LONDON (AP) — It's the next best thing to parking that costs peanuts: parking that costs chestnuts.
A company that runs lots in the English cities of Leeds and Manchester is temporarily letting drivers pay with the dark brown seeds that fall from horse chestnut trees each autumn.
Town Centre Car Parks is accepting horse chestnuts for parking time at a rate of 20 pence (32 cents) apiece.
So far it has collected about 1,500 of the nuts, known as conkers after the traditional game in which children take turns trying to smash them.
The week-long "Bonkers for Conkers" campaign is due to end Sunday but may be extended.
The firm said Thursday it plans to sponsor a forest to help offset carbon emissions. It hasn't decided what to do with the conkers.
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Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.