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New Look for British Taxis

New Look for British Taxis

British black taxi going green It will soon be all change for the iconic British taxi.  The familiar look of the boxy-shaped black cab that is such a common sight in the traffic around London and other major cities across the country is heading for a major overhaul. Timed...

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Show Stoppers - Frankfurt Motor Show

Show Stoppers – Frankfurt Motor Show

Germany is famed for making great cars, and as one of the few places in the world where you can legally drive them flat-out on some of its public roads. So it is hardly surprising that it hosts one of the world’s greatest motor shows, on now in Frankfurt....

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Frankfurt - Autumn’s Automotive Fest

Frankfurt – Autumn’s Automotive Fest

Days are turning cooler, dusk comes earlier, and Keats’ “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” is almost upon us. September is also when a fresh crop of ‘new model year’ cars start arriving, and autumn motor shows reveal what’s on the way next year. In mid-September the vast biennial...

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Union Flag Will Now Feature on British Driving Licences

It was announced last week that all new and replacement photocard driving licences issued in England, Scotland and Wales will now carry the Union flag alongside the existing European Union flag. This change comes in a bid to bring “the country together”. Lord Ahamd of Wimbledon said: “Our flag...

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What’s yours Called?

What’s yours Called?

Cars tend to become so much a part of our daily lives that many of us give them names, just as if they were human and part of the family. So Fred the Ford, Victor the Vauxhall or Peter the Peugeot insinuate themselves into our affections, and gain a...

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DVLA To Scrap Paper Driving Licence

In just under a month’s time The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will be scrapping the paper licence which accompanies all UK photocard licenses. This means that paper licences will no longer be valid and will not be issued with any future applications. But what does this mean...

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Car Launches: From Panel Vans to Bentleys

You might imagine that new car launches are one long round of posh hotels, exotic locations and exciting roads.  Some of them are. I’ve driven a Bentley Continental GT Speed round a race circuit covered in rutted ice so slippery it was hard to stand up. Before letting me...

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New Cars for 2015

The first international motor show of the year is about to open in Detroit, or Motown as it is otherwise known. It will showcase the first of what promises to be a bumper crop of new cars arriving on the motoring scene this year. So if you are thinking...

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