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Olympic BMW fleet revealed

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and BMW, the Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has revealed full details of the London 2012 fleet. The fleet includes low-emission diesels, hybrids and electric … Continue reading

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Flash flood driving advice from road safety charity

Road safety charity the IAM is offering motorists advice on driving in heavy rain, following Met Office warnings of torrential rain over the coming days. IAM chief examiner Peter Rodger said: “A suddenly very wet road surface increases the chances … Continue reading

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Harder Nissan GT-R revealed

Following customer feedback Nissan has introduced a more track-oriented version of its GT-R supercar. Called the Track Pack, it offers a more focussed driving experience while still remaining fully road legal. Unlike aftermarket modifications, this GT-R has the full blessing … Continue reading

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First Drive: Skoda Octavia Greenline II

Cars can surprise you in any number of ways. Most don’t, but as the police in Midsomer Murders must know by now, sometimes the most ordinary-looking suspect is the one with the most to hide. Take one Skoda Octavia, add … Continue reading

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FTA publishes Olympics disruption advice

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published ‘comprehensive guidance’ to managing disruption to the road network during the Olympic Games. With London’s road network set to be under near-constant flux because of road closures, unusual traffic patterns and diversions, the … Continue reading

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Diesel prices “naked profiteering” – RHA

The road Haulage Association (RHA) has accused filling stations and oil companies of “naked profiteering” over the price of diesel. RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning has blasted “predatory pricing” techniques adopted by those in control of forecourt fuel prices in … Continue reading

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It’s either winter tyres or barbecuing the dog

And so, as the final week of February is upon us the official-ish end of winter is nigh. This year there was more hype than ever about winter tyres, and in the end most of us had a total of … Continue reading

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Geneva: Land Rover to unveil surprise Evoque convertible

In a bold change of direction Land Rover is set to unveil a concept convertible Evoque at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The recently-launched Evoque has already been a hit with customers as the Halewood factory is struggling to meet … Continue reading

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