New system to catch illegal parkers

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WATCH out when you are parking your car in Barnsley.

A new van is about, recording the vehicle number plates of any driver who parks illegally.

Barnsley Council received a government grant of £43,000 for the automatic number plate recognition van to record drivers who park in restricted areas.

Those caught offending will receive a £70 fine through the post, but if paid within 21 days, it will be reduced by 50 per cent.