Drivers face MoT failure and rising repair bills as European rules impose 20 additional safety checks on brakes, steering, and lighting

Drivers face MoT failures and rising repair bills as EU imposes twenty ADDITIONAL safety checks on brakes, steering, and lightingThousands of drivers who ignore dashboard warning-lights face the chargesThe European rule changes reflect the massive growth in in-car electronics New changes aim to establish minimum technical standards across Europe but on an advisory-only basis. From today any defects could mean a failed test. Rory Carlin, of Halfords Autocentres, said: 'We have been preparing for these changes and offering advice to motorists for more than a year now in order to help them stay on the road and ensure the safety of the vehicles they drive.

The great online discount voucher blitz: Millions turn to discounts to help pay for Christmas

The great online discount voucher blitz: Millions turn to discounts to help pay for Christmas30 per cent increase in the number of UK retailers offering vouchers online this monthShoppers taking advantage of deals offering up to 60 per cent off | UPDATED: 22:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 Millions of shoppers are turning to the internet phenomenon of money-off web vouchers and discount codes to help pay for Christmas. There has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of UK retailers offering vouchers online since the beginning of the month, taking the total to more than 3,000, industry experts say