Car Park Ticket Machine Race

James Conmy | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I parked quickly and started to look for the ticket machine. There was only one and it was on the other side of the carpark. As I started towards it I noticed that another man was also heading for the same machine and although he was approaching from a different angle we would arrive roughly at the same time. Our eyes met.

Beware the Thing in Your Pocket

Nick Abbot | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Abbot

Mental arithmetic has gone the way of the typewriter - no one uses it any more. The reason is simple: electronic calculators. The person who works behind the counter has no need of mental arithmetic because the till does it for them. They don't need to add up and so they can't do it any more.

Road To Nowhere: Satnavs 'Make People Worse At Driving'

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Tech

Satnav systems sometimes send motorists the wrong way but they can also impair their driving ability, according to a study by academics. Drivers' p...

How Can the UK Beat the Congestion Conundrum?

John Miles | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
John Miles

This Christmas, it's not just the turkey that's stuffed to capacity. The roads, trains and buses will be jam-packed with travellers. The causes of congestion are numerous: bad weather, accidents, last-minute shoppers or tourists, but the underlying reality is that the UK's infrastructure is struggling to cope with demand.