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23 March 2015 at 13:02

Nearly one in four motorists plan to buy a car over the next few months, results of a new survey suggest.Those thinking of buying a new vehicle expect to fork out an average of £14,831 - 7% less than those who intended to do so during the previous six month period.But drivers thinking about buying a second-hand car intend on paying an average of £7,314. This is 10% more than the price those who...

23 March 2015 at 13:02

One of Britain's legendary fashion designers is behind Land Rover's latest model. Sir Paul Smith's new, one-off Defender includes a bespoke finish on the inside and 27 different colours on the outside.Sir Paul wanted his colour mix to be "deep", "rich", "surprising" and "working together". He owns one himself in his Italian countryside home, which puts it to the test being situated in rugged ...

23 March 2015 at 13:02

An alarming amount of motorists leave the finishing touches of getting ready for work for the drive itself, according to a new poll. The report's author, ISI Secure, warns drivers that such distractions are unbelievably dangerous.Julia Konec, who undertook the research for the security solution provider, urged motorists to allow themselves more time to get ready before they get in their vehicl...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Motorists will be able to drive on new, faster-moving "mini motorways" by the end of the decade. Drivers using 18 major main roads will enjoy the benefits of European-style expressways - with a further seven in the pipeline. The RAC says the new style roads could "transform" some of our most frustrating roads, but insists drivers will need assurances over exactly where funding will come from.T...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Roads in northern England may benefit from billions of pounds of investment if government plans come to fruition.The "Northern Powerhouse" proposals, set to be outlined by ministers, would make it easier for motorists to get between the north's major cities, reducing congestion and cutting traffic to slash journey times across the region.They include developing new east-west road connections, s...

20 March 2015 at 11:49

Some of the biggest businesses in Britain are calling on politicians to make cycling a key component in their transport plans.Sky, National Grid and Orange are among the 24 major employers that have written to the main political parties, urging that cycling is good for business. The letter emphasises that these companies have millions of customers and workers - and encourages the parties to se...

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...

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