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The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem revealed
Car Insurance
Thursday 11th April 2019

New Freedom of Information data obtained by Confused.com reveals a whopping 905,172 potholes were flagged to councils across the UK in 2017/18, compared to 887,351 the previous year(1).

Motor payouts pass £1m per day thanks to 'surge in vehicle thefts'
Car Insurance
Wednesday 10th April 2019

Motor insurers are now paying out £1m each day, according to new figures – and a surge in vehicle thefts is partly to blame.

Scott McGee, Insurance Times, reports:

Figures

The well bred Isango returns to the winner’s enclosure at Wolverhampton for a delighted Stevie Donohoe.
Horse Racing
Tuesday 9th April 2019
Three smart prospects made the winner’s enclosure at Wolverhampton last week, including progressive stayer King’s Advice from the top stable of Mark Johnston.
 
FELLOWES FILLY ENHANCES PADDOCK VALUE
 
Road safety: UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiters
Car Insurance
Monday 8th April 2019

Advanced safety features will become compulsory in the basic models of all vehicles sold across Europe, after new measures were approved by the European Commission.

The BBC reports:

Speed limiting

Pointless and confusing road signs to be removed
Car Insurance
Friday 5th April 2019

New government guidance has asked local councils to remove useless road signs in communities, and for all temporary signs to be given a ‘remove by’ date.

Tristan Shale-Hester & Hugo

Motorists could earn thousands by giving up cars for public transport under new scheme
Car Insurance
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

A new government-funded trial has been launched, offering motorists a monetary incentive for choosing public transport rather than their cars.

Toyin Owoseje, The Independent, reports:

UK motorists could be paid thousands

Southwell attracted a bumper crowd for its official switch on of the new floodlights last weekend.
Horse Racing
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Southwell Racecourse was under racing’s spotlight at the weekend while Kempton’s big race went to a classy horse with an unbeaten record in the All-Weather ...
 
HISTORIC NIGHT LIGHTS
Nearly one-in-seven Brits would not admit to denting someone else’s car
Car Insurance
Monday 1st April 2019

Figures from a new survey show that almost 15% of drivers would not leave contact details if they hit a parked car.

The Express & Star reports:

Almost one in

Clampdown on parking tickets: New rules to protect millions of motorists in full
Car Insurance
Friday 29th March 2019

New legislation will see the introduction of an independent appeals service to help drivers challenge unfair parking tickets.

Emma Munbodh, The Mirror, reports:

New laws are set to safeguard drivers