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Friday, June 15, 2018

The best car for hauling caravans and trailers have been honoured at the Tow Car Awards 2018 with titles going to some surprise newcomers as well as old favourites.

With vehicle theft on the increase, and hi-tech ways of duping keyless entry fobs, motoring editor Andy Russell tries out both new and traditional security devices designed to deter car criminals.

Will having a dash cam fitted to your car protect you in the event of an accident? Could it lower your insurance premiums? Will it damage your battery? All these questions answered and more.

Hay fever season is here but, before driving, have you checked the side-effects of any remedies or medicines you plan to take or, worse still, are already? Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s advice not to be sneezed at.

Putting your exact home address into your sat-nav could be an open invitation to criminals. Motoring editor Andy Russell passes on a sensible suggestion for improving your security.

For a Suffolk painter with a passion for motorcycles and stamps, it is hard to imagine a more fitting commission.

MINI celebrating 25 years of the convertible did not add up for motoring editor Andy Russell but it was a case of poor memory, not poor maths.

Alan Burbridge’s first car was a 1967 Ford Anglia Super and fond memories still coming flooding back whenever he sees one at a classic car meet.

A special find while spring cleaning the garage brought back happy car maintenance memories for motoring editor Andy Russell.

Opinion: Cracking down on mindless minority

Monday, April 9, 2018

I’ve reached that age at which it’s good to be grumpy but action on two of my pet-hate motoring issues cheered me up this week – middle-lane hoggers and pavement-parkers.

An extra hour of daylight makes a big difference to our lives, health and wellbeing but safety charity Rospa wants to step up daylight saving to cut road deaths and injuries.

Motoring editor Andy Russell enjoyed a trip down memory lane with some high-revving Type Rs and vociferous VTECs from the Honda heritage fleet and the car that started the ongoing Civic success story.

Spring is here – hooray! But that means cleaning and tidying the garage – boo! Motoring editor Andy Russell gets set to clock on to this onerous task.

A car’s are no longer just about seeing and being seen – they are a distinctive ‘signature’ of a brand’s identity. Motoring editor Andy Russell says you’re no longer in the dark about what the car in front is.

While worsening, snowy conditions bring out the best in most drivers, some don’t do themselves or other road-users any favours by showing a lack of care and common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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