The Law: Ten reasons why the law is an ass
Saturday 29 November 1997
Removing weeds under a garden fence, which could be against the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Playing your favourite radio programme in the car which could contravene rules about driving "without reasonable consideration to other road users"
Getting a drink in your local pub on credit
Making or eating mince pies on Christmas Day (but as this law stems from Oliver Cromwell's time it is unlikely to be enforced)
Not reporting knocking down a dog in your car
Sending a magazine by post (for example a woman's magazine) which features human sexual techniques to someone who is not expecting it
Digging up worms for fishing bait from many coastal areas
Playing poker with your mates in the pub
Shouting "taxi" to hail a cab
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
German conservatives are destroying Europe with austerity, says economist Thomas Piketty
Man dies instantly after shooting firework from top of his head
Isis schoolgirl Amira Abase who fled London to join terrorists in Syria mocks victims of Tunisia massacre
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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