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.
Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures are set to hit 22C (but make the most of it because the weekend will be cold) A '30 to 40% chance' it will be the hottest day of the year, say forecastersTemperatures peaked at 21.3C in East Malling, Kent, yesterdayNorth-south divide with temperatures as low as 10C expected in ScotlandIt will fall to 12C in London on Friday as a cold weather front moves across the country By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures set to break through the 22C barrier today, forecasters said.
Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs. 'EMAS is open and honest and publishes information about all serious incidents for the Trust Board to consider (and publishes details on our website).
Cull one million deer a year to stop them from devastating woodland, wildflowers and crops, say experts A cull is necessary to keep a population explosion under control Without it, they will continue to devastate woodland, wildflowers and crops By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:55 GMT, 7 March 2013 We should stop seeing wild deer as cuddly ‘Bambis’ and cull half their number to stop further damage to the countryside, experts said yesterday. Shooting almost a million animals every year using trained hunters is necessary to keep a population explosion under control, they warned.
The 1,000-year-old wooden bridges that keep modern China moving: Stunning timber structures have withstood test of timeRemarkable images of bridges built nearly 1,000 years ago and still in useThe wooden bridges in south east China have been listed as cultural relicsKnowledge and skills been passed on down the years to maintain them | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 27 December 2012 Still standing and still in every-day use – the arched wooden bridges built in China nearly 1,000 years ago demonstrate the true skill of the master craftsmen who first constructed them. These stunning structures show how not every part of China has been altered by its remarkable rate of development.
Pope uses Christmas Day address to call for peace and an end to conflicts in the Middle East Pontiff condemned killing of 'defenceless' civilians in Syria Urged Israel and Palestine to find courage to negotiate Raised concern about plight of Christians in communist China | UPDATED: 17:52 GMT, 25 December 2012 Pope Benedict XVI used his Christmas Day address to call for an end to bloody conflicts in Syria and Palestine and for there to be peace in the middle East. Appearing from the balcony of the Vatican, he spoke to thousands of pilgrims, tourists and locals who gathered in St Peter's square.
Anyone for Heinz Stitchup or Tabasew Sauce Artist creates woollen versions of classic dishes and treats | UPDATED: 03:29 GMT, 21 December 2012 Ever fancied some Hotdogs in Wool with a bit of Tomato Stitchup and a dash of Tabasew Sauce Some of the world’s most famous food brands have been given the woollen treatment by a British artist with a penchant for crocheting. Kate Jenkins, 41, spends hours turning balls of wool into well-known brands and packages, including Heinz ketchup, Campbell's tomato soup, Coca-Cola, and Starbucks. Cola knits: The artists spends hours with her crochet hook and wool to re-create iconic food and drinks brands such as Coca Cola Ms Jenkins, from Brighton, East Sussex, incorporates wordplays into most of her works, turning your average tins and tubs into 'Crochet Cola', 'Tomato Stitchup', and 'Woolin' Donuts', works which sell for over 600 each.
AA warns on rising peril of potholes…to pedestrians: Numbers affecting Britain's pavements is growingAverage pavement has nearly two potholes per mile but some have fourMotorists and cyclists however face an average of 6.25 potholes per mileGovernment has announced an extra 215m for councils to tackle problem | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 19 December 2012 Potholes are not just a growing menace for motorists – they are an increasing threat to pedestrians too, a survey reveals today. Some pavements already have up to four potholes in every mile, while roads have more than twice that number, the AA reports. And that is before winter wreaks havoc on the highways.
Margate one of the world's top ten resorts Trust me, it's East Germany with wind farms | UPDATED: 23:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 Recuperating after a nervous breakdown in 1921, the poet T. S. Eliot made a visit to the seaside town of Margate on the Kent coast. While he was there, he sat for a time in a municipal shelter on the front and stared out at the concrete-grey sea beneath a wide but darkening sky
Jailed thug who punched 16-year-old girl unconscious in shocking random street attack is 'too scared to leave cell' Michael Ayoade, 34, ran up behind Tasneem Kabir as she walked to college and smacked her around the headAyoade jogged away as the 16-year-old lay unconscious on the ground in Plaistow, East London, bleeding and with broken teethAn insider at the prison where he is being held said he is 'petrified of reprisals' | UPDATED: 14:56 GMT, 2 December 2012 A thug who has been remanded in custody after admitting punching a 16-year-old girl unconscious in a random street attack is too scared to leave his cell, it has today been claimed. Michael Ayoade, 34, left petite teenager Tasneem Kabir with broken teeth, a bleeding lip and a bruised face in the attack before he jogged away, leaving her out cold on the ground.