivers to slow down at road works after the number of workers killed rose dramatically this year.

So far in 2005 four workers have been killed while working on roads across England. In 2004 there was only one fatality, two in 2003 and three each year in 2002, 2001 and 2000.

Those who have died include Raymond Schofield, 48, from Warrington and Stephen Colter, 41, from Runcorn in Cheshire. They were setting road cones on the M6 when they were struck by a vehicle.