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ULEZ: TfL data shows that most people driving in Outer London will not have to pay £12.50 charge

According to new data 90 per cent of cars driving in Outer London meet ULEZ standards


Glamorous racegoers arrive for Student's Day at Cork

Racing fans pulled out all the stops in a variety of vibrant dresses, adventurous frocks and colourful outfits as they attended Student's Race Day at Cork racecourse.


American Bully that savaged police horse is 'friendly' and was 'intimidated', owner claims

American Bully Coco viciously attacked PH Urbane, leaving the horse with gaping wounds and forcing it to take a break from duty.


Slovakia delivers first four Soviet-era MiG-29 jets to Ukraine

The ministry said the remaining MiG-29s will be handed over to the Ukrainian side in the coming weeks.


Older drivers face 'difficult' choice - Phillip Schofield opens up on father's licence

Phillip Schofield has gone into detail about how his father relinquished his driving licence, following calls for elderly drivers to be retested more often.


Antiques Road Trip expert quizzed on whether tea set is really theirs after HUGE profit

Antiques Road Trip expert Natasha Raskin Sharp was left gobsmacked when one item she'd purchased sold for nearly 10 times what she paid for it


The temporary traffic lights that have been in place for FIVE YEARS: Fed-up residents say road control measure has become 'local joke' that has cost taxpayers £125,000 so far

Instead of repairing the South Wales country road Monmouthshire council chiefs rented the temporary lights in March 2018 - and they are still in place now.


£10m Wolseley Mk II gears up for London Bridge opening

£10m Wolseley Mk II gears up for London Bridge opening - The original restaurant has played host to countless A-listers including David and Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson and Sienna Miller


Hyundai and Kia recall vehicles due to fire risk

The affiliated Korean carmakers are recalling the vehicles and warning people to park them away from buildings until repairs are made.


Mercedes explain why team orders were not used on George Russell in Jeddah

Mercedes saw no clear benefit to using team orders against George Russell during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.


Porsche billionaire, 79, files for divorce from his wife, 74, 'due to her dementia'

Wolfgang Porsche is the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, who founded the company in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1931. Wolfgang, 79, has been with his wife since 2007 and married in 2019.


Peel Ports plans £10m green automotive hub on Merseyside

Launching in September, the new maritime logistics hub is planned to service a twice-weekly shipping route from Vigo Port in Spain to Eastham


Autocar's A-Z of excellent used cars

With our complete guide, you'll never be short of inspiration for your next second-hand buy


Electric cars with minor battery damage are being WRITTEN OFF because there is no way of repairing them, report claims

A Reuters report warns of damaged battery packs 'piling up in scrapyards in some countries' and the batteries in Tesla Model Ys have 'zero reparability' because they are a structural part of the car.


The cars that are our guilty pleasures

We'd rather not tell anyone about this lot... but we can't resist


Formula One exhibition shows Grosjean's burned-out wreckage

Formula One exhibition shows Grosjean's burned-out wreckage


Packing up? Johnson loads car following committee hearing

Packing up? Johnson loads car following committee hearing


McLaren chief Zak Brown hails 'strategic changes' as executive director James Key leaves post

Key joined McLaren as executive director from Toro Rosso in 2019, but his departure comes after just two races of an underwhelming start to the new season. Key's role will now comprise three specialised technical directors, with David Sanchez joining McLaren from Ferrari. However, Sanchez will not start his new job until...


No shame in copying Red Bull F1 car concept says Mercedes

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team will have no shame in copying Red Bull’s Formula 1 concept if it ends up delivering it a faster car.


2035 petrol and diesel car ban may be delayed with 'e-fuel' loophole

A number of businesses are calling on the European Union to ignore calls from member states to abandon the 2035 deadline to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.


