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Nearly one-third of all roads across the UK require repairs, new research has found.
According to a study conducted by campaigning union GMB - which has 610,000 members, 30 per cent of highways in the country need attention due to hazards such as potholes.
Some five per cent of all roads in Britain have showed signs of "considerable deterioration" throughout 2010-11 and could therefore need repairs in the next 12 months.
The Isle of Wight came out worst in terms of the need for work on its highways, with 55 per cent of its roads requiring attention, followed by North Lincolnshire, the City of London, Nottingham and Camden.
Brian Strutton, national officer for GMB, said these figures offer proof that the nation's roads are in a "shocking state".
"Local authorities are cutting back on road maintenance because of the budget cuts forced on them by the government so the problem is likely to get worse," he warned.
Posted by Francesca Witney
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