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02 September 2014 at 14:08

Health ministers have been urged to come up with a plan B to tackle hospital car parking charges. Efforts last week saw Jeremy Hunt seek to alleviate the burden of parking charges within NHS hospital grounds by issuing guidelines that mean relatives of severely ill patients would be given free or cheap parking along with patients with disabilities, frequent visitors and staff working shifts.An...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

The Government has announced plans to stand up to " over-zealous parking enforcement practices" by introducing reviews on the use of yellow lines. In order for councils to consider the removal of yellow line road restrictions, it is proposed that a minimum of 50 council taxpayers' signatures - or at least 10% of residents or businesses in the area - will be required on a petition, Local Gover...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

Parents appear to support measures which tackle congestion outside of schools, as a n ew poll highlights a number of concerns over safety. According to the study by British Car Auctions (BCA), more than half of the drivers - 57% - say dedicated areas at school gates would alleviate double parking at pick-up and drop-off times. Furthermore, 44% spoke about their worries that parents and ch...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

Petrolheads in France will soon be able to watch their own version of the popular BBC series Top Gear.Presenters of the UK show are often filmed driving the latest cars across the Channel due to France's stunning landscapes and roads.Two of them, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, were fined and temporarily banned from driving in the country when they were stopped for speeding while making a ...

02 September 2014 at 14:08

The new and improved Ford Focus will be no more expensive than the current version and for some buyers it could even be a little cheaper.Ford says prices will start at £13,995 when the new Focus range rolls out to its forecourts in November, the same price as the cheapest model available now - but the updated Titanium and Titanium X cars will be £100 cheaper than their predecessors.The full ran...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

Nearly a third of parents dropping off their children at school have been found to have defective tyres.Besides the risk to their car insurance premiums, drivers are also endangering their offspring's lives, a safety charity is warning.A TyreSafe member undertook their own research at a primary school in Shropshire. They found that over 30% of parents drop their children off in vehicles with t...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

Technology is the key to the all-new Corsa, according to the latest details being teased out by Vauxhall.The hugely popular supermini's next incarnation is due to be unveiled during next month's Paris Motor Show.But enthusiasts don't have to wait until October 4-19 to discover some of its secrets.We now know it boasts a raft of motorist assistance systems as well as a fresh engine line-up. An a...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

Most drivers can only dream of designing their perfect car; selecting the base model, adding the all-important engine before tweaking the bodywork and interior for the desired finish. Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum has had the opportunity to do just that as part of an 18-month project, resulting in the Callum Mk2.Mr Callum said: "The stance of the Mark 2 is already excellent, but I wishe...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

A unique car which only has 102 miles on the clock, despite being made 30 years ago, is to be sold at auction. The 1984 Maestro 1.3 HLE has been stored in a garage since new and is in perfect condition.The gold model comes with berber tweed upholstery and is expected to fetch between £3,250 and £3,500. Also in the car are the original carpet protectors from Henley's the main dealer and the ori...

01 September 2014 at 13:14

The newly-revived Members' Meeting of the Goodwood Road Racing Club will take place on March 21 and 22 next year. The motoring and road-racing enthusiasts that form the club's membership rejoiced at the restoration of the famed weekend of motorsport veneration earlier this year.For the first time in nearly fifty years Goodwood saw legendary cars and spectacular racing by featuring the likes of...

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