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Is the bus on the way out? Bus use fell everywhere in Britain in 2013 - except for London. Wales saw 2.16million fewer bus journeys than in 2012, a fall of 1.9%. Scotland saw 5.65million fewer bus journeys than in 2012, a fall of 1.3%, and 42.1m fewer than in 2005, a fall of 9.1%.
London, by contrast, saw 14.4m more bus journeys than in 2012 (a rise of 0.6%), and 489.5million more than in 2005 (a rise of 26.4%).
Break down the figures in our graphics below.
Evan Davis' Mind the Gap continues tonight on the BBC looking at how London compares with the other great cities of the UK. But to what extent is it really soaring ahead?
See the results below.
The number of working days lost to sickness is at its lowest for 20 years, at 131million days in 2013. That compares to 134m days in 2012, and 178m days in 1993.
The average worker, in 2013, lost 2.1% of their working year to sickness. London has the lowest rate at just 1.5%.
Check out how graphics below to find out whose sicker, men or women; or public or private sector workers.
WHAT'S ONBy Lucia Blash
The ceremony begins in 10 minutes. The Best Man is practising his last-minute speech. The bridesmaids are squeezing the bride into her dress.
Mum and Dad are seeing each other for the first time in years. Grandma is dressing her husband while the groom's brother is getting frisky with the maid of honour. Meanwhile, the groom is frozen.
COMMENTBy Giles Broadbent
I met a man the other day who made history. Or at least extended its boundaries.
Dr Nick Ashton of the British Museum was one of the team who identified small indentations in slab of sedimentary rock as footprints and in doing so set a new marker on this country's ancient history.