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24 October 2014 at 11:44

Scotland could be allowed to change its time zone in a bid to improve safety on its roads. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) believes moving to the same time zone as most of Western Europe - therefore moving the clocks forward all year round - would help in reducing the number of accidents involving school children.It has asked William Hague to consider the switch as pa...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

The first UK customers have taken delivery of Hyundai's new hydrogen-powered ix35 SUV, at the same time ministers announced a funding boost for the breakthrough technology.The deliveries are part of the Korean company's global roll-out of the world's first series-production hydrogen-fuelled car.In a bid to support renewable road technology other than electric vehicles, £11 million of government...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

More than 5,000 UK vehicles are being recalled by Nissan, it has been announced. The car company is asking for the return of thousands of Micra models due to a possible airbag fault.The vehicles wanted for repair include 5,525 Nissan Micras produced between May 2010 and July 2012. The UK-affected vehicles are part of a worldwide recall involving about 140,000 Nissan cars. Car makers across th...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

Police investigating an arson attack at a petrol station have released CCTV images of a man starting the fire.A BP garage on Trafalgar Road in Greenwich, south-east London, was targeted by a man in a black jacket on September 30.The prime suspect squirts petrol on the ground after casually walking up to a pump.Police said that a piece of cloth or paper is then placed in the pump before being se...

24 October 2014 at 11:44

Footballer Mario Balotelli is once again the centre of controversy - both on and off pitch. The Liverpool striker allegedly threatened a woman for taking photographs of his Ferrari outside his mother's home in Manchester on Thursday.Police are currently investigating the claims and plan to speak to all concerned parties, including the 24-year-old Italian, in due course.It has not been a good w...

23 October 2014 at 13:45

The 13 million drivers expected to take to the roads this half-term are being advised to carefully plan their journeys , with more wet and windy weather forecast for parts of Britain. According to the RAC, some four million motorists will begin their getaway on either Thursday or Friday.Saturday and Sunday also look likely to be busy, with estimates putting a further three million on the road...

23 October 2014 at 13:45

Car manufacturing is celebrating its strongest opening nine- month period in six years. The figures come despite an actual drop in production over the previous month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.In January to September this year, 1,132,017 cars were produced - marking a 0.6% increase on the same period in 2013.This marked the best three-quarters figure since 2008,...

23 October 2014 at 13:45

A 60-year-old Bentley valued at up to £900,000 is among the highlights at this year's Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham.The 1954 Bentley R Type Continental Flashback is being offered in almost concours condition after undergoing a series of works in the last few years.The late D Series car is the highlight attraction at Silverstone Auctions' final sale of 2014, at the prestigious motor s...

23 October 2014 at 13:45

Pc Nicola Rickards acted as a witness of a different kind on Saturday - after a man proposed to his girlfriend from the back seat of her police car.The Avon and Somerset Police officer helped a couple and their dogs, who escaped injury after crashing a car on the A39 near Shapwick.But, unknown to Pc Rickards, Caine Hutchings was en-route to a beauty spot to propose to Emily Dukeson, 27 - and he...

23 October 2014 at 13:45

Twenty new speed records have been set by Mazda after a team of drivers excelled during a day-long session which covered more than 3,200 miles. Being driven by a team of car enthusiasts, journalists and professionals, three Mazda6 models huosing 2.2-litre clean diesel engines powered around an oval test track in Germany. The lead vehicle achieved an average speed of 137.37 mph, with the othe...

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