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.
Amazon targets three-year-olds with subscription service for children’s games, videos and books on KindleKindle FreeTime Unlimited service will be available in the next few weeks as part of an automatic software updateAimed at kids aged 3 to 8, the service will cost $4.99 per month for one childYoungsters won't be able to make payments within applicationsNew service will only be available in the US | UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 6 December 2012 Children as young as three are Amazon's latest target market for its Kindle Fire tablet computer.
How to put a roof over the world's poorest people: Ingenious idea for recycling 700m discarded wooden pallets unveiled'Pallet Home Project' aims to help re-house millions of refugeesA permanent structure can be built by a team of five in a week using 100 palletsU.S. throws out 150million pallets a year | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 3 December 2012 According to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, there are more than 33million refugees in the world.
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