Local authorities are working under strict budget constraints and we believe that priorities may be rather different this year when it comes to dealing with pothole problems.
It would not come as a shock if local councils take much longer to deal with the issue, so we are urging motorists, especially those on unlit country roads, to stay vigilant and where possible report major potholes.
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East Midlands weather: A cloudy and breezy day, with further outbreaks of rain, heavy at times.
West Midlands weather: Bank Holiday Monday is looking largely cloudy and damp, with outbreaks of rain on and off.
Friends and family of a little girl with cancer have been holding a fun day to raise funds to help her.