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Who will fall foul of the £100 parking penalty?

Bad parking at railway and Midland Metro stations will, from today, be punished with a fine of up to £100.

The fine will be issued to anyone found doing the following:

  • Not in a marked bay
  • On double yellow lines
  • Parked in such a way as to obstruct emergency services, other users or create a hazard
  • Parked in a designated disabled parking bay without properly displaying a valid Blue Badge permit
  • Using the car park for purposes other than Park and Ride

Caught on camera: The illegal parking plaguing Park and Ride

Transport bosses in the West Midlands have released a series of pictures revealing how some bad drivers have parked up on pavements, yellow lines, and even blocked off the road entirely.

It comes as Centro launches a new scheme today to punish bad parking at Park and Ride car parks serving railway and Midland Metro stations with a £100 fine.

Yellow lines? Never mind! This driver was caught at Northfield station Credit: Centro
This driver ignored the yellow blocked-off sections completely Credit: Centro
These drivers have actually blocked in disabled spaces with their inconsiderate parking Credit: Centro
This driver is blocking off the through-road entirely Credit: Centro


New £100 fines for nuisance parkers at railway stations

Drivers who park illegally at railway and Metro car parks across the West Midlands will be handed a fine of up to £100 from today.

Warning notices have been put up and more than 20,000 leaflets have been handed out at all 59 free Park and Ride sites in the region.

These two drivers would be given £100 fines for this poor display Credit: Centro

The fine will be reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.

Councillor Roger Horton from Centro said the scheme was being introduced to stop the "selfish few" putting pedestrians and other drivers at risk.

He said all money raised by the fines would be ploughed back into running the enforcement operation.


Horse dead and three children injured after an accident in Walsall

A young boy riding on a horse and a teenage girl suffered serious injuries after a collision involving a car and a horse drawn cart. The boy sustained a serious head injury and had to be anaesthetised at the scene before being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital. The 17-year-old girl who was on the cart and thrown some distance in the collision was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with spinal injuries.

The accident happened at the junction of Chester Road and Lazy Hill in Stonnall near Walsall yesterday evening.

“A man and two-year-old boy, both from the cart, were assessed by ambulance staff and found to have suffered less serious injuries. Both were taken to Walsall Manor Hospital. “The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 70s, sustained a minor head injury. He was also taken to Walsall Manor Hospital as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The horse was pronounced dead at the scene by an emergency vet.

Neil Dalton was 'better than words can describe'

Friends of murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton said he was 'better than words can describe' and deserves to be remembered like that.

Belper Amateurs cricket club who Neil used to play for, took part in a charity cricket tournament today, in his memory.

Neil, a medical student at Newcastle University, was stabbed to death in Borneo, Malaysia last month alongside fellow student, Aidan Brunger.

The money raised will be donated to the Anthony Nolan Trust.

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