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Top 10 most expensive places to park per hour in the UK vs the world revealed

A top 10 list of the most expensive places to park per hour in the UK vs the world - includes a handy infographic to summarise the information.


New UK Car Tax Rules

New VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) car tax rules are due to come into force in April. Here's a breakdown of what's changing.


We Asked Our Customers About Their Number Plate Experience, This Is What We Found Out

National Numbers has been around for 35 years and in that time we have to admit a lot of things have changed. Long gone are the days when our business model was little more than buy an old banger with a good number plate and hope we could shift...


Traffic Jams of 80s London

Photographer Chris Dorley-Brown captured these beautiful pictures of drivers in Thatcherite London during summer traffic jams.


Thousands of Plates Stolen in Merseyside

There have been more than 2,500 number plate thefts across Merseyside over the last two years. Criminals used stolen plates for a variety of crimes: from avoiding speeding fines armed robbery. Some plates are also stolen out of vandalism...


James Bond Submarine Car Sells for £550,000

The infamous Lotus Espirit-turned-submarine was recently sold at auction. Driven by Roger Moore in the 1977 Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me, the aquatic vehicle is said to still be fully operational, though it is not road legal. A bidding...


Anti-DVLA Parking Ban Proposed By Local Community

A Swansea community at war with Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency workers could bring in a one-hour parking ban. Residents of Heol Pentrefelin have been offered the ban to combat DVLA staff parking in front of their homes. The ban would...


DVLA Must Do More To Address "Copycat" Websites

Websites charging for free DVLA services must be better addressed, the Transport Committee's latest report details. "Copycat" websites mimic the appearance of other Government pages and mislead the public into...


Preview of the 15 Release: How to order and what you get.

National Numbers are happy to announce the upcoming release of the “15 Series” of DVLA registrations. These number plates will released for sale in December ready for vehicles first registered in March 2015. Just like...


Is this Australian number plate ad "sexist"?

An Australian number plate firm called MyPlates have received hundreds of complaints due to a recent ad campaign. The ad, targeted at female drivers, welcomes its audience to "man-proof" their cars by accessorising them with ... erm ... I...


Number Plates - Legal Fonts and Formats

We have been receiving a lot of questions about what is allowed on acrylic number plates and what is not. Hopefully this blog will clear things up for everyone.


Selling your private number plate ...

For the 30 odd years National Numbers has been operating there is always a handful of questions that just never change. In this case it is a big one, and one with many answers: How can I sell my private number plate? If you own a private number...

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