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26 August 2014 at 13:44

Bentley Motors is looking to train and develop better workers with a brand new Upskilling programme, it has announced.The German-owned British luxury car manufacturer is to up its investment in training facilities, employ more people, and provide them with the skills needed to shape the body and trim of its vehicles, construct engines, and work with wood.It also plans to completely change the w...

26 August 2014 at 13:44

Lexus has suggested that its latest NX crossover will be one-part car and one-part modern art.Viewers may do a double take on first seeing the new concept, the brand suggests, as it looks like a seamless structure made from just one metallic piece. The car has this appearance because Lexus poured molten metal onto the die when creating the grille.The model marks the firm's arrival into the lux...

26 August 2014 at 13:44

Work on two busy roads is likely to cause disruption in the coming weeks, according to the Highways Agency.Resurfacing work will be carried out on the M62 and A63 in September - providing a new surface on large parts of the roads between Goole and Hull.The Highways Agency says disruption should be kept to a minimum, but it has urged drivers to take note of the work if they regularly use the roa...

26 August 2014 at 13:44

Seat's new off-road car will start at £24,385, the company has confirmed.The Leon X-PERIENCE will have permanent four-wheel-drive capabilities and extra ground clearance, making it suitable for all road situations and weather conditions.The manufacturer, part of the Volkswagen family, says the estate car will come with a 587-litre boot, expandable up to 1,470 litres with the rear seats folded d...

26 August 2014 at 13:44

Television's Dragons have demonstrated "good business sense" themselves by giving up their cars when travelling to and from the hit BBC Two show.The move means the cast and crew of the Dragons' Den programme - such as Deborah Meaden, Piers Linney, Duncan Bannatyne, Kelly Hoppen and Peter Jones - have recently arrived at work either by car-sharing or on public transport.The outcome has seen a re...

22 August 2014 at 10:32

The roads could be busy this weekend as Britons look to find some sunshine after weeks of unseasonally low temperatures in August. The forecast suggests many motorists may be heading west and south, as areas in the east of the country are set to get the heaviest showers on Saturday. And heavy rain could make the journey back home more tricky for those enjoying some extra time away from the offi...

22 August 2014 at 10:32

Comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown is facing a fine after being warned by North Yorkshire Police about careless driving.Speed cameras snapped the 69-year-old funnyman reading his newspaper while motoring along a main road.Northallerton magistrates also gave Brown the penalty of four points on his licence, a £30 fine, a £40 victim surcharge, and £40 costs.The force has posted a video on its website of ...

22 August 2014 at 10:32

Parents who drive their children to school should make sure the tyres on their car are in good condition before the end of the summer break.That is the advice from road safety group Tyresafe, after research revealed around a third (30%) of vehicles arriving at a primary school in Shropshire to drop off children had illegal tyres.Tyresafe chairman Stuart Jackson says when children go back to sch...

22 August 2014 at 10:32

A driving expert has urged young motorists to be vigilant on the roads after losing their L-plates.Peter Rodger, from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), wants young drivers to make sure they are responsible before and during driving, and he has issued a few handy tips.He says basic checks on a vehicle should always be carried out to reduce the chance of a breakdown. These include checki...

22 August 2014 at 10:32

Electric cars will have a highly-visible presence in this autumn's race to find the vehicle with the greatest fuel economy.The MPG Marathon takes place near Cirencester in the Cotswolds from October 8-9.A Nissan Leaf and a Renault Zoe are among the 100% electric vehicles which are competing in the latest edition of the race for the very first time.The key challenge for their drivers will be to ...

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