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Councils change pothole definition

02/06/2011

Councils are changing their definition of potholes to cut road maintenance costs.

Tarmac and Walsall in pothole efficiency drive

14/07/2011

Tarmac National Contracting and Walsall Council have taken delivery of three new Roadmender vehicles as part of their drive to improve the efficiency of pothole repairs.

Pothole hotline proves a success

15/09/2011

A hotline for Middlesbrough residents to report potholes has been hailed as a success by the council.

Council tells drivers to measure potholes

29/09/2011

Drivers in Stockport, Greater Manchester, are being told to measure and take photographs of potholes in local roads.

Pothole repair study launched

15/12/2011

University researchers in Nottingham have been awarded funds by the Institution of Civil Engineers to study the performance of pothole repair work.

Hull dumps 40mm pothole rule

06/09/2012

Hull City Council is changing its 40mm mark for potholes to be officially classed as a hazard in need of filling.

Artist turns potholes into mini gardens

20/12/2012

An east London artist is highlighting the pothole plague across the capital by turning them into mini gardens.

Pothole claims soar in York

09/10/2013

COMPENSATION claims by drivers who blame roads in York for damaging their cars have risen by more than 400 per cent.

Pothole for every mile of road in the UK

10/10/2013

Britain now has a pothole for every mile of road according to new research.

Highways boss lodged road claim against own council

07/11/2013

Essex County Council highways boss Rodney Bass lodged a complaint against his own local authority after a road defect damaged his car.

Cash boost for road repairs in Bucks

10/03/2011

Buckinghamshire County Council has secured extra capital spending funds from Whitehall and is promising to pump £12m of the windfall into road repairs.

Council fills 220 potholes in one day

17/03/2011

Cumbria County Council has filled in 5,000 potholes since the start of the year.

Roads underspend should be used to address pothole crisis

03/03/2014

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) wants spare funds to be used to help address the UK’s deteriorating road network.

Amey's road patchers can fix potholes in two minutes

14/04/2014

A machine that can fix potholes in two minutes will soon be seen on the roads in East Anglia and the East of England.

Pothole blitz on Surrey’s roads

14/04/2014

Surrey County Council has launched a major operation to repair damage caused to Surrey’s roads by recent flooding.

Cyclist claims £50,000 after pothole fall

12/06/2014

A cyclist who was thrown from his bike after hitting a pothole is suing Gwynedd council for £50,000 damages.

Pothole sends lump of concrete flying through windscreen

15/12/2014

Police are blaming a deteriorating road surface after a lump of concrete smashed through a driver's windscreen in Essex.

Pothole questions answered in TfB video

08/08/2016

A new video that attempts to try and address some of the most frequently asked questions about potholes has been released by Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB).

‘Pothole Busters’ take to the roads as councils count the cost of the cold

09/03/2018

Gangs of 'Pothole Busters' will be out on the roads of Hampshire 'in a matter of days' as the sector expressed dismay over the potential for the Beast from the East to have done serious damage to the local road network.

Councils allocated £1m for 'connected maintenance'

26/03/2018

The Government is giving councils close to £1m to use connected vehicles to help manage and plan maintenance works more efficiently.

Should traffic volume help determine roads funding? Surrey renews calls after potholes double

19/04/2018

Pothole numbers in Surrey doubled this spring, jumping by more than 7,000 in February and March and prompting renewed calls for roads funding reforms.

Highways innovation held back by potholes and headlines, DfT director says

31/05/2018

The director of local transport at the Department for Transport (DfT) has warned that the UK is ‘not very good at systems-wide thinking’, which could hold the highways sector back as it seeks to develop innovation and embrace the connected world.

MPs launch inquiry into local road funding and governance

01/08/2018

The Transport Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England.

MPs given five-year plan to remove 'majority of pothole backlog'

04/10/2018

One of England's largest technical bodies covering highways has outlined five steps to eliminating most of the nation's pothole backlog in the space of five years in a submission to MPs.

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