Spoiler alert Top Gear – Regent Street Motor Show – ECOTAX II

Last updated 20:30 BST.

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Channel delays: weather improving on the Channel, still some delays.

P&O Calais-Dover 20:35 delay 45mins bad weather. Eurotunnel passenger: technical fault now fixed. 90mins delay UK; 30mins France. Freight 2h delay UK. DFDS Dover-Calais 15min delay.

Brittany Ferries Bilbao-Portsmouth one hour late due to bad weather.

LDLines/DFDS cancelled 17:00 Dieppe-Newhaven and 23:00 Portsmouth-Le Havre due to bad weather.

Condor Ferries has cancelled its high speed service UK-Channel Islands-UK, replaced by a conventional ship, leaving earlier and arriving later.

Weather alerts: Amber alert ‘coastal event’ north west France, and for high winds northern Italy and Slovakia.

Weather: Very unsettled and windy. Mild southern Italy. Best Greece and Turkey.

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Top Gear Special. Much mystery surrounds

Spoiler Alert. Much mystery surrounds the location of the next currently-in-production Top Gear Special. Jeremy Clarkson refused to say where it was being filmed when he left last week and updates have been few and far between since. However. This picture tweeted this morning is an obvious clue. We’re not exactly sure, though the writing below looks Georgian and the writing above looks Armenian. If they are in that neck of the woods, to the east of the Black Sea, then there’s one obvious candidate: the Georgian Military Road. Running north-south between Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, and Vladikavkaz in the North Caucasus, it’s one of the few routes between Georgia and Russia. Others include the South Ossetian Military Road and the Transcam. Needless to say this is a dangerous, unstable part of the world. From Armenia there is of course the road, the only road, into the disputed region of Ngorno Karabakh where live bullets are flying around as we speak. Please Jeremy, not there. Just not there. Apart from anything else the Azerbaijanis would be very, very upset. @Yomadic, @TheBlondeGypsy and @PhillJane are in the vicinity too. On the other hand, Top Gear could be Thailand. Update: it’s Thailand.

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Thousands of red hatted protstors - Les Bonnets Rouge, recalling a 17th century tax revolt against Louis XIV - took to central

ECOTAX II: Thousands of red hatted protestors – Les Bonnets Rouge, recalling a 17th century tax revolt against Louis XIV – took to central Quimper yesterday in a – later violent – demonstration against the ECOTAXE electronic truck toll system. This was despite the policy, due to come in next April, being ‘suspended indefinitely’ on Tuesday. Pic via Lynwood/YouTube.

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The Regent Street Motor Show. Over 300 cars from the past 125 years of motoring took over one of London's most famous shopping street yesterday, from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus. Porsche put on an apparently disappointing display of 911s to mark its 50 years. Altogether more impressive, according to reports, was the run of Aston Martins, there to celebrate the manufacturers' centenary. Many of the older cars take part in today's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Photo via @AstonMartin.

The Regent Street Motor Show. Over 300 cars from the past 125 years of motoring took over one of London’s most famous shopping street yesterday, from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus. Porsche put on an apparently disappointing display of 911s to mark its 50 years. Altogether more impressive, according to reports, was the run of Aston Martins, there to celebrate the manufacturers’ centenary. Many of the older cars take part in today’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Photo via @AstonMartin.

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