A new road gritter has been named Nicole Saltslinger
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Oldham road gritter named after Nicole Scherzinger

A new road gritter is named Nicole Saltslinger, beating off a host of witty suggestions in an online competition.

The winning entry - a play on the name of Nicole Scherzinger - was coined by 10-year-old Eve McGrath, who is a fan of the X Factor judge.

There were more than 5,000 entries to name Oldham Council's new gritter including Gritney Spears, Usain Salt, Gritty McGritface and Gritter Garbo.

  • 03 Dec 2016