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Death of the buffet car looms on the railways

Rail chiefs are preparing to scrap buffet cars and catering trolleys across Britain's train network in a death knell for the successor of the “British Rail sandwich”. A review of on-board catering across the entire network is to be launched to see if it is “affordable and valued by passengers” under multi billion-pound cost-cutting measures put to ...


All the winners of the Engine of the Year award - does your car have one?

From a frugal 1.0-litre to a mighty 3.9-litre V8, here’s a list of the overall winners of the International Engine of the Year trophy


24 concepts that nearly made production


Delivery drivers caught on camera in town centre pedestrian zones

A Dartford resident says nuisance delivery drivers are driving through no-entry signs in pedestrian zones in the town centre.


Octopus Energy grows largest UK virtual power plant that could 'slash bills for everyone'

The company has announced the combined capacity of car batteries on the tariff has now surpassed 100MW, enough energy to power a city the size of Leicester for an hour.


North West news update 8 Feb 2023: Two killed in crash involving motorcycle and pedestrian

Audience editor Julia Bennett with today's top north west news headlines and weather


Top cars from the 90s to buy now

Once upon a time, new cars were simple, fixable, easy to live with and fun - with just enough kit to be safe and comfy. That was the 1990s, but today they make smart buys


New social media study shows striking swings in MotoGP's popularity

An analysis of the social networks of MotoGP riders and teams confirms that Marc Marquez has taken over from Valentino Rossi as the series' most popular figure.


Alfa Romeo decision hints at concerning F1 trend George Russell has already warned about

In F1, the colour black really is slimming – and teams are being forced to incorporate more exposed carbon fibre in their livery designs to help with a key problem


The Wolverine XS 800 Is A Weird Cruiser With A 360 Rear Tire

The Wolverine XS 800 is the newest model to roll out of Chinese manufacturer Xiang Shuai's assembly line.


Royal Enfield Announces Pricing For Super Meteor 650 In The U.K.

The Super Meteor is Royal Enfield's most premium model to date.


Indian Motorcycle To Give Away A Custom FTR Designed By Sébastien Loeb

Riders in Europe, the U.K., and South Africa all have a chance to win.


London bus driver’s hilarious rant about common bus habits she 'can’t stand' as she slams 'confused commuters'

In fairness these are all really annoying


10 used cars with the best engines you can buy

Not yet ready to enter the electric era? Jack Warrick digs out 10 used bargains that offer unique and characterful engines


Dad threatened to crash car into tree with ex-wife and twin children inside

The dad exploded into a fit of rage when his ex-wife asked him for child maintenance money.


Bangers that work: 19 bargain cars that won't let you down

Of the compromises you’re willing to accept buying used, reliability shouldn’t be one of them. James Ruppert has pored through the classifieds to find bargain bangers that won’t fail you


F1 rocked as FIA boss 'relinquishes control' as he pens shock letter amid growing tension

Motorsport looks ready to embrace change after FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem penned a letter announcing he'd be taking a less hands-on approach to his duties


Why MotoGP's first pre-season test of 2023 will decide Marquez and Honda's future

OPINION: The first MotoGP pre-season test of 2023 kicks off this Friday in Malaysia and will mark a turning point for Honda. Regardless of whether things go well and the bike delivers what is expected, or if it goes badly as has been the case in recent years, it is set to have a profound impact on the future of its biggest asset


Brazen motorist going 50mph is stopped by police for eating soup at the wheel

Police in Bedfordshire stopped the driver along the A421 yesterday after they were seen taking several 'slurps' of soup and not properly holding onto the steering wheel.


F35 fighter jets roar through Lancashire's skies

A pair of F35 fighter jets boomed through the skies over Lancashire on Tuesday (February 7). The F-35s – the world's most advanced fighter aircraft – were an awesome sight as they thundered over rooftops in Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Fylde and Wyre yesterday. The fighters took to the skies to mark a special milestone at BAE Systems in Samlesbury, which celebrated delivering their 1,000th rear fuselage to US aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin.


The forgotten cars of the 1980s

The 1980s bear similar parallels with today, so perhaps it's time for us to remember the cars everyone seems to have forgotten


Cosworth: F1 return not on radar despite Ford's comeback

Cosworth is not considering a future return to Formula 1 despite former partner Ford’s comeback with Red Bull in 2026, saying it “hasn’t been a focus.”


18 rare classic cars once owned by Lewis Hamilton’s dad

Anthony Hamilton is best known for being the father and former manager of F1 driver Lewis. He has great taste in cars, too.


Lorry sheds its load after overturning on Bluebell Way roundabout in Preston

A lorry sheds its load after overturning on Bluebell Way roundabout in Preston, resulting in heavy congestion in the area. Police were called to reports a HGV had tipped over on the roundabout, which serves the M6 slip road, at around 2pm on Wednesday (February 8). Officers confirmed the incident was “damage-only”, but congestion was building in the area as the road was cleared.


