Are you a car tax dodger?

July 29th, 2018

Trying to get away for a few days is always a bit of a mad rush with lots of last minute panics. My getaways are always a bit more complex as we have three dogs and a cat.  Two of the dogs are elderly and very needy so it’s better for them if they stay […]

Mamma Mia Me Too

July 25th, 2018

Mama Mia Here We Go Again. Literally! The long awaited cheesy life affirming and tear jerking  sequel has hit our screens. The long hot summer of 2018 just got better. But… The Mamma Mia Sequel harks back to the summer of 1979. That was a great summer too!  The young Donna graduates from her Oxford […]

Travel chaos as Ryanair cancel 600 flights

July 22nd, 2018
Ryanair aircraft

It wouldn’t be the Summer holidays if we didn’t have strikes to contend with. Ryanair cabin crew are staging a walkout on Wednesday 25th July and Thursday 26th July in Belgium, Portugal and Spain. This strike will affect 50,000 passengers and result in the cancellation of 600 flights. This strike comes on the heels of […]

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. […]