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Honk for bright red car conk all for good cause

Press fleet test cars are often seriously kitted out with optional extra but a red nose was a first for motoring editor Andy Russell. Test cars from the manufacturers’ press fleets often to come with several tasty optional extras… to … Continue reading

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Why, given option, heated car seats get cold shoulder from me

  Motoring editor Andy Russell comes up with some of his hot options for a car… but heated seats aren’t one of them.   With the new 15 registration plate arriving on March 1, many people will be thinking of … Continue reading

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On your marks, get set… go

  With a £6bn purge on potholes, motoring editor Andy Russell hopes there will be some money left to sort out disappearing, dangerous road markings. A third of motorists put tackling the pothole problem at the top of their wish … Continue reading

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Tax disc holder could hold key to save life

Don’t know what to do with that empty tax disc holder? Motoring editor Andy Russell has learned of a police initiative that could save your life. Having said that one of my new year motoring resolutions was to finally throw … Continue reading

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These Caribbean traffic islands see me motoring back and forth

A Caribbean holiday combines a trip down memory lane with a highway to the future for motoring editor Andy Russell. Even when I’m on holiday I never completely escape from the world of motoring but I do find checking out … Continue reading

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Removing disc from screen has become such taxing decision

It’s the end of an era and I can’t bring myself to tear up my final paper tax disc, says motoring editor Andy Russell. While cleaning and polishing our car, ready for winter, I noticed the tax disc is still … Continue reading

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Take care when horses meet horsepower

Horses are a common sight on our roads so it is vital drivers and riders know how to respect each other’s needs, says motoring editor Andy Russell. If you live or drive in the countryside you have to expect to … Continue reading

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Seeing is believing with this potential life-saver

One cyclist will never know how grateful they should be to an innovative Volvo safety feature, says motoring editor Andy Russell. I nearly wiped out a cyclist last week and it was one of the most frightening driving experiences in … Continue reading

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