Owners of foreign vehicles owe councils in the south of England more than half a million pounds, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.  

The BBC report: 

More than £500,000 is owed to councils in the south in unpaid parking fines issued to foreign-registered vehicles since 2009.

Portsmouth City Council has brought in external contractors in a bid to reclaim fines totalling £143,666.

Oxfordshire County Council and Southampton City Council are now looking to do the same.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.