Gridlock on Britain"s roads is costing families 500 a year in wasted time and fuel

Gridlock on Britain's roads is costing families 500 a year in wasted time and fuel | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 10 December 2012 Gridlock on UK roads is costing every motoring family in Britain nearly 500 a year as the 4.3billion price of jams is passed on to consumers, a new report reveals today. The lost time alone wasted in gridlock adds up to 331 per family. Some 52 per household is wasted on fuel — and the costs passed on to households by firms whose businesses are hit by gridlock which delays freight and wastes employees’ time equates to around 107 per family, or 1.1billion in total.

Millions of families will feel the pinch for two more years as Britain struggles to recover from economic crisis

Millions of families will feel the pinch for two more years as Britain struggles to recover from economic crisis Office for Budget Responsibility said there would be no respite until 2014Chancellor accepted he will miss key debt-cutting target – putting UK's AAA credit rating at risk but Danny Alexander said it wasn't the 'be all and end all' | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 6 December 2012 Families were yesterday warned the squeeze on household incomes will continue for two more years as Britain struggles to recover from the economic crisis. The Office for Budget Responsibility said there would be no respite until 2014.

Pregnant Kate Middleton"s medical team led by Jill Dando"s fiance and expert who treated Sophie

Royal doctors at her bedside: Kate's medical team led by Jill Dando's fiance and expert who treated Sophie Queen's current surgeon-gynaecologist Alan Farthing and his predecessor Marcus Setchell are heading up the team caring for the pregnant Duchess Consultant Mr Farthing, 47, is the former fiance of murdered television presenter Jill DandoMarcus Setchell, 69, was the royal surgeon-gynaecologist for 18 years and cared for Sophie, Countess of Wessex, during the births of her children | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 5 December 2012 The Duchess of Cambridge is being cared for by an elite medical team led by two top royal doctors. The Queen’s current surgeon-gynaecologist Alan Farthing and his predecessor Marcus Setchell are both at Kate’s bedside – and are both expected to play key roles throughout her pregnancy. Royal births are traditionally overseen by only Her Majesty’s incumbent gynaecologist, but the involvement of both men in this case is a sign of the level of concern for the health of the Duchess and her unborn child

One in seven couples over 40 have never talked about money

One in seven couples aged over 40 have never talked about money fearing rows, embarrassment and awkwardness | UPDATED: 07:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 As many as one in seven British couples over the age of 40 admit they have never discussed their finances with each other, a new survey has found. Fears of sparking an argument, embarrassment and awkwardness are the main reasons why men and women in relationships shy away from talking about money with their partners, researchers said

Queen looks rather perplexed as she meets sniper in full camouflage

Whatever happened to short back and sides Queen looks rather perplexed as she meets sniper in full camouflage Queen met soldiers and horses from the Household Cavalry RegimentSniper wears unusual work outfit and carries rifle to meet the Queen | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 26 November 2012 It is a dilemma faced by anyone invited to meet the Queen: what exactly does one wear This sniper serving with the Household Cavalry Regiment opted for his work outfit… leaving the Queen looking more than a little perplexed. Looking like Chewbacca from the movie blockbuster Star Wars, the crack marksman wore a 'ghillie suit', a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage, leaves and twigs to remain concealed from the enemy.