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"Callous thieves" cause Blue Badge thefts to hit alarming new high
Wednesday 12th December 2018

Over 4,000 disabled parking permits were reported stolen in the last 12 months, governmental data has shown.

The RAC, reports:

The number of disabled parking permit thefts has rocketed by 45% over the last 12 months, new figures have revealed.

UK car production falls 9.8 per cent in October
Monday 10th December 2018

Only 104,374 cars were manufactured in the UK in October, a fall of almost 10% year on year.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Deputise Powers Home in Fast Track Qualifier
Monday 10th December 2018
Top trainer William Haggas claimed a guaranteed place in the 3YO Final on Good Friday with his young sprinter Deputise at Wolverhampton last Saturday, while Grey Britain justified a landslide of support to win the feature handicap on the same card.

Only 3% of mechanics qualified to work on electric vehicles
Friday 7th December 2018

New figures have revealed there is a shortfall in the number of mechanics who are qualified to work on electric vehicles.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Safer roads and ‘cut-price’ insurance for bike-aware drivers
Wednesday 5th December 2018

A ‘bikeability’ training course for drivers to learn about safe driving etiquette around cyclists has been proposed by the Government, and could reduce your insurance premium if taken.

The RAC reports:

Beast from the East blamed as pothole compensation claims double
Monday 3rd December 2018

The amount of compensation paid out for pothole damage has reached a five-year high, new research has revealed.

The BBC reports:

Marquand Off Down Under After Reaching Milestone
Monday 3rd December 2018
It was ladies’ night at Wolverhampton on Saturday when the feature race went to dual Group winner Hayley Turner and the powerful Godolphin stable, while an upwardly mobile young jockey reached a special milestone ...

Long-range camera takes aim at dangerous drivers
Friday 30th November 2018

Gloucestershire Police have employed the use of a mobile camera, in an attempt to curb dangerous and illegal activity by drivers.

The RAC reports:

Bus lane fines reach record £41 million high
Wednesday 28th November 2018

Almost 900,000 fines were handed out to drivers who illegally drove in a bus lane in 2017, according to a new study.  

The RAC and Confused.com report:

Fines totalling a massive £41 million were accrued by UK drivers illegally straying into bus lanes last year.

Breathless Display By Speedy Times
Monday 26th November 2018

Top trainer Roger Charlton stole the headlines at Lingfield Park last weekend with two star performers while at Newcastle, a previous track winner caused quite a purr!

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