From today cash payments for metal at scrap recycling yards will be outlawed under new laws aimed at cutting metal theft. In recent years thieves have targeted churches, railways and even war memorials.
Police estimate metal theft costs the UK economy more than £700 million a year. Phil Brewster reports.
More top news
Rather cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain, or showers.
Rather cloudy and feeling cool, with a freshening northwesterly breeze.
Pollen levels will rise towards the end of the weeks as warmer weather sets in.