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New report highlights 'potholes backlog'

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Roads in the North West are in urgent need of work to repair potholes, according to a new report.

Campaigners say there is a £12 billion backlog of repairs across England and Wales.

Researchers warned that some roads may not be fit for purpose in five years time - and that some may even have to close.

The government says it has committed 6 billions pounds for councils to improve the roads.