Village takes over petrol station to save it from closure 0

A village in North Yorkshire has taken over their local petrol station in a bid to save it from closure. A community group in the picturesque village of Hawes has taken out a three-year lease on the Dale Head Garage.   If the garage had closed, residents would have faced a 36-mile round trip to(…)

Oxford set to ban vehicles entirely from city centre 0

Oxford is set to ban polluting vehicles from its city centre in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero-emissions zone. Air pollution has risen above legal limits in some areas of the historic university city and Oxfordshire County Council have taken steps to combat the growing problem. Under the plans, which have now(…)

Toyota and Nissan admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Toyota and Nissan, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

Nissan and Toyota admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Nissan and Toyota, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

The story behind the Renault badge 0

The first incarnation of Renault’s iconic badge appeared in 1900; far more elaborate than the minimalist diamond we know so well today, it featured an elaborate intertwining of the Renault brothers’ (Louis, Marcel and Fernand) initials.   On the early cars, the badge took pride of place as a raised roundel on the front, allowing(…)

The story behind the Peugeot badge 0

Peugeot hasn’t always made cars, the French company started off in 1847 as a producer of saws and other blades. A lion was chosen as a logo to represent the strength and suppleness of its products. The lion underwent a variant of different stylings over the years until the final version was settled on in(…)

Ten top tips on fuel efficiency 0

Running a car is expensive; few things take a more significant bite out of your monthly budget than filling up your tank. Other than by converting to an electric vehicle or just deciding to walk everywhere, there’s not too much we can do to avoid forking out for fuel. We might not be able to(…)

A look back at the Aston Martin DB7 (1994 – 2003) 0

To all intents and purposes the DB7 was the car that saved the Aston Martin bacon. Without it, it’s unlikely the iconic British car manufacturer would still be with us today. Ford had owned the brand since 1988, and had started pumping serious money into it following the launch of the Virage. The DB7 was(…)

Dartmoor parking ‘honesty boxes’ abandoned after raising just 15p per car 0

After ten years, the parking ‘Honesty’ boxes situated at Dartmoor’s many car parks are set to be abandoned. It’s easy (and a touch cynical) to say that this idea was doomed from the start, after all why would motorists fork out for something they don’t have to? Sometimes however, it’s nice to imagine there’s still(…)

Jealous woman drunkenly trashes neighbour’s car by mistake 0

Christine Ann Potten was understandably upset when she found her boyfriend was cheating on her, so after drowning her sorrows with a considerable amount of booze, she decided to exact a bit of revenge on his beloved car. It was only after she had finished wrecking his pride and joy that she realised it was(…)