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Contracts signed for town centre hotel

Contracts signed for town centre hotel

Thu 11 Aug 2022

TRAVELODGE has exchanged contracts for its 69-room hotel on Forge Island — part of its £160 million expansion programme.

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  • MOTORS REVIEW:  Vauxhall Grandland Ultimate

    MOTORS REVIEW: Vauxhall Grandland Ultimate

    By Tom Sharpe on Fri 05 Aug 2022

    VAUXHALL’S transformation under the French/Italian ownership of Stellantis is almost complete.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Land Rover Defender V8

    MOTORS REVIEW: Land Rover Defender V8

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 24 Jul 2022

    JUST when we started to fear that Land Rover’s new Defender might never be offered with the distinctive warble of a V8, the British brand delivered.

  • Suzuki on top

    Suzuki on top

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 24 Jul 2022

    SUZUKI has been ranked as the top automotive brand for customer satisfaction in the Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI).

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Kia Sportage SUV

    MOTORS REVIEW: Kia Sportage SUV

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 17 Jul 2022

    TRUE to Kia’s desire to bring car buyers choice as it pursues a record year in a stuttering market, it has now added a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to its new Sportage SUV line-up.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Kia Ceed

    MOTORS REVIEW: Kia Ceed

    By Tom Sharpe on Sat 16 Jul 2022

    WHEN Kia launched the Ceed in 2006 it would have been targeting the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Honda Civic

    MOTORS REVIEW: Honda Civic

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 03 Jul 2022

    HONDA describes the new Civic hatchback — the car that signals the electrification of the brand’s UK range — as “the driver’s hybrid”.

  • 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.