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  • Tips for driving abroad

    Tips for driving abroad

    Summer is finally here, and it’s worth thinking about the changes you need to make if you are planning to drive abroad. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has issued some simple guidelines to ensure…

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  • Ford launches low-CO2 Focus

    Ford launches low-CO2 Focus

    Economy version of best-selling Focus promises no congestion charges or road tax bills. With its new Focus ECOnetic, Ford has joined the rush of manufacturers readying low-CO2 models for sale. The new £16,050 small family…

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  • Govt spends only a quarter of fuel tax income on roads

    Govt spends only a quarter of fuel tax income on roads

    UK pays most fuel tax in Europe but has shockingly poor roads. High petrol and diesel prices earn the Treasury extra income from taxes. And, in the past, drivers could console themselves by knowing that…

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  • Women drive motoring forward

    Women drive motoring forward

    Women have become one of the biggest influences in driving car sales to new heights. According to a National Travel Survey conducted by the Department for Transport, in 1975/76 only 29 per cent of women…

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  • Clarkson admits driving at 186mph on public roads

    Clarkson admits driving at 186mph on public roads

    Top Gear presenter says he drove at more than twice the speed limit in Bugatti Veyron. The BBC is facing calls to sack Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson after he admitted driving at 186mph on a…

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  • Hospitals accused of 'taxing the ill'

    Hospitals accused of 'taxing the ill'

    Health managers have come under scrutiny today accused of taxing their patients. It has emerged today that an NHS trust in Cambridge made £248,000 in one month from parking charges. Addenbrooke’s hospital is set to…

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  • Congestion charge draws near for Manchester

    Congestion charge draws near for Manchester

    Transport Sec Ruth Kelly backs £5-a-day charge for the cityLondon’s new mayor, Boris Johnson may have pledged to scrap the £25 a day congestion charge planned for high-CO2 vehicles later this year. But other cities…

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  • Bank holiday drivers pay £110m in petrol

    Bank holiday drivers pay £110m in petrol

    The rise in fuel has cost bank holiday drivers an extra £110m, according to the AA. With petrol costs hitting a record high of £1.10 per litre, drivers are feeling the pinch. Diesel motorists have…

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  • Lorry drivers unite against fuel increase

    Lorry drivers unite against fuel increase

    Hauliers take to the roads in London’s largest-ever fuel protest. More than 1,000 lorry and truck drivers took to the roads in central London and Wales today, to protest against the rise in fuel and…

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