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15 April 2014, 07:57
Three North East councils made £278,912.22 in parking fines according to new figures.
The campaign group Big Brother Watch looked into how much councils across the country were making from parking fines issued after drivers had been caught by CCTV cameras.
In the North East, South Tyneside Council made the most money between 2008 and 2013 - with £156,380.
Second in the region was Hartlepool, who made £82,614.
And, according to the figures, Newcastle City Council made £39,918.22.
The other councils in the region either didn't use the CCTV cars or hadn't issued any fines at all.
It comes as campaigners say the cameras are unnecessary and want an investigation into their use.
The full Big Brother Watch report can be found here