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20 March 2015 at 11:49

A 72-year-old woman has been told she will have to pay for the removal of 'no parking' signs she organised to have painted on the pavement outside her house.Her local authority, Birmingham City Council, says she defaced property belonging to the public with the signs and white line - and will have to pay to have them washed off.It is thought the pensioner who lives on Culmington Road in Longbri...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Hundreds of retro and classic cars will be rolling into Norfolk for a brand new motoring event with a difference.The Retro Kings Show, to be held at the Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit on May 31, aims to give car enthusiasts the best of both worlds by combining the appeal of a static show with the thrill of on-track action.It is the brainchild of the organisers of Time Attack, a popular form of...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

The final Budget before the General Election saw the Chancellor deliver another fuel duty freeze for UK motorists.The duty was set to have been increased in September, meaning drivers would have had to pay an extra 0.54p per litre for their petrol and diesel.But Mr Osborne says that increase will not now go ahead, meaning that fuel duty has now been frozen for the last four years.RAC chief engi...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

Motorists will stay be paying too much in toll charges to cross the England-Wales Severn Bridge even after price reductions come into effect, claim business leaders.The charge will fall 17% from the current £6.50 to £5.40 in 2018 for those using the iconic crossing.The move was announced in Chancellor George Osborne's Budget speech on Wednesday and will mean a 59% drop for van drivers who curre...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

More and more British motorists are helping fuel the continued boom in UK car manufacturing, latest figures suggest.The amount of home-built vehicles for British drivers buying a car jumped by over a fifth (21.1%) to 33,813 in February, compared to the same month last year.Similar production trends are up 20.4% in the opening two months in 2015 compared to January-February last year, according ...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

Nine motorists in Scotland were clocked driving in excess of 120mph in 2014, according to new figures.A motoring group says programmes which change attitudes are the best method of dealing with the problem.The top speed recorded was 129mph on Angus's Waterston Road stretch of the A90 linking Dundee and Aberdeen Road, the Police Scotland figures revealed. This compares with two instances of 146m...

19 March 2015 at 11:39

Jaguar is pulling out all the stops for the launch of its all-new XF.The luxury automaker has enlisted the help of expert stuntman Jim Dowdell to announce the mid-size premium saloon to the world in a daring high-wire water crossing.Dowdell, who has performed dramatic action stunts in movies like James Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, will be behind the wheel as the XF drives across two 34mm dia...

18 March 2015 at 10:32

Parents admit they could do more to prevent school run problems, a new poll has found.Nearly a quarter of 1,000 mothers and fathers (24%) questioned admitted they neither look about them more nor slow down when approaching their child's nursery or school.Brake, t he road safety charity, added that nearly a third (32%) confessed to driving unsafely around nurseries or schools which their childre...

18 March 2015 at 10:32

There is a big difference between expressing an interest in electric vehicles (EVs) and actually investing in one, but new trials have made the decision much easier for those that took part. The My Electric Avenue initiative was designed to determine if electricity services in local areas were powerful enough to charge up to 10 EVs in one go, at times of peak consumption.It also involves new t...

18 March 2015 at 10:32

Increased traffic in the run up to Christmas has seen congestion on UK roads reach its worst point for over a decade, according to a new report. The Freight Transport Association's (FTA) Quarterly Transport Activity Survey found that the rate of deterioration in reliability on the road network was at 55% - the lowest figure since 2002.The report said the figures show the impact of the increase...

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