You are probably aware that in some parts of Cheshire, 1 in 4 drivers do not have valid vehicle tax. And that number is getting worse with every year – indeed, data published by the Department for Transport (DfT) shows an estimated 634,000 vehicles are being used, despite their vehicle excise duty (VED) not being paid. This represents 1.6% of all vehicles in UK traffic, down from 1.8% in 2017.
While the government does not publish individual area statistics, there are grave consequences if you are buying a car as well – with the new rules, DVLA do not allow you to transfer your tax disc so you will either have to buy a new one with your new car, or risk a fine. Sites do exist that allow you to check the status of VED (and more) – for example FreeCarCheck (sample) or … Read the rest
If you struggled with what to get Dad this Father’s Day, or want to know where to snag a top deal on tech for the summer, we have you covered. We’ve gone through major UK retailers and brands and highlighted the best deals around.
If you need inspiration, Tech Advisor also have a dedicated round up with tonnes of gift ideas. For gaming deals for dad, we recommend checking out Sony’s Days of Play Sale that’s on now until 27 June.
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Argos Father’s Day tech deals
Argos is participating in Father’s Day sales. There are a few standout deals that we’re seeing:
- £50 cashback on Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch (46mm) – £249 with discount – claim cashback here.
THE author wonders why so many people have to use mobile phones when driving. Apart from the fact that they’re dangerous, iPhones in particular are often expensive. THE Cheshire police and crime commissioner has been out with officers to warn people of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving.
Mr David Keane joined officers from the streets and wrongdoing unit on Wednesday (24 April) watchful for drivers accepting a call, messaging or looking through online networking.
Keane stated: “Utilising a mobile phone while driving is one of the principle contributory factors in a lethal crash and drivers utilizing their telephone in the driver’s seat are multiple times bound to be associated with an impact.
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“In any case, despite everything we keep on observing drivers crosswise over Cheshire settle on rash choices when they are very much aware of the threats and