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Campaigner Graham's drive to get motorists' fines overturned

Motorist Graham Auty from Leeds is taking on the system over a road camera that has netted four hundred thousands pounds in fines.

Graham's wife was driving when it snapped them in Manchester. He later successfully appealed against the fine, arguing that no warning signs were visible.

But not content with that, he is now taking his fight to Parliament to try to overturn those fines handed to thousands of other motorists. Helen Steel reports.

Driver's battle over camera which nets thousands in fines

A driver from Leeds has been speaking out after winning a legal ruling over a bus lane camera that has cost drivers like him hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Graham Auty challenged Manchester City council over the camera and won, after claiming the camera was not properly signposted.

Just one CCTV camera, covering a stretch of Wilmslow Road, caught 8,780 drivers between April and October - or 56 a day- raking in an average of £31,750 a month.

This amounts to 39 per cent of all bus lane penalty notices issued over the six months by the city hall in Manchester.

Mr Auty is now planning to take his fight to Parliament to try to overturn the fines handed out to thousands of other drivers last year. However Manchester Council say the tribunal ruling does not set a precedent and they believe there are 'no issues' with the signage.


Murdered PC's father speaks of struggle to cope

The father of a murdered police woman has spoken of his struggle in coping with her death. PC Nicola Hughes was killed alongside her colleague PC Fiona Bone in September 2012 while on duty in Greater Manchester.

Since then, Nicola's family, who live in Huddersfield, have launched a memorial fund raising money for victims of crime. Her father Bryn is now preparing to travel to the North Pole to complete one of the toughest challenges on earth. He's been speaking to our reporter Rachel Townsend.

Search in North Yorkshire for missing mum called off

Police have called off the search Credit: PA

Detectives have halted a search along a country road in North Yorkshire for the body of a missing mother of three. Rania Alayed, 25, has not been seen in public since the evening of June 7 and was reported missing from her home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, nearly a month later.

It is thought she was taken in a white camper van in the early hours of June 8 from Manchester to the Thirsk area, where her body was buried or concealed. An in-depth search of a 19-mile stretch of the road has been halted as police examine "other leads and intelligence".



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