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The list of car makers in every nation tends to shift around a lot: bankruptcies, inward investment and start-ups account for most changes. This run-down includes firms set up by overseas car makers. Number 2 will astonish you. Read the full list now.
Five inspiring road trip routes for an unforgettable Valentine's road trip. Perhaps you want to cram your ‘amor’ into one or two days, or maybe you fancy a longer getaway. Either way, this quintet of UK and European romantic road trip ideas are sure to get you and your partner in the mood for love...
HumanDrive, comprising tech firms, universities and government agencies, aims to design a 200-mile driverless car route across Britain. Part of the UK's efforts to lead the autonomous vehicle revolution, the test will happen in 2019. It’s been called “the most complex journey yet attempted across the UK without driver input.”
Most authorities across England are planning to increase council tax and service charges, a new survey suggests. The 2018 State of Local Government Finance research suggests 80 per cent of authorities will hike taxes by the maximum amount permitted before a referendum is triggered.
UK household spending rose to £554.20 per week between April 2016 and March 2017, according to data compiled by the ONS. Households spent most money on transport, followed by recreation and culture, a category which was ranked second for the first time. The ONS said inflation may have encouraged households to bring forward ‘big ticket’ purchases.
The Grand Tour episode 8 is less flashy than previous episodes - certainly compared to series 1. Tom-foolery, silly dad jokes and some beautiful cars make this feel like a show in the image of the old Top Gear.