Tests will start next year on cars that “drive themselves” in an initiative which could become a reality within 10 years.
Councils spend thousands of pounds on road signs but some authorities rarely clean them, it has been revealed.
Former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell is due to officially name a new 115,000-tonne British cruise liner this spring.
The number of Britons planning on taking no trips away next year is on the rise, according to a poll.
High-tech security scanners that might have prevented the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a jetliner have been installed in only a small number of airports around the world, in large part because of privacy concerns over the machines’ capability to see through clothing.
Marine engineers have begun a Â£1 million clean-up operation at a flood-hit port blocked by thousands of tonnes of debris.
British Airways is to cut an extra 1,200 jobs, taking the total reduction to 4,900 by next year, it was revealed.
The Government has ruled out any extra money for the bus pass scheme which allows over-60s free off-peak use of any bus in the country.
British Airways cabin crews have agreed “unwillingly” to work the new schedules brought in by the airline until a full trial of the dispute next year.
A budget hotel chain is to open seven new hotels in the coming weeks, creating 150 jobs.