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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

Subaru WRX STi road test report and review

Subaru WRX STi road test report and review

SOME cars I just don’t want to give back, and this lovely Subaru WRX STi was one of them.

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Toyota GT86 Orange Edition road test report and review

Toyota GT86 Orange Edition road test report and review

EVER feel like you’ve been tangoed? Well it did feel a bit like that when I first laid eyes on this lovely Toyota GT86 as it was basking in the early-evening sun.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross road test report and review

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross road test report and review

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives Mitsubishi’s latest SUV with its dramatic styling. THE Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a striking new model from the Japanese manufacturer whose model range has developed well in the last few years. If you’re looking for a stylish, medium sized SUV, then surely this sharply […]

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Ford Mustang Convertible road test report and review

Ford Mustang Convertible road test report and review - a great looking car with tremendous road presence.

FORD’S modern interpretation of the classic 60’s Mustang has caused a bit of a storm, and this stunning convertible version certainly grabbed plenty of attention during my visit to Ford Fair at Silverstone.

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Peugeot Traveller Allure STD BlueHDi 180 road test report and review

Peugeot Traveller Allure STD BlueHDi 180 road test report and review

Luxurious transport for busy executives – DAVID HOOPER puts Peugeot’s new Traveller range to the test. WHEN it comes to transporting executives from A to B, few vehicles can match the comfort and versatility of Peugeot’s aptly named Traveller. There’s no getting away from the fact that this new utility vehicle is clearly based on […]

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Audi A3 Cabriolet TDi Quattro road test report and review

Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDi Quattro 184PS S line S Tronic road test report and review

Audi A3 Cabriolet TDi Quattro road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives a quality convertible with a quattro all-wheel-drive system… and loves it! PRESSING down one button is all it takes to convert this gorgeous car into from a refined coupe into an open-topped convertible – and even better than that, it can be […]

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Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S line road test report and review

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S line road test report and review

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S line road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER drives Audi’s latest Q5 and is impressed with its updated styling and high-end quality. THE Audi Q5 has been around for a while in various guises and has won many fans – it is Audi’s best-selling SUV worldwide and I think […]

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Suzuki Swift Sport road test report and review

Suzuki Swift Sport road test report and review

Suzuki Swift Sport road test report and review: Fun to drive, packed with the latest kit and cheaper than its rivals, what’s not to like? DAVID HOOPER has been putting the new Suzuki Swift Sport through its paces on road and track. THE Suzuki Swift Sport has always been one of my favourite warm hatches, […]

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