Bungling council officials paint double yellow lines in an alleyway which is too narrow to drive down

Bungling council officials paint double yellow lines in an alleyway which is too narrow to drive downContractors 'forgot how big cars were' and painted the linesThey were supposed to be part of clampdown to stop illegal parking in alleywaysSpace between lines measures just 13 inches By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 16 April 2013 It would make a good racing track for model cars.

Spot the sign for pay and display: Picture that helped driver win David and Goliath legal battle with council over a 1 parking charge

Spot the sign for pay and display: Picture that helped driver win David and Goliath legal battle with council over a 1 parking chargeJohn Samuels claimed he did not know he had to pay at the Tesco Metro store because the sign was obscuredHe has now won his battle after sending photographic evidenceMr Samuels, 56, said the case had cost him more than the 50 fine but he had contested it as ‘a point of principle' | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 26 December 2012 A motorist has won a six-month legal battle after he was fined over a 1 parking fee.

Traffic wardens given tape measures to fine motorists 70 for parking more than 19 inches from the kerb

Traffic wardens given tape measures to fine motorists 70 for parking more than 19 inches from the kerb | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Traffic wardens have been issued with tape measures to fine motorists who park more than 19 inches from the kerb.

Boy, 7, shot dead in his car booster seat in front of gun store as his dad backed out of parking space

Father accidentally shoots dead son, 7, who was in his booster seat in the parking lot in front of gun store | UPDATED: 22:22 GMT, 8 December 2012 A man's handgun went off while he was holding it as he got into his truck in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania gun store Saturday and the shot killed his 7-year-old son, authorities said.

We cheapen justice at a massive cost

We cheapen justice at a massive cost | UPDATED: 01:41 GMT, 2 December 2012 There is a place for cautions and on-the-spot fines in any criminal justice system. They can be used to close minor cases, and to deal with petty offenders who are prepared to accept a fine rather than costly and time consuming court case

Parking St Ives: Trio of Cornish spaces sell for 160,000, costing more than a house

The parking bays that cost more than a house: Trio of Cornish spaces sell for 160,000The spaces in St Ives sold for 55,000, 56,000 and 50,000 at auctionTwo more parking spots received bids of 50k but did not sell as their reserve was not metThe tiny spaces are 30 seconds walking distance from the centre of the popular beach fronted town | UPDATED: 21:16 GMT, 28 November 2012 Three car parking spaces in the exclusive Cornish resort of St Ives have been sold at auction for a staggering combined total of 161,000. The two remaining parking bays in the same lot, all measuring just 20ft (6.1m) by 8ft (2.4m), attracted offers of 50,000 each – but failed to sell as the bids did not meet the reserve prices set by the owners. The three that did sell went for 55,000, 56,000 and 50,000