Ann Sutton just wants a driveway - but Black Notley Parish Council in Braintree says it would make the area look 'unattractive'. A pensioner fighting her local council over parking space has created a huge sign demanding a driveway. Ann Sutton 72 wrote on a bedsheet "all I want is a driveway" and strung it up on her fence. However the giant blue and green letter has so far failed to convince the council to give the widowed grandmother what she wants. Braintree Council denied an application from Ann and her late husband for a driveway five years ag as the local Black Notley Parish Council said it would make the area look unattractive. So the gran strung up a bedsheet in the driveway, reports Essex Live. She originally made the sign with paper letters, but they started falling off because of the rain. The row has erupted because after Ann's husband passed away two years ago, she's now in danger of losing her disabled parking space on a street near her house.
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The blaze started on Saturday and has 'overwhelmed' firefighters who are tackling the inferno. A wildfire raging in Gran Canaria has led to the forced evacuation of 1, islanders with firefighters 'overwhelmed' by the blaze. Gran Canaria is a popular holiday destination with British tourists. Jet2 runs two flights a week to and from Las Palmas from Newcastle Airport. The blaze was downgraded by authorities on Saturday evening, but flared up again on Sunday morning. Firefighters used planes and helicopters to fight the fierce blaze about 20 miles from the capital Las Palmas.
A huge fire raging on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria has sparked the evacuation of hundreds of people and seen the arrest of a man suspected of lighting the blaze, authorities said Sunday. Around 1, hectares 2, acres have so far been destroyed in the fire, which erupted Saturday in the western municipality of Artenara near the provincial capital of Las Palmas. Some 1, residents evacuated overnight have not yet been allowed to return to their homes , emergency services said in a statement on Sunday. Police said they had detained a man for allegedly starting the fire by using welding equipment. Firefighters battling the flames seemed to have the upper hand by Saturday evening but a change in wind direction worsened the situation overnight, Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres told Spanish radio COPE on Sunday. More than firefighters, including an emergency military unit deployed only for worst-case scenarios, were trying to bring the situation under control, he added. Ten water bomber planes and helicopters have been mobilised to help contain the fires before the sun went down and winds picked up again. He said three areas remained of major concern, including one where the fire proved particularly difficult.