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Bridgestone calling on UK to follow Ireland’s tyre lead

Bridgestone boss Robin Shaw.

BRIDGESTONE is calling on the UK Government to follow Ireland’s lead in implementing mandatory fines on motorists who drive with defective or worn tyres, in the interests of road safety. Only last week, the Irish minister for transport, tourism and sport, Paschal Donohoe announced the new Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) offence for motorists, with fines of €80 now in effect.

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New Nissan dealership is the latest to join Grimsby motor park

Grimsby to welcome Trenton as new Nissan dealer

A NEW Nissan dealership is the latest to join Grimsby motor park and will create up to 40 jobs in Grimsby. Trenton Nissan is expanding its operations with the building of a new Nissan showroom in Altyre Way, where it will join Grimsby Audi, Nunns Mazda and Mitsubishi, Wilson & Co Vauxhall and Read Hyundai and Suzuki, as well as the Stoneacre Volvo dealership.

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Winchcombe is perfect site for exploring Cotswolds

Winchcombe is perfect site for exploring Cotswolds

WINCHCOMBE Camping and Caravanning Club site at Brooklands Farm, near Tewkesbury is One of the nicest sites I have ever stayed on. As well as plenty of room for motorhomes caravans and tents, there is a large mobile home park for lodges which are quite plush and are equipped with everything you need for a luxurious week away from it all and some of the lodges overlook the lake.

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Alfa Romeo reveals 4C Spider prices

Alfa Romeo reveals 4C Spider prices

ALFA ROMEO has opened the order book for its much-awaited 4C Spider sports car. The open-top model, which is priced at £59,500, is powered by the same, all-aluminium 240bhp turbo petrol engine as its coupe stablemate. Its performance is also on a par with the hardtop model and capable of accelerating from 0-62 in less […]

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Toyota, Nissan and Honda announce global recall over airbag safety fears

TOYOTA and Nissan have announced the recall of 6.5-million cars worldwide after safety concerns over airbags were raised. Honda recalled thousands of cars in the US in March due to concerns over the airbags and is planning a further recall. The airbags, which are made by Tokyo-based Takata, a world leader in car safety, are […]

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New Shark Skwal helmet with LED lights goes on sale

Shark LED helmet

A BRAND new helmet in SHARK’s 2015 collection is the aggressively styled and unique SKWAL. The French helmet brand is known for its colourful graphics and innovative designs and the SKWAL won’t disappoint – with new technology and striking graphics it’s sure to turn heads. The SKWAL has a brand new shape and its rear […]

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Female drivers more likely to push the limits

Femail drivers

FEMALE car rental customers are considerably more likely to exceed the speed limit than their male counterparts. That’s the result of a nationwide study of driving habits in rental cars by telematics technology provider In-Car Cleverness. The company monitored the hire of more than 10,000 rental vehicles over a six-month period – and recorded surprising […]

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Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards

Ferrari California road test review

Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards FERRARI has scored a hat-trick at the prestigious Red Dot Awards, the world’s leading product design competition. The Italian brand’s FXX-K has been named Best of the Best for its design quality and ground-breaking design, while both the California T and LaFerrari were also singled out for the quality […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 2.0d 180PS AWD road test report and review

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 2.0d 180PS AWD road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER has a look at Jaguar’s new SUV, but does it make the grade?

ONCE upon a time, not so long ago, the thought of taking a Jaguar any further off road than a gravelly driveway would have filled most owners with horror, but this new F-Pace is designed to do just that.

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Fiat 500X road test report review

Fiat 500X road test report review

HERE are Fiat cashing in further on the huge success of the original little retro-styled three-door 500 model with yet another variant.

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Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 road test report and review

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 road test report and review: A good drive and great economy.

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 road test report and review: Drive the new Suzuki Baleno with its 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine, and you’ll quickly understand why it’s been getting such rave reviews. THE new Suzuki Baleno has been getting rave reviews in the motoring press, and having now spent a few days at the wheel of […]

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McLaren 570GT and 570S Coupe road test report and review

McLaren road test report and review

TAKE a huge chunk of race-honed engineering ability, technical excellence, clinical attention to detail and cutting edge design, then mix with that a huge slice of passion and pride in a brand rarely seen in any industry and what do you get?

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Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 180PS Auto road test report review

Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 180PS Auto road test report and review

The Jaguar XE is without question a bit of a head turner and one of the most attractive and desirable cars in its class. Our test car raises the XE’s game further still with the addition of the R-Sport body kit, discreet R-Sport badging on the air vents on wings and a set of 19in Venom twin-spoke wheels with a black finish which add a further £2,200 to the total invoice.

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Facelift for Mazda 3 range – road test report review

Facelift for Mazda 3 range - road test report review

Facelift for Mazda 3 range – road test report review: KEITH WARD has a first drive of the latest Mazda 3 line-up HAVING passed earlier this year a global production figure of 5m, Mazda’s best-selling 3 model, renewed in 2014,  gets a mid-term makeover. Nothing radical – Mazda buffs will spot a revised grille and […]

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Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 road test report review

Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 S&S 6-speed road test report and review

THE Citroen DS3 has long been one of my favourites, similar in size to the BMW Mini, but somehow markedly better. It’s certainly less pretentious, despite its diagonal row of LED’s adorning either corner of the front bumper and I think that as the Mini as morphed up a size or three with each of its new model ranges, few would argue that the DS3 is actually a better looking car.

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Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review

Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review

Astra Sports Tourer SRI 1.6i 200PS Turbo road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives the latest version of great British favourite. THIS great British favourite since it first went on sale in 1979, the Vauxhall Astra has been deluged with accolades from the motoring press since this latest model went on sale, including the prestigious […]

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