In a hole

SIR, — Around the same time that it was announced that Herts County Council had lost �28 million in Icelandic banks, an increasing number of very large holes appeared in the roads around St Albans city centre. Is this just a coincidence or are county co

SIR, - Around the same time that it was announced that Herts County Council had "lost" �28 million in Icelandic banks, an increasing number of very large holes appeared in the roads around St Albans city centre. Is this just a coincidence or are county council members hoping to fix the budget deficit by striking oil?

NEIL DRURY,

Marshalswick Lane, St Albans.