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.

GP, Stephen Hamilton, 45, "raped vulnerable schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants"

Family doctor, 45, 'raped 10-year-old schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants' Dr Stephen Hamilton, 45, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, on trialAlleged to have prescribed girl citalopram before sexually abusing her Court told he put his hands round the girl's neck saying 'you deserve to die'Denies 14 charges including rape, sexual assault and child cruelty By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 09:12 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 24 April 2013 On trial: Dr Stephen Hamilton, a GP at Heaton Medical Practice in Bolton, is accused of raping the girl from the age of 10 A family doctor raped a vulnerable schoolgirl from the age of 10 after secretly medicating her with an anti-depressant, a court heard. Dr Stephen Hamilton, 45, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is alleged to have given the girl the drug citalopram before subjecting her to degrading sexual abuse. Manchester Crown Court heard how he would put his hands around the girl’s neck as he attacked her and told her ‘you deserve to die’

Son found guilty of sawn-off shotgun "execution" of his parents for 230,000 inheritance after they survived car crash he staged to kill them

Son found guilty of sawn-off shotgun 'execution' of his parents for 230,000 inheritance after they survived car crash he staged to kill themStephen Seddon shot Robert, 68, and Patricia, 65, with a sawn-off shotgun Four months earlier he tried to kill the couple by staging a fake road crash He drove into a canal with them strapped in the back seats of a carFound guilty of two counts of attempted murder and two counts of murder By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 27 March 2013 A man with an 'insatiable thirst' for money is facing life in jail today after being found guilty of the cold-blooded 'execution' of his parents for a 230,000 inheritance. Convicted fraudster Stephen Seddon, 46, shot his parents Robert Seddon, 68, and Patricia, 65, with a sawn-off shotgun at their suburban home in Sale, Greater Manchester.

Manchester care home worker, 34, arrested on suspicion of murdering Ivan Emmanuel Campbell, 73

Care home worker, 34, arrested on suspicion of killing 73-year-old resident a year ago with 'one fatal blow' Man, 34, also arrested in relation to another assault on a resident last weekFather-of-two Ivan Emmanuel Campbell suffered internal injuries last AprilPossibly caused by one fatal blow at private nursing home in ManchesterAdmitted to hospital after being found by other staff but died a day later By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 10:17 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:04 GMT, 27 March 2013 Death: Ivan Emmanuel Campbell suffered internal injuries, possibly caused by just one fatal blow A care home worker was today arrested on suspicion of murdering a 73-year-old resident. Father-of-two Ivan Emmanuel Campbell suffered internal injuries, possibly caused by just one fatal blow, at the private Victoria Nursing Home in Rusholme, Greater Manchester, last April. He was admitted to hospital after being found by other care home staff, but he died a day later.

Father of former England footballers Phil and Gary Neville arrested over "sex attack on woman in car"

Father of former England footballers Phil and Gary Neville arrested over 'sex attack on woman in car' Neville Neville, 63, arrested on Sunday after alleged incident on SaturdayFormer director of Bury FC, married Mr Neville has been bailed until MayArrest is a blow to footballer sons with Gary working for England ahead of tonight's clash with Montenegro By Harriet Arkell PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 27 March 2013 The father of footballers Gary and Phil Neville has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, it emerged today. Neville Neville, 63, was arrested and bailed until May while police investigate the alleged incident which happened in Bury, on the outskirts of Manchester, in the early hours of Saturday morning

15 arrested and smoke bombs hurled at police as English Defence League confront anti-fascist group

15 arrested and smoke bombs hurled at police as English Defence League confront anti-fascist groupNewlyweds caught up in demonstration as they get married in city squarePolice penned in opposing protesters on opposite sides of square By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:14 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 2 March 2013 Fifteen people were arrested today as smoke bombs were hurled at police during a rally by the far right English Defence League.

Edward Thornber: Former head boy, 17, at Catholic school "killed himself" after being summoned to court for cannabis worth just 50p

Former head boy, 17, at Catholic school 'killed himself' after being summoned to court for possessing cannabis worth just 50p Edward Thornber, found hanged in a park in September last yearHe had been caught smoking cannabis with a friend earlier that summer It was the second time he had been caught with the drugCriminal record meant he could not go to America to coach Lacrosse Family solicitor said he should only have been handed a warning Devon and Cornwall Police accused of making a series of mistakes By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:48 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 23 February 2013 Tragic: Former catholic school head boy Edward Thornber was found hanged on September 15, 2011, after being caught smoking cannabis in Cornwall The former head boy of a Catholic High School killed himself after he was summoned to court for possessing cannabis worth 50p, an inquest heard. Teenage lacrosse star killed boy Edward Thornber was found hanged on September 15, 2011, after being caught smoking the drug in Cornwall

Driver, 59, stabbed repeatedly by carjackers as they demanded keys to his Mercedes outside his home

Driver, 59, stabbed repeatedly by carjackers as they demanded keys to his Mercedes outside his homeVictim left seriously injured by thieves who failed to steal Mercedes C220Onlookers thought men were play-fighting and saw 'rolling around' on lawnNeighbour's doorstep left soaked in blood after victim went for help By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 13:50 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:07 GMT, 18 February 2013 A driver was left seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times in a frenzied attack by would-be carjackers wanting his Mercedes.

Chetham"s sex abuse case: Police arrest man, 57, over historic claims at prestigious music school

Police arrest violin teacher, 57, over historic sex abuse claims at prestigious music school where choirmaster abused former pupil Wen Zhou Li, 57, arrested by police investigating Chetham abusePolice are probing 20 reports of sexual offences reported by former pupils By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:05 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:04 GMT, 15 February 2013 Held: Violin teacher Wen Zhou Li who came to Britain on the invitation of Yehudi Menuhin has been arrested by detectives investigating sex abuse at Chethams School of Music in the 1970s and 80s A violin teacher who came to Britain on the invitation of Yehudi Menuhin has been arrested by detectives investigating sex abuse at Chetham’s School of Music in the 1970s and 80s.

Manchester United star Paul Scholes has car stolen on driveway after he left it defrosting

Manchester United star Paul Scholes has car stolen from driveway after leaving engine running to defrost windowsThe former England star's Chevrolet Captiva LT 2 Estate was stolen He had left it running on his driveway in Oldham, Greater Manchester By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:19 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 29 January 2013 Manchester United star Paul Scholes had his 30,000 car stolen after he left the engine running while defrosting it on his driveway yesterday. The 38-year-old former England midfielder had gone back inside his home while ice melted on the windscreen of his Chevrolet Captiva LT 2 Estate. When he came back out of the house between 7.45am and 8am the car had gone