24,000 pot-holes patched per council

A pot-hole on the A370 near Long Ashton, North Somerset. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Patching up the region's potholes is no solution to our crumbling roads, according to a report from the asphalt industry.

It says councils in the south west filled an average of 24 thousand holes each last year. The report calls on the government to pay for proper road repairs instead.