By-pass named after Busby Bade

A Dudley by-pass is to be re-named in honour of England and Manchester United legend Duncan Edwards, who was killed in the 1958 Munich air crash.

Ray Burston, the Mayor of Dudley, came up with the idea for Duncan Edwards Way in honour of the Busby Babe, who was capped 18 times by his country.

Commenting on the decision to change the name of the town's Southern Bypass, Councillor Burston, said: "We are immensely proud of Duncan Edwards, and what better way to honour his memory than naming one of the busiest roads in the borough after him."

The player was born in the town in 1936, and his grave is still visited regularly by United fans. The council approved the proposal after receiving the backing of the late footballer's family.

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