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Are We Ripped Off On Car Insurance?

We live in a world where we take advice from a meerkat. Worse still, we are obliged to take advice from government ministers and that advice is to switch. Everything. All the time. Not that many years ago we took out car insurance with this or that company and there we stayed, our policies renewing year on year. Continue reading

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Motoring: Goodbye Neighbour, Hello Councillor.

Here we go again. It is reported in the press that local authority parking profits have risen to a new record high. I think the attitude that prevails in our town halls stems from calling our councils an ‘authority’. Call me naïve but I though that your local politicians were elected to serve the community by making sure the bins were emptied and the like but slowly and insidiously something unpleasant has happened to those who would serve. Continue reading

An Automotive Smokescreen To Cheat The Public

Audi, VW, DriveWrite AutomotiveThere is a large, stormy cloud with an officially thunderous face hanging over Audi, just as there is with Volkswagen and for the same reason. The Americans have accused the company of ‘engine faults’ (that’s ‘fiddling with the bits’ to you and me). This is seen as A Bad Thing, especially by the swivel-eyed monomaniacs to whom the car is the devil in a tin dress; but can we please put this ‘storm’ into perspective? Continue reading

Welcome To Earth v2.0

It has been reported that NASA scientists, using data from the Kepler telescope, have discovered another potentially habitable planet outside of our solar system. The new planet has been named Kepler 452b and is, they say, “the closest twin to Earth – or the Earth 2.0 – that we’ve found so far in the dataset”. Continue reading