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30ft sinkhole swallows family car

  •  04 Feb, 2014
Sinkhole in front of house

A family have described their shock at realising a 30ft-deep sinkhole had opened up in the driveway and swallowed their car - but also their relief that nobody was hurt.

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New speed cameras for UK motorways

  •  03 Feb, 2014
Motorway traffic

Some critics have slammed plans to install grey 'stealth cameras' on sections of major motorways to target motorists travelling over 70mph.

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Wind and rain threaten more floods

  •  03 Feb, 2014
A flood warning sign

A fresh flood alert has been issued for the entire south of England as wind and rain threaten to bring more chaos to waterlogged communities.

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Jewellery stolen in £100k burglary

  •  31 Jan, 2014
Burglar opening patio doors

A "devastated" home-owner has lost cash and jewellery worth £100,000 in a burglary on her city centre terrace house.

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Blog: Should we ban smoking in cars with children?

Hand of a person smoking while driving

Labour wants to make it illegal for drivers to light up in the presence of children. You may agree this is a bad habit: but is legislation really necessary?

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Blog: Should cyclists be allowed to ride on pavements?

A cyclist, motorist and pedestrian

Cyclists who ride on pavements face a potential £50 fine. But are our roads so dangerous that cyclists should be allowed to mix with pedestrians, asks motoring journalist and cyclist Maria McCarthy.

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Child car smoking ban moves closer

  •  30 Jan, 2014
Smoking in a car

A ban on smoking in cars with children present has moved a step closer after peers inflicted a defeat on the government in the House of Lords.

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Peers hail flood insurance deal

  •  28 Jan, 2014
Flooded street

Recent extreme weather has shown the importance of a new deal between the government and flood insurers, an environment minister has said.

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E-cigarette ban for under-18s

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Woman smoking an e-cigarette

It will be illegal for under-18s to buy electronic cigarettes under new legislation proposed by the government.

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Monthly payments costing drivers

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Two cars and coins representing car insurance

Motorists in the UK are feeling the cost of opting to pay their car insurance on a monthly basis.

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