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£6bn Pledged In Potholes Battle

23/12/14

LOCAL councils are to get a near-£6 billion fund to fight potholes over the next six years. Awarded by the Government, the fund will help English local authorities tackle potholes and improve local roads between 2015 and 2021. A succession of severe winters and the devastating floods earlier this year have left councils playing catch-up with road maintenance. Announcing the funding, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the money would be enough to fix around 18 million potholes. Of the total package, just over £4.7 billion will be shared between 115 English councils, while councils will be able to bid for a further £575 million in total available for the repair and maintenance of local highway infrastructure such as junctions, bridges and street lighting. Mr McLoughlin also announced tha...


Keep Up The Pressure To Avoid A Festive Blowout

22/12/14

FAMILIES across the UK who are busy preparing their travel plans for the festive period are being reminde...

Government Steps Up War On Drug-Driving

22/12/14

A NEW roadside test could be used by police as part of a Christmas and New Year crackdown on drug driving...

Italian, exotic, red, low-mileage - and up for sale

22/12/14

IT'S NEVER too late to promise yourself a shiny, red and exotic Christmas present. Three fantastic and ra...

Parties clash over street lighting

22/12/14

THREE QUARTERS of English councils are switching off or dimming some street lights at night, a survey has...

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