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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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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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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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Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 emissions – how to check if your car is affected

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 emissions – how to check if your car is affected

British car maker Jaguar Land Rover has been forced to recall 44,000 cars after tests revealed they may emit “excessive” levels of carbon dioxide. The issue was discovered by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), which identified 10 models which emit more CO2 than declared at their initial certification. It notified JLR, which in turn informed […]

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New 365bhp Leon Cupra R ST is fastest-ever Seat

New 365bhp Leon Cupra R ST is fastest-ever Seat

Seat has announced the launch of its fastest-ever model – a limited edition, specially tuned version of the Leon Cupra. A limited run of 150 Leon Cupra R ST models will be brought to the UK this year, priced at £37,975. Sitting at the very top of the Leon heap, the special edition cars come […]

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Car tax is rising next month – here’s how much more you’ll pay

Car tax is rising next month – here’s how much more you’ll pay

From April the rate drivers pay for car tax is set to increase. The rise in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) – to give it its correct name – has been prompted by the Government choosing to link the tax to the retail price index (RPI) inflation measure. In 2017 the Government said tax would track […]

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Drivers who hit cats will have to report it to police under new law

Drivers who hit cats will have to report it to police under new law

Drivers who run over a cat with their car will have to report the incident to police under a new law being proposed in Parliament. Currently, cats are not covered by regulations which require drivers to report collisions with animals, but campaigners want a change in the law. Rehman Chishti, MP for Gillingham and Rainham […]

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Call to ban parents from idling cars outside schools

Call to ban parents from idling cars outside schools

Parents should be banned from idling their cars near schools to help cut premature deaths, according to health experts. Banning drivers from running their car engines while waiting to pick up their children is among a series of measures being put forward as a means to cut air pollution and reduce its associated impact on […]

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Driverless vehicles could transform the lives of blind people – as long as designers pay attention to their needs

Driverless vehicles could transform the lives of blind people – as long as designers pay attention to their needs

I am sitting in a self-driving vehicle – known as a pod – with Mark Threadgold, a 51-year-old classic-car enthusiast who lost his sight 19 years ago. The pod is shaped like a cable car, and is surprisingly roomy inside. It’s a blustery morning and waves are battering Brighton marina, which is less than two […]

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