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  1. Germany's Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, agreed on Friday to introduce a road toll for cars registered abroad with prices linked to environmental criteria. The German parliament originally approved a road charging system in 2015 that would have hit only foreign drivers, but the plan was kept on hold after the European Commission complained it would have been discriminatory and so against EU rules.
  2. F1 2017

    At least Williams won something ...
  3. Subaru WRX STI vs Swiss Bobsled Run

    Mark Higgins decided to bring his rally car to a bobsled run in St Moritz, Switzerland
  4. Wheeler Dealers on Discovery

    Edd China Quits Wheeler Dealers After Disagreeing With Velocity On Show’s Direction, Will Be Replaced By Ant Anstead Edd China posted a video on Youtube, explaining that he left the show after Velocity Channel decided to reduce the coverage of the workshop sequences. Guess they're dumbing it down for the US market.
  5. American Express and Etihad have been running a joint promotion for a while, which offers an up to 10% discount to American Expresscustomers for booking their tickets on Etihad Airways. This promotion has now been extended to last through June 2017. As per the promotion, Etihad is offering a discount up to 10% in First, Business and Economy classes, ex taxes when you pay with your Amexcard. The discount is available on all fare classes, however you need to look out for a yellow star before the fare to know you are buying a ticket with a discount.
  6. A6 C5 Replacement Mirrors (where to buy)

    Try the German eBay: Search for something like Audi A6 C6 Spiegel I assume your A6 is a 'C6' model? Use google translate
  7. Family Trip to the Far East Planning Help?

    I meant you take the train to Penang and stay a few days, not a day trip Then you could either fly back or train it back. The flight only takes an hour but when you factor in travelling out to KUL, having to check-in a couple of hours before the flight and the cost difference, the train seems great value. Plus it has more space for the kids, a pretty good view and you arrive in Penang via ferry.
  8. F1 2017

  9. Family Trip to the Far East Planning Help?

    Curve ball: If you base yourself in KL you could take the train to Penang (4hours on the ETS, £15 Plantuim service) or even braver Singapore (6-7 hours, costs £15 in first class).
  10. Family Trip to the Far East Planning Help?

    Because I like playing around with stuff, I've knocked up 3 itineraries based on this summer's fares. It gives you some ideas of prices.
  11. Family Trip to the Far East Planning Help?

    Think the same goes for the money changers (on arrival) at the airport?
  12. Family Trip to the Far East Planning Help?

    Penang from Manchester is either one or two changes and takes from 20hr. HKG is a direct isn't a direct flight from MAN but takes 16hr due to better connections. From LON its a 12hr flight. Boring but true, they are similar distances (3miles differences) from MAN due to the curvature of earth. I'll leave the island hoping to S3B but once you've worked out where you want to go I'll gladly draft you a flight plan, at least see if the routeing is viable
  13. Family Trip to the Far East Planning Help?

    It's actually the cheapest time of the year to go as the weather is so appalling, especially in Thailand. If Penang is your ultimate destination I'd consider a stopover (either Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong/Singapore Air to well, Singapore/ Etihad to Abu Dhabi) on the way as it's a tricky place (long flights) to reach from Manchester. Somewhere like HK with a trip to Macau and Lai Chi Wo Village (eco-tourism) would make a good contrast to the beaches of Thailand/Malaysia. If you want to go a little more off the beaten track (away from mass tourism) then apparently the Trang Islands in Thailand is the happening place.
  14. John Surtees CBE

    Interesting fact of the day: Surtees and Sheene went to race upstairs on the same date. There's something quite befitting about that.