Woman drivers pay the price of equality as their insurance premiums soar (but drops for men) , insurers are no longer able to use gender as a factor when pricing insurance.’ Opponents of the gender rules had argued – unsuccessfully – that women deserved to pay less because, statistically they were less of a risk so deserved to pay lower premiums. Research suggests while women may have more low impact and less costly shunts such as when parking, men tend to have more dramatic and costly crashes. But the EU ruled that despite this it statistical trend was wrong to discriminate on grounds of gender.
World gets a taste for the Great British Bake Off: Programme is commissioned in eleven countries including U.S. and Australia By Laura Cox PUBLISHED: 00:53 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Chewing over the challenges of ‘soggy bottoms’ and ‘crumb structure’, The Great British Bake Off was originally considered to be a niche TV show. But it soon became must-see viewing for much of the nation – and now the BBC2 hit is conquering the rest of the world as well
The jobs scramble hot-spots: 55 applicants chase every vacancy in Hull but employers struggle to find candidates in Cambridge | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 27 December 2012 Huge regional differences in the competition for jobs around have been revealed in research that named Hull as the most difficult place in the UK to find work.