COUNCILS in Yorkshire have spent almost £6 million pounds preparing the roads for next week’s Tour de France.

Information released through Freedom of Information requests shows the road works bill ahead of the race tops £5.95 million, with £4.2 million of that in North Yorkshire County Council’s area.

In total, around three quarters of the cash has been brought forward from work planned for future years, and in North Yorkshire that figure swells to 90 percent.

Reported by the Northern Echo. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.