Smelly shoes could be headed for the dustbin of history thanks to a British inventor who could not stand the stench of his grandsons' old training shoes. Peter Chown has designed a valve which is pushed into the side of a shoe's heel and releases a steady flow of deodorant into the shoe. 'It started when I was sitting with my wife and we smelt this revolting smell,' Mr Chown said. Their two young grandsons were playing nearby. 'She pointed it out to me and told me that there must be something I could invent to tackle the problem.' A 104-year-old Swedish man ran red lights, smashed into parked cars and mounted the kerb during an outing in his car. The driver, who could be the oldest person ever to face driving charges, told police he drove daily. Traffic patrols were called out when a car was stuck crosswise across a street, hitting two cars as it attempted to turn and causing a long queue. 'You just have to be glad that he didn't run anyone over,' said an inspector. 'The Spam King', one of the most notorious junk e-mailers on the Internet, says he has abdicated his throne and promises never to sin again. 'I will never go back to spamming . . . I apologise for my past actions,' said 29-year-old Sanfor Wallace. Mr Wallace once boasted that his firm, Cyber Promotions, was sending out 25 million promotional e-mails daily on behalf of himself and his clients. You think he would have known better. But Romeo Gatmaitan, a one-time veteran officer with the Internal Revenue Service in the United States, was recently sentenced to six months in a community correctional centre for tax evasion.