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Your guide to 2013’s most desirable motors

Citroen C4 Picasso

Whether it’s a hybrid, a 4x4, or a sports car you’re after, there’s more choice than ever in dealerships. Tim Barnes-Clay rounds up 2013’s best motors.

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Cash from parking charges hits new high

  •  23 Dec, 2013
Parking ticket

England's local authorities pocketed a record amount of cash through parking charges and penalty notices for the 2012-13 year.

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Wind and rain to disrupt travel plans

  •  23 Dec, 2013
Driving in a flood

Gale-force wind and torrential rain are likely to disrupt many people's travel plans in the lead-up to Christmas.

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Ministers delay road safety paper

  •  20 Dec, 2013
Young male driver in car

Ministers have once again postponed the publication of a Green Paper on young driver safety.

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47% of Brits would shop a drink driver

Alcoholic drinks on a bar counter

Some 47 per cent of Brits would report a drink driver to police and a quarter would shop a close relative or partner planning to drink and drive, finds a new study.

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Petrol prices on the rise again

  •  20 Dec, 2013
Fuel station at night

The autumn dip in petrol prices failed to stimulate sales and the cost of filling up is rising again, according to the AA.

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Vanta Claus

Vanta Claus infographic teaser

With the world population now at an estimated 7.1 billion, could a modern-day van do a better job than Santa's sleigh and reindeer?


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Curfew for young drivers put on hold

Car headlights at night

Government proposals to cut road accidents by imposing a night-time ban on young drivers have been delayed once again.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz A-Class exterior

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has thrown off its conservative image with a dramatic makeover - and the results are stunning, says car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Asda starts festive petrol price war

  •  18 Dec, 2013
Filling up on fuel

Motorists are being offered an early Christmas present after supermarket giant Asda sparked a price war.

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