Road workers get combat training after attacks rise


Road workers are being taught military close-combat skills after some reported being shot at, driven at and threatened with machetes and baseball
Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish into thin air

Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish


Utility companies have persuaded ministers to retreat from plans to impose fines on them for abandoning roadworks over the weekend after complain
Cut drink-drive limit to less than a pint, urge councils

Cut drink-drive limit to less than a pint


The drink-drive limit in England and Wales should be cut to less than a pint of beer or glass of wine to tackle stubbornly high accident rates...
Cost of permits drives rise in front-garden parking

Cost of permits increases front-garden parking


The high cost of street parking permits has led to a surge in applications for dropped kerbs so that homeowners can keep their cars in their
Fines for unmanned roadworks in government crackdown on traffic chaos

Fines for unmanned roadworks in government crackdown...


The misery of sitting in a traffic jam at roadworks only to notice that no work is being carried out could end thanks to a government crackdown on...
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High Street closed: follow 32-mile diversion


Wiltshire council is being accused of lacking common sense after designing a 32-mile diversion to avoid just 300 yards of roadworks
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Fuming motorists sent on 18-mile detour to avoid roadworks


Motorists in Suffolk are being driven round the bend by council workers who have created an elaborate 18-mile diversion
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Pothole compensation costs councils £8m in two years


Counclis paid out nearly £8m over two years in compensation to drivers and riders who claim "pothole payouts"...
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Local authority parking charge profits surge to record...


Councils are making record profits from parking charges, new figures reveal...
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‘Cash machines for councils’ — bus lane fines...


The number of bus lane penalty charge notices issued by councils outside London has rocketed by 64%, swelling local authority coffers...
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20mph speed limits spread across Britain


Speed limits are being drastically cut on thousands of roads, urban and rural, often without consultation or even evidence that lives will be saved
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News: More claims for pothole damage but less compensation...


The number of drivers who complained to councils about pothole damage to their cars surged to 50,000 last year, a rise of five 5% on 2013, yet total...
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News: Councils hit by flood of pothole damage claims...


Councils in areas worst hit by the winter storms are now facing a flood of compensation claims from motorists whose cars have been damaged by potholes.