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Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists

Kazakhstan is a land of few freedoms – as I discovered

The news that Tony Blair was advising Kazakhstan on economic reform and how to improve its international image broke as a colleague and I from Human Rights Watch were researching violations of workers' rights in the western part of this oil-rich country. Throughout our trip we were under constant heavy surveillance by the authorities and at times subjected to outright intimidation.

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

The latest version of this popular MPV shows the futuristic flair to be a winner in the space race

Criminals to have benefits cut

Benefit claimants who break the law will be stripped of up to five times as much state cash per week in fines in a clampdown ordered by David Cameron in the wake of the summer's riots.

Travel by numbers: Hallowe'en

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Argyle out of administration

Plymouth Argyle's administrators have agreed a deal with James Brent's Akkeron Group for the purchase of the club.

Business Diary: Contrite Grainger sobers up

If Grainger Games did retailing like they spoiled the Games Media Awards this week, they would probably be the world's greatest retailer.

Plymouth administrators agree to sale

Plymouth's administrators have agreed a deal with James Brent's Akkeron Group for the purchase of the club.

Crunch them while you can

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Chrysler Ypsilon - Wheels Etc

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A whole new top gear

Is this what cars will look like in 2021? Yes, if Britain's newest generation of auto designers have their way, says Jamie Merrill

Thousands of jobs to go at Peugeot

PSA Peugeot Citroën, Europe's second-largest car maker after Volkswagen, will lay off 6,000 people, including 2,500 contractors and 2,500 sales and back-office staff, after a downturn in sales accelerated in September.

Stobart hauls a growing profit

Stobart, the road haulier, reported an increase in half-year profits and sales, despite warning of a "tough market" for the business.

Stone Roses singer Ian Brown avoids driving ban

Stone Roses front man Ian Brown escaped a driving ban today after he was clocked speeding at 105mph.

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