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Boris’ Bikes are a fun way of seeing London’s sights

On a family weekend away, we put some Boris Bikes through their paces on the busy streets of London. GETTING around in London can be a stressful business, what with the hustle and bustle of the busy tubes, or the battle for seats on buses. I wouldn’t recommend driving in the Capital these days, not […]

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Winter tyres – could you use them all year round?

With winter just around the corner, have you thought about ordering a set of winter tyres – and could you use them all year round? Motoring journalist Tom Scanlan investigates. A handling test shows up the difference in grip between quality and budget tyres. THE tyre industry is standing by for an onslaught of orders […]

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Historic racers on track at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda’s 1991 Le Mans-winning 787B is to return to the track at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. THE famous Festival of Speed takes place at Goodwood this weekend, with all sorts of iconic cars, past and present, thrilling visitors with sprints up the legendary hill. This famous event has grown in popularity in recent […]

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999 crews answer call – for Mongolia mission!

About to embark on a 10,000-mile trip of a lifetime, trainee paramedic KATIE NORMAN explains why a convoy of six old London ambulances are heading for Mongolia.  One of the LDV ambulances which will be setting off for Mongolia in July. THEIR days responding to 999 calls may be over, but there are many miles […]

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11,063kms, 10 Countries, 3 Continents, in old Mini

Ready to go – the intrepid pair set off on their adventure. Picture: functionphotos.net AT noon on Sunday May 22nd, Nicky West and Rob Stacey were waved off by celebrity chef, Jean Christophe Novelli, as they departed from Hatfield House to begin their incredible journey. Driving across Europe and North Africa, the intrepid pair are […]

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Dick’s ditty says we’re all Moving Targets

THE relentless rise in the cost of motoring is on everyone’s mind as petrol prices go up and up, but most of us do nothing about it – apart from complain to each other. However, Dick Appleton, an award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist from Grimsby, in Lincolnshire, has recorded his frustrations in new song called […]

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Silverstone Classic celebs take wheel for charity

Some of the celebrities who will be taking part in the challenge. A HOST of celebrities were on hand at Silverstone race track yesterday to launch the 2011 Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge. The Celebrity Challenge, which will take place on Saturday 23 July at the world’s biggest classic car racing festival, will see an all-star […]

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Adam Garcia talks about his driving exploits – so far

West End tap dancing star Adam Garcia, a judge on Sky 1’s popular Got To Dance show, reveals nearly all about his motoring career – so far. He is also the brand ambassador for Mune – a new daily immune health shot. What was your first car? How much did you pay? Why did you […]

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