Woman drivers pay the price of equality as their insurance premiums soar (but drops for men)

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.

Bungling coach driver takes school children on 80 mile diversion after misspelling Welsh town in his sat nav by one letter


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Bungling coach driver takes school children on 80 mile diversion after misspelling Welsh town in his sat nav by one letter He typed in Towyn instead of Tywyn, which is on a different coast Pupils and teachers faced two-hour detour at the end of 13-hour trip Bus company has apologised and driver faces disciplinary hearing By Zac Fine PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 18 April 2013 A coachload of schoolchildren was taken 80 miles in the wrong direction in the middle of the night after a driver misspelt their destination by just one letter.

Boston Marathon explosion: Dozens reported injured as device goes off near finish line


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BREAKING NEWS: Two explosions rock finish line of Boston Marathon as dozens of people reported seriously injured By Beth Stebner PUBLISHED: 19:09 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:15 GMT, 15 April 2013 Two large explosions has been reported near the finish line of the famous Boston Marathon, leaving behind a scene of carnage. Eyewitnesses at the scene said there was a loud explosion and emergency vehicles crowded the scene. Up to 60 people have been reported injured, dozens of them seriously.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un"s AUNT Kim Kyong-hui "was driving force behind his rise to leader"


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Who really has the power in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un's AUNT 'was driving force behind his rise to leader' Kim Kyong-hui is often only female face on official photographsShe is the daughter of the North Korean Eternal President Kim Il-sungMiss Kim and husband chosen by Kim Jong-il to consolidate son's authority By James Rush PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 The aunt of Kim Jong-un has been credited with being the driving force behind the rise of the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Kim Kyong-hui, who is often the only female face on official photographs of ranks of generals and party leaders, has been tasked with transforming her nephew into a figurehead with a reputation for strong military tactics who is able to handle an international crisis. Miss Kim, who has been a key figure in the family for four decades, and her husband Jang Sung-taek, were chosen by Kim Jong-il to pull the strings behind the consolidation of his son's authority before the old leader died in 2011, The Telegraph has reported

London semi where North Korean Supreme leader"s man keeps watch… on The X Factor


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London semi where North Korean Supreme leader's man keeps watch… on The X Factor North Korean embassy is based near Acton Town tube station in a bay-windowed 1920s homeCarry On star Sid James lived down the same streetThe wife of Korean ambassador Hyon Hak Bong went out shopping as normal on Friday despite tensions in North Korea By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 There is an unlikely corner of England that is forever North Korea. To get there, turn left out of Acton Town Tube station, right at the BP garage and walk past the cricket ground, but not quite as far as the mock-Tudor semi with the blue plaque where Carry On star Sid James lived

"Jon Venables groomed me online": Single mother spent a year exchanging flirty messages with James Bulger killer without knowing his…


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'Venables tried to groom me': Single mother's unknowing flirt with Bulger killer until he scared her off with graphic image Sarah Finn spent a year chatting to Bulger killer not knowing his identity Single mother-of-one describes him as 'charming, kind and easy to talk to'Venables tried to convince her to meet and she nearly let him see her sonMs Finn ended online relationship after he sent a picture of his penis By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 00:32 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:32 GMT, 3 March 2013 Child murderer Jon Venables spent nearly a year trying to seduce a mother-of-one, she has revealed. Sarah Finn, 36, unknowingly exchanged flirty online messages and texts with James Bugler’s killer before his 2010 conviction.

Dave sees red at Arrows "axe"


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Dave sees red at Arrows 'axe' By Black Dog PUBLISHED: 22:25 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:41 GMT, 3 February 2013 A sense of humour can be a dangerous thing, David Cameron learned after teasing hacks on board his plane during his North Africa tour. Rebuking one paper for claiming the SAS faced the chop, he said: ‘It’s total rot. I suppose tomorrow there’ll be a headline Red Arrows To Be Scrapped and the day after, Trooping The Colour Abandoned.’ Sure enough, when he landed in the UK yesterday, one front page screamed: Red Arrows Face Axe.

Railway fanatic "crushed to death after steam train slipped into wrong gear and trapped him between carriages"


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Railway fanatic 'crushed to death after steam train slipped into wrong gear and trapped him between carriages' Robert Lund, 65, crushed while working on North Yorkshire Moors Railway Retired police officer standing behind train that took off in wrong directionPathologist said that he died of 'extreme' injuries to chest and abdomen By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 19:20 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 31 January 2013 A steam train enthusiast was crushed to death when a train took off in the wrong direction while he was standing behind it, trapping him between two carriages. Retired police officer Robert Lund, 65, died almost instantly from 'extreme' chest and abdominal injuries, an inquest heard today. He had been helping a fellow volunteer uncouple carriages at Grosmont station, when he signalled for the driver to take off.

Pretty employee, 24, suffers "life-changing injuries" after she was scalped by conveyor belt at coat hanger factory

'I kept asking doctors, “Am I going to die”' Horror of pretty factory employee scalped by conveyor belt after being dragged in by her hair and scarfKelly Nield was dragged into machinery at factory in North Wales in 2009Recalled how she coughed up blood and thought she would not survive Company forced to pay 60,000 fine after admitting it was at fault By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:53 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 18 January 2013 Injuries: Kelly Nield had her hair ripped out while working at a factory; she is pictured before the accident A factory worker who suffered life-changing injuries after being dragged into a conveyor belt has spoken out about her horrific ordeal.

Airman who was "beaten up by soldier after having sex with his wife demanded 50,000 to keep quiet about the attack"


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Airman who was 'beaten up by RAF colleague after having sex with his wife demanded 50,000 not to press charges' Lisa Jacques, 28, said she had affair with RAF corporal Justin AshtonAshton denied having sex and said they just exchanged naked picturesMr Jacques heard about affair and allegedly beat up Cpl AshtonAirman demanded money from Mrs Jacques to keep quiet about attackWife couldn't afford to pay him so he pressed charges against Cpl JacquesCorporal Dale Jacques yesterday found not guilty of grievous bodily harmAshton 'could face charge of perjury after claiming they didn't have sex' By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 14:20 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 17 January 2013 An airman who was allegedly beaten up by a soldier after he had sex with his wife demanded 50,000 from her not to press charges. RAF corporal Justin Ashton, 37, had an affair with Lisa Jacques, 28, and even paid for her to hire a babysitter so they could have sex, a British military court heard yesterday. After her husband, Corporal Dale Jacques, 26, heard about the affair he confronted the airman, a court martial heard.