Potholes are set to be fixed on roads across Bury as one borough business warns the problem has "got far worse" in recent months.

Over the next seven years, Greater Manchester highways authorities will receive a total of £296.47m of funding.

The money come from the Network North £36bn pot that would have been spent on the HS2 extension from Birmingham to Manchester as part of a number of long-term transport improvements.

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Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Craig Hindle, managing director of AWR Tyres, based on Revers Street in Bury, said: “The cheapest damage is a tyre which can cost up to £100 but a wheel repair can cost anything up to £1,000. Suspension damage can cost many thousands of pounds.

“Over the recent months potholes have got far worse, and this time of year tends to be the worst time of year for potholes.

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“A few weeks ago, one of the local roads had a particularly bad pothole and we had five people come in one after the other with pothole damage to their cars on the same morning.

“We even found out one of our customers had their car written off because of the damage.

“The main thing is to not be distracted, unfortunately you have to focus more on the road than the car in front of you and try to avoid the puddles that mask the depth of potholes.”

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Bury North MP James Daly added: “People across Bury rely on our roads to go about their daily lives, and I know the inconvenience potholes can cause.

“That is why I welcome the government’s decision to redirect HS2 funding to local highway authorities, with our region set to receive £296,466,000 in total.

“This funding will greatly improve the day-to-day lives of my constituents – ensuring shorter, faster and smoother journeys.”