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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.

End of the road for pavement parking?

Pavement parking

Millions of motorists who park on pavements could be forced to change their habits. At present it is only illegal to park on a pavement in London, with Scotland also pressing ahead, but the Government is reviewing the situation which could see it banned across the UK. A survey by …

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Peugeot Rifter review

Peugeot Rifter

Over the last couple of years Peugeot has pulled off a masterstroke by relaunching its frumpy 3008 and 5008 MPVs as stylish SUVs. Now it’s hoping to repeat the success with the latest version of the Peugeot Partner Tepee, now re-christened the Rifter. Billed as a Leisure Activity Vehicle (we’ll …

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Tesco to install 2,500 electric charging bays

Volkswagen and Tesco chargepoint partnership

Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point have teamed up to launch the UK’s largest retail electric vehicle charging network. The world’s biggest vehicle manufacturer and the nation’s largest fuel retailer are committing to installing almost 2,500 charging bays across up to 600 Tesco stores over the next three years. Customers will …

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Are you all set for winter driving?

Millions of motorists are unprepared for winter driving – with nearly half admitting they have not conducted any maintenance checks on their vehicle, according to research. One in six revealed they have previously broken down in the cold season due to not checking their vehicle and, as the weather worsens …

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Five cars most likely to become collectable

Ford ST170

Could you be driving a future goldmine? Ford Focus ST170 tops list of cars tipped to become collectable in 30 years’ time. WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the UK’s largest online garage and car repair marketplace, has teamed up with classic car expert Graham Eason of Great Escape Cars to compile a hot list, …

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A-Z of car finance terms

Car finance cost

Nearly nine out of 10 (85%) of car owners say that the idea of being in debt is stressful, according to YouGov data, yet in the last year some 2.4 million cars were bought using finance options. The main reason for this is that financing a car is often the …

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Ford Fiesta ST review

Ford Fiesta ST

When the latest Ford Fiesta was launched in 2017 it was a real step-up. Not only did it look sharper than the seventh generation car, but it was more spacious and updated with the latest, fully connected infotainment system. Most of all, it was still engaging to drive, so job …

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Have you ever got yellow boxed in?

Yellow box junction - RAC

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping, according to new research by the RAC. And with councils outside London and Cardiff wanting additional powers to use cameras to catch drivers who stop in yellow box junctions, almost half (46%) of motorists admit they sometimes …

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Watch the new Vauxhall Corsa GSi – on the limit

Vauxhall Corsa GSi

Find out what happened when top precision driver Paul Swift was given the keys to Vauxhall’s new Corsa GSi and access to a closed test track… Naturally, Paul pushed the 148bhp pocket rocket – with VXR sports suspension and grippy Michelin rubber – to the limit.

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Five essential tips for Road Safety Week

Bike Smart tips from GEM

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ‘Bike Smart’ for Road Safety Week (19-25 November). The initiative is an effort to raise awareness of the risks faced by cyclists and motorcyclists. GEM has drawn up five simple but effective tips that can be adopted right now by …

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