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Pothole cash: the breakdown

It's been announced £489 million will be spent on improving our region's roads over the next six years. Here is the regional breakdown:

  • Hull City Council - £11,751
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council - £57,663
  • North East Lincolnshire Council - £10,416
  • North Lincolnshire Council - £24,016
  • York City Council - £11,849
  • North Yorkshire County Council - £154,766
  • Sheffield City Council - £65,601

Record payout earmarked for region's roads

The Government has promised a record multi-million pound payout to improve roads in our region.

£489 million will be spent on roads in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire between 2015 and 2021, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today.

The investment amounts to £81 million a year, enough to fix around 1.5 million potholes across the region.

It is the first time councils have been given dedicated funding over this length of time.

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Extra traffic for Christmas getaway

It is expected to be a very busy day on the region's roads today. The RAC says over the next three days 12 million cars will be on the network as people travel to see family. 87,000 reservations have been made in the run-up to Christmas on East Coast trains.

12 million cars are expected on the country's roads over the next three days Credit: Press Association

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East Riding to play key part in Tour de Yorkshire race

The start and finish locations of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race have been announced today - with the East Riding set to play a major part after missing out in the Grand Depart in the summer. Bridlington will host part of the race, along with Scarborough, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York. We don't know the exact route yet but details will be revealed next month. It's hoped the region can capitalise on the success of last summer's Tour de France opening stages which saw more than three million people cheer on the cyclists as they rode through Yorkshire. Michael Billington reports.

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