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Long-suffering motorists could have seen roads across Bolton fixed sooner if council bosses had invested in new road repair equipment rather than wasting £300,000 of taxpayers’ money on a grant to Asons solicitors.

Some good news was announced recently that Bolton Council has bought a new toy for repairing roads, known as a “multihog”, which allows repairs to be carried out quicker.

But with only one “multihog” for the entire borough, it is going to have its work cut out on our broken roads.

Other councils already have these machines and it has increased their productivity .

Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson said: “It is just a pity it’s just one machine. If the leader of Bolton Council had not given the infamous £300,000 grant to the law firm Asons the council could have bought three more machines and really got stuck into the pothole problems that residents have to face.”

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