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Clever in-car cams can dash those ‘crash-for-cash’ scams

With ‘crash-for-cash’ scams on the rise, Archant Anglia motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how dash-cams can be an ever-present eyewitness in your vehicle. Many years ago, not long after passing my driving test, I bumped into another car… well, … Continue reading

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Fuelling the great petrol or diesel debate

The diesel or petrol dilemma gives real fuel for thought with today’s hi-tech, modern engines. Motoring editor Andy Russell explains why. Whenever people question me about whether they should buy a diesel the first question I ask is how many … Continue reading

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Price often right on popular PCPs

If I had a pound for every time I have been asked for a bit of motoring advice, normally while on the driveway washing our car, I would have enough to put it through the car wash each week! Last … Continue reading

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Smoking in cars becomes burning issue

Smoke gets in your eyes according to the classic hit song… and that’s the last thing you need if you are at the wheel of a vehicle and trying to keep your eyes on the road. I used to smoke … Continue reading

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Why traffic lights can leave me seeing red

I’ve always had something of a dilemma when traffic lights change from green to amber as you approach them – do you brake or carry on? I don’t think there is any easy answer – it depends on so many … Continue reading

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Classic cars enjoy rolling road tax exemption in Budget 2014

Although the 2014 budget has been a controversial one (namely the beer and bingo tax breaks) it’s good news for classic car owners.  From April this year, the classic car tax exemption from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) will begin automatically … Continue reading

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5 Gadgets all cars will have by 2025

Here are the gadgets we’ve seen around the net that we think will be made standard on all new cars over the next few years. And with cleverly communicating cars and voice activated hands-free, we can’t wait to see what … Continue reading

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My fears for a very short life-cycle

I’ve discovered the secret of being invisible but, instead of it making me a fortune, it could cost me my life. Harry Potter had the Cloak of Invisibility… I’ve got a new bike! As a driver I’ve have always respected … Continue reading

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