Tag: UK

Someone Ordered A BMW M340i In Audi’s Nardo Grey And It Looks Fantastic

Until BMW finally pulls the covers off the all-new M3 later this year, the M340i version will remain the flagship 3-Series for this latest G20-generation. This particular M340i is the xDrive version, which means that its 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder unit is aided by all-wheel drive, making it noticeably quicker than its rear-wheel driven […]

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Fantastic! CIA-funded Palantir is helping the NHS plan its coronavirus response

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has built a new data platform that tracks medical staff and resources to coordinate the UK’s coronavirus response. The system aims to merge the NHS’s vast but hugely fragmented datasets to predict where ventilators, beds, and staff are needed. This tricky task has been entrusted to one of the world’s […]

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread: Coronavirus and Food Security

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Many years go, during the ‘80s, I had an academic fellowship in Geneva, Switzerland. There I spent a wonderful year, researching trade policy, improving my French, skiing most winter weekends, and learning […]

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London Nurses Are Pissed the Underground Is Still Packed Even Though the U.K. Is on Lockdown

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Britain’s government announced an unprecedented public lockdown Monday night in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But the new restrictions have done nothing to stop overcrowding on London’s trains, buses, and subways, where social distancing remained impossible during rush […]

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AI snitches on naughty Brits who won’t stay home during coronavirus pandemic

The decision to place the UK on a police-enforced lockdown couldn’t have come sooner, new AI analysis of traffic footage has revealed. Until last night, Brits had been merely been advised to avoid “non-essential” travel. Not many of them were listening, according to research by Vivacity Labs, a startup that makes camera-based traffic sensors. Researchers […]

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BMW X7 And Mercedes GLS Have A Go At The Tesla Model X

What we have here is an interesting but overall rather unfair comparison test between a BMW X7 M50i, a Mercedes GLS 400d and a dual-motor Tesla Model X. Well that just doesn’t make any sense, does it? It’s unfair because the BMW is equipped with a 530 PS (523 HP) 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 unit, […]

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Aston Martin Bulldog: Mid-Engined Prototype You’ve Never Heard Of Undergoing Restoration

An interesting piece of Aston Martin history will be given a new lease on life by Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth, UK. We’re talking about the Aston Martin Bulldog, a one-off concept car styled by William Towns and built in 1979 as a testament to the company’s engineering prowess. Classic Motor Cars (CMC) recently announced […]

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The coronavirus is strengthening the case for free internet access

The rise of social-distancing and self-isolation spawned by the coronavirus has reignited calls to make free internet access to be considered as a human right and universal entitlement. Among the proponents is Citizens Online, a charity that campaigns against digital exclusion, which has urged the UK government to make the internet free for everyone in […]

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Automakers Approached By UK Government To Build Medical Ventilators

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced the hand of local authorities to come up with the best life-saving solutions. In the United Kingdom, this includes stockpiling on ventilators, although since global demand for the critical life-care machines used in ICUs is too high, the government reached out to automakers. The British media reports that Prime […]

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Rare Rides: A Ford Consul From 1954 – Little Beige Bathtub

<img data-attachment-id="1703624" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/rare-rides-a-ford-consul-from-1954-little-beige-bathtub/img_0435-600×400/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400.jpg" data-orig-size="600,400" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1954 Ford Consul" data-image-description=" 1953 FORD CONSUL ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1703624 size-full” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400.jpg” alt width=”600″ height=”400″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400.jpg 600w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_0435-600×400-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px”>Today’s Rare Ride put me immediately in mind of the Austin Cambridge featured in this series last year. Both were […]

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Nissan Committed To Building Next-Gen Qashqai In The UK Despite Brexit Uncertainty

Nissan’s plans to build the next-generation Qashqai at its plant in Sunderland, UK remain unchanged despite warnings over Brexit. The automaker announced a £52 million ($68 million) investment in a new XL press line at the factory as part of the £400 million ($522.6 million) overhaul of the Sunderland plant for production of the new […]

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Barbie Creates Doll Inspired By Britain’s Fastest Woman Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith

The Barbie brand is continuing to put the focus on representation by creating more products that celebrate diversity and inclusivity. One of the Mattel, Inc.-owned toy company’s latest additions to its collection is a doll created in the likeness of runner Dina Asher-Smith, CNN reported. Mattel is releasing a new Barbie in the likeness of […]

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