Meet the smallest lorry driver in the world - a 4ft 9in woman who drives a 14ft high tipper truck

Meet the smallest lorry driver in the world - a 4ft 9in woman who loves being “high up” in her massive truck. Hayley Hume, 40, was terrified of lorries after colliding with one while driving in 2008 and would get clammy hands when she passed one. Her cousin, Kyle, 27, a lorry driver, took her out in his massive vehicle to help her face her fear. She loved it so much she ditched her job as a dog trainer and became a pro truck driver. The mum- of-one now drives a 14ft high, 16.5m long, 44 tonne, 16 wheeled tipper truck along Britain's motorways, delivering sand and gravel to building sites and quarries for 60 hours a week. Little Hayley, who is only 144cm tall, admits her male colleagues are often surprised to see her clambering in and out of the huge lorry - who ask her "where is your dad'. But she loves her job. Hayley from Bakewell, Derbyshire, said: “I love being high up. “It’s like being in my own little castle. “After the crash 15 years ago I wouldn’t go on the motorway for ages. “My hands would get all clammy when I passed lorries. “Kyle took me out in his lorry to help me face my fear and I ended up loving it. “I’m so small everyone is shocked to see a little woman climb out of a lorry. “I get a lot of stares but I just laugh it off. “If you’re a woman going into it, don’t let it bother you.” Speaking of her 2008 crash, she said: "I was on the motorway and a lorry starting indicating into my lane. “I know now he couldn’t see me. “I had to accelerate to get so he wouldn’t hit me but then had to slow down quickly because of road works. “He ended up going into the back of me. “I used to stay away from lorries or very quickly pass them if I had too.” Cousin Kyle took her out in 2016 and she loved it. She said: “I ended up loving it. “I love the freedom of it. “I do enjoy it.” She become a qualified HGV driver – passing her qualifications in 2016. Trucking runs in the family, and she follows in the footsteps of dad, Kenny, 79, and her grandad Donald, in his 90s. Hayley has always dealt with stares and comments about her small frame. She said: “I wear age nine to ten children’s clothes and age 13 kids boots. “I get a lot of stares especially when stopped in traffic. “People have asked – ‘where’s your dad?’ when I get out the truck. “I just laugh. "You've got to have a sense of humour to be a lorry driver." Hayley’s size or gender has never held her back as a truck driver, she said. She said: “Inside the lorry everything moves. “It’s all adjustable so there is no issues. “I’ve thought about teaching other women as a HGV instructor. “I want to teach the safety. “These lorries are big killing machines.” Hayley realised she was the shortest driver in the world after Googling the record and has now put her application forward for the Guinness World Record.


Best used sporty but economical cars from £2000

These budget picks show you can own a cheap, fun car without breaking the bank at the fuel pump


Big cat diary: a history of the Jaguar XJ

The Jaguar XJ might have an uncertain future, but it has a glorious past. We tell the story of a luxurious British legend.


Marvel's Spider-Man 2 toy reveals Spider-Cat could be back

The Bodega Cat suit could make a return in the sequel


Ford to lose $3bn making electric cars

Ford expects its electric car business to lose $3bn (£2.4bn) this year as it ratchets up spending on new models and the factories to build them. The automaker's electric vehicle (EV) business, known as Model e, reported a $900mn loss in 2021 which rose to $2.1bn in 2022 as it accelerated production of models such as the Mustang Mach-E. The unit has...


Ralf Schumacher expects ‘personnel consequences’ at Mercedes thanks to poor W14

Ralf Schumacher expects heads could roll at Mercedes after the tech department got the W14 "wrong".


Breitling's New Chronograph Takes Its Cues From an Iconic Sports Car

The Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird balances a bright red strap with a surprisingly restrained dial


McLaren sack technical director in a bid to save their season

McLaren have announced a big restructure of their technical department in a bid to arrest their alarming decline in performance, with technical director James Key leaving the Woking team with immediate effect. Key's role has been split into three separate technical director positions under team principal Andrea Stella. Frenchman David Sanchez rejoi...


Watch moment two cars are seen racing each other before crashing and killing Yorkshire man

Two drivers who were racing each other at speed moments before causing the fatal road traffic collision which killed another motorist have been jailed at Leeds Crown Court. Simon Hinchliffe, aged 53, from Kirkburton, was killed at the scene of the collision which happened on Huddersfield Road, Kirkburton, on 9 October 2020 when a Seat Ibiza being driven by Darren Rowe ran into the back of his Citroen van.


James Key departs McLaren after underwhelming start to new season

James Key departs McLaren after underwhelming start to new season - Key joined McLaren as executive director from Toro Rosso in 2019.


Warning to motorists as thieves strip family cars... and why owners of Britain's favourite motor need to be worried

Residents in a major region in the UK have been left fearful, as there has been a rise of thieves stripping family cars. Drivers are being urged to focus on where they leave their vehicles parked.


