Nearly two million adults live with parents

Nearly two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" fly the nest.

The charity says data it has taken from the Census shows that there are 1.97 million people in this age group in England who are still living with their parents, accounting for one quarter of all young adults in employment.

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Supermarkets cut petrol prices up to 2p a litre

Fuel prices at some of the big supermarkets are being cut from today, one chain is claiming that it'll mean the cheapest petrol prices for three years.

  • From today Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco will be cutting the price of petrol and diesel by up to 2p a litre
  • Asda says drivers won't pay more than 126.7p for petrol and 129.7p for diesel and this is Asda's lowest price since January 2011
  • The latest figures say the average cost of petrol is 131.12p

What makes Britain great?

People from around the world love Britain because we're polite, educated, friendly, law abiding and love a good laugh, a survey from the British Council has found.

On the downside we drink too much, eat badly and are ignorant of other cultures, the survey found that in overall attractiveness, the UK came second only to the US in joint place with Australia. The British Council says it shows that Britain's cultural heritage has made it a world wide brand and more needs to be spent nurturing it.

We want to hear from you - what do you think makes Britain great? Get in touch before 8am today on Twitter, Facebook or by emailing and we may read your comments out on the show. You must be 18 and over, terms at

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