British car number plates could be outlawed in a European Union vote next week.The move would give officials in Brussels powers to set a standard design for vehicle registration plates in all EU member states. If approved, British drivers may even be forced to display the blue-and-gold EU symbol on their cars. And cherished personalised number plates could be banned. Last night a Tory Euro MP branded the proposal “idiotic”. Full story >>
A number plate is a metal or plastic plate on the front and back of a vehicle that shows its registration number. • She could just about read the number plate of the car speeding away from the accident.