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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

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.

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.

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

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

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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

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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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Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

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Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
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