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

Italy's Marco Simoncelli, who lost his life yesterday

Motorcycling: Simoncelli dies after crash on another traumatic day

Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli died after a horrific crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang yesterday, completing a harrowing week for motorsport after British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon lost his life last weekend.

Citroën DS5

Yes, it looks dramatic. But, sadly, any dreams of the marque's classic smooth ride disappear in a welter of thumps and fidgets

Paraguay: Sold on an enterprising destination

Trail of the unexpected: Paraguayans live to sell, finds Ben Box, as he runs the gauntlet of street vendors from east to west

28 years for killers of innocent man

Two members of a gang who gunned down and killed an innocent man by mistake were jailed for 28 years each yesterday.

Government's drive to boost electric car sales falls flat

A government plan to make 2011 "the year the electric car took off" appears to have stalled, with uptake of a scheme to promote sales of environmentally friendly vehicles falling dramatically.

Album: Kami Thompson, Love Lies (Warner Music)

If you didn't know Kami Thompson was a scion of the noted folk family – daughter to Richard and Linda, sister to Teddy – you could instantly tell, not just by the characteristic filigree of skirling, subtly bent notes in her dad's guitar solo on the opening track, but also by the pervasive affinity for heartbreak and melancholy.

Travellers face losing land to pay court costs

Residents finally leave Dale Farm but fear they will be 'back by the side of the road'

Tributes – and soul-searching – after tragedy of British IndyCar champion British driver Dan Wheldon killed in crash at Las Vegas IndyCar race

It was the final day of the IndyCar racing season and while the serious action was being played out between title contenders Dario Franchitti and Will Power, all eyes at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway were on the car belonging to the British driver, Dan Wheldon.

Time Bandit: the combination technique

Dom Joly’s time-saving tips will change your life...

Now that's what i call a G(L)ove compartment...

On one level, it was an everyday case of theft from a parked car. But on another, the mystery was altogether less mundane: who on earth would keep a 28-CD collection of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov (yes, that's unabridged), the collected speeches of Ronald Reagan and Wagner's Parsifal in their glove compartment? Just the things to lighten a long motorway journey when the conversation flags.

Dom Joly: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I decided against buying a boat in the end. One of the big deciding factors was that I live in Gloucestershire and am about as landlocked as Switzerland. If global warming takes hold and vast swathes of the countryside go underwater then I might reassess my decision.

Time Bandit travel tips

Dom Joly’s time-saving tips will change your life...

Silent, solid and speedy – the latest revolution to hit Paris

John Lichfield tests one of the new 'help-yourself' hire cars

End of the road for Havana's bangers

Big old rusting cars are part of Cuba's appeal. But their days may be numbered. By Simon Calder

New 80mph motorway limit, 20mph in towns

Government set to launch radical overhaul of Britain's road regulations

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game