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Imagine a city bus rolling down the street with nobody behind the wheel – that’s exactly the reality taking place on the streets of London, as the first driverless bus – that’s right there is no driver – takes to the roads around the Capitol for a three-week trial. 

Over the next few weeks, about 100 people will travel in a prototype shuttle on a route around Greenwich.  The vehicle, which travels up to 10mph (16.1kmph), will be controlled by a computer, however, there will be a trained person on board who can stop the shuttle if required during the tests.

Oxbotica, the firm that developed the technology for the shuttle, said 5,000 members of the public had applied to take part – were you one of them?



The Grand National

This Saturday is one of biggest days in the horseracing calendar as the Randox Health Grand National gallops into Aintree. The most popular jump race on the calendar, 40 runners take on the daunting obstacle of 30 fences over the course of four and a half miles. 

Our top picks are the Last Samuri, Definitly Red and the Rogue Angel – if we aren’t in the office on Monday you will know why!




Starbucks, Japan 

Who needs a domed lid made from plastic when you can have an edible one made from pie?

Starbucks in Japan has gone next level with its new Frappuccino – The Cherry Pie – said to delight the taste-buds with mind blowing flavours and textures the Cherry Pie drink has a domed pie-crust topping that needs to be pierced by a straw, to recreate the experience of digging into a pie with a fork.   Who said a drink has to be boring!