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A motorist who was killed in a drive-by shooting after he stopped at a set of traffic lights in Merseyside was deliberately targeted, police believe.

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Team New Zealand take lead in Audi MedCup

The battle for supremacy between defending champions Emirates Team New Zealand and new contenders Team Origin of Britain – plus the personal rivalry between skippers Dean Barker and Ben Ainslie – was joined in earnest on the third day of the opening Audi MedCup regatta.

Team Origin storm into Audi MedCup lead

Britain's star-studded crew on Team Origin went storming into the lead of the Audi MedCup after the fifth race at the end of the second day and came within one second of notching up the first win for their brand new, Juan Kouyoumdjian-designed 52-footer.

British underdogs start strong in Audi MedCup

The champions were struggling, the British new boys were searching for rhythm, and the British underdogs were embarrassing their Olympic, medal-heavy rivals as the 2010 Audi MedCup series kicked off in Lisbon.

Legality of Team Origin yacht questioned

The wings of a new €2m campaign involving Britain's top yachtsmen are threatened with being clipped just as it prepares to fly. Team Origin, set up to challenge for the America's Cup, has had the legality of its new 52-foot racing yacht called into question by an Audi MedCup official and has been certified legal to race only until 1 June.

Audi raises UK prices

Audi is increasing its prices in the UK by an average of 2 per cent from 25 May. The rise is being blamed on exchange rate movements and applies to what are being described as 2011 model year cars – perhaps the most extreme ever misalignment of calendar and model years perpetrated by any car manufacturer.

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