Monthly Archives: December 2010

Too merry a Christmas

Drunk drivers in Northern Ireland were so intoxicated they fell out of the car when stopped by police this winter. Some people were four times the legal limit, a state which makes it difficult to even walk, never mind drive … Continue reading

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Our survey says… (Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI Quattro Sport S Tronic)

Before the advent of online TV catch-up services and multiple digital channels, UK telly addicts were a little limited in terms of what they could expect to settle down to on a Saturday night. For this reason, most of the … Continue reading

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Ford econo check app helps drivers go further for less

Ford has become the latest company to embrace the world of iPhone apps, and has launched tool to compliment its fuel-saving Econo Check service. The Ford Econo Check app calculates potential fuel savings for any car – based on make, … Continue reading

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Good deed backfires

A 26-year-old man thought he was doing a good deed when he gave a 70-year-old woman a lift to a bank in Janesville, Minnesota. But police say the woman robbed the bank, and the man was her unsuspecting getaway driver. … Continue reading

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ROSPA offers advice on Christmas journeys

ROSPA is urging people to brush up on winter driving tips before setting out on Christmas holiday journeys over the next few days. The safety charity’s winter driving factsheet covers a range of issues affecting drivers, including snow, ice, fog … Continue reading

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Charity issues advice on winter tyres

With the cold weather continuing, a motoring charity has issued advice on the pros and cons of using winter tyres. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) said there were two main differences between winter and normal tyres. Winter tyres are … Continue reading

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Rallying call

All I want for Christmas is for some mainstream media recognition for rallying. It’s not a big deal but it would be nice. You’d think that after countless years of blink-and-you-miss-it coverage on the BBC’s annual Sports Personality gong-fest that … Continue reading

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Charities benefit from BCA sale

The sale of a special edition ‘Limited Pink Passion’ Smart FourTwo has raised hundreds of pounds for charity, BCA has reported. The used vehicle auction specialist held a special sale its Blackbushe centre with organisational help for car dealer Fred Andy. … Continue reading

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