Posts in Travel

The borders debate, without the boredom

What would a debate about immigration and borders sound like if you were able to bar all politicians and Daily Mail journalists from participating? Well, maybe in a perfect world it would run along the lines of today’s inaugural episode of The Global Philosopher, BBC Radio 4’s fascinating new panel-based discussion show with a twist.

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Baffled? We’ve got your number (plate)

If you live in the UK, you’ll be well aware that it’s one of a number of countries in the world where you can opt to buy a personalised vehicle registration (or ‘vanity’) plate. I’m writing this post because I spotted the above example on the M4 motorway earlier this week. Which prompts the question…

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DVLA licence rules change

We reported a while ago about the recent change in DVLA rules regarding UK driving licences (it involves having to get a special code if you’re planning to hire a car) and how it could catch the unwary when renting a vehicle abroad. Well, today’s the big day when the new service is rolled out

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Hiring a car abroad? New DVLA rules

As you no doubt know, the existing UK driving licence documentation consists of a plastic photo card and a paper counterpart. However, from 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart bit (which currently contains information about endorsements, fines and convictions) is being scrapped. Meaning what, exactly? Simply that the old document will have no legal status,

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