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Volkswagen T-Roc review

By Steve Rogers FOR a company with so much SUV know-how it has taken Volkswagen long enough to come up with the T-Roc. The compact SUV is almost last on the scene and facing a veritable army of well established rivals, some of them outstanding. Volkswagen’s sport utility range already has Tiguan and Golf Sportvan […]

Hyundai Kona review

Road test by Steve Rogers ANOTHER  day another new crossover, but as my postman said ‘everyone is buying them.’ He got that right. In a year when car sales fell 2017 was a great year for the crossover-cum-SUV, call them what you will. This was the only sector where sales increased although it is hardly […]

Icelandic farmer chooses an Ifor Williams trailer for when going gets tough up north

When a farmer who raises sheep in rugged country close to the Arctic Circle needed help with moving his flock around he turned to Europe’s top trailer maker to provide the answer. And to demonstrate the commitment it shows to customers across the globe the Ifor Williams Trailers distributor in Iceland drove over 200 miles […]

Rapid expansion and new jobs at Wrexham copier firm gets the thumbs up from Assembly Member

A fast-growing copier firm that’s aiming to create an extra 10 jobs has been hailed by an Assembly Member as a role model for those wanting to replicate their success. Vaughn Rawson, Managing Director, welcomed Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths, to his firm’s main base on Wrexham Industrial Estate to celebrate the company’s fifth anniversary. He […]

Toyota Prius hybrid review

Road test by Steve Rogers AT last, a hybrid that gives serious miles to the gallon. I have been blowing hot and cold, mainly cold, on hybrids for a couple of years. Those I have driven promise big economy but under deliver. Yes emissions are commendably low which is great for our health and our […]

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

Launch report by Steve Rogers THIS is shaping up to be a big year for Mitsubishi. The partnership with Renault-Nissan is signed and sealed and the new Eclipse Cross SUV is hitting the showrooms signalling the first of a new generation of cars from the Japanese company which reached its centenary last year. The alliance […]

#itsgoodtotalk – gastro pub calls time on mobile phones

A popular Wrexham gastro pub is calling time on mobile phones for one night a week in a bid to encourage people to chat without any distractions. Customers at The Fat Boar pub and restaurant in Wrexham will receive 25 per cent off their food bill if they are willing to hand in their mobile […]

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

Road test by Steve Rogers IF there was one car law I had the power to change it would be to scrap front the number plate and save great looking cars from being defaced. We have binned the road fund licence disc on the windscreen so let’s do the same with this outdated institution. Yes […]