Driverless cars to hit UK roads next year

Robots are fantastic as dishwashers, but they don't make very good drivers - there are too many parameters to control

– Top Gear's Ben Collins

Imagine being able to check your emails or read a book while you drive to work... It's a relaxing type of road trip that may be closer than you think.

The government is announcing a testing programme that will see driverless cars on our roads from next year, with engineers hoping the cars will improve road safety by guarding against the 80% of car crashes caused by human error.

Watch Jonathan Swain take a prototype for a spin, and former racing car driver Ben Collins share his concerns about the new technology.

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Is this the world's tallest ride?

It has a sheer drop of 415ft, and is higher than the Statue of Liberty - travelling at speeds of 90mph, the Zumanjaro is the world's fastest drop ride that plunges in just 10 seconds!

The Zumanjaro has a drop of 415 ft

  • The ride is twice as tall at the Statue of Liberty
  • Two and half times as tall as Niagara Falls
  • It's the height of 29 London double decker buses standing on top of each other

Good Morning Britain's Pip Tomson has a go... not sure she likes it!

'The Ebola virus is very hard to catch'

There are people living in the same house as someone with Ebola who don't get sick... it is really very difficult to spread

– Virologist Dr Ben Neumann

The government's chief scientist has warned that Britain must protect itself from the Ebola virus which is now known to have killed almost 700 people in Africa. It follows new guidelines to doctors in England to watch for signs of the disease.

So how big is the threat to the UK? We speak to virologist Dr Ben Neuman from the University of Reading, who's convinced there's no need for panic over the disease.

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Just how healthy is that salad?

We have to remember just because something is low fat, low calorie or low sugar it may actually have extra calories in it

– Nutritionist Ian Marber

Grab a healthy salad for lunch and you might think you're having a healthy bite to eat, but new research reveals what's REALLY in your salad. According to Consensus Action on Salt & Health, more than 77 per cent of salads they tested (650 ready to eat salads) contained more salt than a packet of crisps.

Do you know what's in your lunch choice? Nick Dixon investigates, and nutritionist Ian Marber gives his expert advice.

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Ever met a celebrity on holiday?

Today we'll be showing you the celebrity holiday selfies that reveal where the world's rich and famous go for their summer break, and we want to know if you've ever met a celebrity while on holiday?

Got a picture? We want you to send it to us! Email it to before 8.10am or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook and we might show it on air. You must be 18 or over. Full terms and conditions at