Britain to get second tolled motorway, but AA warns cost could put drivers off using it By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 08:33 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 2 April 2013 Government plans for another tolled motorway could backfire, the AA warned today.
Ex-Spurs footballer Carlo Cudicini sues single mother for 300,000 after motorbike crash 'damaged his career' Patent reveals weight inside handset could be used to alter its centre of gravity when fallingSpecial grip could also be deployed to stop the headphone jack falling out, keeping the handset from hitting the ground /12/17/article-2248185-168D65F3000005DC-766_634x415.jpg” width=”634″ height=”415″ alt=”The system works using a series of air jets to stabilise the phone, while airbags protect it on impact” class=”blkBorder” /> The system works using a series of air jets to stabilise the phone, while airbags protect it on impact This patent, which first appeared last year, has just been given the stamp of approval by the patent office. Amazon VP Greg Heart is also named on the patent, suggesting it may well be an Amazon project. Geek.com, however, suggests they are just 'patent baiting' and hoping someone else will want to use the idea, netting them licensing fees.
'Don't expect new dresses all the time': Old fashioned newspaper advice on how to be a good wife unearthed in new collection The collection has been unearthed by the British Newspaper ArchiveThe secrets to keeping your husband happy include avoiding nagging | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 26 December 2012 Wives – want to keep your husband happy The secrets are to obey him, avoid nagging, not spend any money on yourself and not to let him catch you curling your hair. He does not want to hear any news of his mother-in-law, only about his own mother. And if he is lying in bed, ill, for heaven’s sake do not fuss around him in a silk dress, else it will rustle and annoy him
Gadget lovers rejoice: Introducing the Node – an amazing device that can measure just about anything, all via your iPhone The unassuming three-inch tube has a range of sensors that measure moisture, temperature, light, and colourThe basic motion-sensing device is already on sale at just over 90, with the screw-on sensors ranging from 16 to 47 | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 It can take your temperature from two feet away, scan your house for leaky insulation, and determine the dampness of your basement. George Yu, a 30-year-old engineer living in Houston, has invented a multifaceted gadget called the Node, which he describes as 'a little Swiss Army knife of sensors'
French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler sparks row by meeting opponents of new airport backed by prime ministerFrancois Hollande's girlfriend met the protestors in Angers, western FranceThe 47-year-old was handed a letter to give to her partnerSome have seen it as a direct snub of PM Jean-Marc AyraultMs Trierweiler has been a target of several verbal attacks by politicians and journalists since her partner became president | UPDATED: 15:14 GMT, 10 December 2012 Approachable: Ms Trierweiler, 47, chatted with the protestors in Angers, western France, this weekend and was even asked to deliver a letter to her partner, President Francois Hollande French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is at the centre of a fresh political scandal after meeting opponents of a new airport – in defiance of the prime minister's support for the project. Ms Trierweiler is accused of trying to undermine PM Jean-Marc Ayrault's authority by consorting with the protestors in Angers, western France, this weekend. The new multi-billion pound airport in Nantes is due for completion in 2017 and has even been dubbed the 'Ayrault-port', a play on the prime minister's name, because of his fierce backing
Get ready to eat my dust: Team of 300 workers clear 12-mile stretch of South African desert for British land speed record attempt Previously unemployed locals spent two years shifting stones by handThe 20km race track must be completely flat to avoid disasterBloodhound SSC team to begin high speed testing next year | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 7 December 2012 A British team attempting to break the land speed record have taken a significant step forward after clearing 6,000 tonnes of stones from the South African desert which they plan to use as a race track. Around 300 previously unemployed workers were taken on by the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project in cooperation with the Northern Cape government as part of their bid to shatter the 1,000mph barrier sometime in the next two years.
The ultimate getaway: Historic fort one mile from the coast gets multi-million pound transformation into luxury B&B Spitbank Fort built in Victorian era to protect Britain against French invasionNew owners have spent 3million turning it into 350 a night hotelCosts 5,000 to be hired exclusively Guests arrive via taxi boat from Portsmouth Harbour and can have a drink in Crow's Nest bar | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 4 December 2012 It was built with huge cannons to repel the French Navy – but now the 134-year-old Spitbank Fort is a little more welcoming. The historic sea fort has undergone a 3million pound radical conversion to turn it into the ultimate B&B for people seeking isolation.
A bedroom fit for a Time Lord: Dr Who fan spends 980 building a TARDIS in his parents' garden | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 A massive Doctor Who fan has turned his bedroom into a TARDIS.
Homeless people to sleep in shipping containers as Brighton tries to tackle its housing crisis Local housing trust wants to use converted containers to help people while they search for permanent homeEach container comes with bathroom, kitchen and plasterboarded wallBrighton and Hove suffering housing crisis caused by low wages, expensive house prices and soaring rents | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 29 November 2012 Shipping containers could be used as temporary accommodation for homeless people to help solve a city's housing crisis. A housing trust in Brighton wants to use the 36 adapted containers as a stop-gap for people without a permanent home
I can see my spouse from up here! Husband takes bird's-eye view photos of his naked wife The series – shot by photographer John Crawford between 1984 and 1987 – shows his then wife Carina naked pictured from a bird's-eye perspective | UPDATED: 16:00 GMT, 26 November 2012 Art is usually a labour of love for the creator.