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Who can put blue, green, red or amber flashing lights on vehicles – plus do you need to let them pass? (23/5/2018) - Do you know what green, red, amber or blue flashing lights really mean? Find out who’s driving and if you need to let them pass. Here’s a quick guide to who could be driving vehicles with flashing lights and if…
What airlines carry heart defibrillators on flights from the UK… we reveal which aircraft include the lifesaving devices (22/5/2018) - Flying is one of the safest ways to travel and now it’s become even safer with the widespread introduction of airlines flying with heart defibrillators across the global fleet. It’s incredibly rare for passengers to suffer serious problems on flights,…
Mersey Gateway users could have tolls and fines refunded after council charging blunder (22/5/2018) - Drivers heading to Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport via the Mersey Gateway toll bridge could have tolls and fines reimbursed after a landmark ruling. The Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) has ruled that the £2 tolls to use the Mersey Gateway were…
Gatwick introduces facial recognition tech to slash boarding queues (22/5/2018) - Gatwick Airport is testing facial recognition systems on self-boarding gates that could slash queues to just 20 seconds. Biometric technology verifies passenger details at bag-drop points and then confirms this at self-boarding gates. Gatwick sources say the final boarding checks will…
How to check if a power cut left dangerous defrosted food in your freezer while on holiday? (21/5/2018) - As the summer heats up and power cuts increase, we look at how to know if you’re at risk of eating dangerously ‘defrosted’ food from your freezer after returning from holiday. Follow this travel tip to help ensure you’re not…
Driving in Paris – will new Crit’Air anti-pollution stickers stop you driving in Paris? How to buy one, how much they cost and what are the penalties for not having one (21/5/2018) - Anti-pollution stickers are now required for all British-registered  vehicles driving in Paris. Find out how they work, how to get one and how they affect your plans to drive cars, motorhomes and other vehicles in in the French capital. British…
Air passengers advised to not pack food or snacks in their hand luggage (21/5/2018) - Passengers flying from UK airports have been advised to leave snacks and other food behind – or face extra security checks. Guidance from the Department for Transport says: “Food or powders should be packed into hold baggage where possible.” The…
Dartford Crossing: How to pay the Dart Charge and what to do if you forget (21/5/2018) - Find out how much the Dartford Crossing costs to use it, how to pay and what happens if you forget. Use the following links to find what you need. MOST READ IN MOTORING SEND TO A FRIEND AND SAVE A…
Don’t let the Royal Wedding traffic on M25, M4 and M3 make you miss your flight (18/5/2018) - Travellers flying out from Heathrow and Gatwick Airport should leave extra time to reach the check-in desks as tens of thousands of well-wishers are expected to descend on Windsor for the Royal Wedding – putting huge strain on nearby motorways……
Can I smash a car window to save a dog that is at risk in hot weather? (16/5/2018) - With temperatures set to soar over the coming weeks, there’s a chance you may come across a distressed dog in a car – but can you legally smash the window to save it from harm? Here’s a quick guide to…
Top six places to eat at Gatwick Airport – Restaurants at Gatwick Airport (15/5/2018) - Looking for somewhere to enjoy a meal before you fly from Gatwick Airport? Here’s our full guide to restaurants at Gatwick Airport. If you’re looking to make your trip through Gatwick Airport easier, check out our full list of restaurants available…
US Global Entry: How to join the scheme and avoid border queues when entering America (15/5/2018) - All you need to know about joining Global Entry – a travel scheme operated by US Border Control that can help British travellers avoid big queues and invasive interviews when entering America. Are you travelling to the US? Then prepare…
Check your car tax, car insurance, MOT and driving licence are valid here (15/5/2018) - Instantly check if your car is taxed, insured & MoT’d and that your driving licence is valid with our guide to official free tools here. Big changes are coming to the MOT test. On May 20, 2018, the test changed…
The person most likely to speed has been revealed… is this person you? (14/5/2018) - A new piece of research has revealed the profile of a driver who’s most likely to speed. Is this person you? Analysis of the driving behaviour of more than 6,000 motorists aged from 17 to 80 has revealed the age,…
Where kids eat free at Heathrow Airport in Terminal 2, 3, 4 and 5 (14/5/2018) - Finally we’ve got some great news for hard-pressed parents flying from Heathrow during school holidays… kids can eat free! Anyone attempting to holiday with kids will know all about the price hikes that hit their wallets and purses when the…

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