Birmingham Clean Air Zone: First month sees 44k fines

Birmingham City Council has dished out more than 44,000 fines to drivers who failed to pay an £8 daily charge to enter its new Clean Air Zone. The CAZ, which went live at the beginning of June, began charging users of non-compliant older vehicles from 14 June. Non-payment results in a fine of £120, though … Read more

Chelsea star Callum Hudson Odoi who was caught doing 90mph in 50mph zone avoids driving ban

Chelsea star Callum Hudson Odoi who was caught doing 90mph in 50mph zone avoids driving ban after telling court he was late for training and under ‘considerable pressure from work’ By Dan Sales For Mailonline Published: 13:17 BST, 7 July 2021 | Updated: 13:32 BST, 7 July 2021 Premier League star Callum Hudson-Odoi has avoided … Read more

Civil service is a ‘disaster zone’ says Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings launched a devastating attack on the civil service today as he revealed he made Boris Johnson vow to back reform before agreeing to work in Downing Street. The maverick former No10 chief branded Whitehall a ‘disaster zone’ and offered an extraordinary glimpse into his relationship with the PM as he gave evidence to … Read more

Dominic Cummings launches damning attack on ‘disaster zone’ civil service

Dominic Cummings launches damning attack on ‘disaster zone’ civil service as he reveals he demanded Boris Johnson pledge Whitehall reform and ramping up of science budget as conditions for working at No10 Dominic Cummings has made his first public appearance since quitting No10 Maverick ex-aide launched attacks on Whitehall during committee evidence Mr Cummings said … Read more

JAN MOIR: I promise this column is a Meghan and Harry free zone (recollections may vary) 

This week’s column, I absolutely promise, is going to be a Meghan and Harry-free zone. Haven’t we all had quite enough of the Duke and Duchess of Netflix? For the last five days the planet has been marinated in Meghan, then dunked and pickled in an ocean of princely vinegar. Surely their Titanic of trouble … Read more

Ben Fogle talked to his children before heading to spend a WEEK in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Ben Fogle has revealed he sat his children down to talk to them about the dangers of radiation before heading into Chernobyl’s high-radiation Exclusion Zone.  The 47-year-old TV star’s new documentary, Inside Chernobyl with Ben Fogle, which airs on Channel 5 this week, sees him visit the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine, which lay in … Read more

Red Zone request: Premier League clubs hoping their stars can dodge quarantine after playing abroad

Premier League clubs in Red Zone request as they prepare to ask for special exemption for their players to dodge 10-day quarantine after playing on international duty in countries hit hard by Covid Premier League players are set to go out on international duty next month Clubs are hoping their players can avoid quarantine when … Read more

Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel is a dead zone after the president’s exit from Washington

As President Donald Trump has headed south, so has the see-and-be-seen nature of his Washington, D.C. hotel, once a hub for sightings of Trump family members and allies – and even the president himself.  On Thursday night, six tables of people were seated in the expansive Benjamin Bar and Lounge, while one table of guests – … Read more

Yellowstone ‘Zone of Death’ is a 50-square-mile region in Idaho where ‘you can get away with murder’

Yellowstone National Park stretches more than 3,400 square miles through Wyoming and Montana, but a small portion of the park dips into Idaho that is known as the ‘Zone of Death.’ Within this 50-square-mile area of Idaho is a loophole in the US Constitution that would allow someone to theoretically get away with any crime, … Read more

Fury as motorists on M4 escape fines for speeding in 50mph zone

Fury as thousands of speeding motorists on M4 motorway are escaping fines and being sent letters from the Welsh Government on how driving slowly can help the environment Welsh Government set up 50mph ‘environmental’ zones on several roads   Part of plan to cut nitrogen dioxide levels after nation failed to meet EU targets on air … Read more