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Zero per cent finance deal on new Triumph Daytona 675s

Chris Newbigging, 27 February 2008 16:54

Triumph is offering all new 2008 models Daytona 675s with a tempting 0 per cent finance deal. Both the Triumph Daytona 675 and Daytona 675 SE are covered by the offer, which requires a 30 per cent deposit and 30 monthly repayments. Triumph’s Andrea Friggi said: “The Daytona 675 is one of our most popular models and with the new ...

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Visibility reducing barriers erected in Telford

Chris Newbigging, 26 February 2008 17:39

New barriers that reduce visibility have been erected on a busy roundabout near Telford town centre. These pictures of the ‘Visibility Curtain’ were sent in by local biker Steve Shaw, who contacted MCN after being outraged by the new installation. He told MCN: “I was told they’ve been installed to make drivers slow right down before they get to the ...

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Ex-Shell boss calls for ban on sub-30mpg cars

Chris Newbigging, 04 February 2008 12:45

Former chairman of Shell Sir Mark Moody-Stuart has called for a ban on the sale of all cars that achieve less than 35mpg. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: "Nobody needs a car that does 10-15 mpg. We need very tough regulation saying that you can't drive or build something less than a certain standard. "You would ...

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Haslam and Lavilla's British Superbikes up for sale

Chris Newbigging, 01 January 2008 07:00

How do you fancy a late Christmas present? Well if you've got a bit of spare cash left after the sales you could get your hands on the Ducati full-factory 999s campaigned by Airwaves Ducati that came within a whisker of taking the BSB championship in 2007. Looking for motorcycles for sale? Airwaves are campaigning 1098Rs in 2008, so the 999s are ...

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Great Escape stuntman Bud Ekins dies

Chris Newbigging, 09 October 2007 11:05

Bud Ekins, the man who performed the infamous jump over barbed wire in the movie ‘The Great Escape’ died at the weekend. 77 year-old Ekins was stunt double for friend and movie star Steve McQueen in the film’s jump scene, leaping one barbed wire barrier before crashing into barbed wire for the second. Ekins was also one of the first ...

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Shropshire council erects sign to stop Sat-Nav blunder

Chris Newbigging, 08 October 2007 16:35

Shropshire County Council has become the first in the UK to erect a road sign to warn drivers of a satellite navigation directions error. The GPS-based navigation devices had been directing drivers down a small country lane in Hampton Loade, telling them there was a bridge to cross the River Severn, but the only way of crossing at that point ...

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Scrap speed cameras week

Chris Newbigging, 12 June 2007 15:48

The Safe Speed Campaign has announced the dates of the first ‘Scrap Speed Cameras Week’. The week will help promote the anti-speed camera message of campaign from June 24. Founder Paul Smith said: "Speed cameras have failed as a road safety policy. Department for Transport has disowned them. We now must scrap them for safety's sake”.

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'Racing' teenagers in court over death crash

Chris Newbigging, 12 June 2007 12:20

Two men were in Edinburgh High Court last week over the death of 19 year-old pillion James Manders last week. The court was shown CCTV footage of Andrew Sneddon’s bike at 54mph moments before Manders was flung from James Davidson’s pillion seat in a collision with a car. Sneddon’s pillion passenger denies the two bikes were racing in Peffer Place ...

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Portsmouth roll out 20mph urban limit

Chris Newbigging, 01 June 2007 14:02

Portsmouth became the first city in the UK to implement a 20mph speed limit over a wider area today, becoming the first local authority to dictate local speed limits. MCN was first to report the new guidelines in August 2006, which gives local authorities the option to lower urban speed limits to 20mph and the power to choose rural roads ...

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Terrorists target U.K petrol stations

Chris Newbigging, 23 April 2007 18:08

Thousands of motorists in the UK who buy petrol using bank cards are thought to have lost millions of pounds in an international criminal operation. Details are thought to have been taken from bank cards when they are skimmed at around 200 of the UK’s 9,500 petrol stations and money withdrawn from the account. Affected areas so far include Peterborough, ...

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