News / UK and world by Press Association September 25, 2018, 2:47 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Children will be banned from cycling to a south London secondary school unless they display number plates on their bikes. Stanley Park High in Carshalton, south London, is introducing a registration scheme which would enable the public to report irresponsible cycling by pupils. Youngsters will soon be issued with number plates which “must be displayed when riding to and from school”. Head teacher Amit Amin said the measure is in response to incidents of children cycling in a way that “endangers themselves and others”. In a message published on the school’s website, he wrote: “Students without a number plate will not be permitted to cycle to school, or lock their bicycles on school grounds.” The plates are being introduced on October 1 as part of a wider scheme aimed at encouraging … [Read more...] about Pupils ordered to display number plates on bikes
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A DAD was hit with a parking fine after accidentally pressing "o" instead of "0" when typing in his car registration. Scott Wood was left furious after finding a £25 penalty notice stuck to his windscreen when he returned from running errands in Goole, East Yorks. He had tried to find a ticket machine when he stopped his car — but the nearest one was broken. Tracking down a warden, Scott was told he could pay the £2.40 for his parking via text instead. But he received the "petty" fine on July 27 after entering the slight typo as he tried to book himself a two-hour stay. Angry Scott, 29, said: "£25 is £25 and I will pay it — but it's the principle that they think they can get away with it." But the dad-of-three, from nearby Driffield, also said he plans to mount an appeal — despite the threat of the fine rising to £50. He said: "It's just so ridiculous. "The best part of the situation is that the traffic warden who told me to text the … [Read more...] about Dad slapped with parking fine after pressing ‘O’ instead of ‘0’ when entering his number plate
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DRIVERS who take too long to buy a ticket from car park machines are being fined. HX Car Parking management LTD, based in West Yorkshire, is one of many private companies using new technology which monitors arrivals and payment times. The firm gives drivers just 10 minutes to make their purchase, before issuing a penalty charge notice of £60. Its technology scans vehicle registration plates, monitors arrivals and logs the details customers enter into the ticket machines. Elizabeth Townend, from Hipperholm, paid to park for an hour at Brighouse car park, and was fined £60 for taking 16 minutes to buy her ticket. Mrs Townend told the Huddersfield Examiner, she was checking over the details of her medical appointment after parking, so she didn't rush to make her purchase. She also insisted she wasn't aware of the rule, as she had never used the car park before. She told the newspaper: "I turned round and I could see a big queue for the machine. “I thought … [Read more...] about Drivers are being fined for being too slow to BUY a ticket – this is how long you have
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 5:55 pm, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 After a local newspaper reported that Sheriff Todd Entrekin received more than $750,000 from a fund allocated to feed inmates in a jail he oversaw, the law enforcement official was defiant, employing a line of defense that has been increasingly trotted out of late by embattled politicians around the country. Entrekin, the sheriff of Etowah County and a Republican, played the victim, assailing the "liberal media" and lambasting the "miscellaneous fake news stories" that he said had made his family into targets. But he did not deny that he had received money from the fund, according to AL.com, a practice which is legal in Alabama by the terms of an antiquated law. On Tuesday, Entrekin was effectively voted out of office after losing in the primary by a margin of nearly two to one. The winning challenger, Jonathan Horton, who had pledged during his campaign not to keep any of the feeding funds, … [Read more...] about An Alabama sheriff kept $750,000 meant to buy food for inmates. Voters just replaced him.