Experiences

On Monday 18th July the newly appointed general manager of Macmillan Cancer Support, Vicki Price, came to visit startrescue.co.uk to meet with staff and congratulate us on our fund raising achievements. We took the opportunity to ask her a few questions during her visit – you can view the conversation below.
2015 Skoda Superb (a.zavatskiy/Bigstock.com) You can't tell jokes about Skodas any more. They simply don't make any sense. Skodas are good – very good. The recently updated Skoda Superb, for example, offers the kind of performance, styling and kit you'd expect for an extra £10,000. The brand also topped the 2015 JD Power Dependability Survey. Not bad for a car that used to be the butt of so...
In the real world, dealing with a car breakdown usually involves a quick call to a vehicle recovery company and a short wait while a trained operative is sent out. In most cases, motorists are back on the road within an hour or two. But in the world of movies a flat battery or a double puncture have more far-reaching consequences: we're talking encounters with families of savages (as in Th...
Taking a 'selfie' is generally a harmless activity, unless you're behind the wheel of a moving vehicle at the time. This is what 29-year-old Jordan Toner did while driving in Hampden, Maine. He tried to take the snap with seven passengers in the car – when he lost control and ploughed into a tree. Two females in the front of the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts and were taken to a local hosp...
A new survey of American motorists suggests that 20 per cent of new car owners don't make use of about half the technology found in their vehicles. Car manufacturers now pack their products with the latest automated high-end wizardry, from self-parking systems to remote car unlocking. The 2015 Driver Report from JD Power found that one-fifth of owners had not used half of the available tech ...
A 63-year-old has repelled a carjacking attempt by masked men by using his black belt karate skills. Community leader Hector Pinkney had just finished gardening at Hockley Flyover Adventure Playground and was sitting in his Audi A4 on Claremont Road when the attack took place on Wednesday afternoon. Pinkney blocked a punch from one of the masked attackers with ease, then pursued the men down...
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