New £80 fine for swearing: what will it cost you?

Sarah Coles

Don't dream of dropping anything heavy on your foot, and beware the day the bottom falls out of your shopping bags and you lose a dozen eggs and half a dozen glass jars over your trousers. Because if you accidentally let a swear word slip when you're expressing your anger, you could find yourself £80 poorer.

The rules against boisterous behaviour are part of the latest council initiative. So could you be in trouble?