Watch This Racer Successfully Avoid A Surprise Ambulance At The Track

Two racers took swift evasive action after a miscommunication sent an ambulance onto a live track in Georgia.


The London borough that's riddled with more potholes than anywhere else in the UK

Quite a lot of potholes to pack into such a small place...


Mercedes make 'special delivery' to Aston Martin after Fernando Alonso stripped

Fernando Alonso was reinstated to third place in Saudi Arabia after F1 stewards overturned the decision to demote him a place.


Road closures and diversion scheme made permanent as traffic massively reduced in busy area

Locals have been told that essential access for residents, businesses, deliveries and servicing will still be available


Ferrari’s Saudi Arabian GP branded a ‘complete disaster’ raising questions about Leclerc’s future

Sixth and seventh at a race where they "promised so much" must have Charles Leclerc pondering his Ferrari future.


17 cracking twin-turbo classic cars


Motorcycling-Radical overhaul of MotoGP format and teams makes for unpredictable season

By Rohith Nair (Reuters) - The 2023 season signals a new dawn for MotoGP with a record 21 rounds but in reality the gruelling schedule will have 42 races as the championship undergoes a revolutionary overhaul with the introduction of Saturday sprints. Run at 50% of Sunday's race distance, sprints will not decide the final grid as in Formula One but will have valuable points up for grabs, sowing


26 eye-catching ’70s concept cars


EU's car engines ban sparks row as Germany-France divides bloc

The adoption by European Union member countries of new carbon dioxide emission standards for cars and vans has been postponed amid opposition from Germany.


BYD Atto 3 review: the latest Chinese electric car is credible enough to worry the establishment

Sometimes, it can be a bit frustrating if people won’t say your name correctly. Just ask Hyundai. No wonder, then, that BYD is at pains to point out that its name is pronounced “bee-why-dee”, not “bid”. That’s the first thing you need to know about this company. The second is that this is not some Johnny-come-lately startup hashing together an EV f...


LPGA pro-am participant makes albatross(!) with cameras rolling

The shot of one golfer's life turned into the highlight-reel of his life thanks to some fortunate timing. Look, you need a little luck to make an albatross, but to make one while cameras happen to be rolling? Well, that's a belated St. Patrick's Day miracle. Such was the case for one participant in the LPGA Drive On Chapionship Pro-Am on Wednesday....


Renault in talks with Nissan on EV charging in Europe -Renault executive

PARIS (Reuters) - French car maker Renault is in talks with Nissan about synergies in electric vehicle charging in 11 European countries, Renault's charging unit CEO told Reuters on Thursday. Talks have already moved forward in France on charging boxes that customers can have installed at home for their Nissan EV, which will be supplied by the Mobilize unit of its partner Renault. "We are in


Now that's a road trip! Motorists are baffled as council replaces wiggly lines and 'alien landing pad' road markings with wonky path that 'looks like something out of the Wizard of Oz'

North Somerset Council sparked anger earlier this year in the town of Clevedon when it painted wiggly lines on the historic Victorian seafront as part of redevelopment works.


How do you solve a problem like Evri? Missing parcels, broken gates and a fake house fire

The delivery company formerly known as Hermes is a masterclass in how not to do customer service


Man accused of mugging Lando Norris says he was shown watch in a pub

The 23 year-old McLaren driver was held in a headlock by an unknown male while the £144,000 Richard Mille timepiece - one of only five in the world - was ripped from his wrist by another man.


The London street where residents constantly do first aid because of all the car crashes

One resident said it's caused his insurance premium to go up to £1,000 a year


The greatest car collection you’ve never heard of

Take a virtual tour of the enormous car collection owned by Sheikh Faisal of Qatar


Every brand's cheapest electric car on a lease deal

Think all electric cars are expensive? Prepare to think again, because we've gathered leasing deals starting from just £313 per month on models from Audi to Volvo


Motorist fears he will have to sell his home to pay £4,000 fines after driving into city's Clean Air Zone 30 times without realising

Henry Franklin, of Bristol, believed his car complied with the council's rules when he drove into the city's Clean Air Zone for his job in Hewish. Now the 36-year-old has been fined £4,000.