York Press report:

IT boasts one of York’s most famous views, is a familiar sight from postcards and guidebooks – and it’s the worst place in the city for getting a parking ticket.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed 363 drivers received fines after parking in Duncombe Place, in the shadow of York Minster, during 2012/13, more than any other street in the city.

The penalties handed out there accounted for £12,754 of the total income – £414,268 – City of York Council received from parking tickets last year. During 2012/13, 14,010 tickets were handed out in York, including at car parks.

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