Men are less likely to talk than women with 54% of women having had a conversation compared to 37% of men.
Lord Hanningfield Expenses Fraud Trial Starts
Former leader of Essex County Council, Lord Hanningfield, is due to stand trial today charged with expenses fraud.
The 75 year-old from West Hanningfield, whose real name is Paul White, is accused of false accounting.
It relates to 11 claims totalling £3,300 for travel expenses and daily allowance at the House of Lords in July 2013 for which he allegedly turned up for 40 minutes or less.
Lord Hanningfield's solicitor has stated any attendances cut short were due to ill-health.
The trial is due to start at Southwark Crown Court this morning.
Theresa May has now signed a letter to trigger Article 50, the start of the official process to leave the EU.
Three people have been arrested after anti-deportation protesters locked themselves to a plane at Stansted Airport.
A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
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