Christopher Macgowan

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Facebook launches dedicated Groups app for Android and iOS

Facebook today launched Groups for Android and iOS, offering new functionality for a feature that is very closely tied to the social network. You can download the new dedicated app now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.<p>The Groups app offers a lot more than the basic functionality for …

China May Be Slowing, But Still Fastest Growing Economy On Earth

Although the hard landing aficionados won’t admit defeat, China’s command and control economy has managed to orchestrate a soft-landing. And despite slower growth, the world’s No. 2 economy will outpace every emerging market around. Only smaller frontier markets will do better in percentage …

Tower Bridge glass walkways open

For a different view of London, head to Tower Bridge, where high level walkways with glass floors were opened to the public on Monday. The walkways …

The Imitation Game

Saw The Imitation Game this evening. A brilliant and powerful film.<p>Christopher Macgowan <br>@chrismacgowan<p>Advertisements

BCA sells Mickey Mouse MG TC.

‘MICKEY MOUSE’ MG TC SELLS AT BCA<br>Classic 1946 MG attracts the buyers to BCA Bridgwater<p>A classic MG TC sportscar nicknamed ‘Mickey Mouse’ and dating …

UK 'living wage' raised to £7.85 an hour

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1120000/1120877_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522561844_05d3885db26213dcd3c9daa0059c74f7<p><b>The UK "living wage" - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised by 20p to £7.85.</b><p>The voluntary wage …

Housing

A guide to skiving

THE best way to understand a system is to look at it from the point of view of people who want to subvert it. Sensible bosses try to view their …

Report: Kia Developing Toyota Prius Rival

The Toyota Prius has long dominated the non-plug-in hybrid market, but a new report suggests that Kia is looking to steal some of that car’s thunder. <i>Autocar</i> indicates that within two years, Kia will storm the scene with a hybrid five-door hatchback on a new, bespoke platform internally known as …

Toyota Prius

Motorhome news | Practical Motorhome

Created on 18th January 2018<p>Get the low-down on 2018’s best new and used motorhomes for sale in the UK as voted for by you, as we announce our Owner …

Toyota: 'No one wants us to build electric cars'

Well, here’s one that may give electric-car owners and advocates a morning chuckle.<p>Toyota is well-known not only as one of the world’s three largest carmakers, but also the global leader in hybrids.<p>And it’s a staunch proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles that has repeatedly said it doesn’t …

Survey: Asia Finds Money Brings Happiness | Inc.com

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money--and the stuff it buys--brings happiness.<p>Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom, rich nations that have …

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How did you get into motorhomes?

We want to hear from you! Please tell us about a tour that changed your life. We love hearing your stories – and other readers will, too!<p>Write 500 …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Defy Odds With Pavement-Pounding Performance

The latest models to sport BMW’s legendary “M” badge are among the most unlikely candidates ever to receive the extreme enhancements of the German automaker’s vaunted performance division.<p>To the average motorist, the 2015 X5 M and X6 M would seem better suited to carting people and cargo around …

Autumn in London

A grey squirrel in Hyde Park demonstrates autumn is upon us. Photo by Rob Stothard, Getty Images.<p>Christopher Macgowan<br>@motorhomenews<p>Advertisements

Wallace and Gromit Anti-Pesto Van arrives at Beaulieu

The Wallace and Gromit Anti-Pesto Van is the latest exhibit to arrive in Beaulieu’s On Screen Cars display. A plasticine version of this Austin A35 …

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Safety First - 1934

Mayor’s plans to ban dirtiest cars from London hinge on success of Euro 6 standards

The dirtiest diesels will have to pay £12.50 to enter central London under plans unveiled by Transport for London.<p>The fee would be in addition to …

Londoners 'could save £40m if traffic lights were switched off late at night'

ES News Email<p>Frustrated drivers could save £40 million if London’s traffic lights were switched off in the dead of night, a report concludes …

UK government finally repays World War One bonds

George Osborne will redeem £218m worth of '4pc Consols' on which the UK has paid nearly £1.3bn of interest since 1927<p>The UK government has finally decided to pay off part of the nation’s First World War debt.<p>George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will today announce the redemption of …

Seven reasons to visit Valletta

The story of Malta's capital is inextricably linked with the island's mythology – after laying Valletta's foundation stone in 1566 the Knights of St John created an elegant baroque city from an arid, empty peninsula. But, don’t imagine that it’s just a relic of the past. Behind the foreboding …

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8 Things To Do With Kids In Budapest, Hungary

You will discover something interesting around every corner in beautiful Budapest, from castles to baths to parks and attractions. But if you’re like …

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