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Minimum pre-test driving lessons proposed

Minimum number of pre-test driving lessons proposed in Spain

ACCORDING to Spain's General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), a minimum number of driving lessons may be introduced as a legal requirement before candidates can take a test. This would include the theory test as...
How can I be sure my vision is good enough to drive

Ask the Optician: How can I be sure my vision is good enough to...

By Amrik Sappal, Store Director from Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola Q - I can read fine and don’t think I need glasses, do I really need to worry when I drive? A - Good eye sight is...
family driving in car with seat belt fastened

It’s holiday time again: Have you got that Liberty feeling?

ONCE again, summer is here with a vengeance. Temperatures soar and with the influx of tourists, you have to keep your wits about you at all times when driving. Holiday-makers who rent a car,...
THE SMART FUTURE IS ORANGE

The smart future is orange

IF YOU´RE planning to drive back to the UK to escape the heat of the summer or indeed just visiting for a short time and considering hiring a car, you might not be aware...
IS ALL PETROL AND DIESEL THE SAME

Is all petrol and diesel the same?

IT´S A common question that often triggers big arguments. Is branded petrol and diesel better than supermarket fuel, or should you just buy the cheapest you can find? The problem is that most people don’t...
ADVANCED TECH FOR THE NEW TOYOTA - 1

Advanced tech for the new Toyota

XEVO has announced that its technology will come equipped in the 2018 Toyota Camry, set for release any day now. The eighth generation of this best-selling car is the first Camry model to showcase...
Nissan Altima Hybrid, 2010

More drivers plug-in to hybrid cars

THE FUTURE for the UK’s roads looks greener than ever with UK car buyers registering more electric and plug-in hybrid cars during the first half of 2017 than in any previous six-monthly period. More...
Aston Martin Front

Aston Martin Valkyrie

SINCE THE first reveal of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar in July 2016, Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing have been working intensively to further develop the Valkyrie’s aerodynamics,...
MERCEDES CELEBRATE INSTAGRAM SUCCESS

Mercedes celebrate Instagram success

THE @MercedesBenz_de channel has passed the two million followers mark, making it the most successful German-speaking automotive channel. More than ten million fans follow the global account @MercedesBenz. It is the automotive channel with the...
It’s all electric for Volvo

It’s all electric for Volvo

VOLVO CARS, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE)...
A day to remember with the Free Spirits of the Marina Alta

Day to remember with the Free Spirits of the Marina Alta

NOTWITHSTANDING the many serious issues currently facing the expatriate community in Spain, there is a large proportion determined to stay focused on why they opted to make the sunny state their home in the...
SEAT in Android App breakthrough

SEAT in Android App breakthrough

SEAT HAS taken another step further in car connectivity after becoming the first brand in the European industry to feature an app that is compatible with Android Auto. The Android-developed SEAT DriveApp is now...
Dream cruise expecting big turnout

Dream cruise expecting big turnout

FORD IS building on its rich history of iconic cars and community building as presenting sponsor of the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise, America's largest annual celebration of automotive history and culture. This year’s Woodward Dream...

Decline in new car sales ‘not a concern’

THE UK new car market has declined for a third consecutive month with 243,454 new units registered in June, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Registrations fell at...

Range Rover road test

FEW VEHICLES raise a smile in the way that a Range Rover does when you are behind the wheel, I find. It’s always an absolute privilege to find yourself sitting in the high quality cabin...

Top 5 cars that give ‘school gate credibility’

MOTORING EXPERTS have revealed a list of the top five cars guaranteed to boost the ‘school gate credibility’ of UK dads following a poll amongst its team of motoring editors. It’s not just the music...

Queen announces self-drive innovation Bill during State Opening of Parliament

THE GOVERNMENT will introduce a new automated and electric vehicle Bill, designed to make Britain a world-leader in future transport technology. Announced by the Queen in her speech during Wednesday’s State Opening of Parliament, the...

U3A Calpe form new a Bikers Group

LES ARCHER, a U3A Calpe recently entertained members with a fascinating talk on his racing career of 21 years on road and motorcross. Les is best known for building the special Norton 500cc motorcross machine...

English and Dutch car owners team up to sue VW over ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal

AROUND 220,000 car drivers in the Netherlands, England and Wales joined forces on Tuesday in what could become a pan-European lawsuit against German car maker Volkswagen, seeking compensation over its ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal. UK law...

Advertising sells new cars

THE ANNUAL New Car Code of Practice survey conducted by The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution provider, has found that around a quarter (24%) of consumers are swayed in their choice of new...

Citroen C4 Picasso road test

I CAN'T think of any cars that are officially named after notable people other than the manufacturers themselves. That is until I find myself driving the Citroen C4 Picasso. It’s quite a compliment to the world...

Online car part ordering outstrips cosmetics

THE UK'S car servicing and repair sector grew again in 2016, with turnover rising 2.4% to £21.6 billion, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Growth was primarily driven...

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NATIONAL POLICE: ‘Terror attack’ stolen vans rumour circulating on social media in Spain is...

SPAIN'S National Police force has confirmed that a rumour of several stolen vans being stolen to be used in a potential terror attack on...

Red flags on the beach mean one thing… DANGER!

AUGUST 15 was a ‘Red Day’ in more than one sense of the word. During the Tuesday national holiday that brought more than the usual number...
Ex Marbella mayor may return

Ex-Marbella mayor may return to power

POLITICAL TURMOIL in Marbella looks set to be resolved by the end of this month. And this could see the return to power of the...
Starlite festival

Marbella´s star studded Starlite festival

MARBELLA’S sixth annual Starlite festival is hotting up, with a series of concerts left to go until the event ends on August 26. Tomorrow night,...
FAST

FAST need first aid… quickly!

FAST – First Aid Support Team – are a group of volunteers from Camposol near to Mazarron.  They respond to medical emergencies on Camposol...
ELCHE DAD TAKES THE BLAME

Dad takes the blame for son in car crash

A FATHER originally took responsibility for a car crash to cover for his son. Following an incident on Calle Bigastro in Elche, a man phoned...
Are we nuts to be nuts about nuts

Are we nuts to be nuts about nuts?

MANY OF us would happily drink a pina colada laced with coconut spirit, or knock back an almond based amaretto liqueur and then later pronounce,...
San Javier Golf Society

San Javier Golf Society

DUE to the extremely hot and humid weather, the latest individual Stableford Qualifier held at La Serena Golf, only included one division.  However, the...
Biker Chase

Bloodied biker in police chase

A BIKER chased by police has crashed on the N-332 in Benissa. The man was left in a serious condition and was taken to hospital...
RTN BOOK REVIEW - AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS - COVER

Book Review: An Enchantment of Ravens

by Margaret Rogerson Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread,...
Diarrhoea

Sickness claim thrown out of UK court

A BRITISH tourist who blamed poor hygiene in a hotel gave her diarrhoea has had her compensation claim thrown out by a judge. Her boasting about...
Valley Voices

The voices of Jalon enjoying a break

MEMBERS of the Valley Voices may well be enjoying their long summer break, but with autumn around the corner all are eagerly looking forward...

RTN Newspaper – Costa del Sol Edition Issue #016

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RTN Newspaper – South Edition Issue #930

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