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.
Member of hacking group Anonymous UK 'raped woman in Occupy London campsite on steps of St Paul's' Malcolm Blackman, 45, allegedly raped the woman twice in her tentActivist frequently spoke to the media during the anti-capitalist protestHe tied victim's hands behind her back with cable ties in attack, court hearsBlackman spoke to the media on behalf of Anonymous, Old Bailey is told By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 10:32 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 'Attack': Malcolm Blackman, 45, allegedly twice raped a woman inside the Occupy London protest camp A member of the notorious 'hacktivist' group Anonymous UK raped a woman twice inside the Occupy London camp, a court heard.
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.
Vain thieves who took 35 cars worth 500,000 in 40-day crime spree caught after posing for pictures in stolen vehicles Sam Holmes, 22, and David Leadbeater, 23, from Eltham, South London pleaded guilty to burglaries Police said they 'slipped up in every way possible' by leaving breadcrumb trail of evidence Stole a range of high-end cars including BMWs Audis and Mercedes' from driveways in Kent and Surrey By Sara Smyth PUBLISHED: 12:08 GMT, 21 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 21 April 2013 Two thieves unwittingly left a trail of evidence for their own arrest by posing for pictures in cars they had stolen. Sam Holmes, 22, and David Leadbeater, 23, stole 35 cars worth more than 500,000 from driveways in Kent and Surrey
UK's richest man is Arsenal FC owning oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, from Uzbekistan worth 13.3bnAlisher Usmanov owns almost a third of the north London football clubHe replaces steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal who drops to eighth placeUK-born richest is Duke of Westminster, worth 7.8 billion and ranked eighth rank), name, source of wealth, 2013 wealth (2012 wealth) 1. (2) Alisher Usmanov, mining and investment, 13,300m (12,315m) 2
Footballer sparks fury after bragging online about his tattoo that spells out 'LOVE'… using images of guns and a GRENADE By Abigail Frymann PUBLISHED: 08:59 GMT, 20 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:12 GMT, 20 April 2013 Premier League footballer Jay Bothroyd has been criticised for posting online a photograph of his new tattoo that shows four weapons. The 30-year-old QPR striker had a flick-knife inked on his torso, along with a hand grenade, a pistol and a machine gun.
Miranda Richardson blasts 'vitriolic' attacks on Hilary Mantel… weeks after the author declared Kate Middleton 'a plastic princess' Miranda Richardson is chairman of judges for Women’s Prize for FictionSaid Mantel deserved to be on shortlist regardless of previous successMantel has won Booker and Costa Book award for Bring Up The Bodies Man Booker Prize for her novel 'Bring Up the Bodies' at the Guildhall, London American author A M Homes, who said she was ‘thrilled’ to be nominated, said American literary awards did not suffer from the same anti-success sentiment
Ten years for 'wicked' hotel porter who raped a celebrity guest after sneaking into her bedroom while she slept Soby John, 25, let himself into the victim's room using his staff keycardIndian national took 'intimate' photos of the celebrity on his mobile phonePut his mobile number on her phone after the attack to make it look like they had swapped detailsCelebrity was 'very drunk' when she got back to her London hotel Attacker faces deportation after he has served his sentence By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 14:52 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 16 April 2013 Attacker: Soby John, 25, let himself into the drunk woman's hotel room where he raped her A television star was raped in her hotel room by an Indian porter who was awaiting deportation, a court heard yesterday.
Revealed: New James Bond novel will be called Solo and star a middle-aged 007 on an 'self-appointed mission' New book Solo will follow Bond as a 45-year-old in 1969Bond goes on 'self-appointed mission' during Cold WarSolo will be published in Britain on 26 September By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 15 April 2013 The latest James Bond novel will be called Solo, its author William Boyd revealed today. Following the record-breaking success of Bond film Skyfall at the box office last year, Solo is hotly-anticipated as a follow-up to Bond creator Ian Fleming's bestselling books. Blockbuster: Last year's Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, topped $1billion at the global box office showing Bond's enduring popularity Britain's most famous secret agent will travel across Africa, America and Europe as middle-aged man of 45
Bodies of children aged three, two and 11 months found by police after a woman fell from a multi-storey car parkChildren discovered after woman fell to her death in LowestoftSuffolk Police say they are treating the deaths of the children as suspicious By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 15:38 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 15 April 2013 Three children have been found dead today after their mother fell to her death from a multi-storey car park. Suffolk Police closed off Gordon Road in Lowestoft after 8am when a woman in her twenties was found with fatal head injuries. Paramedics and an air ambulance attended the scene but the woman could not be saved.