Our Dacia Logan Black & White in Sighisoara, Romania On 20 August 2018, Romanian manufacturer Dacia celebrated 50 years of activity since its very first car rolled out of the Mioveni factory near Bucharest in 1968: a Dacia 1100, a rebadged Renault 8. Since, 8 million Dacias have been sold worldwide, including 5 million since the brand’s revival with the Logan in 2004 and 1 million in France alone. As a frequent BSCB reader you would indeed be very familiar with the continued success of the Dacia brand pretty much everywhere it has launched over the past 15 years. To this day, Renault remains the only carmaker in the world to have managed to create a very profitable low-cost brand, with many competitors admiring its success yet none having taken the plunge themselves. It’s simple, from 2004 onwards and its 94.720 sales, Dacia has broken its worldwide annual volume record every single year, recording 14 years of uninterrupted growth. The brand crossed the 250.000 … [Read more...] about 10 countries in 10 days in a Dacia Logan – 1/10: Romania
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PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Two lanes have been closed on the M25 clockwise between J12 and J13 near Staines due to a collision. The collision has caused a vehicle to overturn. Highways England said: "An Air Ambulance has landed in an adjacent field. There is just over 3 miles of congestion on approach, but this is likely to increase as traffic levels rise". In a tweet Surrey Road Cops said: "We are dealing with a serious collision and will keep you updated but expect long delays in the area." Follow our live blog below for more updates on this incident. For all of today's breaking news, visit our news section, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . You can also keep up to date with the latest news from across the county via the free Surrey Live app. You can set up your app to see news and events from your area, and receive notifications for any breaking news. Join the Surrey Live 'Traffic and Travel' group We've created a Facebook group for people who live in and travel through the county to keep up to date … [Read more...] about Two lanes closed due to overturned vehicle on M25
CRAFTY cops are using the top of double-decker buses to catch drivers on their mobile phones. The plans are being rolled out in the West Midlands with offending motorists facing a £200 fine and six points on their licence. Operation Top Deck was launched by the force’s Road Harm Reduction Team and will see plain-clothed officers equipped with video cameras peering down at drivers. If they catch someone out, the information is radioed to police bikers who divert offenders to a designated site. They will then be shown a video of the "consequences" of their actions - including harrowing clips of people being injured by drivers on the phone, BBC reports. Their details are also taken in case they re-offend - in which case a letter will be sent to their homes. After the operation was launched on September 17, 45 motorists using phones behind the wheel were caught in just a few hours. Among these was a woman prosecuted for driving without due care and attention … [Read more...] about Cops use top of double-decker buses to catch drivers on their mobile phones and issue £200 fines
WORLD Car Free Day is an initiative which aims to rid congested cities of vehicles and pollution for at least 24 hours every year. Let’s take a look at the event which London is taking part in. When is World Car Free Day 2018? The event takes place in and around September 22 every year after becoming a global programme promoted by the World Carfree Network (WCN) in 2000. What is the aim of the initiative? The project wants cities to move away from a “car-dominated society” in a bid to reduce pollution and congestion. In London, planners hope to the event will encourage children to safely play in traffic-free roads. Entire streets are closed to traffic on September 22 in cities around the world. The World Carfree Network says the day should be a “showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.” It goes on to say that the initiative could pressure “city planners and politicians to … [Read more...] about When is World Car Free Day 2018, what is it about and what cities and countries are taking part?