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27 August 2014 at 13:28

Motorists are set to benefit from England's largest road investment in four decades, over the next seven years.Around 900 lane miles of additional road capacity will be built by 2021, the Government has announced, a third more than was introduced in the previous decade. The £24 billion funding package is the largest since the 1970s. Leading A-roads and motorways will be among the beneficiaries...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

Nearly nine in 10 UK motorists (89%) believe driving standards in Britain have dipped in the past five years - but only around one in seven would say the same is true of their own. A survey by Auto Express magazine found that nearly three in five of more than 1,000 readers polled believe their own driving standard has actually improved since 2009. Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler says the findi...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

Middle lane hogging appears a bigger problem around London and the south east than anywhere else - with the M25 dominating a list of worst stretches.And it seems half of all drivers are still unaware that the irritating driving habit is now an offence which could lead to a fine, even though 78% know they shouldn't do it.Data released by the Highways Agency shows that five of the 10 most rife st...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

A social media campaign has been launched to help get more young people interested in a career in the automotive industry, after a poll found that fewer than one in 10 parents would encourage their children to work in the sector.A survey by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) also reveals that just under one in five parents (19%) would encourage their children to take a vocational course ...

27 August 2014 at 13:28

Car sellers are being urged to get rid of tired old advertising cliches after an HPI poll unearthed the most annoying and off-putting phrases."One careful lady owner" was named the least popular advertising phrase, followed by "baby forces sale" and "genuine reason for sale".Sellers may also wish to avoid the phrase "first to see will buy", which came fourth, as well as "mint condition" in fift...

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...

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