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I want to travel to America, but I have a conviction/been arrested. Can I still travel there?

The USA have a visa waiver programme for any person holding passports from certain countries (United Kingdom passports are included) as long as that person has never been arrested and/or convicted. If you have been arrested, you must declare it w...

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Someone has parked their car and it is blocking my driveway, what shall I do?

If the vehicle is blocking access to your driveway you should first make enquiries with the neighbours to see if they know who the car belongs to, so they can move it. In most areas local councils have now taken on responsibility for enforcing p......

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Is it illegal to carry a knife around in my pocket?

It is an offence to carry any sharp or bladed instrument in a public place, with the exception of a folding pocket knife where the cutting edge of the blade is 7.62 cm (3 inches) or less. A lock knife is not a folding pocket knife and therefore it......

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Can I go on a speed awareness course instead of having points on my licence?

You can't suggest that you want to do a Speed Awareness Course, if you are eligible to attend the course you will be notified by the police. The criteria operated by each Police Force in relation to attending SACs differs slightly. The following ......

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