technology

Ocean scientists use seabed mapping to help position giant windfarm

Scientists at Bangor University are playing a critical role in paving the way for one of the world’s biggest wind farms off the coast of North Wales. They are working with German renewable energy giant RWE on the siting of the Awel y Mor extension which will more than double the size of the Gwynt […]

Trailer firm helps rugby legend Dan swap All Blacks for Welsh Blacks

A top trailer firm is helping Welsh rugby colossus Dan Lydiate swap tackling All Blacks for rearing pedigree Welsh Black cattle. The fearless Wales and British and Irish Lions hero, 33, who now plays for the Ospreys, is preparing for life after rugby by returning to his roots as a farmer. The powerful 6ft 2ins, […]

Jeep Renegade 4xe road test by Steve Rogers

It feels like the world and his wife is joining the electric party with thousands giving themselves a Christmas present. According to the motoring bible, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the best selling car in December was the electric Tesla Model 3 with its new rival the Volkswagen ID.3 fourth. In a frantic […]

Peugeot 208 road test by Steve Rogers

If wow factor is what you want then feast your eyes on this French beauty. As superminis go there is nothing to match the reigning European Car of the Year. Not that we should be surprised, the French have been churning out head turners for decades – Citroen DX, Renault 16, Peugeot 405 – I […]

Toyota Rav4 road test by Steve Rogers

The hybrid story part two. In the first episode the little Yaris popped in a driving score of 86 so what could the Rav4, its much bigger SUV brother do? I don’t want to brag but I reached the dizzy height of 90 after a 70 mile drive and even hit 93 for a good […]

Toyota Yaris road test by Steve Rogers

Unlike my primary school reports my parents would have been pleased with my marks for the Yaris hybrid. Each trip ends with marks out of a hundred and comments on how well, or badly, you have done, and I did rather well. What I wouldn’t have given for marks like 86,73 and even 66 along […]

Suzuki Vitara road test by Steve Rogers

The pandemic has brought untold misery, but lockdown in England has thrown a small crumb of comfort my way. Test drives normally last a week but as the Suzuki press team delivered a Vitara just before the latest lockdown, and then went into forced hibernation, the SUV is with me for a month and that, […]

Planners give green light to high tech homes that will provide £60m boost to local economy

The go-ahead has been given for 107 new homes in the Conwy Valley which are “ideal for homeworkers” and will provide a £60 million boost to the local economy. Conwy County Borough Council’s planning committee gave their blessing to the Maes-y-Felin scheme on the outskirts of Glan Conwy. According to Calon Homes, it will also […]

Seat Leon road test by Steve Rogers

Here’s a question which often comes my way. Would you buy a Seat Leon over a Volkswagen Golf? By now everyone interested in cars knows Seat is part of the VW-Audi empire and that Leon is a Golf in Spanish disguise because while it is designed and built in Barcelona all the mechanical bits come […]