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Friday 09 January 2009
A rare Bugatti car which was found in a garage after the death of its owner went on show to the media today before it is sold at auction.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
MOT examiners are charged with carrying out the duties of a diagnostic technician as well as ensuring that all cars brought to them comply with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) road safety and environmental standards.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
The job of a paint and bodywork technician is to repair minor bumps, scrapes and scratches on vehicles that have been damaged and repaint the affected areas to leave them looking as good as new. They may also provide customised paint jobs for clients involving a repaint of the entire car.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
A parts adviser is someone who sources spare parts, either for a specific car company such as Honda or Ford, or a range of models for a private garage. Their job is to identify the specific make and model of a vehicle, find a company that has the required part in stock and then sell it on to the customer.
Monday 22 September 2008
A man believed to have killed his two young daughters before committing suicide was caring for them for the first time since he split from their mother, his friend said today.
Wednesday 17 September 2008
In the mews
Queensberry Mews West, South Kensington, London SW7
Agent: Farleys, Tel: 020-7589 1234
They say: Fabulous period corner mews house on two floors in this pretty cobbled street in the heart of Kensington. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a balcony and a garage.
We say: Fabulously high price, too – but it does have three bedrooms and there's still money in this part of London, so there aren't as many bargains. If location's your thing, then you can't beat this one.
Thursday 31 July 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Two suspected burglars died when their getaway car crashed into railings today.
Monday 07 July 2008
"These guys", informs New York Dolls singer David Johansen, with a sweep of the hand towards his band, "were drinking in a bar at Dublin Airport this morning. At 9am." His chuckle deepens as guitarist Sylvain Sylvain stammers something about Irish coffee in futile mitigation. "You're a disgrace," rejoins Johansen. Good. Disgrace is what we're here for, after all.
Sunday 06 July 2008
I made sure I came to this house with almost nothing: a bag of clothes, an airbed and a few modernist pieces I had bought in America. The beauty of a place like this is you only need 10 bits of furniture to fill it.
Monday 23 June 2008
Scottish society has benefited enormously from the vigour and work ethic of a significant number of Polish officers and other ranks, members of the Polish 1st Armoured Division, who were stationed in Fife and the Lothians between 1940 and 1942 and who, after gallantly fighting Nazi Germany in North Africa, Italy and north-west Europe, opted to settle in Scotland rather than return to Stalin-occupied Poland. One such was Joe Carmichael.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
The deal aimed at ending the bitter fuel tanker drivers' dispute is worth around 14 per cent over two years, it emerged today.
Sunday 18 May 2008
Thieves are increasingly looking to steal catalytic converters from cars, according to yesinsurance.co.uk.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Britain's motorists faced rationing at petrol stations yesterday, as major suppliers tried to stop them hoarding fuel. Concern over supplies as the Grangemouth refinery in Scotland closed down led to fuel queues on forecourts across Scotland, the north of England and parts of Wales.
Sunday 06 April 2008
A solitary bespectacled American in a friend's garage, armed with his "hillbilly apparatus" – a banjo, a fiddle, a Forties Gibson, a Thirties Martin, a bouzouki, a mandolin and a bunch of pulpy songs licked together from the tropes of the American folk tradition, all of them solo performances with a single instrument.
It's lovely, if soft as a house cat. Typical sentiment: "This World Was Made for Everyone". Alternative typical sentiment: "Get Out There and Dance". Kelly Joe Phelps fans will appreciate the vibe but feel that it lacks serious poetry. Me, I think it's as sweet as American pie.
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