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30 September 2014 at 11:01

The latest battle in the supermarket petrol price war is underway - with motorists enjoying some of the cheapest fuel prices in almost four years. Sainsbury's made the initial move this time with the announcement of cuts of up to 5p a litre on the price of its petrol and diesel. This was later matched by major supermarket rival, Tesco. Meanwhile, motorists filling up at Asda are due to benefit...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

The arrival of direct debit to pay for road tax could save drivers a total of £80 million per year, according to new figures.From Wednesday the traditional paper tax disc method will change to an internet-based system, allowing direct debit as a payment option.This will allow drivers to pay a monthly direct debit for their road tax, which will include a 5% surcharge. This is in comparison to th...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

Motorists often face wet, tricky conditions on the roads in September but this month is likely to be one of the warmest and possibly the driest on record.Very low levels of rainfall in some parts of Britain could mean this is the driest September since records were first taken in 1910.And with temperatures consistently over the average for the month, the Met Office expects it will be one of the...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

Both men and women think they wear the trousers when it comes to buying a car , research suggests.Only 1.65% of men would say the car they bought was their female partner's choice, according to a study conducted by Mindlab, while 35.7% of women thought it was entirely their decision.Just 5.25% of women thought it was their man's decision, yet 63% of men believe it was completely their choice - ...

30 September 2014 at 11:01

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is to donate seven rare motorbikes to an auction house where they will be sold in aid of a children's charity.The motorbikes date as far back as 1962 and will go on auction at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, to be held in Weston Road, Stafford, as part of the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on October 19.A 1962 Vespa 200CC VB, which is expected to fetch between £2,00...

29 September 2014 at 13:29

Owners of Vauxhall Adam and Corsa vehicles have been warned that their cars may be unsafe.The manufacturer has urged drivers to have them checked out before getting behind the wheel, after learning of a possible steering fault on around 3,000 of the vehicles.It said that some models of the Adam and Corsa/Corsavan registered since May 2014 have been fitted with a part that does not meet the manu...

29 September 2014 at 13:29

Ferrari has unveiled what it claims to be its most souped-up convertible car yet.The 458 Speciale A's V8 engine enables it to travel from 0 to 62 mph in only three seconds.The Italian luxury car manufacturer is celebrating the 458 family's success with this special limited edition model which is restricted to a run of only 499 vehicles.It is set to be unleashed on the world during the Paris Mot...

29 September 2014 at 13:29

Jennifer Lopez and her children, along with actress Leah Remini, were the victims in a minor hit and run incident involving a suspected drunk driver in Malibu, California.According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's sergeant Philip Brooks, Remini stopped Lopez's SUV at a traffic light at around 8pm on Saturday 27 September, when it was rear-ended by a pick-up.Remini, who is best known for her ...

29 September 2014 at 13:29

Over a million motorists paid £20 to renew their lost driving licences last year - and the same number have paid £7 for replacement tax discs in the last three years. However, lost tax discs are to stop being a worry as the small round pieces of paper become obsolete from Wednesday (October 1).The discs are being slowly phased out as last year's go out of date and are replaced only by database...

26 September 2014 at 13:33

Each death on the UK's roads costs the economy £1.74 million - with the total annual cost of all road accidents estimated to be around £15bn. The Department of Transport figures show that there is £7.26bn spent on 'human costs', which include injury effects like pain and distress on the part of the victims and their families. The overall costs cover deaths, serious and slight injuries, and co...

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