Motorist, 64, who screwed up 30 parking ticket and threw it at PCSO is fined 850 for LITTERINGTimothy Sawyer crumpled ticket and threw it from car in Horncastle, Lincs The 64-year-old told PCSO: 'I will f****** well park here'He then drove off, leaving the ticket on the road from enforcing 586 fixed penalty notices. All cash recovered – for everything from dog fouling to fly tipping and littering – is ploughed back into frontline services. 'Littering of any kind is illegal and is a common problem throughout the area of Rhondda Cynon Taf,' said Nigel Wheeler, council streetcare service director.
Let good drivers go as fast as they can and scrap speed limits on motorways, says police tsar PCC Stephen Bett said people should drive to road conditionsHe said how fast people should be allowed to drive depended on the driverHe said: 'If you've got a Formula One racing driver, well you can go flat out'Guild of Experienced Motorists has described his comments as 'nonsense' By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 17:27 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:01 GMT, 24 April 2013 Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett has been criticised for declaring speed limits should be abolished and drivers should be able to go 'flat out' on some roads Speed limits on motorways and main roads should be scrapped and skilled drivers allowed to drive as fast they like, a police and crime commissioner has said. ‘We ought to drive to road conditions rather than set limits,’ said Stephen Bett, who is paid a salary of 70,000 as the independent PCC for Norfolk
Search resumes for missing skier swept up in huge avalanche in the Scottish Highlands Emergency services called to area near Glencoe Ski CentreThirty people involved in the search operationLeader of mountain rescue team admits it is unlikely the person would be found alive Person described as 'an experienced off-piste skier' who was 'out of the ski area' Temperatures could drop to -10C in the Highlands tonight By John Hutchinson PUBLISHED: 18:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:25 GMT, 31 March 2013 Rescuers have resumed their search for a skier missing after being caught up in a major avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. The man was skiing in an off-piste area behind Glencoe Ski Centre with his friend when the avalanche struck at about 1pm yesterday. He was swept away during the incident and efforts to find him have so far been unsuccessful
Family of millionaire travellers jailed for enslaving vulnerable men were handed 500,000 in legal aidTravellers housed vulnerable men in squalid conditions and exploited them They got the taxpayers' cash despite fortune from exploitation John Connors, 31, sentenced to 40 months imprisonment Brother-in-law William Connors, 35, sentenced to 30 months in prison /12/14/article-2248125-1683CA3D000005DC-436_306x706.jpg” width=”306″ height=”706″ alt=”Luxury lifestyle: William and Mary (or Breda) Connors, pictured in Dubai, lived the high life while forcing vulnerable people to obey their every command” class=”blkBorder” /> Luxury lifestyle: William and Mary (or Breda) Connors, pictured in Dubai, lived the high life while forcing vulnerable people to obey their every command A family of millionaire travellers jailed for forcing vulnerable men to work for a pittance have been given nearly 500,000 in legal aid, it emerged today. The Gloucestershire-based Connors family lived the high life at the expense of homeless drug addicts and alcoholics. William Connors, 52, wife Mary, 48, their sons, John, 29, and James, 20, and son-in-law Miles Connors, 24, were jailed in December last year after being convicted of conspiracy to require a person to perform forced or compulsory labour.
Stressed MPs to get mental health clinic after growing number report suffering depression and anxietyPoliticians say discrimination over mental health makes it hard for them to talk to GPs in their constituencies By Ben Spencer and Emine Sinmaz PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 14 February 2013 A clinic is to be set up at Westminster to help MPs suffering from mental health problems.
Why doing the washing on a windy day could save you money: Energy firms plan alert system to tell customers when electricity is cheaper Energy firms are to let customers know when it is cheapest to do their washingThe year-long trial aims to find out if people will respond to being told which days are 'greener'The Energy Saving Trust estimates that customers can save 250 by using appliances more efficiently By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 01:51 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 The trial aims to find out if people will do their washing on 'green' days when it is windy Windy days have always been the time to do your washing, washerwomen of old hanging out clothes in the breeze so they dried quicker. And that tradition is set to continue long into the future – because putting the washing machine on could be cheaper when it is windy. Energy firms are trying out a system which alerts customers when electricity prices are cheaper because wind conditions mean green power is cheap and plentiful.
Inside the seafront sweetshop where filthy saucepans were left on cooker caked with food and rubbish piled highPictures show filthy conditions in the kitchen of sweet shop Love to Fudge Owner Lucy Gillian Kappes pleaded to three hygiene offencesShe was fined 1,050 at Scarborough Magistrates CourtThe seafront shop remains open for business By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 7 February 2013 A seaside sweetshop owner has been fined after her premises were found covered in old food that had cemented itself onto cookers and work surfaces – but the shop remains open for business. Health inspectors found that the food preparation area in the Love to Fudge shop in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, breached several food hygiene laws. Pictures taken when the shop was visited show saucepans on top of a cooker that has food burned onto it and what is believed to be fudge or caramel pouring over the side of work surfaces.
These potholes are getting out of hand: Enormous hole swallows car after winter wreaks havoc on Britain's roadsFirefighters arrived at the scene shortly after the rush-hour accident The road had to be closed so the car could be winched out with a cable By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 31 January 2013 Flooding, torrential rain and gales have led to treacherous conditions on Britain’s roads.
Christmas miracle as passengers escape a 21-car pileup on Oklahoma highway without serious injury as freezing rain causes alarm across the state | UPDATED: 16:46 GMT, 25 December 2012 A 21-car pileup on an interstate running just outside of Oklahoma City on Christmas morning resulted in only minor injuries and no reported fatalities.
Mother and three children recovering in hospital after getting hypothermia as they tried to rescue pet dogsCoastguard found family on beach suffering from exposure to cold waterNavy helicopter airlifts the mother and children to Royal Cornwall Hospital | UPDATED: 00:24 GMT, 25 December 2012 A mother and her three children are recovering in hospital from hypothermia after getting into trouble while trying to rescue their pet dogs from the sea. Coastguards said two brothers, aged nine and 14, had gone into the sea at Carlyon Bay, St Austell, yesterday afternoon to rescue their dogs. The boys were overcome by the sea conditions and their 16-year-old sister and mother then went into the water to save them