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Dalek machine which fixes potholes in two minutes could save Britain's roads

16 April 2014 - 7:45pm
A £200,000 machine which can fix potholes in two minutes flat could be the cure for Britain’s bumpy roads.

Burnley potholes will be patched up

16 April 2014 - 5:27am
ROAD improvements costing almost £2million are set to begin in Burnley.

Budget 2014: £340m pledged for plugging potholes and flood defences

15 April 2014 - 11:39pm
Pothole fund will tackle only a small part of £10.5bn road repairs backlog, and councils will seek cash through bidding process The chancellor has pledged £340m towards repairing and rebuilding UK infrastructure ravaged by the winter floods and storms, announcing a £200m fund to fix potholes and £140m for flood defences. The pothole fund will tackle only a small part of Britain's estimated £10 ...

Budget 2014: £340m pledged for plugging potholes and flood defences

15 April 2014 - 6:37am
Pothole fund will tackle only a small part of £10.5bn road repairs backlog, and councils will seek cash through bidding process The chancellor has pledged £340m towards repairing and rebuilding UK infrastructure ravaged by the winter floods and storms, announcing a £200m fund to fix potholes and £140m for flood defences. The pothole fund will tackle only a small part of Britain's estimated £10 ...

Essex Chronicle commented Trent Road in Chelmsford: Pothole-ridden road the worst in Essex?

14 April 2014 - 8:07am
CRATERS the length of cars, a crumbling gravel surface spewed into the air by passing vehicles and potholes scattered for metres – is this the worst road in Essex?That's the view of residents, school staff and parents forced to drive daily along Trent Road, Chelmsford, who claim their repeated complaints to Essex County Council about the street, which borders a busy primary, have gone ignored ...

Councils given extra cash to fix potholes caused by wet winter

13 April 2014 - 2:10pm
Transport secretary announces funding after council bosses complain of 'trail of destruction' left by flooding Councils are to get an additional £140m to fix roads damaged by England's record wettest winter, the government has announced. The transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, said a fund specifically targeting the worst-hit areas would be raised by £36.5m to £80m. All councils will also ...

Councils given extra cash to fix potholes caused by wet winter

13 April 2014 - 10:52am
Transport secretary announces funding after council bosses complain of 'trail of destruction' left by flooding Councils are to get an additional £140m to fix roads damaged by England's record wettest winter, the government has announced. The transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, said a fund specifically targeting the worst-hit areas would be raised by £36.5m to £80m. All councils will also ...

Councils given extra cash to fix potholes caused by wet winter

13 April 2014 - 9:06am
Transport secretary announces funding after council bosses complain of 'trail of destruction' left by flooding Councils are to get an additional £140m to fix roads damaged by England's record wettest winter, the government has announced. The transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, said a fund specifically targeting the worst-hit areas would be raised by £36.5m to £80m. All councils will also ...

Chesterton potholes are an accident waiting to happen, campaigners claim

13 April 2014 - 8:09am
Potholes in a Cambridge neighbourhood are a safety hazard, a councillor claimed. Cllr Gerri Bird, who represents East Chesterton, has been pushing with resident Lil Speed to get the worst hole patched up, near the crossing in Green End Road.

Colchester: Would potholes be filled in if town were hosting part of the Tour De France race this summer?

12 April 2014 - 12:07pm
An Essex MP on the warpath over Colchester potholes has unveiled his “cunning plan” to get them fixed by drawing the internationally acclaimed Tour de France to the Roman town.

Bradford Tories' cautious welcome to cash for potholes

12 April 2014 - 8:46am
Bradford’s Tories have given a cautious welcome to news that extra cash is being spent on repairing the district’s potholes.

Angry Smithills residents get rude awakening as council repairs potholes - at 4.40am

12 April 2014 - 6:10am
RESIDENTS on a Smithills street had a rude awakening — when workmen started filling in potholes at 4.40am.

LETTERS: Praise and criticism over Letchworth potholes

11 April 2014 - 8:15am
Potholes have been on the agenda again on our letters page published today (Thursday), with both praise and criticism levelled at those responsible for filling them in.

Bury gets £100,000 hi-tech pothole repair machines

10 April 2014 - 4:43pm
POTHOLES and road problems in the borough will be tackled head-on, thanks to a £100,000 investment on state-of-the-art machines, town hall bosses have revealed.

Cash to fill winter potholes

10 April 2014 - 12:35am
COVENTRY has banked a £362,105 share of a pot of government cash to fill potholes. The money was announced following Wednesday's budget and transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said it was enough to fill 3.3million holes in the country's roads after what was one of the wettest winters on record.

Potholes could swallow Isle of Wight

9 April 2014 - 4:55am
Freedom of information figures reveal one pothole for every mile of UK road and councils paying out £2.5m for vehicle damage Britain's potholes collectively measure 295 square miles – twice the size of the Isle of Wight. There is now one pothole for every mile of road, according to data gathered from councils by breakdown company Britannia Rescue using freedom of information. The figures showed ...

Potholes could swallow Isle of Wight

9 April 2014 - 3:01am
Freedom of information figures reveal one pothole for every mile of UK road and councils paying out £2.5m for vehicle damage Britain's potholes collectively measure 295 square miles – twice the size of the Isle of Wight. There is now one pothole for every mile of road, according to data gathered from councils by breakdown company Britannia Rescue using freedom of information. The figures showed ...

Potholes could swallow Isle of Wight

9 April 2014 - 1:16am
Freedom of information figures reveal one pothole for every mile of UK road and councils paying out £2.5m for vehicle damage Britain's potholes collectively measure 295 square miles – twice the size of the Isle of Wight. There is now one pothole for every mile of road, according to data gathered from councils by breakdown company Britannia Rescue using freedom of information. The figures showed ...

Fixed! 3,328 Wolverhampton potholes repaired by next day

8 April 2014 - 7:24pm
The local authority says it was notified about 3,328 potholes between April 2013 and February 2014. All of them were inspected and given either a permanent or interim repair by the end of the next working day.

Newmarket's roads are a "crumbling infrastructure" and "dangerous" because of potholes, councillors say

8 April 2014 - 4:25pm
Potholes are making roads dangerous and causing Newmarket to have a “crumbling infrastructure”, councillors have said. At a meeting on Monday, Newmarket Town Council discussed an ongoing problem with potholes. Councillors feared residents may now just be “getting used to” putting up with them.

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