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Warning that bad weather could close roads

A damaged road in our region

Local roads across the region could become unusable if we get another severe winter or more flooding according to the Local Government Association. It's warning ministers that one in five roads are now classed as being in poor condition.

The LGA says decades of government underinvestment could lead to a situation where some roads are so damaged that they will have to be closed.



Toll cost set to soar from Sunday

From Sunday, motorists using the Dartford crossing between Essex and Kent face increases in the toll charges.

They'll be going up by more than 30% - and a further rise is planned in two years time.

It's to pay for an estimated £500m scheme that'll do away with the toll booths. Inevitably, these increases are proving unpopular - as Malcolm Robertson reports.

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