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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Women drivers taking a back seat?

Couple with a PEUGEOT 2008 SUV GT Line

New research suggests that a third of women admit they prefer to take a back seat when it comes to driving. Despite a whopping 74% of women believing that THEY are the better driver in their relationships, 84% of men do the driving, according to the survey by car club …

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Best places to pass your driving test

Young driver

If you’re determined to pass your driving test first time, then Kendal is the place for you – more than two in three learner drivers (68%) pass their test first time in the Cumbrian town. Barrow-in-Furness, also in Cumbria, had the second highest first time pass rate (66%) in 2015/2016, …

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Lions tackle the Land Rover Discovery Down Under

British and Irish Lions - Rory Best, Rhys Webb and Jonathan Joseph

British and Irish Lions players Rory Best, Rhys Webb and Jonathan Joseph enjoyed some down time by putting the new Land Rover Discovery to the test in New Zealand. The tough terrain outside Rotorua allowed the rugby stars to deepen their understanding of the country. It’s the seventh time Land …

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Classics reborn at new Jaguar Land Rover facility

JLR Classic Works

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a huge new Classic Works facility in Coventry to build, restore and allow people to enjoy legendary cars from both brands. The Classic Works menu includes: The production of ‘continuation cars’ like the six lightweight E Types already completed, or the nine new, hand-built Jaguar …

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Restored Vauxhall is subject of emotional reunion

Restored Vauxhall Carlton

A nephew has surprised his uncle by secretly restoring his beloved Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 24v. In 2008 at the age of 58, Geoff Charles’ uncle, Bob Charles, retired through ill health after an accident which started a degenerative back disorder of the spine and left him in constant pain …

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Alfa Romeo Giulia review

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Is Alfa Romeo’s gorgeous new Giulia just eye candy, or a serious rival to those all-conquering German executive expresses? It’s a while since Alfa had a rear-wheel drive sports saloon in the range – 1992 to be exact, when the Alfa 75 took a bow. So naturally there was plenty …

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Cheapest diesel and petrol cars to run

Dacia Sandero

Ever wondered which new cars are the cheapest to own, taking into account servicing, fuel and other motoring costs over the first three years? The latest analysis from automotive data experts, cap hpi, looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the most popular segements. In the small car …

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Save money: get an MOT before a service

Car servicing

UK motorists could save £2 billion collectively by getting their cars’ MOTs done before an annual service, according to car maintenance and repair start-up, MotorEasy. Analysis of MotorEasy’s database of 20,000 vehicles shows that 80% of faults found in service procedures would be flagged in the MOT test anyway, meaning …

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Jaguar F-Pace crowned coolest school run car

Jaguar F-Pace

It’s official – the car with the most ‘school gate cred’ for dads is the award-winning Jaguar F-Pace. Jaguar’s first-ever SUV beat the Range Rover Evoque to the title, plus the ‘school run’ star of TV adverts – the Volkswagen Tiguan. The poll of motoring editors at automotive experts hpi …

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Skoda Fabia celebrates double milestone

Fabia production double celebration

Skoda has produced the 500,000th third-generation Fabia – and the four-millionth Fabia since the model debuted in 1999. The half-millionth Fabia – a Combi with a 1.0 TSI petrol engine and an automatic DSG transmission in Moon white – rolled off the production line in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech …

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