Bradford Council install parking meter that won't accept English money
If you believe the idea that Bradford is a thunderously racist place, then you can imagine how unhappy residents were when they found that the council had installed a ticket machine which refused to accept English coins.
Of course, this meant the people of Yorkshire were being hit with parking fines, to add insult to injury.
Bradford Council eventually visited the machine to investigate. Turns out the ticket machine was only accepting euros because it was French. Ooh la la.
Two ward councillors Debbie Davies and Roger L'Amie (sounds a bit French) were among those who had tried to use the machine at the car park.
"The pound coin simply would not fit in the slot,' said Davies. "There wasn't anything blocking it, it didn't go in and then fell out, the machine just couldn't take the pound."
Councillor Davies added: "After some 12 weeks of standing there doing nothing - the 'out of order' signs have been removed and for the first time it's operational. Suddenly my pound coin fitted perfectly and it issued me a timed and dated ticket. It's a miracle."