Farmer find for refusing to stop ploughing up history

Braunton tenant-farmer Andrew Cooper has been ordered to pay £31,500 for ploughing historically important fields linked to prehistoric and Second World War periods. When Cooper of Croyde Hoe Farm ploughed and planted fields on National Trust-owned land which experts regard as archaeologically significant, he was ordered to stop and remediate the fields by Natural England in September 2017....

Plymouth man fined for dropping cigarette end

A Plymouth man has been slapped with a £220 fine for dropping a cigarette from his car window by Plymouth Magistrates on Tuesday (10 January 2016).

Michael Hayward of Ladysmith Road was seen flicking a lit cigarette from his car as he drove along Lipson Road last August. He was issued with an £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for littering, but this was not paid and so the case proceeded to...

SWW fined for polluting River Tamar

South West Water has been fined £214,000 by Plymouth Crown Court for breaching environmental controls at the Camels Head sewage treatment works in Plymouth and failing to stop sewage pouring into the River Tamar.

This is the highest fine handed out to South West Water for a case brought by the Environment Agency.

The treatment plant at Camels Head serves a population of over...

Australian Cricket Captain fined

Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke, has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching the Code of Conduct in the first Ashes test.

Clarke was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match” the ICC has said.

Clarke was picked up on the stump microphone saying...