The local government secretary Eric Pickles has accused local authorities of using their parking enforcement powers as "cash cows".
Councils in Bedfordshire and Peterborough are among those set to be hit by government plans to ban the use of spy cameras to catch drivers parking illegally.
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Today was the hottest day of the year so far but temperatures will be down a little tomorrow with the risk of thunder.
A sizzling day for the Anglia region with temperatures rocketing into the mid 30's.
It's definitely hot out there today, with temperatures in some parts of the region hitting 32°C! Here are YOUR best tips for keeping cool.