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WEATHER Look, we all know it’s rub­bish. Never mind the hottest April day for 70 years and one scorch­ing week­end… by May Day we were scrap­ing ice off the sad­dle in the morn­ing and there were yel­low rain warn­ings across vir­tu­ally all of the coun­try. If this is cli­mate change, you can just keep it…

TAX Yes, road tax has gone up again — to £88 a year (or £64 for 401-600cc, £42 for 151-400cc and £19 for sub-150cc). That’s ironic given the steadily de­te­ri­o­rat­ing con­di­tion of the road net­work in the UK. Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent sur­vey by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, the UK wasn’t in the top-ten coun­tries for road qual­ity by mid-2017 — with worse roads than Cyprus, Croa­tia and Fin­land. The best roads were in Hol­land, France and Por­tu­gal.

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