Used sports cars that should go up in value

Get a great car AND make some money too? It's possible - we drill down the finest


Ineos Grenadier review: a perfect reproduction of the old Land Rover Defender – warts and all

It has been six years since Sir Jim Ratcliffe, chemicals squillionaire and tough Lancastrian, walked into a pub with a few mates and started to talk about making a car. Not just any car, but a replacement for the previous-generation Land Rover Defender, which Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) had despatched into the deep the year before and then refused Ratc...


5 surprising uses for WD-40

It can get you out of a range of household fixes...


Manchester Metrolink tram collisions with vehicles as TFGM issue warning to motorists

Transport for Greater Manchester is urging motorists to “be tram aware” when driving near the Metrolink by releasing footage of recent road traffic collisions on the network. Between April and December 2022 there were 91 car collisions with trams, with most incidents caused by driver error on the motorist’s side. Drivers are being asked to be more aware of their surroundings when sharing road space with trams, particularly at junctions and level crossings. The footage of each of the three collisions released by TfGM today shows drivers of cars and heavy goods vehicles pulling ahead of oncoming trams before the tram driver can react.


Electric chargers for cars blocking pavements for disabled people, survey finds

The increase in electric charging points for cars is making it more difficult for disabled people to move around urban areas, a new report has found. In a survey of more than 1,000 disabled people, it was found that “pavement clutter” in the form of new electric charging points, on-street dining areas and parked cars was making it harder to move ar...


Plug-in hybrid cars pollute more than advertised, tests show

Plug-in hybrid cars pollute more than advertised, tests show - The BMW 3 Series emits three times more CO2 than official ratings


Clean energy and second-life batteries in Belle-Ile

Renault's pioneering EV tech, solar power, bi-directional charging and sustainable mobility efforts are a way of life on the island of Belle-Ile. Unfortunately, clean energy isn't without controversy or conflict.


POLL: Should motorists have to surrender their driving licence at 85?

More elderly Britons are staying on the roads for longer and the UK Government has been urged to "prepare for this demographic change".


Foxes caught mating on Hyundai bonnet

A Ring doorbell has captured the moment two foxes were caught mating on a car bonnet in Ramsgate.


Jeremy Clarkson takes swipe at James May for supporting 'leftie' speed limits

Jeremy Clarkson said James May 'virtually lives in the socialist cesspit that is Twitter.'


Was this classic Vauxhall Victor the getaway car for a Cold War spy?

Museum baffled by mystery of low-mileage classic Vauxhall


McLaren announce major new partnership ahead of F1 2023 season

McLaren hope for on-track gains through a smoother global supply chain as they announce a new partnership with DP World...


The 12 most common myths about motorway driving

We explain the truth behind 12 motorway myths, including when to use the hard shoulder and how smart motorway cameras work.


Most and least reliable small cars

Value is key to the appeal of many small cars, but that can be completely undermined if they require costly repairs. So, here we reveal the most and least dependable models


Martin Brundle identifies major issues with new Alfa Romeo livery after 2023 launch

Alfa Romeo have lifted the covers off its new 2023 challenger.


Ineos Grenadier driven: Sir Jim Ratcliffe's £69,000 Defender rival is named after his favourite London pub - so is it fizzing with brilliance?

Ray Massey has been up to the Scottish Highlands to put the production-ready Ineos Grenadier to the test ahead of first deliveries arriving to UK customers early this year.


25 stylish and surprising cars called GT

We name 25 great cars to wear the GT badge with pride


The sporty cars that looked fast - but actually weren’t really

We take a look at the cars whose looks wrote cheques their engines couldn’t always cash


BCH Road Policing Unit capture footage of unsecured load on A421 Kempston

Footage captured by BCH Road Policing Unit's unmarked HGV show an unsecured load on the A421 Kempston. Video: BCH Road Policing Unit


Youths on bikes and quads trash football pitch by 'doing doughnuts and wheel spins'

The youths were there to film a music video but it's left the football club furious.


The shortest-lived cars in UK history

None of these cars lasted very long - and not always because they were sales disasters


What's it like to drive Rolls-Royce's first ELECTRIC car? We take to the wheel of the new £350,000 Spectre

We were privileged to be one of only a handful of people to be allowed behind the wheel of a near production-ready version of the sleek battery-powered luxury fastback. Here's what it's like.


Classic Audi Quattro expected to soar at auction

A classic Audi Quattro is predicted to fetch a high price when it heads to auction next month. The Quattro, just one of only 295 right-hand-drive, 20-valve RR models built, was given a full restoration in July 2016. It cost the then-owner £29,000 to complete, too. The car has covered 8,000 miles since its full restoration and now has 105,000 miles ...


Rolls-Royce included in huge £113m cash package to develop groundbreaking new jet engine

The British engineering giant is working on a zero-emission liquid hydrogen combusting jet engine that could revolutionise flying.


Britain’s greatest barn-find haul?


Restaurateur defends £19.50 burger after people complain about price

"You don't see people complaining on an Audi post that their latest car costs £70k or whatever."