If Brits are complaining about the trouble finding somewhere to park, it could be because of their bad parking skills, says a Daily Mail article.

They report on a study which found that motorists are so bad at parking that almost a fifth of the space available for cars goes to waste.

Researchers commissioned by Direct Line Car Insurance looked at 120 roads where kerbside parking bays were ‘full’ and there was no space between any two vehicles to fit an additional car.

Having calculated how much extra space would be available if every car on the street used park assist technology that automatically guides the vehicle into a space, they concluded that across the country up to 17 per cent of parking space on streets could be freed up if all drivers used the technology.

The greatest average distances between parked vehicles was in London and Birmingham with the potential to increase capacity by 20 per cent.


How about this for an expensive tipple! According to the Daily Express, a single malt whisky dating from the Second World War has gone on sale for £30,000 a bottle.

The Gordon & MacPhail whisky was distilled on January 14 ,1943.

Stephen Rankin, a director of the Elgin-based company , said: “This beautiful whisky has been nurtured and cared for by four generations of our family and it gives us enormous pleasure to release this unique and incredibly rare single malt.”


The Daily Mail looks at the fascinating tail of a First World War carrier pigeon which delivered a vital message despite being mortally wounded by a German sniper.

Previously unseen papers found in a house clearance document how the pigeon earned the name 'The VC Pigeon'.

It had been given an important message to take nine miles back to Divisional Headquarters from the front-line at the Battle of Passchendaele in October 1917.

Apparently it stayed alive long enough to deliver the message before succumbing to its wounds.

So revered was the pigeon by the loftsmen of the Western Front they had him stuffed and eventually put on display in a glass case in the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford, Dorset.

Now the museum has received a recently-discovered first hand account of the last moments of the pigeon which they have also displayed.


The most generous charity givers in the UK are the Scots, according to the latest Charities Aid Foundation report.

The Daily Express says that they made up 8.4 per cent of the UK total of £9.7bn despite Scotland only accounting for 8.2 per cent of the population.

Susan Pinkney, head of research at the Charities Aid Foundation, said that Scotland has an “amazing culture of giving”.

She commented: “This important new research confirms that Scots are incredibly generous and dedicated to supporting the causes they care about.”


And finally, the Daily Star tells us that Indian food fans in Glasgow like their dishes hotter than anyone else.

The research, commissioned by UberEATS also concluded that as a nation, six out of 10 of us have a favourite curry house which we loyally buy from on a weekly basis. Four out of ten usually opt for the same meal.


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