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New Drug-Drive Offence a Step Closer

New Drug-Drive Offence a Step Closer

Reading Time: 2 minutes PLANS to bring in drug-drive limits for the first time have moved a step closer.But the Government is looking again at the proposed legal limit for amphetamine following concerns expressed during the consultation process. In the meantime, following consultation, recommended limits for 16 different drugs have now been approved. This […]

Button Blasts Noise Detractors

Button Blasts Noise Detractors

Reading Time: 2 minutes JENSON BUTTON has delivered a damning response to any Formula One driver bemoaning the sport’s current lack of noise.The piercing scream of the old 2.4-litre V8 engines has been replaced by the more textural sound of the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged power units, and it has caused a considerable furore. […]

Unique Pre-war Lagonda Saloon Headed For Auction

Unique Pre-war Lagonda Saloon Headed For Auction

Reading Time: 2 minutes AN ULTRA-RARE V12-engined Lagonda Hooper two-door saloon from 1939 is set to headline an auction of amazing old cars.The Lagonda V12 Hooper is technically unique in history, having been built specifically for the wife of the owner of Hooper Bodies Ltd., the most noted coachbuilder of the pre-war era. Now, […]

Bungling Thief Caught After Stealing Hire Car’s Steering Wheel

Bungling Thief Caught After Stealing Hire Car’s Steering Wheel

Reading Time: 1 minute A DIM-WITTED criminal has been convicted of theft after stealing parts of a brand new Audi A3 hire car and replacing them with old bits taken from his much older Audi S3.Alexander Keating, a 23-year-old former bodyshop technician who lost his job following the conviction, stole parts as obvious as […]

Fewer Commuters But Longer Journeys

Fewer Commuters But Longer Journeys

Reading Time: 2 minutes PEOPLE ARE TRAVELLING further to get to work but the number of commuters is falling as more staff work from home, according to official figures.Based on Census statistics, the average distance travelled to work in England and Wales increased from 8.3 miles (13.4km) in 2001 to 9.32 miles (15km) in […]

Rod’s Rare Lamborghini Up For Sale

Rod’s Rare Lamborghini Up For Sale

Reading Time: 1 minute A RARE LAMBORGHINI once owned by Rod Stewart is being sold – for nearly £1 million.The singer bought the two-door Lamborghini Miura P400S brand new in 1971, when it did 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 171mph – the fastest road car of its kind in […]

Paul Walker Crash ‘Caused By Speed’

Paul Walker Crash ‘Caused By Speed’

Reading Time: 1 minute CRASH INVESTIGATORS have determined that the Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was travelling at approximately 90mph when it lost control on a California street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend.A person who has reviewed the investigators’ report said that it concluded […]

Crash Driver Ran Up £95K Hire Bill

Crash Driver Ran Up £95K Hire Bill

Reading Time: 1 minute A TRAIN GUARD ran up car hire bills of more than £95,000 after his £8,000 Mercedes was written off in an accident, a court has heardSameer Umerji, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, entered into a credit hire agreement with a car rental firm which ran for around 18 months, judges were […]

Audi Kicks Off Le Mans Campaign In Style

Audi Kicks Off Le Mans Campaign In Style

Reading Time: 1 minute THERE’S no getting away from the fact that Le Mans is a big deal for Audi. The German car maker has dominated the famous endurance race in recent years, and to reinforce the event’s importance the launch of its 2014 car was a little unconventional.The Le Mans circuit is unusual […]

Volkswagen Aims High With Refreshed Polo

Volkswagen Aims High With Refreshed Polo

Reading Time: 1 minute VOLKSWAGEN has announced pricing and specification details ahead of the launch of its updated Polo. The first deliveries of the cosmetically and mechanically enhanced supermini are expected in July, with the entry-level model priced from £11,100. The flagship BlueGT model will run to £19,715.Buyers can choose from a range of […]