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Graphic: Damage caused by potholes has cost £500,000 in compensation claims

22 April 2014 - 4:57pm
Damaged caused by potholes on the region’s roads has seen councils fork out almost half a million pounds in compensation over the past five years, new figures have revealed.

Lack of council funding means pothole woe will continue for region's motorists

22 April 2014 - 3:11pm
COUNCILS across the North East are doing their best to fix the potholes littering our roads but will never repair them all unless the government is prepared to spend billions, according to the AA.

The Sentinel commented Bin lorry ban after Stoney Lane in Endon wrecked by potholes

22 April 2014 - 10:49am
REFUSE collectors are being banned from driving their vehicles down a street – because the potholes are damaging their trucks.Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is refusing to send its waste vehicles down Stoney Lane, Endon, amid concerns about the condition of the road surface.The authority recently sent a letter to residents which read: "In recent weeks I have received reports from our ...

MP gets his hands dirty to improve street

20 April 2014 - 11:59pm
AN MP has got his hands dirty and filled in potholes on a long-neglected road in his constituency.

Potholes are a menace to cyclists too, councillor

19 April 2014 - 10:32pm
SOME YEARS ago I was cycling to work through central London, trying to avoid a construction lorry that was overtaking me on a roundabout, when I abruptly substituted forward movement with downward motion and did a face-plant on the road.

Hartland Town Band cancel march for fear of tripping over potholes

18 April 2014 - 9:44am
A brass band has scrapped its annual procession for the first time in 50 years for fear of tripping over potholes. Members of the Hartland Town Band march through the streets every year to entertain villagers with traditional music.

Historic brass band abandons parade over pothole safety fears

17 April 2014 - 8:47pm
A brass band has been forced to abandon a village parade for the first time in 50 years because of dangerous potholes which the council lacks funds to repair

Hartland Town Band cancels annual procession because of potholes

17 April 2014 - 5:37pm
The Hartland Town Band entertain villagers in Devon every year with a procession through the streets, playing professional music.

'Dalek' pothole killer that may save British roads

17 April 2014 - 12:07pm
A new machine called the 'Dalek' has revolutionised the way to fix potholes, exterminating them in under two minutes

Essex Chronicle published COMMENT: What do potholes, the demand for food banks and problems...

17 April 2014 - 11:23am
While Cllr John Clarke is happy for the 'market' to dictate the price of a car, he doesn't believe it should determine the quality of our public services. IT SEEMS that every week we read about potholes, poor transport services, the rising use of food banks, or problems with our local NHS services. At first glance these issues appear to be unrelated. However on closer inspection they do share ...

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.

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