Road works on the A19 York to Selby Road has been completed so it’s a suitable time to compare what was to Beirut:

BUSINESSES along the A19 York to Selby road have breathed a sigh of relief with the completion of lengthy road works.

Shops, garages, pubs and restaurants were all hit in the wallet as motorists tried to avoid potential delays by taking other routes.

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Richard Milnes, landlord of the White Swan, at Deighton, said it had been a difficult four months, but particularly so recently as the road works were right outside the pub.

He said: “For the last five or six weeks it’s been dreadful. Trade has been chronic. Outside the pub it has looked like Beirut.

“There have been huge ditches, heavy machinery and the road has been closed at 9pm for re-surfacing so all my customers have been leaving.”

Well Richard, your certificate has been dispatched and now that the road work has been completed, it shouldn’t take too long to reach your doorstep.

Richard Milnes (center), the landlord of the White Swan: Road works looked like Beirut

Richard Milnes (center), the landlord of the White Swan: Road works looked like Beirut