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AlcoSense could help you keep your driving licence

AloSense Ultra breathalyser

DRINK-DRIVING is never a good idea, and you would hope most motorists are now well enough educated to know that they shouldn’t do it, but what about the morning after? It’s a trap many fall into, having had a good night out, or a glass of vino or two at home, and then driving the […]

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Aldi’s Family Camping range is in stores and online from Sunday, June 18!

Aldi’s new Family Camping range Hammock With Stand 04

AS the temperatures rise and our long-awaited summer finally creeps over the horizon many of our thoughts turn to holidays, taking some time out and recharging our batteries. Following the recent Brexit vote and the drop in the Pound, many Brits are opting to holiday at home, and campsites have seen a boost in bookings. […]

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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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Road Tests and Reviews

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review: Clever hybrid technology with the ability to be a fully electric car for short periods, but DAVID HOOPER asks if hybrids are really the answer for those in search of ultimate economy. THIS is Toyota’s new-fangled RAV4 hybrid – basically a car with its own […]

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SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology road test report and review

SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology road test report and review

SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology  road test report and review: With a winning combination of space, performance and economy, DAVID HOOPER says the SEAT Leon ST ticks all the boxes. THE latest SEAT Leon has won the brand more new friends, and this smart Sports Tourer builds on that success by adding yet more versatility. […]

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Driving the McLaren 570S Spider and 720S Coupe road test report and review

Driving the McLaren 570S Spider and 720S Coupe road test report and review

Taking two of McLaren’s latest supercars for a spin was a real treat, and an experience which gets the heart pumping just that little bit faster. DAVID HOOPER has a look at two new models from a young company that seems to be able to do no wrong. WITH interest rates stuck at a 10-year […]

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Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review

Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review

Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review: Stylish and well equipped, DAVID HOOPER says the QX30 will attract a younger buyer with an eye for something a bit different. THE Infiniti brand has become a familiar sight on our roads in the last few years, and the Japanese manufacturer continues to add to […]

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Caberg Duke II motorcycle helmet road test report and review

Caberg Duke II motorcycle helmet road test report and review

Picking a new motorcycle helmet for the coming season is a big decision for any biker. For the last few months, DAVID HOOPER has been trialling Caberg’s popular flip-face Duke, one of the few you can legally use with the face section in the open position. CHOOSING a new motorcycle helmet can be as mindboggling […]

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Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review

Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review

Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review – Stylish and spacious, the Sportswagon is a versatile travelling companion that ticks most boxes. ESTATE cars are hard to beat when it comes to all round practicality, and this tardis-like Kia Optima is no exception, capable of swallowing a mountain bike whole and […]

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Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland CRD Auto road test report and review

Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland CRD Auto road test report and review

Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland 2.8 CRD Auto road test report and review: With classic Jeep looks, this little beauty turned up just in time for the first snowfalls of winter – so getting stuck in the snow wasn’t a worry for DAVID HOOPER at the wheel of this go-anywhere Jeep Wrangler. MANY 4x4s are referred to generically […]

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Volvo S90 D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription road test report and review

Volvo S90 D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription road test report and review

Volvo’s new S90 brings both comfort and joy to KEITH WARD’s motoring world. LIVING in the snow-prone Pennines and planning a winter weekend among the peaks of the  Lake District, I was comforted by the 4WD capability of this version of the Volvo S90. It was also good to see it came with a £525 […]

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