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22 years' jail for ‘twisted’ rapist Galvin Fox who preyed on children

22 years' jail for ‘twisted’ rapist Galvin Fox who preyed on children

Sat 02 Jul 2022

A PREDATOR has been jailed for 22-and-a-half years for a string of horrific sexual offences against two children.

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  • MOTORS REVIEW: BMW iX 2

    MOTORS REVIEW: BMW iX 2

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 26 Jun 2022

    IN all those years under the motor show lights there have been few resulting cars that genuinely felt like a vision of the future — something that responds to the “mobility trends” carmakers like to harp on about.

  • New car sales down, but electrics still have a market fizz

    New car sales down, but electrics still have a market fizz

    By Admin on Thu 23 Jun 2022

    CAR sales experts at the National Franchised Dealers Association have said that new car sales have declined this year but that interest in electric vehicles is still high.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Audi RS3

    MOTORS REVIEW: Audi RS3

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 19 Jun 2022

    THE gargling thrum of a five-cylinder turbocharged Audi engine is among the things I’ll miss when the automotive sector finally transitions wholly to electric vehicles (EV).

  • MOTORS REVIEW: The EV-olution of the Cupra

    MOTORS REVIEW: The EV-olution of the Cupra

    By Tom Sharpe on Sat 18 Jun 2022

    THE Cupra brand will launch three new cars over the next three years as it targets annual sales of 500,000 units.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Skoda Fabia

    MOTORS REVIEW: Skoda Fabia

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 12 Jun 2022

    SKODA is a brand that continues to over-deliver.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Mercedes-AMG Project ONE

    MOTORS REVIEW: Mercedes-AMG Project ONE

    By Tom Sharpe on Sat 11 Jun 2022

    MERCEDES-Benz has harnessed its success from Formula One to create the £2.2 million AMG ONE hypercar.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid-SZ5

    MOTORS REVIEW: Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid-SZ5

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 05 Jun 2022

    IT would be fair to say that Suzuki has received more of an electric shock than most carmakers after regulations were introduced across the globe in the battle to curb vehicle emissions.

  • Volkswagen’s £193m dieselgate settlement

    Volkswagen’s £193m dieselgate settlement

    By Tom Sharpe on Sat 04 Jun 2022

    VOLKSWAGEN Group has ended a UK dieselgate litigation, comprised of over 70,000 claimants, with the payment of a £193m out of court settlement.

  • When a red traffic light spells ANGER!

    When a red traffic light spells ANGER!

    By Admin on Mon 30 May 2022

    IT should only take three seconds to move off when traffic lights change to green, new RAC research reveals, and anything longer is likely to lead to anger and frustration for those behind kept waiting.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

    MOTORS REVIEW: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 29 May 2022

    THERE comes a time in life when a seven-seat vehicle becomes an appealing option.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: DACIA JOGGER

    MOTORS REVIEW: DACIA JOGGER

    By Tom Sharpe on Sat 28 May 2022

    PART of me feels a little angry at the Dacia marketing bods for naming its all-new MPV-cum-crossover-cum-estate car the Jogger.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport

    MOTORS REVIEW: BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 22 May 2022

    IT was suggested to me that old-school car lovers “don’t like Teslas” after I was mildly disparaging about their design and reputation for poor build quality.

  • ‘Only well-off can afford to go electric,’ says climate change councillor

    ‘Only well-off can afford to go electric,’ says climate change councillor

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 03 Feb 2022

    ROTHERHAM’S cabinet member with responsibility for climate change efforts defended driving a diesel vehicle saying only the most well-off can go electric.

  • Widow's cardboard coffin protest to drive home smart motorway concerns to MPs

    Widow's cardboard coffin protest to drive home smart motorway concerns to MPs

    By Michael Upton on Thu 04 Nov 2021

    THE widow of a Rotherham man who died on a smart motorway was among protesters carrying cardboard coffins as they campaigned to scrap the controversial road system.

  • A typical Scandinavian lack of fuss...

    A typical Scandinavian lack of fuss...

    By Tom Sharpe on Mon 01 Nov 2021

    VOLVO’s aim of going wholly electric by 2030 might be in-line with the UK Government’s ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, but its EV switch is already gathering pace.