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Cars & Motoring: Help Not Hinder

Whatever the result of June’s exciting general election, the UK’s next government must, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA), support logistics businesses to enable them to reduce vehicle emissions and cope with the transition to Clean Air Zone regulations. Continue reading

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Speed Cameras – The Saga Continues

The following unsurprising story has recently been reported in the Daily Telegraph and probably elsewhere. Please note that I am not a Telegraph reader. I saw this on the internet. I want to be absolutely clear on this. A stout fellow called Thomas Baird was sent a court summons accusing him of speeding in a 30mph zone in Staffordshire where he was nabbed by a speed camera. Continue reading

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The Disgrace That Is Police Funding

It has recently been reported that many cowering residents of Frinton-on-Sea, a quiet and genteel seaside retirement town in Essex, have clubbed together to hire burly private security guards to patrol the streets. This is because, apparently, Essex police have had to drastically cut services because of ever present ‘funding cuts’ and can no longer afford the visible deterrent of bobbies on the beat. Continue reading

Same S**t Different Shovel: The War On Motorists

The word has come down from beyond Hadrian’s Wall that the Scottish police are to abandon the idea of being slightly lenient on speeding and are abandoning the ‘10% + 2mph’ guideline. They say it’s a trial but, as we all know, that’s just a euphemism for ‘you’re nicked’. From now on one mile per hour over the limit will see Scotland’s motorists on the wrong end of a fine. Continue reading

Connected, Caught Or Snowed In?

This very morning (27th December) on BBC Breakfast TV, the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss was interviewed by the presenter John Kay ostensibly about connectivity in rural areas and how it will make working and living in the countryside much easier. The minister, as you would expect, was singing the praises of this major initiative and her government’s involvement. Continue reading