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MINI trips the festive light fantastic

Festive MINI Electric Tour

A MINI Electric, wrapped in 2,000 smart LED lights by Twinkly, is starting a five-week tour to spread Christmas cheer and raise money for three charities. Lighting the way after the Festive MINI Electric’s first public appearance at The Lexicon Bracknell in Berkshire, on the 25th November, the car will …

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Beat the post-Christmas car battery blues

car battery

Motorists are being warned to make sure that the first Monday after the festive break doesn’t turn into a nightmare due to a flat car battery. The first day back after the Christmas and New Year break is traditionally the biggest breakdown day of the year for the RAC as …

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Volkswagen Amarok and Next bring Christmas cheer

Volkswagen Amarok and Next bring Christmas cheer

A VW Amarok is towing a giant festive bauble with a difference around the UK in a partnership between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and fashion retailer Next. Next is selling its popular Christmas jumpers from the super-sized decoration at stores and offices across the country to raise money for Save The …

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Top shop window display for ‘futuristic’ Porsche 911

Selfridges - eroded Porsche 911

A Porsche 911 with a difference is the star of the prestigious Corner Shop space at Selfridges department store in London’s Oxford Street over the festive season. “The House” by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham is a modern take on the holiday season, reimagining the family home and a selection of goods …

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Park & Hide – Honey, I lost the car

Car park, parking

UK motorists spend 35 million hours a year looking for their parked cars, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 drivers commissioned by Nissan GB revealed more than a third regularly forget where their car is parked, and on average ‘lose’ their vehicle once a month. A further one …

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Festive designated drivers reveal biggest headaches

Christmas deisgnated driver

  Drunken passengers singing out of tune are one of the worst things about being a designated driver over the festive season, according to new research. The poll by music streaming service Deezer revealed the extent of the problem because Christmas tunes are the nation’s favourite genre to sing to …

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UK’s Christmas car theft hotspots

Vehicle crime and car theft

New data has revealed the high number of vehicle thefts during the month of December, highlighting the importance of keeping your car safe this Christmas. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by car leasing specialist, Leasing Options, show that there were almost 12,000 (11,703) reported instances of car …

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Five million motorists admit to drink-driving

Drink driving

One in six motorists believe that they have driven while under the influence in the past year, research by the RAC suggests. In total, 16% of the 1,727 motorists questioned say they think they have been guilty of drink-driving, either immediately after consuming alcohol or the morning after a late …

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Clocking up Christmas miles

Clocking up Christmas miles

Families will travel an estimated 302 miles during the Christmas period, a new study has revealed. The research of 2,000 adults also discovered the festive mileage is made up of trips to the shops for presents, supermarket for Christmas dinner and going to events such as the pantomime. In addition, …

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