The four-car families: Working women and their stay-at-home offspring behind rise in vehicles on the driveFamilies with four or more cars account for nearly one in 50 of all householdsStudy by RAC Foundation analysed census results | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 26 December 2012 The number of households with four or more cars has soared by 51 per cent to nearly half a million over the past decade. The rising number of women who work is one factor behind the increase
Damning new figures reveal worst performing train companies are running just half their services on time | UPDATED: 21:51 GMT, 20 December 2012 The worst performing train companies are running fewer than half their services on time, damning new ‘real’ punctuality figures revealed. CrossCountry, whose services snake around Britain, managed a punctuality rate of only 48.8 per cent over the last year when ‘on time’ is defined as being within a minute of the published timetable – not within up to 10 minutes as at present.
Student, 34, who missed her train chased it for a MILE along the tracks and across a viaductStudent got on tracks and chased train for a mile after it left without her34-year-old Lancashire woman stopped train coming in opposite directionShe ran across a viaduct after the train while making her way to an exam | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 A desperate university student on her way to an exam risked her own life and sparked chaos on a railway line when her train set off without her and she sprinted a mile down the track to catch it The 34-year old Lancashire woman decided to get off and buy a ticket at a railway station kiosk after her bank card was declined by a conductor's chip and pin machine. But as she was about to get back on the train it pulled out of Burnley Central in Lancashire – and she realised she had left her dissertation and other revision papers on board.
‘It’s the perfect house but I just can’t sell it’: Homeowner who keeps four railway engines in garden amazed he can’t find a buyer for knock-down semi | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 26 November 2012 It has two bedrooms, a large garden and would be every inch the perfect family home – if it didn’t have four railway engines parked on the back lawn.