The causes and cures for car sickness
Jul01

The causes and cures for car sickness

  Car sickness can turn an eagerly awaited family trip into a nightmare and occurs when the brain receives conflicting information from the inner ears, eyes and nerves writes Geraldine Herbert   While it is a fairly common experience for children ages 2 to 12 there are some ways that it can be eased or even prevented Distraction is often the best cure so encourage children to focus on things outside the car avoiding...

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On Yer Bike! A Guide for Cycling Newbies
Jul01

On Yer Bike! A Guide for Cycling Newbies

As we move into phase 3 many are considering cycling to work so we have some tips for the newbie cyclist writes Ruth O’Connor I’m like an excited child, squealing with excitement as we pass each other. I try to communicate my delight and solidarity with an enthusiastic nod and smile, whilst also trying not to come across as a total oddball. But every single time, my gleeful grin is been mirrored by the women passing me. See, us...

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Ten ways Lisbon cut emissions
Jun30

Ten ways Lisbon cut emissions

Lisbon has cut CO2 emissions by 50% in the past few years, so how has such a dramatic reduction been achieved ask Geraldine Herbert Lisbon is the European Green Capital 2020, an award that recognised the city’s commitment to achieving a better urban environment and the transformation that has taken place in the past decade. The city illustrates how green initiatives can support economic recovery and enrich the lives of citizens....

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Tips for driving in the countryside
Jun29

Tips for driving in the countryside

Too many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles When overtaking, leave nothing to chance, take your time and be safe. Don’t start your manoeuvre until you know exactly how you...

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Renault Koleos GT Line
Jun24

Renault Koleos GT Line

It was the longest road test but with the fewest miles clocked up writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? In the ten weeks of lockdown my trusty road companion was a Koleos, a car that has been gaining fans since 2017 when it was introduced as the flagship of the Renault range. What’s new? Hoping to garner even more interest for 2020 the Koelos is newly enhanced with gizmos and toys. Cosmetic changes are minimal and likely only to...

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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Jun22

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert. Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of a...

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