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It’ll be Love at first sight this Valentines Day!

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SHOW THEM JUST HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM! Do you “surprise” your Valentine with the same thing every year? Flowers…chocolates…wine? Why not think outside the box this year and get them a gift that they can cherish forever! They will know just how much you love them with a surprise like this, so let them […]

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2017 saw £111 Million raised by UK Number Plates…

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2017 saw £111 Million raised by UK Number Plates … The most expensive registration was… It was a great year for DVLA in 2017 after selling a record 374,968 registrations and raising a record annual total of £111m for the Treasury. The previous year saw £96.7 million raised. Since 1989, when the DVLA started selling […]

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UK Number plates are now 100% safe and secure investments!

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UK number plates were planned to be AXED by the EU and replaced with ‘common colours’ and ‘ID tags’ EU plans were to scrap the 110-year-old British licence plate design, so due to Brexit, our UK number plates are now safe. The European Parliament were considering proposals for a common European design for all vehicle […]

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Cab driver’s number plate almost cost him his job!

Cab driver’s mischievous number plate almost cost him his licence! Martin Willis, from Midanbury in Southampton, was given the number plate MW11 LLY as a birthday gift from his wife. His nickname has been Willy for almost his entire life so Willis proudly displayed the plate on his car. Little did he know it might […]

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£1million spent in 20 minutes!!

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“16” number plate sales go wild! The first week in December saw the release of the “16” plate and boy did you want to get your hands on them. Motorists splashed out £1million in the first 20 minutes of the number plate sale going live! A whopping £2million in the first 24 hours was spent […]

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1 LAF – Bernard Manning’s comedy plate for sale!

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Bernard Manning’s former number plate is up for sale! A bidding battle has commenced over the late comedy legend Bernard Manning’s iconic number plate. 1 LAF is very particular to the famous comedian’s craft and his son, Bernard Junior, would like its new home to be that of one of today’s famous comics. The controversial […]

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007 number plate sells for record breaking price!

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007 number plate sells for record breaking price! A Guernsey resident won the battle to buy the new (number-only) States of Guernsey registration, ‘007’, in a recent auction. The buyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought it for a whopping £240,000! This falls short of the UK record set by the sale of ‘25 O’ […]

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TOO RUDE for the Road!

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Revealed – More number plates are banned as they are considered too rude or too offensive for the road! Twice a year the DVLA release a new series of registration numbers, but behind the scenes a special team of diverse individuals review the releases for appropriateness. They also revisit numbers already held on the suppression […]

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He would have paid £1 MILLION!!

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Would you pay HALF a MILLION for this?? Well this man did! Classic car dealer, John Collins, was landed with a bill of over half a million pounds after attending the DVLA auction in November 2014. £518,480.00 to be exact! But don’t worry, it wasn’t a mistake…John was determined to win the bidding war for […]

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** 2015 NUMBER PLATE RELEASE **

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The forthcoming ‘15’ number plate series has now been released. This series will be for vehicles registered on or after 1st March 2015…but don’t worry, if you are not planning on getting a brand new car, you can still purchase your ‘15’ registration number and retain it indefinitely on a certificate, and transfer it at […]

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