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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Santa Fe police are working on a new way to put a stop to busy burglars. Instead of throwing them in jail they want to put them rehab.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
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