The street with 16 houses and 80 potholes

Sarah Coles

Rothbury Avenue in Monkton Village, Jarrow, is laying claim to the dubious honour of being the worst road in Britain. Despite the fact that it's just a short cul-de-sac, with 16 houses on it, the residents have counted 80 potholes.

So why hasn't the council done anything about it, and is this really the worst road in the country?