It would take 11 years to clear the backlog of potholes in the East Midlands, according to a new survey out today.
The West Midlands fares slightly better with a backlog of eight years.
The cost of completing the backlog of potholes is estimated at £41m for the West Midlands and £98m for the East Midlands.
One in five roads in the midlands has less than five years worth of use left in it, according to The Annual Local Authority Repair Maintenace Survey.
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With the General Election just months away, we have found this gem from 1964, where school children give their views ahead of the election.
He was reported as having said that a burglar had brought the cockerel with him during the burglary and had placed it in the fox trap.
Bright and breezy with sunny spells and isolated wintry showers.