Motorway Lessons for Learner Drivers

June 3rd, 2018

The Highway Code is changing from tomorrow, 4th June 2018 to allow learner drivers to drive on motorways. The law is being changed to allow learner drivers to have motorway lessons with an approved driving instructor.  The Highway Code rule relating to motorway driving is rule 253. It states … Prohibited vehicles. Motorways MUST NOT be used by […]

MOT testing rules change get stricter

May 19th, 2018
mot testing diesel cars get stricter

MOT testing rule changes get stricter from this Sunday 20 May. Diesel cars will have stricter emission test and some vehicles over 40 years old will become exempt. There are five main changes you should know about, which will effect cars, vans, motorbikes and other light passenger vehicles. This applies to MOT testing in England, Wales […]

Take your hands off the wheel and face a £1000 fine

May 6th, 2018
tesla autopilot

New legislation that came into force on 1 April 2018, will mean that drivers who take their hands of their vehicles steering wheel face a £1000 fine and three penalty points as reported by The Daily Telegraph. Drivers can also face bans and jail sentences if their driving is considered dangerous. The legislation will apply […]

Train disruption at Gatwick Airport causing 2 hour waits

May 6th, 2018

Train problems due to engineering works are causing long delays at Gatwick Airport today. The engineering works are between Gatwick and Brighton, which is having a knock on effect for trains between Gatwick and London. Update from Southern Rail ⚠ #SNUpdates – Due to overcrowding at Gatwick Airport station, services between London and Gatwick are […]

Car parking penalty tickets reach record high

April 30th, 2018

5.65 million car parking penalty tickets were issued last year by private car park operators according to analysis of government data. In January this year, we wrote a post entitled Parking Cowboys to be stopped by law, explaining how the UK government was planning to support a change in legislation to raise standards among parking companies and […]

National Air Traffic Services Going Digital

April 22nd, 2018
National Air Traffic Services going digital

Heathrow and Gatwick are likely to suffer from delays with (NATS) National Air Traffic Services going digital from the current paper strips system that relies on pen and paper to a new digital system called EXCDS at their London Terminal Control Centre. Air Traffic Controllers in National Air Traffic Services Terminal Control centre in Hampshire currently use […]

Heathrow to auction Terminal 1 contents

April 21st, 2018

Heathrow Airport owners are giving members of the public, plane spotters etc a chance to own a part of Terminal 1 with the Heathrow auction starting today at 11am. The auction conducted by CA Global Partners starts today 21 April at 11am BST at the Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel, Bath Rd, London UB7 0EQ United Kingdom. […]

Stansted Airport Cancels Flights

March 31st, 2018

Stansted Airport cancelled all flights yesterday after a bus caught fire outside the terminal. The fire was caused by an engine electrical fault on the bus, according to an airport spokesman. No injuries had been reported and the fire that started around 4:20pm was extinguished by 5pm. A passenger arriving at Stansted posted this tweet. […]

Ryanair to close Glasgow base

March 4th, 2018

Ryanair is to close 15 winter routes operated from Glasgow International airport. Five of these routes will be transferred to Edinburgh. In its winter 2018 schedule, Ryanair will continue flying from Glasgow to Dublin, Wroclaw and Krakow. After this it will close its base at Glasgow airport and move the one aircraft elsewhere. Prestwick will […]

How to find the perfect house and pet sitter

February 19th, 2018

Going on holiday can be a complicated and time consuming business. Especially nowadays with the amount of choice we have online. You can research and compare flights, hotels, car hire, airport parking and even pet sitters or just house sitters. For those people who don’t want to use a kennel or cattery, you would need […]