Bucharest parking – Valais victory

Last updated 21:00 BST.

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Channel delays: technical hitch DFDS Dover-Calais 50min delay 21:15 and 00:30. Eurotunnel freight 30min delay UK, high volume of traffic.

Weather alerts: Red alert high winds Croatia. Amber alert high winds west Norway; high winds north east Spain and Slovenia; storms and high winds Italy and Greece.

Weather: Storms central Mediterranean, strong gales and heavy rain. Snow Austria. Fine and dry Iberia.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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Parking discipline:

Parking discipline: leave the car somewhere silly in Sector 6, west Bucharest, and you’ll find a picture of your vehicle posted up on the police website for the world to see. But, rather than old secret service Securitate-style ‘education by humiliation’ – the number plates are blanked out – this is teaching by example. In a city overwhelmed by new cars in the past decade, parking culture is yet to take hold.

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ERC Valais: rising Finnish rally star Esapekka Lappi won his maiden European Rally Championship round yesterday on the Rallye du Valais in south west Switzerland yesterday.

ERC Valais: rising rally star Esapekka Lappi won his maiden European Rally Championship round yesterday on the Rallye du Valais in south west Switzerland. The victory was all the more remarkable because the Skoda S2000 driving Finn had won the China Rally Longhou six days previously. A hot tip for future WRC glory. Photo via @FIA.

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