Monthly Archives: October 2011

Electric car maker loses legal bid

A damages claim brought by electric car manufacturer Tesla over a Top Gear show has been thrown out by the High Court The legal spat arose from an episode, first broadcast in December 2008, in which the Tesla Roadster was … Continue reading

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F1 drivers to remember Wheldon

Jenson Button and Mark Webber will this weekend lead the tributes to Dan Wheldon after the recent tragic death of their close friend. Webber has confirmed to Press Association Sport stickers bearing Wheldon’s logo, his initials in red, white and … Continue reading

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First Drive: BMW 1 Series

In a world of me-too front-wheel drive hatchbacks, BMW’s first generation 1 Series was always going to be different from the norm. The biggest talking point was its looks. A bold statement, it divided opinion yet the car’s popularity was … Continue reading

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Leaded petrol to go by 2013

The United Nations Environmental Programme says leaded petrol will be eradicated in a year or two Leaded fuel, once sold at the pumps as “regular”, still sells in small amounts in six nations. Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, North Korea, Burma and … Continue reading

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Testing my patience

My name is Matt Joy, and I’m a neglectful car owner. It’s been three months since my last oil check. I’ve got no excuses for behaviour like this, but I’m going to try and come up with some anyway. Unlike … Continue reading

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1,480 drink drivers still on road

Hundreds of convicted drink-drivers still have a licence to drive. Of 55,539 people convicted of drink-driving last year, 1,480 were not disqualified from driving, a freedom of information request from insurance company LV showed. The statistics also showed that 2.6% … Continue reading

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Stone Roses singer avoids ban

Stone Roses front man Ian Brown escaped a driving ban after he was clocked speeding at 105mph. Brown, 48, of Lymm, Cheshire, appeared before Chester magistrates who fined him £650 and endorsed his driving licence with six penalty points after … Continue reading

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Councils ‘see roadworks budget cut’

Most local councils have seen a reduction in their road maintenance funding, according to a survey by the RAC. But four in five councils are confident they are well prepared to deal with another harsh winter, the poll showed. The … Continue reading

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