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Villagers protesting at the closure of the level crossing.<br />
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The say of the jackal...<br />
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The Day of the Jackal star Edward Fox has taken aim at bureaucrats over their plans to build a 'hideous' new railway bridge at his local Grade II listed Victorian station.<br />
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The veteran actor, who also starred in the war film A Bridge Too Far, accused the local council of ignoring the wishes of the public by ploughing ahead with the unsightly ramped crossing.<br />
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Mr Fox, 80, described the plans as 'a bridge too far' and urged planners to listen to the townsfolk of Wareham, Dorset, and go back to the drawing board.<br />
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Thousands of local residents, led by Mr Fox, had already voiced their objections to a huge wheelchair-friendly bridge that will replace the current level crossing which officials say has become a health and safety hazard