Articles By: Andy Mayer

Learner drivers to be allowed on UK motorways in 2018

Learner drivers to be allowed on UK motorways in 2018

August 14, 2017 9:21 am

The UK’s government has verified it is preparing to change current laws which bar learner drivers from driving on the nation’s motorways. Following a public consultation on the issue, transport-secretary Chris Grayling said the first L-plate drivers will be using […]

Saudi Arabia airline says dress modestly or risk not flying

Saudi Arabia airline says dress modestly or risk not flying

August 11, 2017 10:33 am

The national airline of Saudi Arabia has posted up a warning on its website saying passengers need to cover up their bodies. Saudia’s English language advisory says passengers who wear clothing which might offend, or cause discomfort, to others will […]

Privilege DriveXpert study reveals clever people liable to fail driving tests

Privilege DriveXpert study reveals clever people liable to fail driving tests

August 4, 2017 11:52 am

A survey conducted by motor insurers Privilege DriveXpert has found the less brainy and gifted among us are more likely to ace their driving tests. Researchers quizzed almost 1,600 people who had passed their tests and found 59 per cent […]

US court upholds complaint about shrinking airline seat sizes

US court upholds complaint about shrinking airline seat sizes

August 2, 2017 9:20 am

In a court of appeals in the US, judges have made a decision which will please airline passengers who usually travel in economy class. An air passengers’ consumer organisation, Flyers Rights, had filed a law suit claiming economy seats were […]

London police campaign targets dangerous driving

London police campaign targets dangerous driving

July 26, 2017 10:51 am

A campaign launched by the Met Police in London is putting officers back on bicycles. The difference between the mid-twentieth century version of the ubiquitous bobby on the bike and the uniformed one of 2017 is that the latter are […]

Primera Air to inaugurate direct UK to US flights

Primera Air to inaugurate direct UK to US flights

July 25, 2017 10:56 am

Latvia based Primera Air has announced that it will launch direct flights from the UK and France to the eastern US next spring. In the UK, Primera will fly from London Stansted Airport and Birmingham Airport to Boston Logan Airport […]

Volvo jumps on electric bandwagon and will phase out petrol

Volvo jumps on electric bandwagon and will phase out petrol

July 18, 2017 10:01 am

The Chinese owner of Volvo Cars has announced that in two years time all models produced will be either electric or hybrid vehicles. Zhejiang Geely stated five models scheduled for release from 2019 onwards would be electric only. Three of […]

easyJet prepares for life after Brexit with Austria base application

easyJet prepares for life after Brexit with Austria base application

July 17, 2017 11:07 am

UK budget carrier easyJet has submitted an application for an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) in Austria. Announcing news of the application, an easyJet spokesperson said the process was in its final stages and hoped the licence would be granted in […]

Chris Grayling announces budgets for village bypasses

Chris Grayling announces budgets for village bypasses

July 10, 2017 12:42 pm

The UK’s transport-secretary has announced the allocation of a budget which will give local councils the funds needed to build bypasses around villages, towns and traffic bottlenecks. Chris Grayling confirmed there would be £1 billion a year available for councils […]

Emirates adds new Dubai to Phnom Penh route to network

Emirates adds new Dubai to Phnom Penh route to network

July 7, 2017 11:49 am

Middle Eastern airline Emirates has just inaugurated a connecting route to two Southeast Asia capital cities. The new service linking Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar and Phnom Penh in Cambodia launched on 1 July. The service provides convenient connections for […]

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