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The slowest rush hour roads in Britain


Earlier this year the Daily Mirror analysed Department of Transport figures to produce a list of the slowest rush hour roads in the country. Unsurprisingly, the top ten were all in London, so the researchers also added a list of the slowest roads outside the capital. Here are the results, with the average rush hour speeds on each:

Is Britain heading for gridlock?


Statistics released this week by the Department of Transport confirm what many motorists will instinctively know: your commute into work in the morning is taking longer.

Does your car need an annual service?


Do you skip or delay your annual car service? If so, you’re not alone. Recent research revealed that 20% of car owners have skipped their car’s service or other maintenance and repairs over the last twelve months.

What do you think of speed cameras?


New research from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) suggests that road users are becoming less tolerant of the speed cameras they meet on their daily drive.

Pimp that Halloween ride


Got a car? Got a Halloween party to go to? Got a little imagination? Then take inspiration from this little lot and pimp that Halloween ride!

Gavin McDonnell retains European Super Bantamweight title


Gavin McDonnell successfully defended his European Super Bantamweight title against experienced opponent Jeremy Parodi in Sheffield on Saturday.

Garage members support grassroots boxing


Approved Garages is delighted to sponsor European super-bantamweight champion Gavin McDonnell, who defends his title in Sheffield this weekend.

The man in the McDonnells’ corner: Dave Coldwell talks to Approved Garages


When trainer, promoter and manager Dave Coldwell talks about boxing, people tend to listen. After all, this is the man who has had a hand in the careers of the likes of Ryan Rhodes, Kell Brook and George Groves. Liverpool’s Tony Bellew is one of the fighters on Coldwell’s current roster, along with Doncaster twins Gavin and Jamie McDonnell.

Back to the Future at Hissey’s Stoke


Even time travelling machines suffer from everyday wear and tear. This pristine DeLorean (the model made famous by the Back to the Future films) didn’t need a lightning conductor or plutonium engine when it rolled into the workshop of AutoCare member Hissey’s Garage in Stoke, but it did need a new clutch.

Gavin McDonnell talks tactics and training ahead of European title defence


Approved Garages-sponsored fighter Gavin McDonnell defends his European super-bantamweight title for the first time on October 24th. The Doncaster boxer, who secured the title in stylish fashion last March, takes on experienced Frenchman Jeremy Parodi at the Sheffield Arena, live on Sky Sports.

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