WILLIAM SCHOLES

WILLIAM SCHOLES

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT  -   If the spheres of religion, motoring and rambling op-ed columns were three sets in a journalistic Venn diagram, then their intersection would contain William Scholes.

He has the pleasures of writing about faith and cars for the Irish News, a blend of God and mammon likely to be unique in daily newspapers, perhaps for good reason.

He is possibly the only journalist to have reported from the funeral of Pope John Paul II, driven an electric BMW i3 at the Brands Hatch race track, a Ferrari round the Ards Peninsula and to have been in St Peter's Square for the election of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict and Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. He has held the coveted 'tidiest desk in the newsroom' title every year since joining the Irish News in 2002.


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Electric charge still needs more spark

Motors

THE government might have pledged to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, but there is clearly a lot of work to be done to persuade drivers that electric vehicles are viable alternatives, writes William Scholes.

Reliable Jazz doesn't miss a beat

Motors

IF you want to get a handle on how reliable a particular model of car is, it makes a lot of sense to ask the people who end up having to pay for repairs, writes William Scholes.

MG4: The most affordable family electric car yet

Motors

YOU can't ignore the new MG4 - and not only because it looks like a bit like what Lamborghini might come up with if the Italian outfit were tasked with drawing a five-door family hatchback, writes William Scholes.

Hyundai and Kia prosper as VW falters

Motors

Hyundai's striking new Tucson has picked up where its predecessor left off, with the family SUV striding ahead as Northern Ireland's favourite new car

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