Hundreds have paid £2 a time to use a private toll road built by a businessman who was fed up of waiting for the council to re-open a bypass. Mike Watts was among thousands of motorists faced with a 14-mile detour after a section of the A431 in Kelston, Somerset was cordoned off following a landslip. He spent £150,000 building the 400-yard unofficial road, which opened on Friday, and has already seen around 500 vehicles pass through the toll each day. Full story >>
The cartoon by Mac from the Daily Mail shows a man driving a bulldozer through a couple's garden after having smashed through the garden fence. He tells the surprised owners, who were relaxing with a book and a drink on sun loungers under a sunshade , "Don't worry. There's a bit of a hold-up on the motorway, so I'm building a toll road."
A toll road is a road you have to pay to drive on. A toll is an amount of money that you pay to use a bridge or a road.