We're having a bit of a problem with the unique URL system in Craft. An entry was deleted, and a new one has been created to replace it. However the new entry should have the same URL as the old removed one, but Craft is insisting on appending -2, -3, etc to the entry URL.
Is this a bug? There is currently no way to recover a deleted page in the CMS, and I can't find a way to purge previously deleted entry URLs without editing the database directly.
Has anyone got any idea? Is this a bug, or is there a solution? Obviously when handed over to a client I can't ask them to just pop into MySQL and remove old entries.