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Caravan park owner calls for monitoring after landslip

A caravan park owner has said that the British coastline needs to be monitored more closely for erosion after a 2011 landslip put her business in jeopardy. Sally Edwards, from Porthkerry Caravan Park, told the BBC that she has spent around £1 million making the site safe since a large section of the cliff broke away. This left 15 caravans … More

TomTom rolls out caravan-specific satnav

TomTom has unveiled a new satnav device aimed at preventing caravan owners from getting into difficulty on the road. Its GO LIVE Camper & Caravan is programmed to notify drivers of obstacles that could prevent a particular problem to those towing a caravan, such as low bridges and narrow roads. The extra information included in the unit could help prevent … More

London cyclists to benefit from improvements in safety at junctions

London's cyclists are likely to welcome news that £15 million is to be invested in making road junctions safer in the capital. Chancellor George Osbourne made the announcement in last week's (March 21st 2012) Budget and the exact details regarding exactly where the money will be directed are to be announced in the summer. Making junctions – notoriously one of … More

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Specialist cycling clothes ‘are not compulsory for commuters’

People who have been put off riding a bike to work by the thought of having to buy a whole new wardrobe of specialist gear have been advised this is not necessarily the case. While there is lots of dedicated cycling clothing available, British Cycling said even those commuting up to five miles can simply adopt items that are designed … More

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Sustrans highlights poor cycling conditions

Cyclists in the UK's towns and cities regularly have to cope with roads and cycle routes that are dangerous and in poor condition. This is according to cycle campaign group Sustrans, which has complied a list of the worst places for cycling. It names Leith Walk in Edinburgh as one offender, with national cycle network manager Martyn Brunt describing it … More

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Fire service warns about extension leads in caravans

Fire crews have issued a warning about the use of extension leads in mobile homes, following the death of two men. Not only could using a coiled electrical lead result in people having to claim on their caravan insurance, the BBC reports it may also cost them their lives. A verdict of accidental death was recorded for Robert Taylor and … More

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Poll finds 14% of cyclists have been run off the road

Investing in cycle insurance may be a wise idea for those who use their bike regularly, as a new survey has revealed one in eight cyclists have been knocked down by a car. Research carried out by Confused.com found over the last two years, 24 per cent of individuals have been sworn or beeped at by a motorist, while 14 … More

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