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Scrappage scheme announced for London; rest of UK urged to follow suit
Wednesday 27th February 2019

Up to £48 million of funds have been given to a new scrappage scheme to help motorists dispose of vehicles which do not comply with emissions standards.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Deep Intrigue returns to the winner’s enclosure after his Fast Track Qualifier success at Newcastle.
Monday 25th February 2019
Wissahickon became the highest rated horse ever to win the Group 3 Winter Derby and could be aimed at the Dubai World Cup, while Gorgeous Noora boosted her paddock value with a Listed success at Lingfield Park on Saturday. 

DVLA crackdown on cars without valid cover in the UK
Monday 25th February 2019

The number of vehicles without tax has tripled since the abolition of tax discs in 2014, and the DVLA are launching a new campaign to catch tax evaders.

Luke John Smith, The Daily Express, reports:


Record number of drivers take speed awareness courses
Friday 22nd February 2019

Almost 1.5 million motorists took part in retraining courses last year, an increase of 36% on 2013.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

The use of driver retraining courses to avoid penalty points and a fine has increased by a third in five years.


Traffic jams costing drivers £1,317 a year
Wednesday 20th February 2019

London is the sixth most gridlocked city in the world according to new research, with national congestion costing the UK economy billions of pounds last year.

Neil Lancefield, The Mirror, reports:


French Fast Track winner Volfango books his place in the Mile Final at Lingfield Park on Good Friday.
Monday 18th February 2019
France staged a qualifier last weekend for the £1 million Championships Day on Good Friday and there was a big upset at Kempton Park, where outsider Stamford Raffles clinched his place in the Marathon Final.
 
FRENCH QUALIFIER SPRINGS SURPRISE
 

Young drivers twice as likely to use a phone behind the wheel
Monday 18th February 2019

New statistics have shown that 4% of drivers aged 17-29 were seen using their mobile phone whilst driving last year.

The RAC reports:


Robert Havlin, on the road to recovery after a crashing fall at Kempton Park, pictured winning at Lingfield Park on Easter Classic favourite Wissahickon
Monday 11th February 2019
Star sprinter Kachy officially becomes the best horse in All-Weather racing history while top jockey Robert Havlin’s championship hopes are derailed by a crashing fall at Kempton Park.
 
RECORD BREAKER KACHY IS OFFICIALLY THE BEST
 
KACHY

UK firm launches public EV chargers embedded into kerb
Friday 8th February 2019

A London council is working alongside a UK company to install the first kerbside electric vehicle chargers.

Tristan Shale-Hester, AutoExpress, reports:


300 cars stolen every day in 2018
Friday 8th February 2019

The number of car thefts across the UK almost doubled last year, new governmental statistics have revealed.

The RAC reports:

One vehicle was stolen every five minutes in 2018 – in figures labelled “very depressing” by the RAC.


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