Nottinghamshire County Council has promised to spend nearly £4m repairing potholes this year – a million pound more than 2012.
The council has also revealed its new strategy to tackle the problem, which includes doing more to preserve the condition of roads.
The council says nearly a third of potholes in the county are now being reported by residents.
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A senior court prosecutor from Worcester stabbed his wife in the head as she slept after a bout of depression brought on by work pressures.
A man has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with the murder of another man who was found dead in Coventry on Monday night.
"This was an incident of domestic violence of the highest severity which sadly had tragic consequences."