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Highway robbery.

Byline: SUE CARROLL

LAST December a team of undercover investigators from Surrey County Council followed a gang of workers hired by Carillion, a company being paid pounds 18million a year of taxpayers' money to maintain roads in the county.

And guess what? These hole-in-the-road gangs were really hard at it - reading papers, drinking tea and scoffing pies from the bakery.

Some did manage to fit some work in, 57 minutes in an eight-hour shift to be precise. Anyone who has driven, at a snail's pace, through so-called roadworks with not a worker in sight might feel inclined to ask: "That long?"
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 7, 2006
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