Office worker, 24, fined 400 for dropping small sachet of SALT in front of litter warden


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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.

Pig farmers flout ban on cruel cages meaning families can"t avoid meat from factory farms


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Pig farmers flout ban on cruel cages meaning families can't avoid meat from factory farms The ban on sow stalls comes into force in EU todayOnly one third of French farms have removed cages Half of German farms also still using sow stallsEU farmers given 11 years notice of deadline British farmers banned cruel practice in 1999 By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:22 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:44 GMT, 1 January 2013 Farmers across Europe have ignored an EU ban on 'pig cages’, meaning UK families will continue to eat pork, ham and bacon from cruel factory farms. British farmers stopped using the cages or sow stalls in 1999 because they were so small the huge animals did not even have enough room to turn around. The EU finally agreed to outlaw the system across member states from today, but it has emerged that thousands across the continent have failed to meet the deadline