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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Staff have been the victim of online trolling. A petition against the use of animal fat in £5 notes was started by a man from Keswick.
Two men who threw acid at a man causing serious burns to his arms and face have been jailed.
Cloud will come and go during Saturday but it will be sunnier by Sunday. Feeling cold with some frost at night but winds will be light.