Each week more than 1,000 innocent motorists are affected by "crash for cash" fraud.
Traffic wardens are much criticised yet 55% of them say they feel their presence is a welcome one. So are traffic wardens a motorist's friend or foe?
Storms have left tens of thousands of households still without power after parts of the country were battered by winds of up to 108mph.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that grants of up to £5,000 will be available to flood-hit homeowners.
Homeowners affected by recent flooding have been urged to take the utmost care when dealing with water-damaged electrics.
Insurers are bracing themselves for further pay-outs as storms and flooding continue to cause widespread devastation across the UK.
Households along the River Thames have been warned they face a "significant flooding" risk.
A family have described their shock at realising a 30ft-deep sinkhole had opened up in the driveway and swallowed their car - but also their relief that nobody was hurt.
Some critics have slammed plans to install grey 'stealth cameras' on sections of major motorways to target motorists travelling over 70mph.
A fresh flood alert has been issued for the entire south of England as wind and rain threaten to bring more chaos to waterlogged communities.
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