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Car review: Honda Insight

Honda Insight exterior

Honda's new hybrid car might be more environmentally friendly than many regular motors, but is it any good? Motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay finds out.

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Blog: Motoring offences and when not to engage a lawyer

Law book, gavel and lifesaving ring

Motoring lawyer Jeanette Miller admits that her services are unlikely to be required by drivers who face nothing more than financial penalties.

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£12bn needed to repair roads

Car driving past a pothole

Drivers are set for more misery because councils in England and Wales are facing a huge shortfall in investment in road maintenance and repairs.

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FCA to probe 30m insurance policies

  •  28 Mar, 2014
Insurance man sitting at desk

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a probe into millions of insurance policies - some up to 40 years old - over fears that customers with older contracts are "forgotten" by the industry.

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Fewer commuters but journeys longer

  •  28 Mar, 2014
A back-end shunt

People are travelling further to get to work but the number of commuters is falling as more staff work from home, according to official figures.

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Blog: Do you enjoy driving?

Frustrated driver at the wheel

New research shows that only a minority of motorists relish their time behind the wheel these days. Where has the thrill of driving gone?

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Car adverts can earn drivers £2,000 a year

Car with adverts on

If you're willing to have adverts stuck to the side of your car, you could earn some much-needed extra income - up to £2,000 a year in some cases.

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Will £200m pothole fund improve our roads?

A pothole and a car

Campaigners say a £200m fund for pothole repairs announced by the Chancellor in his 2014 Budget is not enough. We look at the state of the nation's roads.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI

Mercedes Benz SLK 250 CDI exterior

The Mercedes Benz SLK 250 CDI is good-looking, comfortable and economical. In fact it's hard to find anything to criticise, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Call for car anti-crash technology

  •  25 Mar, 2014
A back-end shunt

Motorists should be offered government cash incentives to buy cars with anti-crash technology, insurance sector researchers are recommending.

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