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The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning people to be aware of changes that will take effect in two weeks as the paper counterpart for the driving licence is scrapped.

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One in four fixed speed cameras are not switched on.

A quarter of the speed cameras in the UK are not being used and drivers in the UK are more likely to be caught speeding by a mobile camera than a fixed one.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Drivers with personalised registration plates can now retain and transfer them using a new DVLA online service.

Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out the DVLA has launched a new online service to retain and transfer personalised registration plates... just after the hassle of posting his application!

Friday, May 22, 2015
This 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Le Mans Spec sold for £102,600 at auction.

A 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Le Mans specification sold for £102,600 at a classic car auction at Ascot racecourse held by international auctioneers Coys.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Isuzu Grafter 3.5t lives up to its name as a solid and reliable workhorse.

Ipswich Isuzu commercial vehicle dealer Norfolk Truck & Van is driving its business forward and looking to more than double sales.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Checks the pressures and condition of your tyres, as well as the spare and jack, and it could save you being marooned on the side of the road.

Millions of people will be in their cars this bank holiday weekend, heading off for a holiday or visiting family and friends. And with the spring bank holiday leading straight into the May half-term for most schoolchildren, even more families will be using the road networks for week-long staycations or journeys to airports for trips abroad.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Nissan has come up with an idea for a hi-tech office workstation using technology from its cars.

Ever suffered a drop in productivity at work? Fallen asleep at your desk? Or missed out on the morning coffee run?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A customer at Glyn Hopkin at Ipswich could buy the dealer group's 100,000th Nissan and win a £5,000 prize.

One lucky Glyn Hopkin customer will get a very pleasant surprise, by winning £5,000.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Back on two wheels: Motoring editor Andy Russell gets some practice in for his police-run Safe Rider course. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite.

Motoring editor Andy Russell is back on two wheels and preparing for his Safe Rider course run by Norfolk and Suffolk police.

New car road tests

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid saloon has huge performance but boot space is compromised.

Infiniti’s Q70 Hybrid is an executive express with economy and emissions on a par with big V6 diesels that stands out from the crowd, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

All-new second-generation Volvo XC90 can compete head-on with premium sport utility vehicles in all departments.

You might be surprised to learn that Volvo’s first-generation XC90 is only now being replaced. It was a pivotal model for the Swedish company, but after close to a decade and a half it’s time for a 21st century replacement, says Iain Dooley.

Pocket rocket: Fiesta ST packs a performance punch full of Fords hot-hatch heritage.

Fast, frugal and enormous fun, the Fiesta ST oozes Ford’s hot-hatch heritage. Motoring editor Andy Russell is smitten.

Hyundai i20 grows into class act

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Hyundai i20 is a spacious supermini that's good enough to challenge the class-leaders.

Hyundai has always offered a lot of car for the money and that is certainly the case with the new-generation i20 – in fact it’s hard to believe this is its supermini, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

X4 shows how BMW has found new niche

Thursday, May 7, 2015
The X4, BMW's first mid-size sports activity coupe, looks dynamic and doesn't disappoint to drive.

BMW now has even more X factor with a smaller sports activity coupe with a dynamic drive that will have you gripped, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

My first car

A black 1938 Austin Big 7 was Dick Sturch's very first car in early 1964 which he bought for £10.

Dick Sturch tells us of a bit of bodging on his Austin Big 7... but it only cost him a tenner!

Fond memories: Vauxhall Nova.

The two most fondly remembered cars by motoring journalists are the Vauxhall Nova and Ford Fiesta Mark 2 from the 1980s. Even more surprising is the Austin Allegro came in third of the motoring writers’ poll of favourite first cars.

Alex Jarrett in the driving seat of his Triumph Herald 1200 convertible with his brother in 1965,

My First Car: Alex Jarrett, of Wetherden, near Stowmarket, tells of his European adventures in his Triumph Herald 1200 convertible.

A Ford Anglia similar to David Belton's first car.

David Belton bought a pale blue 1958 Ford Anglia second hand from Cox’s Motors in Wherstead Road in Ipswich in 1960.

Helen Johnson's Mini Minor was a 17th birthday present.

My First Car – This is a picture of my brand new Mini Minor in 1963.

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