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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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Driver with 29 points spared ban

  •  24 Jan, 2014
A yellow speed camera as seen in the UK

A motorist who has 29 points on his licence has avoided a driving ban - because he works as a takeaway delivery driver.

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Motorists in Sheppey pile-up avoid prosecution

Sheppey Kent pile-up

Motorists suspected of causing a 150-car pile-up in Kent last year are to be offered "alertness training" rather than a court appearance. Is this a fair decision?

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Opposition to new motorway pub

  •  21 Jan, 2014
Alcoholic drink and car keys

A new pub being opened off the M40 by JD Wetherspoon has been given the go-ahead in spite of public opposition, road safety campaigners claim.

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Fog pile-up drivers can avoid court

  •  20 Jan, 2014
Car collision on main road

Motorists who drove "like idiots" on a fogbound bridge, contributing to a massive pile-up, have a chance to avoid court by going back to the classroom.

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More cash okayed for flood recovery

  •  20 Jan, 2014
A flooded street

Councils working to help communities recover from the recent storms and flooding will be given an extra £6.7 million, it's been announced.

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Blog: Will M1 60mph speed limit save planet or cause congestion?

Motorway traffic

A proposal to cut the speed limit on the M1 to 60mph to reduce carbon emissions might help the environment – but will it cause motorists’ gridlock misery?

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Squirrel trashed magistrate's house

  •  16 Jan, 2014
Squirrel in forest

A magistrate was left with a £7,000 repair bill after a rogue squirrel trashed her living room.

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Dumb ways to invalidate your car insurance

A flood warning sign

Ignoring "road closed" signs and driving into deep flood water is the latest example of foolhardy motorists putting their cover at risk. We look at the silliest reasons for claims to be turned down.

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