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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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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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Road Tests and Reviews

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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Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE TD4 Diesel road test review

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE TD4 Diesel road test review

LOOKING like a stealth car from a movie thriller, our Land Rover Discovery Sport turned out to be a bit of an unexpected head turner!

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Suzuki Ignis wins Northern Group’s Car of the Year Award

Suzuki Ignis wins Northern Group's Car of the Year Award - Julie Marshall, chair of the Northern Group, presents the miner’s lamp to Alun Parry. Also pictured are members of the Northern Group.

THE Suzuki Ignis has been named the 2017 Northern Car of the Year. It is the second time in four years that Suzuki has received the award, having also won with the outgoing Swift Sport model in 2014. The region’s pre-eminent motoring journalists, members of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers, placed the eye-catching Ignis at […]

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Ford Kuga ST-Line X 2.0TDCi 150PS FWD road test report and review

Ford Kuga ST-Line X 2.0TDCi 150PS FWD road test report and review

THIS recently revised Ford Kuga line-up now looks considerably sharper than its predecessor, particularly in the ST Line specification of our test car, in its lovely Deep Impact Blue paintwork which was complemented by the shiny black alloy wheels.

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Vauxhall Mokka X Design Nav 1.6 CDTi 110 road test report review

Vauxhall Mokka X Design Nav 1.6 CDTi 110 road test report review

Vauxhall Mokka X Design Nav 1.6 CDTi 110  road test report review: Now with an X after it, will Vauxhall’s updated Mokka continue to make its mark? DAVID HOOPER has been driving one of the new models. THE popular Vauxhall Mokka has been around for a while now and has sold more than 120,000 examples, but […]

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Dacia Sandero Stepway Ambiance TCe 90 road test report and review

Dacia Sandero Stepway Ambiance TCe 90 road test report and review

THE Dacia brand has quickly carved itself a comfortable niche in the UK car market, with its formula of affordable if basic cars, backed by a solid warranty.

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Renault Megane GT Nav 205 road test report and review

Renault Megane GT Nav 205 road test report and review: A great looking car with four-wheel-steering

FOR me, French carmaker Renault designs some of the best looking cars you can buy, at any price, and this latest Megane model is another fine example of the company’s styling prowess.

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