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London potholes are eight times deeper than the English Channel - News Shopper

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London potholes are eight times deeper than the English Channel
News Shopper
A freedom of information request by Confused.com revealed a total 1,031,787 potholes were reported in 2016 across the UK. The study shows that if you were to combine the depth of every single pothole in London it would measure more than eight times the ...

Region's pothole problems among nation's deepest - DnG24 - DnG24

Google News - 21 October 2017 - 3:11pm

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Region's pothole problems among nation's deepest - DnG24
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TWENTY-SIX thousand potholes with a combined depth of over 1000m were reported in Dumfries and Galloway last year. wqe *** Local Caption *** BLACK ...

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Councils digging deep to fill potholes as nearly £6m spent on fixing craters on North-east roads - Aberdeen Evening Express

Google News - 21 October 2017 - 9:29am

Aberdeen Evening Express

Councils digging deep to fill potholes as nearly £6m spent on fixing craters on North-east roads
Aberdeen Evening Express
New figures have revealed the amount spent repairing potholes across the North-east in the last year. In Aberdeen alone, the estimated combined depth of the city's potholes is 215 metres – the same height as 143 normal cars, or almost the same depth as ...

Revealed: The cost of repairing potholes in Norfolk - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Google News - 20 October 2017 - 11:27am

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Revealed: The cost of repairing potholes in Norfolk
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
In 2016, councils in the East of England forked out more than £15m to repair potholes and more than £232,000 in compensation to motorists who have had their car damaged. Picture: Steve Adams ...
Scotland has worst potholes in the UK, four miles deep in totalThe Scotsman
Pothole problem hits new depthsFife Today
The pothole capital of the North East is revealed - although figure ...ChronicleLive
Mirror.co.uk -Lancashire Evening Post -HeraldScotland
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WATCH: The true depth of Cornwall's pothole problem - Pirate FM

Google News - 20 October 2017 - 7:14am

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WATCH: The true depth of Cornwall's pothole problem
Pirate FM
The true depth of Cornwall's pothole problem is being revealed, amid claims almost 30 thousand were reported in the Duchy last year. A comparison site reckons stacked up, that would be over twice as deep as the deepest shaft at Geevor tin mine.

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£5m spent on fixing 31000 potholes in Staffordshire - but is it enough? - Stoke Sentinel

Google News - 20 October 2017 - 4:57am

Stoke Sentinel

£5m spent on fixing 31000 potholes in Staffordshire - but is it enough?
Stoke Sentinel
“The extra £5m investment has helped crews tackle more repairs and reduce the backlog. Potholes are a symptom of a weakened road surface, so this work coupled with the £35m investment in road and transport schemes across the county, we can hopefully ...

Cuts leave £1.67bn pothole in road repairs - The Times

Google News - 20 October 2017 - 12:02am

Cuts leave £1.67bn pothole in road repairs
The Times
Transport chiefs have said it is “not possible” to repair every Scottish road in need of maintenance with the declining road budget. The backlog of repairs on Scotland's roads stands at £1.67 billion, according to the Society of Chief Officers of ...

Scotland has worst potholes in the UK, four miles deep in total - The Scotsman

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 2:17pm

The Scotsman

Scotland has worst potholes in the UK, four miles deep in total
The Scotsman
More than one million potholes were reported to councils last year, according a study for insurance firm Confused.com which also revealed that councils paid £3.1 million in compensation to drivers whose vehicles were damaged by poor road surfaces in ...
The pothole capital of the North East is revealed - although figure ...ChronicleLive
Pothole problem hits new depthsFife Today
1 million cars damaged by potholes in the past year - how to make ...Mirror.co.uk
Lancashire Evening Post -The Times -HeraldScotland
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New figures reveal astonishing depth of Aberdeen's pothole problem - Aberdeen Evening Express

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 12:38pm

Aberdeen Evening Express

New figures reveal astonishing depth of Aberdeen's pothole problem
Aberdeen Evening Express
In Aberdeen alone the estimated combined depth of the city's potholes is 215 metres – the same height as 143 normal cars, or almost the same depth as Loch Ness. Data for Aberdeenshire shows the figures are half that of the city, with the combined depth ...

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Sunflower oil used to prevent potholes - AutoExpress

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 12:27pm

AutoExpress

Sunflower oil used to prevent potholes
AutoExpress
Sunflower oil could be the key to repairing potholes by 'self-healing' cracks on the road before they deteriorate further. Highways England is currently trialling the use of sunflower oil capsules in preventing potholes from forming. The technology was ...
Could sunflower oil help cure Cambridgshire's pothole problem?Cambridge News
Sunflower oil could be secret to self-repairing roadsNew Civil Engineer

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Could cooking oil help to prevent potholes on Suffolk's road network? - East Anglian Daily Times

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 11:44am

East Anglian Daily Times

Could cooking oil help to prevent potholes on Suffolk's road network?
East Anglian Daily Times
She said: “There are many potential solutions and new innovations for how local authorities deal with potholes including measures to prevent or slow their formation. We have an emphasis on surface dressing which seals roads from water. “Suffolk ...

Potholes cost region's councils millions in repairs and compensation - ITV News

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 10:51am

ITV News

Potholes cost region's councils millions in repairs and compensation
ITV News
North East and North Yorkshire councils had to pay out more than £56,000 in compensation for pothole damage last year. A study has found local authorities here are also spending almost £6 million to fix them. A combined 77,960 potholes were reported in ...

The Square Mile has the UK's least potholey roads, it turns out - City A.M.

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 9:29am

City A.M.

The Square Mile has the UK's least potholey roads, it turns out
City A.M.
Meanwhile, many commuters into the Square Mile may drive on the worst roads in England. Some 31,104 potholes were reported in Surrey over the last year. The county council actually repaired more than the number of reported, some 41,556, a function of ...

Depth of Northamptonshire's pothole problem revealed ... - Northamptonshire Telegraph

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 6:03am

Northamptonshire Telegraph

Depth of Northamptonshire's pothole problem revealed ...
Northamptonshire Telegraph
The combined depth of reported potholes in Northamptonshire is just over three times the height of the Statue of Liberty, new research has claimed.

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Could sunflower oil help cure Cambridgshire's pothole problem? - Cambridge News

Google News - 19 October 2017 - 5:01am

Cambridge News

Could sunflower oil help cure Cambridgshire's pothole problem?
Cambridge News
An episode of MasterChef has inspired scientists to devise an innovative method for filling potholes - using sunflower oil. Dr Alvaro Garcia, a lecturer with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, was inspired to try the unusual ...

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