Travel and Car News July 2014

  • CCTV Spy Cars to be Axed from Parking Enforcement 04 July 2014 To the joy of motorists everywhere, after a lengthy consultation, the Department for Transport has announced that CCTV 'spy cars' will no longer be allowed to issue automatic fines for on-street...
  • Celebs Sketch their Houses to Raise Money for Homeless Charity 11 July 2014 There's no place like home, even if you're a multi-millionaire celebrity. The Welsh charity Llamau obviously knows this. Over the past two and a half years, they've been enlisting the help of...
  • Mushrooms: the Future of Homebuilding? 21 July 2014 The UK housing shortage is a hot topic at the moment. But while Brits bemoan the lack of building, an innovative architect in the US has found a cheap, sustainable new building material. Or perhaps...
  • An Average House or an Italian Village: UK House Prices in Context 22 July 2014 With house prices at an all time high, it seems like every year we're getting less and less property for our pound. But don't be disheartened - we may have just the solution: save yourself some cash...
  • New Driver ID Tech Tackles Car Hackers 23 July 2014 Traditionally, car criminals would at least have to smash windows and pick locks to steal your vehicle. Today, however, around 50% of all car thefts in the UK are assisted by electronic devices.
  • 60mph Motorway Plan Axed 28 July 2014 New road regulations tend to drive most motorists crazy, and it's not often the case that we get a say in them. So it's good to hear a rare announcement that shows our opinion still matters.
  • Too hot to handle? British property market shows signs of cooling 30 July 2014 UK property prices have dropped for the first time this year, thanks to a combination of the hot weather and World Cup Fever. According to the latest figures, house prices fell in July by 0.8%,...

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