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Rock n roll cars to sell for a combined £1m at auction

The cars include a Lamborghini 400GT first owned by Paul McCartney and a Ferrari Dino from Nick Mason's collection. A Lamborghini Rod Stewart bought as a present for himself is also on sale.

Land Rover launches the Explore smartphone

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Coventry-based Land Rover said the device comes with a 4,000mAh battery, which is four times the reported capacity of competitors like the iPhone 8.

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Council paints double-yellow lines under parked cars

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Two pensioners living in George Hall Court in Swindon, Wiltshire, have been handed £70 parking fines just hours after double yellows were painted (pictured).

We haggled car insurance quote down by 67% - here's how

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Every year is now the same - the haggle dance on the telephone to reduce the ludicrous renewal price from car insurers. This time around, the saving was a huge 67%.

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Porsche axes all diesel cars due to 'falling demand'

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It means Porsche customers will no longer have the option of a new diesel-powered Macan, Panamera or Cayenne as the German manufacturer switches full attention to petrol and hybrid models.

02

Motorists could be charged for driving into town centres

Environment secretary Michael Gove has been ordered by a judge to take more action to clean up the air and will have to ensure that 33 councils draw up urgent plans to reduce pollution.

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Average lifetime cost of running a car is almost £207,000

That total cost is the result of adding together the fees for purchasing cars, repairing them, filling them with fuel and making sure they're legal to drive by paying for tax and insurance.

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Volvo's V60 is its safest car yet

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The V60 has a life-saving City Safety with Autobrake feature that is the only system on the market that can identify pedestrians, cyclists and animal, taking evasive action to avoid them all.

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New 711bhp 488 Pista is Ferrari's most powerful V8 ever

From a standstill it will hit 62mph in a claimed 2.85 seconds. That puts it dangerously close to outperforming 'under 3 second' time of the ultra exclusive LaFerrari hypercar.

Tuesday, Feb 20

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DVSA says 1 in 13 used cars has a punishable safety recall

The DVSA said 87,000 of the 1.14 million vehicles ran through its system in 2017 had an safety recall that hadn't been actioned.

Monday, Feb 19

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Fast chargers for motorways to fuel electric car drive

The Natoinal Grid National Grid has identified 50 sites across the country where drivers could just pull over and charge up in five to 12 minutes compared to the 20 to 40 minutes it takes at the moment.

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Japanese car hits 0-60mph in under two seconds

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Aspark have released incredible footage showing the electric hypercar smashing the sub-2-second mark. The clip was shot at a manufacturing facility in Japan.

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Driver appears to make car float reversing out of spot

This is the amazing moment a driver performed an impeccable act or parallel parking by appearing to lift part of her car in Bombinhas, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

02

Environment department has just TWO electric cars

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, run by Michael Gove, has pledged ensure its car fleet it entirely petrol hybrid or pure electric by 2025.

Saturday, Feb 17

03

Drivers hit by £6million-a-day petrol rip-off

The average price of petrol and diesel in the UK has barely budged, even though the wholesale cost retailers pay has fallen by 4p per litre in recent weeks, an AA report found.

Friday, Feb 16

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New plans to punish car makers found using defeat devices

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Fines would be issued to all elements of the supply chain - including dealers - though no penalties will be issued to consumers who purchase or sell on the vehicles, the DfT said.

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Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster spotted zooming through space

Rogelio Bernal Andreo, a Spanish-American astrophotographer best known for his images of deep sky objects, captured the breathtaking images from his home in San Francisco.

Thursday, Feb 15

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Kia reveals the new Ceed - and drops its apostrophe

Kia has unveiled the new hi-tech third generation of its popular European-built Ceed hatchback – with an important grammatical twist.

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New report says London isn't ready for autonomous cars

The London Asemby report said the major hurdles the city faces lie with a lack of consumer trust, high costs of vehicles and an unprepared infrastructure.

02

VED and company car tax rates to change again in 2020

The Department for Transport has proposed car tax bands for new vehicles be adjusted to align with a new vehicle emissions test made compulsory for manufacturers last year.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Fewer people bought second-hand motors last year

Some 8.2 million used cars changed hands in 2017, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders confirmed, which is 87,000 fewer than the year previous.

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Avoid mileage penalties on your car finance deal

The Consumer Credit Act 1974 states that as long as half of payments have been made and the car is handed back in good condition there should be nothing more to pay. However, there are risks.

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We drive Ferrari's split-personality Portofino convertible

In a moment it can turn from an easy-going grand tourer with impeccable manners into a full-blooded performance machine that's powerful enough to rearrange your internal organs.

Tuesday, Feb 13

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Rolls-Royce names Cullinan SUV after a 3106-carat jewel

The legendary British marque is expected to release the opulent offroader later in 2018 as a rival to Bentley's extravagant Bentayga 4x4.

New car tax bands bite from April for most 2017 vehicles

Motorists who bought a brand new car from last April are about to have to tackle confusing car tax rates that will pull many popular and greener motors into paying more.

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The South African woman who designed British road signs

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Sixty years ago, Margaret Calvert revolutionised the look of the humble road sign, a feature of everyday life so ubiquitous we barely notice it.

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Britons oblivious to costs and risks of car finance deals

A survey of 2,000 people who are currently financing vehicles found that 47 per cent were unable to specify how much they had effectively borrowed in order to get the keys to the new car.

Monday, Feb 12

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Unmarked HGV cabs deployed across UK to catch bad drivers

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Highways England will deploy three new unmarked HGV cabs to tackle dangerous driving offences and improve road safety across the UK. More than 4,000 drivers were caught during a trial.

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RED Driving School slams talk of graduated licences

RED Driving School boss Ian McIntosh blasted the proposal, saying young drivers face enough financial limitations and the UK 'already has virtually the safest roads' in the world.

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Range Rover's new hybrid tackles China's Tianmen Mountain

The electric Range Rover Sport became the first off-roader to ascend the death-defyingly steep 99 hairpin turns and 999-steps of one of China’s most revered national landmarks.