1. Half a million drivers have been caught using their mobile phone while driving and Glasgow is the worst place in the country. The latest figures were released by the DVLA and reveal 28,000 motorists in the Scottish city have been caught. That is nearly double the number for the next city on the list which is Birmingham where 14,000 people have had points slapped on their licence. Office for National Statistics
2. Scientists have discovered the coldest place on Earth - where the air temperature plummets to below -91C. The spot - situated along an Antarctic mountain ridge - could freeze a human's eyes, nose and lungs within minutes. This is because its temperature is almost 13 degrees below the point at which CO2 transforms from a gas into dry ice (-78.5C). Sunday Times
3. Births to teenage mothers have fallen eight per cent in England in the past year, according to NHS hospital figures. There were 30,790 deliveries to teenagers - down 8.4 per cent on the 33,620 in 2011/12, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre. This represented a drop of 28 per cent from five years ago – when there were 42,670 births. Metro
4. Women will need to run for five hours two minutes to burn off the food they eat on Christmas Day, while men face jogging for four hours 25 minutes, a study found. Women will consume 3,514 calories on December 25 and men a waist-expanding 3,640 calories – up to 76 per cent more than the recommended daily allowance. Daily Mail
5. The UK is falling behind global rivals in international tests taken by 15-year-olds, failing to make the top 20 in maths, reading and science. Shanghai in China is the top education system in the OECD's PISA - Programme for International Student Assessment - tests. Within the UK, Scotland outperformed England at maths and reading, but Wales is below average in all subjects. BBC
6. Online retailer Amazon is testing unmanned helicopter drones to deliver packages to customers within half an hour of ordering, in a service to be called Amazon Air. Admitting it sounded like “science fiction”, boss Jeff Bezos said the service would be ready in the US as soon as civilian drone use was legalised, in 2015. Daily Telegraph
7. Mobile phone operators EE, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone have agreed to a government scheme to cap unexpected bills caused when phones are stolen at £50. The deal will bring phones in line with credit/debit card theft measures. The firms also agreed to let customers leave contracts before the end if prices rise. The Times
8. The Pope has revealed he was once a nightclub bouncer in Buenos Aires. The 77-year-old was visiting a suburban Roman church when he spoke of his life on the doors. He did not go into details but revealed other jobs he had held included sweeping floors and working as a laboratory assistant when he was a teenager. Daily Express
9. MPs are set to receive an 11% pay rise when the parliamentary watchdog IPSA publishes its final recommendations on salaries. The rise, which is due after the 2015 general election, will take their pay to £74,000. It is estimated that the pay rise will cost the public purse £4.6m. All three party leaders disagreed with the rise when it was first proposed. The Times
10. The public remains firmly on the side of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson. The YouGov poll found that 39% of the public have more sympathy for Nigella than former husband Charles Saatchi, despite revelations about her drug use. Only 2% of those surveyed said they are on the side of Saatchi. Sunday Times.
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