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UK fuel prices reach 15-month high

Petrol and diesel prices across the UK are at the highest level since July 2015, according to the RAC. The motoring group said on Thursday that October saw the biggest petrol price rise … Continue reading “UK fuel prices reach 15-month high”


Union welcomes Nissan commitment to Sunderland plant

Unite, Britain’s largest trade union, has welcomed Nissan’s decision to build two new cars at its Sunderland plant. The car maker announced on Thursday that it will produce the next Qashqai and will … Continue reading “Union welcomes Nissan commitment to Sunderland plant”


London’s new Mayor announces new Hopper bus fare

The newly elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan declared on Tuesday that he intends to make bus journeys cheaper and more convenient for Londoners with the introduction of a one hour ‘Hopper’ fare this September. … Continue reading “London’s new Mayor announces new Hopper bus fare”


Smart motorway goes live on M1 section

Highways England and the Department for Transport announced on Tuesday that section of the M1 spanning the East Midlands and South Yorkshire has been upgraded to a smart motorway in the final phase of GBP205m improvement … Continue reading “Smart motorway goes live on M1 section”


Formula 1 technology to make cars go greener

Part of a GBP38m government fund for a project to develop ideas for cutting vehicle emissions and improving fuel efficiency will be used to design greener cars using Formula 1 technology, the UK … Continue reading “Formula 1 technology to make cars go greener”


Aston Martin’s new luxury DBX crossover vehicle to be made in Wales

British car maker Aston Martin has confirmed that it plans to manufacture its new luxury DBX crossover vehicle in Wales, the UK Government revealed on Wednesday. St Athan in Glamorgan has been selected … Continue reading “Aston Martin’s new luxury DBX crossover vehicle to be made in Wales”


UK Roads Minister opens £110 million bypass in South Devon

An economic boost is anticipated for the South Devon area of the UK with the opening of a GBP110m bypass, the government’s Department for Transport announced on Monday. UK Roads Minister Andrew Jones … Continue reading “UK Roads Minister opens £110 million bypass in South Devon”


SMMT reports best ever performance for UK new car registrations in 2015

Demand for new car registrations in 2015 exceeded expectations and increased by 6.3%, with 2.63 million vehicles registered, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) … Continue reading “SMMT reports best ever performance for UK new car registrations in 2015”


British supermarkets slash fuel prices to under £1 per litre

Supermarket chains Morrisons Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys have all cut diesel and petrol prices to below GBP1 a litre , the lowest fuel prices in the UK since 2009. The latest drop in … Continue reading “British supermarkets slash fuel prices to under £1 per litre”


Volkswagen hit by new car rigging issue affecting CO2 emission levels in 800,000 vehicles

Vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has found inconsistencies in carbon dioxide emission levels which could affect around 800,000 cars, including petrol models, it was reported on Wednesday. VW has already seen a drop in its … Continue reading “Volkswagen hit by new car rigging issue affecting CO2 emission levels in 800,000 vehicles”


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