About 400 jobs are going at the MINI plant, Cowley, Oxford.
The company said it’s halving its contracting force following a slump in demand for the models in the coronavirus lockdown.
Learners have to contend with another collapse of the DVSA on-line driving test booking system.
It failed within hours of being restarted after the lockdown and then again this week when it was restored after repairs.
Car stereos are on average 371% – nearly four times – dirtier than a toilet seat.
Gear sticks were also revealed to be over three times, or 331%, dirtier than a toilet seat after the swob tests for comparethemarket.com insurance brokers and parts of the family car were shown to be twice as dirty as a work van.
Green Flag is predicting nearly 64,000 breakdowns between Thursday and Monday.
This translates to a staggering nine breakdowns per minute across the course of the next few days.
Analysis of the latest theft data recorded by the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, Tracker, reveals that keyless car theft jumped 96% between January and July this year, compared to 92% during the same period in 2019.
The popular Range Rover Sport continues to be the number one choice for thieves in 2020, followed by the BMW X5.
The UK could be preparing for a new wave of post-lockdown babies, as 1 in 3 couples (32%) admit to having more ‘intimate time’ with their partner during lockdown.
New car-buying statistics from AutoTrader indicate Brits are now on the lookout for family vehicles as they prepare for potential new arrivals.