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Firefighters called to help bungling driver who got van wedged in a Tesco car park

Firefighters called to help bungling driver who got van wedged in a Tesco car park

A van became wedged under a car park roof at a Tesco supermarket and firefighters were called to get it free. The driver was uninjured and the white Ford transit van was not badly damaged in the bizarre crash on Tuesday, after West Midlands Fire Service used winches to free them both. Fire crews were […]

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Sainsbury’s is offering 10p a litre off fuel – here’s how to claim

Sainsbury’s is offering 10p a litre off fuel – here’s how to claim

Sainsbury’s is offering motorists a break from relentless fuel prices rises with a new promotion offering 10p off every litre at its filling stations. The retailer has announced the offer just a day after it and the other big four supermarkets were criticised for having raised prices almost every day for the last three months. […]

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Watch shocking moment learner driver almost causes head-on crash

Watch shocking moment learner driver almost causes head-on crash

This is the shocking moment a learner driver was almost involved in a head-on crash. A reader sent the video footage to our sister title the Derbyshire Times showing a learner driver on a driving lesson with Bill Plant Driving School near Arkwright, Chesterfield, at about 4.30pm last Friday. The footage shows the learner driver […]

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Abarth 595 esseesse review – a rocket-propelled roller skate with a sting in its tale

Abarth 595 esseesse review – a rocket-propelled roller skate with a sting in its tale

In the same week that I drove the Abarth 595 esseesse, I also drove the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio. That the 179bhp front-drive hot hatch left as big a grin on my face as the 503bhp rear-drive super saloon says either a lot about me or about what a great job Abarth’s tuners have done. The […]

Car Review
Supermarkets raise petrol prices almost every day for 3 months

Supermarkets raise petrol prices almost every day for 3 months

Britain’s supermarkets have increase their petrol prices almost every single day for the last three months. Prices at the “big four” chains’ filling stations have not fallen since late February, despite other retailers cutting their charges. The supermarkets, which sell 45 per cent of all the country’s fuel, have raised the price of unleaded on […]

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Driver’s death-defying near miss as runaway truck wheel rips through car roof

Driver’s death-defying near miss as runaway truck wheel rips through car roof

A driver has survived a terrifying near-miss after a tyre detached from a lorry and crushed his oncoming car. Police said the man is “the luckiest driver in the world” after he survived the 22.5-inch tyre crashing through his windscreen on the M6. The driver of this car is the luckiest person in the world […]

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You can now reserve your Honda e for £800

You can now reserve your Honda e for £800

Honda has announced that reservations for its electric city car – the Honda e – are now open. Customers in the UK, Germany, France and Norway can now put their name down for one of the much-anticipated EVs via a dedicated reservation site. A refundable reservation fee of £800 will get them a “priority ordering” […]

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Drivers hit with 2 million extra parking tickets as private firms make up to £680m a year

Drivers hit with 2 million extra parking tickets as private firms make up to £680m a year

British drivers have been hit with a major rise in the number of tickets handed out by private parking firms. RAC Foundation analysis of government data has revealed that an additional 2.05 million tickets were issued last year compared with 2017/18. That represents a 20 per cent annual increase and means the private enforcement companies […]

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Deadly defects – vehicle flaws blamed for more than 1,500 crashes a year

Deadly defects – vehicle flaws blamed for more than 1,500 crashes a year

Avoidable vehicle defects are to blame for more than 1,500 crashes a year on UK roads. And problems with areas such as brakes, tyres and steering contributed to 32 fatal crashes in 2017 as well as hundreds of other serious incidents, according to Department for Transport data. The DfT figures showed that vehicle defects were […]

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Cooperative driverless cars could speed up traffic by minimum of 35%

Cooperative driverless cars could speed up traffic by minimum of 35%

Driverless cars working in cooperation with each other can speed up the flow of traffic by at least 35 per cent, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Cambridge programmed a fleet of miniature robotic cars to drive around a multi-lane track to observe how the flow of traffic was affected when one […]

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