Last resort for motorists

The millions who motor to Blackpool for their holidays are having to contend with some of the worst road conditions in the UK, an AA survey shows.

The Lancashire resort – along with Oldham in Greater Manchester and Dartford in Kent –was judged to have streets in the poorest state.

In contrast, the best streets, in categories including potholes, pavements, road markings and cleanliness, were in Taunton in Somerset, Ipswich and the Berwick and Borders region of Scotland.

The street survey was carried out by 1,912 AA members this autumn. They recorded the frequency of 12 categories of street blight within two miles of their homes.