Recent articles by Jon Morgan

Potholes left to grow as DfT underspends its budget
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Dft underspends budget by £1bn

2 Mar, 2012

Department for Transport taken to task over budget underspend and focus on projects in south east England

Workplace 'parking tax'
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Workplace parking charges

24 Feb, 2012

Bristol becomes the second major city to introduce a workplace 'parking tax'

Breathalysers compulsory in France
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Breathalysers compulsory in France

21 Feb, 2012

Car breathalysers to be compulsory for all motorists driving in France from July

Exhibition Road
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Accident on experimental £29m road

16 Feb, 2012

Experimental £29m “shared space” project is criticised after pedestrian was hit by a lorry

Louise MacLachlan's Ford Ka
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Watchdog: Holes in Ford's rust warranty

15 Feb, 2012

Louise MacLachlan found rust on her four-year-old Ford Ka. But Ford said it wasn't covered by the extended warranty...

Peter Matthews
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Watchdog: Two-month wait for door handle

8 Feb, 2012

Peter Matthews ordered a door handle for his BMW in November. He waited months for it to arrive

Petrol station
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Fuel prices: the truth

6 Feb, 2012

Independent stations ‘profiteering’ after refinery closure, but major retailers won’t raise prices

Chris Huhne
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Chris Huhne charged over speeding claims

3 Feb, 2012

Chris Huhne - who has now quit the Cabinet - has been charged with perverting the course of justice

MOT changes scrapped
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MoT changes scrapped

1 Feb, 2012

The Government abandons plans to change MoT test frequency, as centres pass millions of unroadworthy cars

Watchdog: Rusty alloys in a fix
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Watchdog: Rusty alloys in a fix

1 Feb, 2012

Karl Vincent was left reeling over Mercedes' response to rust on the alloys of his C-Class

Theory test
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Changes to theory test

25 Jan, 2012

Answers to theory test questions will no longer be published as part of a crackdown on driving standards

Coryton refinery
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Diesel price threat averted

25 Jan, 2012

Deal averts potential crisis as Essex oil refinery resumes supplies to the South East

Watchdog: Insurance spike for assault victim
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Watchdog: Insurance hit for crime victim

25 Jan, 2012

David Lloyd crashed his car while attempting to escape a gang of youths attacking him. His insurer was unsympathetic...

Fuel prices to rocket in 2012
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Fuel prices to rocket in 2012

4 Jan, 2012

Diesel prices are set to soar to more than 145 pence per litre this year, as fuel shortages lead to higher pump prices

Cars are greener than buses
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Cars are greener than buses

29 Dec, 2011

Government report shows that travelling by bus outside London causes more CO2 per passenger than the average new car

MPs debate fuel tax cut
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MPs debate fuel tax cut

15 Nov, 2011

MPs debate a motion to scrap the planned January fuel tax hike in the House of Commons

Cars going supersized
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Cars going supersized

14 Nov, 2011

Obesity epidemic prompts rethink by makers with cabins tailored to suit larger drivers

Speed cameras
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'Top 10' cameras net £3.1m a year

9 Nov, 2011

Official figures reveal the shock speed camera total, with one on the A1 generating £570k a year

Audi Q3
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Euro NCAP results

26 Oct, 2011

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, Audi Q3 and BMW 1 Series lead pack of 11 cars to receive five stars in the latest Euro NCAP results

Nissan Leaf
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Electric car sales down

21 Oct, 2011

Sales of electric cars remain low, with just 308 cars bought through the Government's EV grant in three months

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