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Chris Torney


£100 fine for kids’ street football: Is this fair?

Kid kicking football

Following complaints from neighbours, parents in a UK city have been told by officials to stop their children playing football in the street or risk heavy fines.

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Drivers losing millions of pounds a year in 'ghost' tax

Car tax disc

The DVLA’s decision to block transfers of unused road tax when cars are sold is generating millions of pounds in extra revenue – at motorists’ expense.

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Should you buy your holiday cash now?

Sunbathing people at La Palma beach

The pound is riding high against the euro, but it might not be when your summer holiday rolls around. So would it be wise to exchange your spending money now?

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Holiday car hire: Watch out for these pitfalls

Parents taking children on road trip abroad

Changes to the way that drivers’ points and convictions are recorded could add yet more difficulty to the process of hiring a car on holiday.

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Britain’s top 10 most reliable cars

Honda Jazz

Honda’s Jazz is the UK’s most reliable car, according to new research, with fellow Japanese models dominating a list of the most trustworthy vehicles.

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General Election 2015: What’s in it for motorists?

Heavy traffic moving at speed on motorway

Drivers contribute taxes worth billions of pounds a year to Treasury coffers. So why do the main parties appear to be so complacent about winning their votes?

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Drivers face £1 million-a-month bill for pothole repairs

A pothole and a car

Poor maintenance of our road network is costing Brits around £1 million a month in repair bills. What more can be done?

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Homebuyers set for £1 billion stamp duty savings

Estate agents' signs

Homeowners could see an average saving of £1,600 thanks to recent changes to stamp duty. But there are other costs involved that still need to be considered.

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Help To Buy ISA offers £3,000 boost to first-time buyers

Couple unpacking boxes in new home

A new government-backed savings programme for struggling first-time buyers appears to be particularly generous. So why has it been subject to criticism?

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Are untaxed drivers getting away with it now paper discs have gone?

Car tax disc close up

Officials say there has been no spike in drivers trying to evade tax since the disc was phased out. But new rules on car sales are catching some buyers out.

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Chris Torney

Chris Torney

Chris is the former personal finance editor at the Daily Express. He's been a journalist for more than 10 years and contributes to a wide range of finance and business titles.Read more from Chris



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