Reviews

22 Dec 2020
     How would you cope if you had a really, genuinely famous relative? I’m talking proper A-lister; instantly recognisable, known the world over, and popular with nearly everyone, regardless of their age or class.      That (albeit perhaps a tad tenuously) is the situation that SEAT’s Leon has always found itself in: The Leon’s famous relative you see, just happens to be the Volkswagen Golf...
21 Oct 2020
   You probably don’t need me to tell you that life is chock-full of compromises, and especially-so when it comes to buying the family car. As the driver you’ll no-doubt want something that does at least possess some potential to entertain; an element of involvement, after all, goes a long way. Running costs too need careful consideration; monthly payments, residual values, miles per gallon etc....
30 Sep 2020
    I can’t find my notes from when I drove the previous generation Nissan Juke, neither can I find a copy of the my review of it anywhere - presumably it was printed in what is now a long-defunct title. I do seem to remember though, that in 1.5 petrol form I thought the Juke was quite thirsty. I wasn’t particularly convinced about its styling either; a centre console designed to look a...
19 Aug 2020
The Basin Stone Gareth Scott Bandcamp.com/Releases    Shrewsbury has always shown an interest in the work of Kimber’s Men. They have been known here ever since those fun days during Shrewsbury Folk Festival when crammed into the Bird In Hand they would sing the night away with their infectious and powerful shanties. So it is always interesting to see what they are up to and if there is any news I...
26 Jul 2020
 Up until fairly recently the chances are that if you were in the market for an Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck you were probably either a farmer or a builder, or a fleet manager for a utilities company. Isuzu state they are the pick-up professionals and in April, the D-Max won the Trade and Van Driver Best Workhorse pick-up award - for the 8th year on the trot. The D-Max then is a truck for those with...
10 Apr 2020
      If ever there was a name to evoke images of neat little British post-war sports-cars, then surely it would be MG. Their famous octagonal badge has graced the radiators of some of the most instantly recognisable roadsters ever built; perfect Sunday morning soft-tops such the T-type, the Midget, the MGA, probably most famously the MGB and MGBGT, the rarer MGC,  and the relatively more recent...
26 Mar 2020
     No car manufacturer these days is without a selection of SUVs in its line-up, and everyone from Aston Martin to Volvo are getting in in the act. But then who can blame them? So called Sports Utility Vehicles are definitely, currently, where the money is. So surely, the bigger the choice you offer, the bigger your potential profit.     Think about, luxury brands aside, most mainstream motor...
10 Mar 2020
Buddy (The Buddy Holly Story) Theatre Severn 10th-14th March 2020 (Matinee 14th March 14.30) This is a show that just had to come to Theatre Severn eventually. Having been around for more than thirty years this is a truly amazing musical. Cleverly weaving the music of Buddy Holly and The Crickets with the salient points of the young musician’s life and tragically his death the show tells the most...
01 Mar 2020
John Archer Walker Theatre Sunday March 1st 2020   It wasn’t a full Walker Theatre that awaited the comedy Magician John  Archer. One of the very few magicians to fool Penn And Teller and with his doing so well on Britain’s Got Talent, the audience were looking forward to being both mystified and entertained and by the reaction at the end of his show? He did please the Shrewsbury Crowd....
29 Feb 2020
    Rarely does the booking of a press car correspond with the week’s weather. Such is my luck – or the apparent lack of it, I’ve driven Morgan’s through thunderstorms, handed back a Mercedes Benz G-Wagen just hours before flash flooding (Its 700mm wading depth would’ve proved very handy) and spent many an hour driving a non-air-conditoned budget-buy in the heat of summer. Just for once, though,...
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