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Tracker Recovers Over Half A Million Pounds Worth of Stolen Caravans

…As Latest Figures Show 52% Increase in Number of Thefts With the number of caravans thefts increasing by 52% within a year*, TRACKER, stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, is urging owners to ramp up their security this summer. In June alone TRACKER recovered eight stolen caravans worth a total of £75,000. The most recent recovery was a Swift Eccles Sport ...

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2018 Jaguar XJ Benefits from Technology Upgrades 

Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its XJ luxury sports sedan. The 2018 model year (2018MY) updates include the introduction of the XJR575 performance flagship model, a host of technology upgrades and the addition of the latest intelligent safety features. The new XJR575 is the most dynamic derivative in the line-up and delivers 423kW and 700Nm of torque ...

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IMF Sees Oil Making Up 4 Percent of Battered Uganda Economy

Uganda’s new-found oil reserves may account for as much as 4 percent of its economy annually in coming years if managed well, the International Monetary Fund’s country chief says. IMF Mission Chief for Uganda Axel Schimmelpfennig writes in a blog post that the country also needs some strategic infrastructure investment and better debt management. Uganda’s economy has taken a hit ...

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New Ford Mustang Hits 0-60 mph in Less Than Four Seconds

Ford’s most advanced and powerful Mustang GT is also the fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mph in less than four seconds in Drag Strip mode. The new Mustang is also faster than a $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera, which Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer, attributes to five factors: Improved horsepower and torque output of the redesigned 5.0-liter V8 Maximum acceleration of available Drag ...

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Bridgestone Premises Blaze: Investigation Fingers Veldt Fire

Preliminary information indicates that an external veldt fire was the probable cause of a blaze at Bridgestone’s off-the-road (OTR) retreading premises in Benoni on Sunday 23 July. The Benoni premise refurbishes tyres used by off-highway equipment such as construction machinery. “No injuries have been reported and the fire has been brought under control by the local fire brigade. The damage ...

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New Bentley Continental Named After Greek Goddess Unveiled

Bentley Motors on Monday unveiled a new Bentley Continental GT Convertible named after a Greek goddess of calm sea known as Galene. Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division, Mulliner, has created the ultimate edition of the Continental GT Convertible in collaboration with British yacht experts, Princess Yachts, and takes inspiration from yacht design. Defined by brilliant Glacier White and Sequin Blue hues ...

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BMW Denies Emission Manipulation Reports

German carmaker BMW on Sunday rejected media reports that the emissions treatment systems in its vehicles do not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on their design. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday that BMW, VW , Audi and Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices and designs of diesel emissions treatment systems and other vehicle parts. ...

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Volvo Cars Presents Streets Don’t Sleep Art Gallery

Classic Car Club Manhattan and Fujifilm USA present the “Streets Don’t Sleep” Gallery at the Classic Car Club Manhattan this weekend. The photographic installation features the work of five up and coming photographers that inform culture, fashion and art. The five photographers are: Kosten, Night.Shift, Transmental, Ryan Millier and Gregory Berg. Beyond the streets, cities and landscapes the photographers shot ...

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One Million Electric Cars Expected On UK Roads

British roads will be home to more than one million electric cars by 2022 according to Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, based on recent market developments. Allowing for a modest increase in adoption, Chargemaster’s projection is based on a growth in electric vehicles of just over 7% of new car registrations. David Martell, Chief Executive ...

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