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The Estate Car Is Alive And Kicking - Ford's Latest Mondeo On Test
Many moons ago I learnt to drive in an old Ford Cortina 2000E Estate. The range-topping wagon served me well for many years until some light-fingered tealeaf decided he had a greater need for it than…
Andy Harris
Let's Get Driving On The School Curriculum - Sign The Petition!
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

Major motoring organisations and experts are backing a petition urging the Government to include driving on the school curriculum.

The petition has been launched in a bid to help cut the high…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 10:31am

New Q7 - A Quantum Leap For Audi's SUV Flagship


The order books are now open for Audi's all-new second generation Q7 and the first deliveries to lucky customers will commence next month.

The current model has become a familiar sight on UK roads…

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Thu 23rd Jul, 2015 | 9:09am

The New BMW 320d ED Sport Saloon And Touring Models


BMW is now offering a sportier look and design to the popular EfficientDynamic models of the 3 Series. Based on the recently introduced ED Plus model, the ED Sport adds the sporting design…

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Fri 17th Jul, 2015 | 10:28am

New Mazda CX-3 Joins The Mini SUV Battle


There can be no doubt that Mazda is undergoing a resurgence in the UK.

All 137 dealerships are undergoing a major revamp, in readiness for the raft of new model arriving on these shores.

Latest…

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Tue 7th Jul, 2015 | 9:27am

Audi's A3 Cabriolet Gears Up For Summer


With impeccable timing, I had the chance to sample Audi's latest A3 Cabriolet before this period of lovely warm weather arrived. No matter, for in a modern soft top, al fresco motoring can be…

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Tue 30th Jun, 2015 | 4:18pm

Mitsubishi Dealer Opens New Halifax Showroom

Karl Humphrys, director of Dews Mitsubishi
Karl Humphrys, director of Dews Mitsubishi
A family-run motor group has opened a new Mitsubishi showroom in Halifax to meet the increased interest in the brand.

Dews Motor Group, which opened its first Mitsubishi dealership in 2011, has…

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Mon 29th Jun, 2015 | 4:25pm

MINI John Cooper Works - Now With Added Fire In Its Belly!


Fast MINIs have always had a loyal following and since the original model's inception in the 1960s, the Cooper name has stood for quick. However, for the handful of aficionados looking for that…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Subaru Update Their Country Estate - New Outback Is Here


There is no getting away from the fact that Subaru have had a tough few years.

Having built up a loyal army of supporters over many years, attracted to the brand by the 4x4 capabilities and…

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Wed 17th Jun, 2015 | 5:19pm

New Volvo XC90 Set To Shake-Up Premium SUV Sector

The all-new XC90 is unmistakably a Volvo
The all-new XC90 is unmistakably a Volvo
Back in 2002 Volvo entered a new market with the arrival of the XC90. Famous for their cavernous and oh-so-practical estate cars, they responded to the growing demand for the life-style orientated…

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Tue 9th Jun, 2015 | 11:04am

Isuzu's Classy Pick-Up - Living Life To D-Max!


Isuzu are one of the sponsors for the Rugby Super League and they kindly invited me to attend the 'Magic Weekend' at St. James' Park in Newcastle. Three top matches were scheduled, the highlight…

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Mon 1st Jun, 2015 | 10:42am

Chris Froome Celebrates Second Tour De France Victory With A Little Help From Jaguar


Jaguar designed a special livery for its Team Sky F-PACE prototype to celebrate Team Sky's third Tour de France victory in four years in Paris yesterday.

The prototype version of the Jaguar…

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Mon 27th Jul, 2015 | 5:59pm

And All That Jazz - Honda's New Small Car


Honda UK has announced that the all-new Honda Jazz subcompact hatchback will be priced from £13,495 on-the-road for the entry-level S model, rising to £17,425 for the flagship EX Navi…

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Wed 22nd Jul, 2015 | 3:12pm

Nissan Leaf's Sparky Performance In UK Sales Chart


Nissan Motor (GB) is celebrating a significant milestone as figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders (SMMT) confirm that more than 10,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold in the UK…

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Tue 14th Jul, 2015 | 9:30pm

Skoda's Latest Fabia Under The Spotlight

The Skoda Fabia is instantly recognisable
The Skoda Fabia is instantly recognisable
Last year Skoda chose the south coast resort of Brighton for the UK launch of the new third generation Fabia.

So does the Fabia boldly go where no Skoda has gone before?

Clearly Brighton had…

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Thu 2nd Jul, 2015 | 4:59pm

Harrogate MG 2015 Show Fast Approaching


Sunday 9th August will see MGs from across the UK flock to Pateley Bridge near Harrogate for the 29th annual MG show, incorporating the MG Owners Club Northern National event.

Amongst the…

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Tue 30th Jun, 2015 | 9:30am

Porsche Racing Star Dan Cammish Takes Double Home Win At Croft

Dan Cammish wins at Croft
Dan Cammish wins at Croft
Race One

Current Championship points leader Dan Cammish took his fifth win of the season thanks to a commanding drive in Round 7 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Croft. The 26-year-old, who…

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Mon 29th Jun, 2015 | 2:46pm

New Dales 4x4 Off-Road Experience At The Coniston Hotel


A brand new adventure tourism business has arrived in the Yorkshire Dales with the launch this week of The Coniston 4x4 Driving Experience.

The Coniston Hotel sits on the 1,400 acre Coniston…

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Mon 22nd Jun, 2015 | 10:54am

Porsche Claims 17th Victory In Le Man 24-Hours

Race start
Race start
Mission accomplished - Porsche has achieved its 17th overall Le Mans victory at the 83rd running of the famous 24-Hour race in a perfect way with a one-two finish. Drivers Earl Bamber (NZ), Nico…

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Mon 15th Jun, 2015 | 4:17pm

Porsche Carrera Cup Heads North To Oulton Park

Meadows being harried by Cammish
Meadows being harried by Cammish
The impressive sight of 28 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars graced the challenging 2.2-mile Oulton Park Island Circuit this weekend as it played host to the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2015 Porsche…

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Mon 8th Jun, 2015 | 4:29pm

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