When Santa got stuck… with a parking ticket! Grinch traffic warden slaps fine on Father Christmas's sedan 'sleigh' as he runs last-minute errands in LAOver zealous parking warden shows little sign of festive cheer as he tickets Santa ahead of the big day But the reindeers seem to have been given the day off – as he decided to run errands in a sedan instead | UPDATED: 21:45 GMT, 24 December 2012 This parking warden looks like he might have just got himself crossed off the Christmas wish list and firmly embossed on the naughty list as he slapped Father Christmas with a fine. The attendant was caught booking Santa as he ran over time at a metre in downtown LA. But it looks like the reindeers were given the night off while Santa Claus headed to town, as instead of a laden sleigh, he opted to run last minute errands in a sedan
Tiny Oxfordshire village of Bampton awaits property boom as Downton Abbey brings it to the world's attention Cottages can still be bought for 300,000 although prices expected to riseProspective homeowners tempted by possibility of mingling with cast | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 24 December 2012 Since the first episode was screened in 2010, Downton Abbey has rapidly become a global televisual phenomenon which has put its filming location, the tiny Oxfordshire village of Bampton, firmly on the map. Surprisingly, house prices have yet to go through the roof and a three-bedroom cottage in the village where residents star as extras in the show and mingle openly with the cast, can still be snapped up for 300,000. Although this is expected to change once the Christmas Special and fourth series get underway
Homeowner from hell used 'laughing machine' and hundreds of abusive signs to torment neighbours for 18 years | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 7 December 2012 Pensioner Keith Quartermain has avoided jail by moving house A home-owner from hell has been warned by a judge to get on with his new neighbours or go to prison after a street dispute spanning almost two decades. Keith Quartermain had rowed with neighbours David Quick and Catherine Fillier for at least 18 years, after an initial argument over a path to the rear of their gardens. The 67-year-old even resorted to using a 'laughing machine' and erecting abusive signs to torment his neighbours.
Mother-of-two is 'killed by husband in front of their sons in row over cash' Janee Parsons' two children, aged five and eight, were taken away by policeThe American mother was found dead at the family's home in BicesterHer 38-year-old husband was being quizzed by detectives | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 Two young boys may have seen their mother being stabbed to death by their father in a row over cash, police fear. Beauty therapist Janee Parsons, 31, was discovered fatally injured after neighbours heard screams and called 999
Cameron's cheap booze ban won't work, admits Minister for alcohol and crime prevention | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 2 December 2012 David Cameron’s plan for a minimum price of 45p a unit for alcohol suffered an embarrassing blow last night when it emerged that the Minister responsible for alcohol and crime prevention thinks it is wrong, unfair and won’t work. Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne was gagged from speaking out on the issue to avoid revealing the Government split