Monthly Archives: June 2011

Speeding drivers face clampdown in Cambridge

Thursday, 30th June, 2011

A community Speedwatch campaign has been launched to crack down on speeding motorists in Cambridge. Residents have joined together to catch out drivers who flout the 20mph limit on certain streets around Maids Causeway and Newmarket Road using a radar sign, the Cambridge News reports. Any motorist going Read the full article…

Toyota plant visited by business minister Mark Prisk

Thursday, 30th June, 2011

Toyota opened the doors of its Deeside plant in north Wales to business minister Mark Prisk this week. The Conservative MP visited the facility to help the automaker launch its support for See Inside Manufacturing, a new national initiative designed to promote careers in manufacturing and engineering to Read the full article…

Hauliers ‘still struggling with cost of fuel’

Thursday, 30th June, 2011

A new report has claimed the price of fuel remains the biggest issue facing haulage companies in the UK. The study by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) said the cost of diesel for commercial vehicle fleets jumped by 15.6 per cent in the 12 months to April 1st Read the full article…

UK doctors call for ban on smoking in cars

Thursday, 30th June, 2011

Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) have voted in favour of a ban on smoking while driving. The measure was approved at the body’s annual conference in Cardiff yesterday (June 29th), with doctors claiming the move would improve the nation’s health and make roads safer. Speaking to Read the full article…

Cheshire police offer car crime advice

Wednesday, 29th June, 2011

Police in Sandbach are set to give car insurance customers advice on avoiding vehicle crime at a special event next month. Members of the Congleton Neighbourhood Policing Unit will be in the Cheshire town on Saturday July 9th to hand out anti-tamper number plate screws, following a spate Read the full article…

Police in Cumbria issue car crime warning

Wednesday, 29th June, 2011

A spate of thefts from cars has prompted police in Cumbria to remind motorists of security issues. The Kendal Neighbourhood Policing Team said 14 vehicles have been broken into across the area this month, with thieves targeting satnav systems, cash, jewellery and builders’ tools. Speaking to the Westmorland Read the full article…

Volunteers help to catch speeding drivers in Essex

Tuesday, 28th June, 2011

Trained volunteers are working to help bring speeding motorists to justice in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. The project will involve ten local people using a handheld speed gun to monitor drivers outside Fairways Primary School, the Essex Echo reports. Details of any vehicles found exceeding the speed limit will be Read the full article…

Nissan produces one millionth Qashqai in Sunderland

Tuesday, 28th June, 2011

Workers at Nissan’s Sunderland manufacturing facility were celebrating as the one millionth Qashqai rolled off the production line today (June 28th). The Japanese automaker reached the milestone in just over four years and six months, marking the car out as one of the most successful British-built vehicles ever Read the full article…