Councils across England have been accused of implementing “an unacceptable mass ticketing culture” after the release of figures showing that car parking charges have generated £600m of surplus profit in the past year.
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Tuesday 29 June 2010
As many as 22% of motorists fail to wear seatbelts all the time, a survey today shows.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
I got an eyebrow-raising press release today from Ilovemybike.com, also known as the Environmental Transport Association (ETA), which sells bike insurance, among other things (like car insurance).
Friday 04 June 2010
Many parents are inadvertently committing insurance fraud by putting their children on their own motor policies, it was warned today.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
A couple alerted police at one of Britain's busiest ports after accidentally leaving their elderly mother behind in a car park at Dover while taking a ferry trip to France.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
An unheard treasure trove of vintage recordings by comedy greats Morecambe and Wise is to be aired for the first time by Radio 4, it was announced today.
Sunday 29 November 2009
Anyone paying for a "protected" no-claims bonus for their car insurance could be wasting their money. According to the comparison site Confused.com there are "staggering inconsistencies" in the charges insurers impose on drivers to protect their NCB.
Saturday 28 November 2009
It's a busy time of year and lots of people are driving even more than normal as they do their Christmas shopping. But what do you do if your car breaks down?
Thursday 08 October 2009
If you're concerned about rising car insurance costs, here are six ways you can help reduce the price of your premiums without cutting back on cover.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Police investigating the brutal murder of a man found dead in a car park seven months ago arrested four men today.
Sunday 20 September 2009
A father of two was shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on Friday night. Police are treating the incident as a gang-related attack.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Rail companies were today accused of increasing station car parking charges by up to 50 per cent to offset January's small cut in rail fares.
Saturday 29 August 2009
September is always a busy month for car insurance renewals, as the new car registration plates hit the forecourts. Yet millions of drivers will pay more than they need to for insurance because they stick with the same provider. According to moneysupermarket.com, this costs people an average of £9.4bn a year in unnecessary premiums.
Sunday 12 April 2009
Swiftcover, the online car insurance group that brought us the curious sight of rocker Iggy Pop advertising insurance, is to branch out into home insurance in the next year.
Saturday 21 March 2009
Wheel-clamping companies and car parks will face new limits on the penalties they can charge under government plans to drive rogue operators out of business.
Saturday 17 January 2009
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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