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A new study suggests that women are better at parking cars than men. Video collected from cameras in car parks has been analysed and shows that women tend to be better at manoeuvring a vehicle, and are more likely to leave it in the centre of a parking bay, although they do take longer to […]

Airlines which operate Airbus A380s have been warned that a problem with cracks in a component in the wings needs to be addressed. Among the carriers which have been told to check their fleets by the European Aviation Safety Agency are Air France-KLM, Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Emirates, which has the largest fleet of superjumbos […]

The capsizing of a cruise ship on Friday may well have been the fault of the liner’s captain, according to the company which operates the vessel. Capt Francesco Schettino, who was in charge of the Costa Concordia which ran into rocks off the coast of the island of Giglio in Tuscany, has been held in […]

The number of car registrations in 2011 dropped to the lowest level in more than 10 years according to the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders. In December, the figure fell by 3.7 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier. However, the number of cars being produced rose significantly over the last […]

Workers travelling back to their jobs tomorrow will be faced with a rise in the price of their tickets as the government pushes fares up by an average of six per cent. The hike has been condemned by consumer groups. Maria Eagle, shadow transport secretary, said train companies were only interested in turning a profit, […]

A strike by London Underground drivers, and a countrywide reduction in the number of train services, has meant travel problems for many who planned to travel over Boxing Day. LU tried last week to have the decision by the Aslef union to call its members out on strike blocked in the High Court. However, the […]

An estimated 4.25 million travellers are expected to go abroad for the festive period as the annual getaway begins. In addition to this, the AA has said around 18 million drivers will take to the roads over the period. A joint survey conducted by the motoring organisation and Populus shows that 68 per cent of […]

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has confirmed that he will be looking closely at a scheme to open branches of Virgin Money at railway stations between London and Scotland. The entrepreneur is currently attempting to retain the franchise for Virgin Trains on the route up the west coast. Other firms also keen to win the contract […]

Consumer watchdog Which? Has published a report in which it claims that controversial charges made by airlines when a customer purchases a ticket using a credit or debit card have skyrocketed over the last seven years by as much as 1,400 per cent. Which? Has asked the Office of Fair Trading to immediately look into […]

Thomas Cook has said it will be announcing its full year financial results in December, after managing to secure a £200 million loan from the banks. The firm said it was not going to release any financial details while negotiations were ongoing. The latest loan replaces the £100 million deal the travel operator announced in […]