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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 August 2005, 08:54 GMT 09:54 UK
Veterans in parking fine mix-up
War veterans who got parking tickets while attending a parade in Tewkesbury have been told the fine will be waived.

Dozens of ex-servicemen and women travelled to the town for the event earlier this month, to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Many were told parking would be free and did not pay-and-display, but Sunday charges had just been introduced.

Royal British Legion members who got a 30 ticket are being asked to apply to the borough council for a waiver.

Investigation

Retired Major David Evans, the President of the Tewkesbury branch of the Royal British Legion, said: "I was horrified.

"The participants in the parade had been informed by their local branches that there would be no problem with regards to parking in Tewkesbury."

Rally organisers are investigating why the new charges were not communicated to the veterans in time.




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