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27 October 2014 at 12:09

A price war on the forecourts could drive the cost of petrol down to around £1 a litre at UK supermarkets.Fresh deals mean that drivers can already fill up for around £1.03 a litre at certain outlets - creeping closer towards the £1 mark last enjoyed back in May 2009.Average prices are at their lowest level for four years - currently clocking up £1.25, but as low as £1.19 at some outlets. The R...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

The Government is looking to bring in more safeguards to prevent consumers getting ripped off when buying used cars.Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson urged a range of proposals to be implemented after launching the Used Car Commission last year.She said there should be more co-operation between police and trading standards chiefs to hit gangsters who steal cars for export. Criminals who "clo...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

The cost of a driving licence will be reduced by around a third this week, saving motorists £80 million over the next 10 years. The Government has announced the price of a provisional licence will fall from £50 to £34 from this Friday, October 31.Motorists digitally renewing their licence every decade will also see the cost fall to £14, from £20.Claire Perry, the Transport Minister, says the c...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

A 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam goes under the hammer next month offering the best of both worlds - a classic motor that is virtually brand new. Historic car connoisseurs in the market for buying a car at the Birmingham NEC Classic Motor Show on November 16, will find the unique Sunbeam has only clocked-up 193 miles.The 34-year-old model is expected to fetch between £24,000 and £28,000 at Silver...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

Electric vehicle owners in London are feeling the strain due to a lack of maintenance being carried out on the charging points network.The Daily Telegraph reports that the 1,415-strong network - the country's largest - currently contains many charge points which do not work.A report in the newspaper also claims there is little chance of repairs being carried out quickly, despite the network acq...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

Scotland could be allowed to change its time zone in a bid to improve safety on its roads. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) believes moving to the same time zone as most of Western Europe - therefore moving the clocks forward all year round - would help in reducing the number of accidents involving school children.It has asked William Hague to consider the switch as pa...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

The first UK customers have taken delivery of Hyundai's new hydrogen-powered ix35 SUV, at the same time ministers announced a funding boost for the breakthrough technology.The deliveries are part of the Korean company's global roll-out of the world's first series-production hydrogen-fuelled car.In a bid to support renewable road technology other than electric vehicles, £11 million of government...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

More than 5,000 UK vehicles are being recalled by Nissan, it has been announced. The car company is asking for the return of thousands of Micra models due to a possible airbag fault.The vehicles wanted for repair include 5,525 Nissan Micras produced between May 2010 and July 2012. The UK-affected vehicles are part of a worldwide recall involving about 140,000 Nissan cars. Car makers across th...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

Police investigating an arson attack at a petrol station have released CCTV images of a man starting the fire.A BP garage on Trafalgar Road in Greenwich, south-east London, was targeted by a man in a black jacket on September 30.The prime suspect squirts petrol on the ground after casually walking up to a pump.Police said that a piece of cloth or paper is then placed in the pump before being se...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

Footballer Mario Balotelli is once again the centre of controversy - both on and off pitch. The Liverpool striker allegedly threatened a woman for taking photographs of his Ferrari outside his mother's home in Manchester on Thursday.Police are currently investigating the claims and plan to speak to all concerned parties, including the 24-year-old Italian, in due course.It has not been a good w...

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