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Nissan announce it will cut hundreds of jobs Sunderland plant

NISSAN has announced it will cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland car plant. The Japanese firm said the layoffs relate to a lack of demand for its diesel cars and a switch in production to newer models. Leaf, Juke and Qashqai models are built at the nor

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Shocking stats reveal Brits think it’s ‘acceptable’ to speed by up to 9mph over the limit – and it’s worst in 20mph zones

SHOCKING stats have revealed British drivers think it’s totally fine to drive above the speed limit. According to a recent study, half of all motorists think it’s “acceptable” to speed, meaning nearly 20 million drivers are breakin

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The best cars for dogs – seven motors YOU should buy from budget Dacias to cool Citroens

DOGS are as much of the part of family as kids. So when you get a new pet you might need to upgrade your car to make sure they’re comfy. Picking the right car is probably harder for a pet than children as dogs come in all shapes and sizes. There are

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The hidden meaning of car logos – from Audi’s four rings to the Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy

IT might just look like a fancy ornament, but the badge on your car actually has a hidden meaning. Some of the most iconic brands in the motoring industry certainly didn’t stumble on their symbols by chance. From shaking hands to a horse meant to br

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Why driving with your air conditioning ON could save you money on fuel – and other motoring myths studied

KEEPING yourself cool in the car in hot weather is vital – but should you use the air con or wind down the windows? The common consensus is you’ll use less fuel if you switch the air con off and rely on the breeze. But experts have actually re

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Why turning your heater ON can actually make your car COOLER – and other motoring myths revealed

KEEPING your car cool in the hot weather is vital to stopping the engine overheating and breaking down. It’s even worse if you’re stuck in traffic this weekend as your motor can start to bake in the sun and might conk out. But there could be o

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Should you reverse or carry on driving in the wrong direction down a one way street? Here’s how to avoid a fine

EVER wondered what to do if you accidentally drive the wrong way down a one-way street? After shouting at your sat nav, it’s a toss up between carrying on against the flow of traffic, or reversing back out of the road. But according to a Sun Online

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Genius car cleaning hacks from toothpaste to hair conditioner… and even VODKA

THESE clever car hacks will save you a fortune on specialist car maintenance cleaning products. And you don’t need an endless stream of instructions and hours of careful planning to get your motor looking its best. According to experts at The Car Pe

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Supercars, nightlife, parties, luxury hotels and amazing driving locations… that’ll be The Cannon Run

WELCOME to The Cannon Run — a road trip that’s one of the fastest growing social events in the UK and Europe. These exciting adventures are a mixture of exotic supercars, modified cars and the weird and wild cars. Plus on top of that there’s nightli

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A 1950s BMW 507 Roadster owned by Prince William’s godfather to sell for a world record £2.2MILLION

A VINTAGE BMW that once belonged to Prince William’s godfather has emerged for sale for a world record £2.2million. The 507 Roadster was first owned from new by Prince Constantine of Greece in 1959 and was one of the most stylish cars of the era. W

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Brits wait 10 WEEKS to fix basic car faults – and could be fined £2,500 from next month

BRITS are waiting 10 WEEKS before getting car faults fixed – and from next month it could land them with a £2,500 fine. Drivers are choosing to ignore problems but the delays are actually costing them money when it comes to repairs, too. New MOT ch

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The cheapest and most expensive places to buy a van – and why it could pay to travel to Scotland

THE cheapest places to buy a van have been revealed – and its good news for drivers in Scotland. A recent study has uncovered the best locations to buy a used van, with dealers in the north offering the best prices below the national average. Conduc

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New Jaguar XE 300 Sport launched: The £45,000 295bhp saloon and Elise Christie go head-to-head with Olympic gold medal speed skater

JAGUAR has launched a new sporty version of its XE saloon – and pitted it against the world’s fastest ice skater to show off its skills. The XE 300 Sport took on Olympic champion speed skater Shaolin Sándor Liu around a 3km outdoor ice track

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Mercedes A-Class review: The posh hatchback that can crack jokes and uses augmented reality to show you where to go

NOW here’s a first: A car that cracks jokes. Take these pearlers from Merc’s new voice assistant in the A-Class. “Hey, Mercedes. Tell me a joke.” “I can’t. My engineers are German.” “Hey, Mercedes. You’re rubbish.” “Hey, be nice, rem

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How soaring temperatures could be damaging your car – and the checks you MUST make

AS BRITAIN gets its first taste of summer, millions of motorists could be risking breakdowns by failing to complete basic checks. Extreme temperatures won’t just give you sunburn and melt roads, but they also risk causing severe damage to your car.

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The hidden costs of owning an electric car – so is it really cheaper than a petrol or diesel?

