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.
Spaniards spooked by Cypriot savings grab turn to virtual currency to hide money from cash-strapped governmentTrio of Bitcoin apps soar up Spanish download chartsBitcoin is a decentralised peer-to-peer currency that cuts out banksValue soars from 32 to 48 per Bitcoin in just a week 10en.pdf” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> European Central Bank report published last year warned that increased demand for Bitcoin 'could have have a negative impact on the reputation of central banks'. 'The public may perceive the incident as being caused, in part, by a central bank not doing its job properly,' the report added presciently.
One will not be amused: Heathrow planning 1,700 extra night flights over Windsor CastleRude royal awakening from four o'clock in the morning as 110,000 sleepless residents in west London may see flights diverted over BerkshireWindsor MP urges residents to fight the proposals By Nick Fagge PUBLISHED: 16:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 11 March 2013 As the home of the Royal Family for almost a thousand years Windsor Castle has become a symbol of peace and harmony. But now the tranquility of the Queen's Berkshire home is set to be shattered by sound of an extra 1,700 night flights which will give royal residents a rude awakening from four o'clock in the morning.
Feeling down Blame it on Blue Monday: Today is the day we feel at our lowest ebbWoes include travel chaos, feeling poor after Christmas and lack of daylightMajor drop in motivation comes from continued winter darkness By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 21 January 2013 How are you feeling today Chances are, not that great… Because this morning you woke up on what has come to be known as ‘Blue Monday’ – the day of the year on which most of us feel at our lowest ebb.
From non-existent shares to dodgy property schemes: The scams that target your life savings Fraudsters scam trusting investors out of more than 1.2billion every yearPersonal impact of fraud can hit victims harder than the financial blowEstimated nine in ten cases go unreported according to City regulator | UPDATED: 11:00 GMT, 26 December 2012 You never think it could happen to you — but fraudsters scam trusting investors out of more than 1.2billion every year. From cold-calling chancers flogging non-existent shares to smooth-talking salesmen convincing you to plough thousands of pounds into dodgy property schemes, criminals never miss an opportunity to tap into an age-old instinct — the desire to get rich quickly.
Bonfire of red tape to liberate small firms in fresh crackdown on council and quango jobsworthsSmall business regulators warned they face a 'bonfire of excessive red tape'Move ordered by Business Minister Michael Fallon Dramatic overhaul of guidelines planned for 'men with clipboards'George Osborne set out 'package of measures' to tackle regulation last week | UPDATED: 01:28 GMT, 15 December 2012 Easing the burden: Business Minister Michael Fallon will set out measures aimed at preventing regulators from burdening small businesses Council and quango jobsworths who regulate small businesses face a ‘bonfire of excessive red tape’ in a fresh crackdown on their box-ticking culture. Ministers want to prevent regulators from needlessly burdening businesses and stifling economic growth
Fee rises see number of university applications fall 10%: Experts say 'alarm bells should be ringing' | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 The number of students in England applying to university has slumped by almost 10 per cent amid the increase in tuition fees. It follows a 15.2 per cent fall the previous year, with one expert declaring that 'alarm bells should be ringing in government'. Almost 12,000 fewer students in England have applied to start a degree course next autumn than had applied by this time last year for 2012.
More than 6.5million Britons believe they will be forced to work past pension age – and most of them are women | UPDATED: 10:10 GMT, 28 November 2012 Around 6.5 million people currently over the age of 50 say they plan to work beyond the State pension age – and women will be the biggest losers, a report reveals today.
More than 6.5million Britons believe they will be forced to work past pension age – and most of them are women | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 28 November 2012 Around 6.5 million people currently over the age of 50 say they plan to work beyond the State pension age – and women will be the biggest losers, a report reveals today. The finding highlights the social impact of Britain’s pensions crisis as gold-plated schemes which pay for a comfortable old age are approaching extinction in the private sector. When asked why they will continue working, the most common answer given by workers over the age of 50 is that they will be 'forced to do so to survive financially’.