Potholes 'will cost £12bn to fill'

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Embargoed to 0001 Thursday April 3File photo dated 06/01/13 of a badly eroded junction in Gloucester, as the
Embargoed to 0001 Thursday April 3File photo dated 06/01/13 of a badly eroded junction in Gloucester, as the

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The extent of the pothole crisis has been laid bare by a report showing that the "catch-up" cost of getting the local road network back into reasonable condition has soared to £12 billion.

The total is an increase on the £10.5 billion figure reported last year and remains high despite more than two million potholes being filled in in England and Wales over the last 12 months.