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L-plate

Brit a white rectangle with an "L" sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red "L" sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green "L" sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test
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So, the next time I'm in B&Q, buying self-tapping screws, furniture polish and a hanging basket and wondering what happened to the teenager who claimed she would never become interested in DIY, antiques or gardening, I sneak a pair of L-plates into the trolley.
At the time of the incident Mr Lawrence--who has 11 previous convictions for driving when disqualified and eight for driving without insurance--should not have been driving as he only held a provisional licence, was not accompanied by a qualified driver, displayed no L-plates and was uninsured.
Now, following her latest effort to ditch her L-plates, on June 26, she is free to get behind the wheel of a car.
First, David is behind the wheel as he tries to help eight-times failure Beverly (Jessica Hynes) pass her test and love blooms among the L-plates.
Maria McCarthy, who grew up in Cardiff, is the author of The Girls' Guide to Losing Your L-Plates and will be running a workshop on writing for publication next week.
Most brides leave the L-plates behind on their hen night - but not Leann Taylor.
I love that it upsets all those snooters who think it's common and disgusting to turn up at an airport in regulation hen party gear - pink T-shirts, veils and L-plates for the bride.
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It is organised every year by Coventry Breakfast Rotary Club to give young people some basic training before they take to the roads for real on L-plates.
The scooter, blue or black with L-plates, pulled up in Brunswick Street and the passenger jumped off, grabbing the phone before leaping back on.
Less than than a third of learners lose their L-plates on the first go at Bradford's Heaton test centre.
Redmond, 17, who has only recently ditched his L-plates, tweeted: "It's been a mad couple of days.