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Motorist reports drink-driver after crash – forgetting he is also drunk

Motorist reports drink-driver after crash – forgetting he is also drunk

A driver who called police to report a drink-driver has also been charged with drink-driving after apparently forgetting he was over the limit. The hapless motorist was involved in what police called a minor collision between a Vauxhall Agila and Peugeot 207 on Sunday afternoon. Suspecting the other driver had been drinking, he called police […]

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How will a no-deal Brexit affect fuel prices?

How will a no-deal Brexit affect fuel prices?

A no-deal Brexit has many potential effects on motorists. From having to acquire multiple international driving permits, to the need for extra insurance documentation and even having to change number plates, there are a series of changes drivers need to be prepared for. While the impact on documentation is still up in the air, the […]

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New law helps drivers fight back against dodgy parking firms

New law helps drivers fight back against dodgy parking firms

Drivers across Britain are now better protected against dodgy private parking firms after the passing of a new law. The Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on March 15 and brings in a series of measures to toughen regulation of the private parking sector. It makes it easier to challenge unfair parking […]

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Where is the Top Gear test track? And can you drive at the BBC filming location?

Where is the Top Gear test track? And can you drive at the BBC filming location?

The latest series of Top Gear will see Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid embark on another automobile adventure. Along the way, the trio will return home where they will use the Top Gear test track to push a number of vehicles to their limits. But where is the iconic test track? Here’s all […]

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When does Top Gear start on BBC Two? The new series, presenters, film locations and everything else

When does Top Gear start on BBC Two? The new series, presenters, film locations and everything else

Top Gear has returned to the BBC with a new series that will also be Matt LeBlanc’s last. Series 26 will include five episodes of car related joy with LeBlanc, racing driver Chris Harris and journalist Rory Reid travelling a range of countries as they go on another motoring adventure. Buckle yourself in and get […]

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Thinkware X700 dash cam review

Thinkware X700 dash cam review

Price: £199 What is it? Thinkware isn’t a household name like Garmin or Nextbase but the Korean firm labels itself the world’s leading dash cam company and produces a broad range of in-car cameras. The X700 is its only touchscreen unit and is available in two formats – a single front-facing camera or a twin-camera […]

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Mazda MX-5 2.0 review – still as sharp as a surgeon’s scapel

Mazda MX-5 2.0 review – still as sharp as a surgeon’s scapel

I’d have sold a kidney for a Mazda MX-5 when I was 17 except, in those days before the dark web, I didn’t know where to start. Nowadays my budget could probably stretch to a ratty second-hand model or a PCP deal with a punishingly low mileage cap but, of course, a two-seat roadster is […]

Car Review
The luxury car key that costs £200,000

The luxury car key that costs £200,000

Just when you thought the world of supercar ownership couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along comes a product that makes the £9.5 million Bugatti La Voutire Noire look like good value. Testing the theory that a fool and their money are easily parted, ‘luxury wristwear’ firm Senturion Key has just announced plans for a wrist-worn […]

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Toyota Rav4 review

Toyota Rav4 review

More than a little dismissively – and unfairly – the Toyota RAV4 was in its early years referred to as a hairdresser’s car. Quite what that label was down to is lost in the mists of time but was probably because it was the first of the so-called soft-roaders. It had the raised ride height […]

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Parking fees set to double as councils expected to pull in £1bn

Parking fees set to double as councils expected to pull in £1bn

Drivers around the country could be facing significant increases in parking fees as councils prepare to coin in a record £1 billion in the coming year. Research by the RAC Foundation has found many councils are planning to increase their parking charges from April, with some hiking prices by as much as 230 per cent. […]

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