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Car review: Lexus IS 300h F SPORT

Lexus IS 300h F SPORT exterior

After a cheap-on-tax company car? The Lexus IS 300h saloon with its efficient hybrid engine is an excellent choice, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes Clay.

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Jury still out on park-and-ride schemes

Bus in Salford

For 40 years, councils have tried to address city-centre congestion with park-and-ride services. But for many motorists, these schemes have never taken off. Do you think these schemes work?

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Is the future of motoring electric?

Green electric car at charging station

Electric cars were once viewed as quirky and alternative vehicles chosen for ideological reasons. But is this set to change?

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Flood victims unhappy with response

  •  20 Mar, 2014
Flooded property

Most victims of the recent UK floods are not happy with the government's response, according to a new survey.

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£140m added to road repair kitty

  •  10 Mar, 2014
Road closed and flood sign

The worst-hit regions in the recent floods are to benefit from a share of £140 million of extra government aid to help repair roads damaged in England's wettest-ever winter.

 

 

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Warning over sales of flood-damaged homes

Flooded street

If you need to move out of a flood-damaged property, a quick-sale company may be able to help. But be warned: the cost could be higher than you expect. 

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All homes 'can't be protected from floods'

  •  25 Feb, 2014
A badly flooded UK street

The Environment Agency (EA) cannot protect all people and all properties but will do all it can, says its executive director of flood and coastal risk management.

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Floods set to cause home insurance price rise

A badly flooded UK street

Insurers are still weighing up the impact of this winter's awful weather. But a surge in flood-related claims is likely to raise everyone's premiums. 

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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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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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