Instructor opens first driving school for homosexuals after hearing about offensive jokes by other tutors

Instructor opens first driving school for homosexuals after hearing about offensive jokes by other tutors Learners complained about having to lie to previous instructorsTransgender learners faced questions on their gender from other instructorsDiscreet car used with no markings to advertise LGBT friendly service By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 A lesbian businesswoman is helping homosexual learner drivers dodge old-school driving instructors by opening Britain's first ‘gay driving school.’ Karis Smith, 27, started Gay Driving School Manchester after friends complained about jokes being made by instructors about their sexuality when having lessons. She said stories of instructors referring to pupils as ‘faggots’ or grilling transgender youngsters on whether they are a boy or a girl had left her horrified

How much driving convictions add to your insurance bill: Premiums can more than double for drink-drivers

How much driving convictions add to your insurance bill: Premiums can more than double for drink-drivers Those caught drunk at the wheel face paying 115% more on car insuranceMost common offence of speeding increases premiums by more than a thirdUninsured drivers pay 131% more than they would have paid in the first case By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 02:00 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 27 February 2013 Drivers can see their insurance premiums double as a result of motoring convictions, research reveals today. Those caught drunk at the wheel face paying 115 per cent more, while defective tyres invite a 69 per cent penalty. Speeding, which accounts for almost two thirds of offences, increases premiums by more than a third.

Serial criminal John Moir convicted of 218 offences laughs at police after receiving 43rd driving ban

'Nothing is going to stop me': Serial criminal convicted of 218 offences laughs at police after receiving his 43rd driving ban John Moir, 46, of Ipswich, Suffolk, was caught driving while banned – againHe was jailed in 2010 after hitting Simon Jacobs, 45, who nearly diedMr Jacobs says 'Justice system must listen: he will kill someone next time' , for driving while banned, resisting a police officer and having no car insurance, for which he was jailed for five months. 'I believe he will kill someone eventually': Simon Jacobs, 45, nearly died after Moir drove into him in 2010 Moir admitted driving while banned, having no insurance, and two charges of theft. He received a four-month jail sentence for driving while disqualified, and three months for each theft to run consecutively.

Teenage driver, 18, "demolished terraced house after losing control of father"s powerful 30,000 Jeep Cherokee while speeding"

Teenage driver, 18, 'demolished terraced house by losing control of father's 30,000 Jeep Cherokee while speeding' six months after passing his test Robbie Morgan 'knocked down an 18-year-old who suffered life-threatening injuries' court toldTeenager accused of leaving party in car to buy cigarettes and 'putting his foot down'Driver denies dangerous driving in Nelson, near Caerphilly, south Wales By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 13:03 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 Robbie Morgan is accused of demolishing a house after driving in his father's Jeep A teenage driver demolished a house and knocked down a pedestrian with his dad's Jeep after swerving off the road while speeding, a court heard today. Robbie Morgan, 18, had only been driving for six months when he got behind the the wheel of his father's 4×4 Jeep after he left a party to buy cigarettes.

Newlywed woman, 28, "killed by drug-driver in police pursuit" was three months pregnant, family reveals

Newlywed woman, 28, 'killed by drug-driver in police pursuit' was three months pregnant, family reveals By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 12:42 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 Victim: Ahtia Tabasim was killed by a driver who was being chased by police on Sunday The family of a new bride who was killed when her car was hit by a suspected drug-driver fleeing from police has paid tribute to the 28-year-old and revealed that she was three months pregnant.

War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra cameras

War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra camerasLower limits and more road humps are among guidance given to councils Calls for cameras to have wider role in 'calming traffic' as they slash fatalities the number had fallen by 75 per cent to 8,677. In the decade to 2011 alone 29 per cent of forecourts shut. This ‘increased minimum driving time required to reach the nearest forecourt’, the government report by Deloitte said

Recycling? Women have got it all sorted as it is revealed wives force their husbands to follow the rules

Recycling Women have got it all sorted (and it's wives who force their men to follow the rules) 80 per cent of couples throw away rubbish in environmentally friendly wayBut only 58 per cent of single men bother to recycle | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 31 December 2012 When it comes to recycling, women are definitely the greener sex. A survey found that almost 70 per cent of women who live alone dispose of refuse in an environmentally-friendly way compared with 58 per cent of single men.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: How DO police find time for moonlighting?

How DO police find time for moonlighting | UPDATED: 02:09 GMT, 30 December 2012 Working for the police is a privilege. Despite many changes, the force is still respected. Policing is also widely assumed to be a very demanding task, absorbing the full energies of those who do it

Margaret Thatcher insisted on footing the 1,800 bill to find missing son Mark when he got lost in the desert

How Mrs Thatcher personally paid son Mark's bar tab and the 1,800 cost of his rescue operation after he went missing during Paris-Dakar rally | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 28 December 2012 After her son Mark got lost in the desert competing in the Paris-Dakar rally, Margaret Thatcher shed a rare tear in public. When it came to paying for his rescue, however, the 'Iron Lady' was firmly back in the driving seat and at pains to ensure she personally, not taxpayers, footed the bill for her hapless off-spring's misadventure. With questions being asked in Parliament about the cost of the operation, she ordered a breakdown of Foreign Office expenses…

Hilarious photos appear to show pooches behind the wheel of their owners" cars

Dog, where's my car Hilarious photos appear to show pets behind the wheel of their owners' vehicles Pictures appearing to show driving dogs posted on Amazing Creatures blogAppear to make light of dogs being taught to drive in real life in New Zealand | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 26 December 2012 They seem perfectly at ease behind the wheel, but are sure to turn the eyes of fellow drivers. These hilarious pictures show dogs appearing to drive around streets in their owner's cars – with some going for a solo journey and others apparently carrying passengers along for the ride. The mock-up photos posted on the Amazing Creature blog appear to be making light of news earlier this month in New Zealand, where a charity taught a trio of rescue dogs how to drive