DRIVING an electric car might seem like a cheaper option, but drivers are being hit with hidden costs as the motors become more popular. The number of electric vehicles on British roads has risen by 33 per cent in the last year, but that’s been matc

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VW Up! joins the GTI family so we took all three out for a track test

FAMILY portraits are naff. You sit there looking awkward with a side-parting you didn’t want and wearing matching clothes you don’t like. You do it for your mum. But here’s a family photo you’d be proud to hang on your wall. All three Volkswagen G

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Volkswagen to re-design its iconic logo to ditch diesel scandal – and create a new ‘colourful’ image

THE iconic Volkswagen badge will be re-designed to help ditch the diesel scandal once and for all, according to reports. The VW logo will be given a fresh look for the first time since 2012. The move comes after a turbulent few years for the German giant

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Social media car insurance ‘ghost broking’ scam warning that could mean you’re driving illegally

DRIVERS are being warned about “too good to be true” car insurance scams on Facebook and Instagram. Thousands of Brits are have been victims of “ghost broking” leaving them illegally driving around without cover. And a fresh alert

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Top excuses used by Brits to escape car hire damage charges – including wild animals and car park trolleys

THE top excuses drivers use to get out of paying damage charges on their hire car have been revealed. From colliding with wild animals to blaming a shopping trolley, motorists will try almost anything to dodge extra fees from their hire company. New resea

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Check out this 1960s Jaguar that’s been turned into a Mad Max-style pickup truck – and could be yours for just £2,000

A UNIQUE Jaguar that was converted into a pick-up truck more than 30 years ago is up for sale – and could go for as little as £2,000. The 1961 wagon began its life as a standard Mark 2 Jaguar saloon but was transformed in the 1970s to look like som

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The most unreliable cars in the UK REVEALED – and the car that makes owners happiest

THE motors most likely to let you down have been revealed – and it’s not good news for BMW. Three of the bottom five breakdown candidates were from the German manufacturer, according to a new owner study. Thousands of drivers with cars less th

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Is your car making you ill? Mouldy air con systems risking health problems as UK heats up

YOUR car’s air con could be making you sick as the British weather starts to heat up. Drivers could be exposed to a number of bacteria if their air conditioning systems aren’t cleaned properly, which can cause nasty allergic reactions. Warmer

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The secret codes on YOUR driving licence that could land you with a £1,000 fine and six penalty points

EVER turned your driving licence over and wondered what the seemingly random collection of numbers mean? If not, you should and FAST because the secret codes could land you with a fine and penalty points if you’re not careful. Listed under section 1

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How you could earn up to £5,000 a year from your empty driveway – and help save the planet

HOMEOWNERS could rake in up to £5,000 a year from renting our their driveway and letting owners charge up electric cars. Installing a plug-in point on your drive could help boost profits as EV owners hunt for spots to park and charge. The cost of a plug

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Tesla temporarily stops Model 3 production line – a week after Elon Musk blamed delays on too many ROBOTS

TESLA has stopped production on its Model 3 – again. Building of the £30,000 electric saloon as been plagued by problems with Tesla repeatedly missing targets. And the latest shut down comes just days after Elon Musk said the factory had too many r

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Ford patents wacky self-driving car – with a MEETING ROOM for eight people and a panoramic domed roof

FORD has filed a patent for a crazy new car fitted with an eight-seater meeting room. The car giant has revealed sketches of the wacky self-driving motor that features a huge circular cabin. The “vehicle with round passenger compartment” ditch

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Volvo XC90 could be the safest car EVER as it’s revealed there have been no UK deaths since 2004

THE Volvo XC90 has been hailed as one of Britain’s safest ever cars. The big SUV has never recorded any fatalities on UK roads since records began, according to latest figures. Analysis by Thatcham Research of police accident stats and insurance cla

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Brits could have to get a NEW licence and take another driving test to own driverless cars

DRIVERS could be made to take another driving test to own driverless cars, a report claims. Brits might require a new driving licence to prove they can handle autonomous tech which is due to hit UK roads in by 2021. The warning has been sparked over safet

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What is the average fine for drink driving, what’s the maximum and how are they calculated in the UK?

DRINK-DRIVING remains a menace on Britain’s roads with thousands continuing to get boozy behind the wheel. The danger of a fatal accident should be deterrent enough but the courts can also hand down a driving ban, fine and even a jail term – h

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Vauxhall terminates contracts with ALL its 326 dealerships affecting 3,700 British jobs – with one in three to close

CAR giant Vauxhall is to close one in three of its dealerships across Britain putting 3,700 jobs at risk. The company will scale back its operation amid falling sales and changes to the way motorists buy cars. The French-owned company will cancel contract

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Be James Bond for a day with 007 Elements mountain retreat – and uncover the iconic cars from Spectre

JAMES Bond fans now have the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look into the life of the world’s favourite secret agent. 007 geeks can hang out at the mountain-top location used in Spectre and get a glimpse at the iconic Jaguar Land Rover cars from

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Car nut finds missing parts of his Renault 5 Turbo on sale on Facebook 19 YEARS after they were stolen

A PETROLHEAD has claimed parts from his classic Renault have appeared for sale on Facebook – 19 years after they went missing. Phil Abodium said he spent months upgrading his beloved Renault 5 Turbo before it was stripped of its parts. The dad-of-on

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