Couple fined 2,000 after breaching hedge Asbo

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Mr Johnston was fined 1,437.50 for not trimming their hedge enough; his wife Nicola was fined the same amount Photo: CATERS Scott Johnston, 51, and his wife Nicola, 48, were each fined 1,000 after their conifers grew up to 19ft tall leading to a complaint from a neighbour.

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Aug 27, 2010
There is far too much Racism in Britain!
Humaira Begum

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Jan 10, 2012
Even the law is racist where they fine the only Bangladeshi in the listed names below the highest amount! For exactly the same crime in fare dodging, now that is racist.

Train fare dodgers named and shamed

THE latest train fare evaders on Central Trains' services have been named and shamed by the company.

They had to pay out 14,323 in fines, costs and compensation during January.

"These people may have thought they'd save some extra cash for the January sales, but instead fare dodging has cost them dearly."

Russell Price, head of revenue protection for Central Trains
Now, the 82 people convicted of the offence - 15 of whom were from south Worcestershire - have their names listed on posters displayed at stations across the Midlands.

The offenders also ended up paying around 10 times more than their ticket would have cost.

The name and shame initiative began in March 2005 in the West Midlands and since then the number of rail users travelling without a ticket has dropped from around 800 a day in the Greater West Midlands area to 400 a day, out of approximately 13,000 passengers.

The scheme was extended to the whole of the Central Trains' network during August 2006.

Russell Price, head of revenue protection for Central Trains said: "These people may have thought they'd save some extra cash for the January sales, but instead fare dodging has cost them dearly.

"Many of them were fined around 200, but a few paid more than 300.

"However, there were less fare dodgers in December and January, compared with November, so hopefully the message is getting through to people - no ticket, no excuse."

The 15 people convicted for fare evasion in south Worcestershire area are: Worcester: Jason Barnes, aged 31 of Ransome Avenue,172 Stephen Hall, aged 25 of Lichfield Avenue,205 Ryan Newman, aged 27 of Carlisle Road,205 Thomas Quill, aged 29 of Teme Road,202 Humaira Begum, aged 22 of Wylds Lane,305 Droitwich: Michela Brookes, aged 35 of Ploughmans Walk,201 Kate Davies, aged 45 of Shepherds Place,127 Ben Newton, aged 22 of Stalls Farm Road,202 Tracey Reeves, aged 42 of Charland Court,202 William Reeves, aged 43 of Charland Court,202 Paul Bowman, aged 22 of Charland Court,177 Malvern: James Gillott, aged 39 of Malvern Road,141 Peter Farr, aged 23 of Highfield Road,174 Stourport on Severn: Ian Vernon, aged 22 of Broomy Close,74

Hamilton, UK

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Jan 11, 2012
Yes, and perhaps the only way to be free of it is to end archaic and divisive religious superstitions like Islam and Christianity. Children don't have prejudices. Superstitions, hatred and prejudices have to be carefully taught.

We all understand how racial ghettos have occurred, but if we could get rid of segregated schools and communities it would help.

"My general theory is that immigrant communities develop naturally in a location that enables slow integration over time," says Dr Vaughan.(Unquote)
Hopefully true.

A secular society seems to be the cure. If religion is kept out of politics, morality, the law, science and especially education, then racial tensions and suspicions will be rare.

Peterborough, UK

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Jan 11, 2012
if the Holy Bible was adhered to then there would be no call for secularism. But, of course then man would be living in Eden.

Religion also is divided, no wonder children are confused, so perhaps the secular way is correct, let religion be taught at home.

But still think a prayer in the morning, in recognition of a supreme being, would be in order.

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