British drivers spend up to three days a year stuck in gridlock as the UK ranks 5th in Europe for time wasted in traffic

British drivers spend up to three days a year stuck in gridlock as the UK ranks 5th in Europe for time wasted in trafficFindings are revealed today by leading in-car data company INRIXIt found worst hit by jams in the UK are drivers in Greater LondonThe capital is followed by Greater Manchester and Merseyside .' INRIX chief executive Bryan Mistele said: 'There has always been strong correlation between the state of the economy and the level of traffic congestion on our roads. 'It tells us if people are employed and driving to work, going out to eat or doing some shopping, as well as whether or not businesses are shipping products.' He added: 'Considering unemployment hit record highs in 2012 and European household wealth dropped 13.6 per cent it's hardly surprising that traffic levels have dropped significantly.' The report notes: 'The UK capital, London, has moved up the European traffic congestion ranks to become the third most congested city in Europe in 2012.' The report says: 'Drivers in London spent a full three days of 2012 sitting in traffic, that's over a day more than the UK's second most congested city Manchester, where drivers spent 45 hours in congestion.

Census data: Decade that changed the face of the UK: 4million migrants settle here – and in London less than half of the population is white British

Decade that changed the face of the UK: 4million migrants settle here – and in London less than half of the population is white British 7.5million residents of England and Wales were foreign-born in 2011Just 44.9 per cent of Londoners are White British, according to census dataLess than 90 per cent of country is white for the first time everCensus data reveal just 59 per cent now call themselves Christian as a quarter say they have no religion and 5 per cent are Muslim Home ownership declines but more people have paid off their mortgagesMarriage rate dips to record low as fewer than half are hitched | UPDATED: 01:18 GMT, 12 December 2012 Nearly four million immigrants swelled the population of England and Wales over just ten years, the results of the national census revealed yesterday.

Text messages mark 20-year anniversary but have been overtaken by Twitter and instant messaging

SMS SOS! Text messages mark 20-year anniversary but have ALREADY been overtaken by Twitter and instant messaging Number of texts sent annually has fallen by one billion since last yearExperts say new ways of communicating – such as Tweeting and instant messaging – are taking over | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 3 December 2012 Addictive: Text messages took the world by storm in 1998, but less than two decades later it is in decline as new forms of messaging have become more popular A revolutionary form of communication is in decline – just 20 years after it changed the way that people interact with each other. Used by four billion people around the world, the SMS (Short Message Service) took the world by storm after its birth in December 1992.