Some areas in London are considering parking fees for bicycles! More and more councils are charging residents to park outside their own home. In Leicester today, I notice some areas which used to be free parking on Sundays have now scrapped that. Travelling on a plane, they used to carry your suitcase for you and give you a cup of tea and a sarnie or a "full" meal if you were going long distance. Now, they charge 20 odd quid for the suitcase, 3 quid for a cup of tea and take out a second mortgage for a sandwich. Even sitting next to the person you're travelling with will cost you an extra 6 to 10 quid. They used to give you a ticket for your flight then they said you'd have to pay to get a paper ticket. So you book on line and they have now introduced a charge for doing that even though you are using your own paper and ink to print it off. You have to put liquids and creams in a plastic bag and they charge you a quid for 2 bags for that privilege. Most airports now charge you for a trolley to lug your cases around and some charge a quid or two for dropping off or collecting passengers (just last year short term parking was free for up to 10 or 15 minutes). You can pay extra to push in at the queue for security and one airport has even started charging for entering departures. The UK never used to charge a departure fee but they soon cottoned on to that money spinner. If I wanted a telephone number, I used to phone Directory Enquiries and they'd give me the number for free. Now you have to dial a 118 number, get charged for them giving you the number and, if you say yes when they say do you want me to connect you, they add on another fee! (You can get a few numbers a day on line but that doesn't help if you are in a phone box). Buying things on line used to be dead easy, select what you wanted, enter your credit/debit card number and wait for delivery. Now, companies are sticking on extra charges, sometimes up to 100 times more than they pay, as a card "administration" fee. As I have not yet found a way of stuffing used fivers down the phone, I'm at a loss to understand how else I can pay! Any other examples of what we used to get for free which companies (and government departments) now charge us for?