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10 October 2014 at 13:48

Police had to close a busy road during the evening rush hour on Thursday to capture a wallaby on the loose.It took 15 officers to secure the animal, which original sightings had suggested was a kangaroo.However, upon arrival the officers found they were dealing with a wallaby that had escaped from Askham Bryan College in York.Police had to shut part of the A1237 joining Haxby and Strensall whil...

10 October 2014 at 13:48

Motorists in the south east of England are being warned to expect heavy rainfall and surface water on roads over the weekend.The warning for heavy rainfall on Sunday came as other parts of the country were battered by gales. Clean-up operations in areas hit by tornadoes are already under way.Meanwhile, the south west of England could see gusts of up to 50mph on Friday and the Environment Agency...

10 October 2014 at 13:48

The Government is co-investing £11 million into what is being hailed as the first "major" step towards a hydrogen-fuelled vehicle revolution.The funding will include financing more refuelling terminals across the country which drivers of hydrogen-powered vehicles can set their journey planner to. It will also upgrade existing ones.The private-public sector project is putting £7million of this p...

10 October 2014 at 13:48

Renault is expecting a host of new UK customers to sign on the dotted line for a new top trim version of its Captur compact crossover.The Captur Signature packs in even more extras than the previous top-of-the-range Dynamique S MediaNav.The Captur is available from £17,495 and among its standard add-ons are 17-inch alloy wheels featuring black inserts and hints of chrome in its boot lid, fog la...

10 October 2014 at 13:48

The growth of branded accessories and merchandise has left the modern football fan spoilt for choice when it comes to ways of showing allegiance to their team.But Manchester United fans now also have the chance to back their club's drive for success by showing off their support as they clock up miles on the road.And while supporters of other teams may be left feeling deflated at having to make ...

09 October 2014 at 12:44

An English motorway regularly used by members of the criminal community has been the subject of a major police operation.The M5, which connects the midlands to the south west of England, has been identified by police as a key route for people traffickers, drug smugglers and burglars among others.Officers dealt with more than 290 people during Operation Unity, which saw the entire length of moto...

09 October 2014 at 12:44

The Government has announced that it will trial a new data-sharing scheme aimed at ensuring more foreign vehicles are taxed in the UK.The scheme will see HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the DVLA and six police forces across the country share information to help identify those cars that have been driven on British roads for more than half a year.This will allow the authorities to ensure that driv...

09 October 2014 at 12:44

Motorists are most likely to have their car stolen in the City of London and least likely in Devon and Cornwall, a new report reveals. Car theft figures from 42 police force areas in England and Wales were examined during a 10-year period ending in 2013, and compared with the number of people living in them.Also in the five most rife areas for car theft are Greater Manchester, Greater London, ...

09 October 2014 at 12:44

Experts have questioned the validity of official fuel economy figures from manufacturers, with smaller cars seeing the biggest discrepancies.Drivers have long been told that a smaller vehicle will offer a better miles per gallon (mpg) rate than cars with bigger, more powerful engines.However, the official figures put out by car makers are calculated under laboratory conditions and don't take ac...

09 October 2014 at 12:44

More than 100,000 vehicles have used a private toll road that allows motorists to bypass a blocked main route. The temporary road across two fields, made of rolled chippings, allows drivers to get around Kelston Road - a busy section of the A431 linking Bath and Bristol - after it had to be closed because of a landslide.The man behind the toll road, 62-year-old Mike Watts, thought of the idea ...

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