Fire test rules back in spotlight

Few fires shock the world.... Everyone knows about the Great Fire of London and depending on your age it may be that the Hindenburg airship disaster (one for my Mum) or Bradford Stadium fire is a vivid memory. Grenfell will certainly be remembered because of the huge...

Losses add up to big changes

Don’t mention the ‘B’ word to Lloyds of London, the historic home of insurance. Not Brexit but billions, billions of £s of losses. A £1 billion pre-tax loss in 2018, following a £2 billion loss the year before. Lloyds have been hit by numerous worldwide disasters in...

Connected Cars

All the talk may be about the advent of driverless cars... …but it seems we are getting ahead of ourselves as we will see ‘connected’ cars on our roads well before everything goes driverless. The current guestimate is that all cars will be connected by 2025 and...

Signs

It seemed like another blow against the establishment, but once again it appears that they know best! Essex County Council fined a motorist for going through a bus gate (to you or me a tunnel under a bridge) reserved for buses, cycles and taxis but didn’t reckon on...

Old Drivers

It was taking things to an extreme, but well done to Prince Philip for taking the media attention away from Brexit with his car accident, if only for a couple of days respite.. …Unfortunately, we then realised the country is just as split on whether older...