Ed Stavers from Chester-le-Street
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Blind date success gets man off parking fine

Fresh from a successful blind date, Ed Stavers was on cloud nine. He thought his luck had changed however, when he returned to his car and found a parking ticket.

The 70-year-old, from Chester-le-Street, County Durham, decided to write to the company and explain how well his afternoon had gone and was delighted when the fine was cancelled.

Peter Lugg reports.