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BBC drops Jeremy Clarkson but says Top Gear show must go on
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed in light of the 'fracas' between him and BBC producer Oisin Tymon, it has emerged.BBC director-general Tony Hall said in an official media…
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Best of CES 2015: The car announcements you should care about
Usually a show for curved televisions, clever cameras and other gadgets you will end up wanting to own in years to come, CES 2015 was automotive crazy. Or is that car-azy? Get it? Oh, nevermind.Self-driving…
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Leica lens on a Sony NEX: Is it worth it?
Various adapters let you use a Leica lens on a Sony NEX / Alpha camera. Is it worth it? License to Quill attaches an Elmarit-R 28mm to his NEX to find out.
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Ariel eyes up two-wheeled glory with Ace in the hole
Ariel out to shake up motorbikes with the 173bhp Ace superbike.Somerset is known for its array of tasty ciders, cheeses, farm animals and - in recent years - an insanely fast car known as the Ariel Atom.…
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Are London roads getting safer?
Road deaths on the decrease for motorists and bikers but remain level for cyclists, according to official figures.Some good news and some bad news for London inhabitants. The good news is that figures…
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This VW advert will put you off using a phone in the car
If you watch just one road safety advert today, make it this one by Volkswagen.There have been numerous studies that found using a mobile phone at the wheel is worse than drink-driving and yet many motorists…
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Self-driving cars: Absolutely everything you need to know
Self-driving cars are the future – or so we are being told by companies currently working on them. But just what are autonomous cars all about, should we care and what are the potential implications?…
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Introducing the Tesla Model D. Now with added official specs
As if the Tesla Model S Performance's 0 to 62mph time of 4.2 seconds was too slow, there's now an all-wheel drive variant that pushes the all-electric machine into supercar territory without losing its…
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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 becomes a 567bhp production reality
Special Operations 'Project 7' creation is the most powerful production Jaguar ever – and, boy, will you want one.Exciting news for anyone with a pulse and a love of four-wheeled machines. Jaguar has…
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Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo is a BMW M4 challenger
Alpina gives the BMW M4 a run for its money with its suitably powerful B4 Bi-Turbo coupe.Most car manufacturers have one tuning option for making a car that bit more special. BMW has two. Alpina has unveiled…
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Tesla Motors: All our patents are belong to you
Tesla Motors CEO and founder Elon Musk shares his patents with the world to aid electric car progress.Surprising news from Tesla Motors. The Californian electric car manufacturer behind the Model S has…
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The great women-only parking space debate
Parking spaces designated to women spark anger and criticism ─ but are they really that sexist?Women-only parking spaces have existed for a fair few years, but it seems the debate is very much alive…
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Journalism, writing, editing, consultancy, copywriting, SEO, WordPress, Photoshop, photography, video editing, sampling fine ales.
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  • License to Quill
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Dennis Publishing
    Staff Writer, 2009 - 2012
  • Pocket Gamer
    Intern
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Journalist with a passion for all things motoring and tech.
Introduction
I am associate editor at Recombu Cars. Before that I was a freelance journalist for for Digital Spy, Stuff.tv, MSN Tech, Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, Bit-Gamer, The Review, Know Your Mobile, IT Pro, Expert Reviews, Computer Shopper and CNET UK.
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Self-driving cars: Absolutely everything you need to know
recombu.com

Self-driving cars are the future – or so we are being told by companies currently working on them. But just what are autonomous cars all abo

Best of CES 2015: The car announcements you should care about
recombu.com

Usually a show for curved televisions, clever cameras and other gadgets you will end up wanting to own in years to come, CES 2015 was automo

Tesla Model D is an all-wheel drive Model S on steroids
recombu.com

As if the Tesla Model S Performance's 0 to 62mph time of 4.2 seconds was too slow, there's now an all-wheel drive variant that pushes the al

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 becomes a 567bhp production reality
recombu.com

Special Operations 'Project 7' creation is the most powerful production Jaguar ever – and, boy, will you want one.Exciting news for anyone w

Ariel eyes up two-wheeled glory with Ace in the hole
recombu.com

Ariel out to shake up motorbikes with the 173bhp Ace superbike.Somerset is known for its array of tasty ciders, cheeses, farm animals and -

Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo is a BMW M4 challenger
recombu.com

Alpina gives the BMW M4 a run for its money with its suitably powerful B4 Bi-Turbo coupe.Most car manufacturers have one tuning option for m

Are London roads getting safer?
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Road deaths on the decrease for motorists and bikers but remain level for cyclists, according to official figures.Some good news and some ba

Tesla Motors: All our patents are belong to you
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Tesla Motors CEO and founder Elon Musk shares his patents with the world to aid electric car progress.Surprising news from Tesla Motors. The

This VW advert will put you off using a phone in the car
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If you watch just one road safety advert today, make it this one by Volkswagen.There have been numerous studies that found using a mobile ph

The great women-only parking space debate
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Parking spaces designated to women spark anger and criticism ─ but are they really that sexist?Women-only parking spaces have existed for a

The Fiat 500 with the heart of a Lamborghini
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Lamborghini Murcielago engine transplant makes this Fiat 500 utterly insane.It takes a special kind of person to put a thunderous V12 engine

The boat with a 1,100hp Rolls-Royce engine
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British-built Aerobat super yacht has the engine of a Spitfire plane and a top speed of 109mph.Writing about a boat may seem strange for a c

Brabus turns the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG into an 838bhp monster
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Brabus will tune your E63 AMG into an 838bhp tyre-shredding monster of a machine – provided you have exceedingly deep pockets.Brabus is know

Man who built paper Formula One car lands job at Red Bull
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If you only watch one video of an intricate paper F1 car comprised 6,500 individual pieces today, make it this one.Think you're a dab hand a

New Formula 1 engine noise from an acoustic expert's perspective
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Salford University professor of acoustics and audio engineering sheds light on why new F1 engines sound less exciting.There's no doubt the n

Introducing the mobility scooter that looks like a Harley Davidson
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Retired man given 'new lease of life' with Harley Davidson-inspired mobility scooter that looks so convincing it fooled police.There is noth

Ferrari California T is a 552bhp turbocharged treat
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This is the Ferrari California T. You can stop drooling now.Like torturing yourself with cars you would love to own but could never afford?

Tesla Model S vs Corvette Stingray drag race is closer than you think
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Electric motor vs V8 combustion engine muscle. Guess which wins?Drag races are really only good for testing acceleration and top speeds, whi

First motorway pub opens in the UK
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Motorway JD Wetherspoon pub opens despite strong opposition.The first motorway boozer has opened in the UK. The Hope & Champion is located a

BMW Park Assist blamed for parking blunder
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Man blames Park Assist feature after mounting a parked car in his BMW.A 27-year-old driver has blamed the autonomous Park Assist feature equ