Office worker, 24, fined 400 for dropping small sachet of SALT in front of litter wardenLaura Howells, 24, dropped the KFC salt sachet – measuring 2.5cm by 5cmShe was spotted by a council litter enforcement officer and given a 75 fineMiss Howells was taken to court when she failed to pay the fine and charged a further 316 in court costs and a 15 victim surcharge fee By Suzannah Hills PUBLISHED: 12:32 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 28 January 2013 Fined: Laura Howells, 24, was given a 75 on-the-spot fine when she dropped a packet of salt in a car park in Llanelli, west Wales A young woman has been fined 400 for dropping a packet of salt on the ground in a car park. Office worker Laura Howells, 24, dropped the tiny sachet – measuring just 2.5cm by 5cm – as she ate her lunch from a KFC takeaway. But she was spotted eating in her car by a litter enforcement officer from the local council who handed her a 75-on-the-spot fine.
War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra camerasLower limits and more road humps are among guidance given to councils Calls for cameras to have wider role in 'calming traffic' as they slash fatalities the number had fallen by 75 per cent to 8,677. In the decade to 2011 alone 29 per cent of forecourts shut. This ‘increased minimum driving time required to reach the nearest forecourt’, the government report by Deloitte said
TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson gets a taste of her own medicine as she launches legal bid after her restaurant was given just ONE star out of FIVE for food hygiene62-year-old furious after The Crown and Castle in Suffolk was poorly rated Suffolk Coastal District Council carried out the inspection in November Certain dishes have been removed from the menu because of rating 'We strongly disagree with the score we have received' said Mrs Watson By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 09:41 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 4 January 2013 Angry: Top food writer and broadcaster Ruth Watson has launched a legal challenge after inspectors gave her hotel The Crown and Castle just one star out of five for food hygiene As a top food writer and broadcaster, Ruth Watson is used to giving advice to struggling hoteliers desperate to revive their fortunes. But it seems the 62-year-old could do with some advice of her own after her rural hotel restaurant received a damning critique
'Wife from hell' handed five-year ASBO for nagging her 'sweet-natured' husband so loudly it kept the neighbours awake for THREE YEARSJulie Griffiths breached a noise abatement order 47 times in three months this year just by 'screaming' at her partner NormanThe angry wife was first ordered to be quiet by the council in 1999But it got so bad that recording equipment was placed next door this year Griffiths blamed stress of 12-hour shifts at work forcing her to let off steamCourt hands her a five-year ASBO and a 500 fine | UPDATED: 18:29 GMT, 20 December 2012 A wife-from-hell was slapped with a long ASBO after she kept her neighbours awake for three years because she was constantly nagging her husband. Julie Griffiths, 43, breached a noise abatement order a staggering 47 times in three months this year and was warned she could face jail if she does not calm down, a court heard
Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment IVF children were also twice as likely to develop wheezing and up to four times more likely to have taken anti-asthma medicine by the age of fiveResearchers from Oxford University are the first to conduct a UK study of asthma after IVF conceptions Explanations might include the severity of the infertility and the role played by treatment | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 Having fertility treatment doubles the chances of a child developing asthma, say researchers. They found children born after IVF have a twofold higher risk of wheezing and are up to four times more likely to take anti-asthmatic medicines by the age of five
Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists. They found exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase in a child’s chances of having the disorder