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M6 Toll Road Usefulness Put to the Test by Report

31 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: Motoring     

A new report released from the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) today has questioned the viability of the M6 toll road. In the report, titled “Counting the cost of congestion relief”, the CBT claims that the majority of benefits originally stated that the road would provide have not materialised or have been negated by above-average […]

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Warning over catalytic converter thefts

26 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: Motoring     

Businesses and drivers are being warned to act vigilantly following a spate of catalytic converters thefts across the country. Amongst those hit hard by the outbreak is Surrey based car and van hire company Kendall Cars who have been targeted at their locations in Guildford, Leatherhead and Ash. Kendall Cars aren’t the only ones to have been affected, […]

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The new Sixt van look…

24 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: Sixt News     Tags: ,

If you spend much time in London you’ve probably seen plenty of a Sixt vans dotted around the capital. With their striking bright orange branding it’s often hard to miss them.  We’re probably not quite up their with the Eddie Stobart’s of this world yet but if you are out there spotting Sixt vans here’s […]

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Further London Underground Strikes On The Horizon

24 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: Travel And Leisure     

It seems that not a week goes by now without a threat of strike action from one corner or another of Britains workforce. Having narrowly avoided strike action from BAA workers last week, there is now talk of further strikes by employees on the London Underground.

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Cardiff Parking Woes

23 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: Motoring     Tags: ,

Anyone who lives in an inner city area will be very familiar with the trials and tribulations that can come with parking. Getting a space can be particularly challenging in areas with large numbers of multi-occupancy properties where one building can easily require space for four or five vehicles. Add to this, those who are […]

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Fancy Swapping Petrol for Whisky?

20 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: General News     

Quite a few of the staff at Sixt rent a car in the UK are interested in the future of motoring and in particular the advances being made in alternative fuel technology. We introduced electric cars to our fleet earlier this year and are always keen to find out more about the industry and which […]

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Sixt Launch App for Bada OS

19 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: Internet / Mobile Technology     Tags: ,

Ever since the launch of the

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Wheel Clampers to be Banned in the UK

18 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: General News     

Great news for drivers throughout the United Kingdom yesterday as the government confirmed that companies clamping and towing away vehicles on private land are to banned from operating. The new legislation, part of the government’s Freedom Bill, is set to be introduced in November.

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Strike Threat Lifts for BAA Airports

17 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     

A new pay offer from BAA has put the strikes planned for 6 UK airports later this month on hold. Members of the Unite union last week voted to go on strike over a proposed pay increase of up to 1.5%, following last year’s pay freeze. However, after negotiations held late into last night an […]

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Flyers Choosing to Upgrade Again

17 Aug 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     
Filed under: Travel And Leisure     Tags:

Travellers are starting to gain confidence in the markets again as the number of passengers choosing to buy premium airline tickets increased in June. The economic recovery has been slow but is now beginning to make strides as travellers kept first and business class seats occupied.

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