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

For the bangers of Havana, it's the end of the road

Cuba's rusting, outdated cars are part of the city's tourist appeal. But their days may be numbered

China deal boosts GM's green technology drive

General Motors is hoping to accelerate away from its Western rivals in China with a new deal to develop electric vehicles in the world's largest car market.

Homeowner held after burglar dies from stab wounds

A company director was being questioned by police last night in connection with the murder of a suspected intruder who was stabbed to death at his home in Stockport.

Philip Hensher: Decline and fall - the world envisaged in chaos theory is now with us

Poor countries are helped out by rich countries. And what happens when rich countries, through their munificence, become poor countries?

No respite as 430,000 join US jobless in just one week

There is still no sign of any relief for the US jobs market as the latest weekly unemployment figures showed an unexpectedly big jump in new people claiming benefit.

Mary Dejevsky: When small laws are ignored

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Drugs, guns, abuse: the reality beyond the rugby romance

As New Zealand prepares for the Rugby World Cup, violence is flaring in its Maori community. Kathy Marks reports from Napier

Honda orders safety recall for cars

Car maker Honda is recalling nearly a million vehicles worldwide to fix electric windows and computer systems.

EEF dispels gloom, with output and orders rising

British manufacturing is holding up surprisingly well, according to a survey by the manufacturers' organisation EEF.

Car Choice: Musician John is in need of a change of tune

John Huw Davies is 76 and a very lucky fellow as he owns two Volvo V70s – one petrol, one diesel. But they are now a problem. The low seating means that it is becoming difficult for him to get in and out. So what John needs is an automatic diesel vehicle that can carry keyboards, music stands, and stools, with easily moveable seats. He has £8,000 to spend.

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Leading article: A hi-tech spoke in the speeder's wheels

You don't have to be a parent or a teenager to empathise with the gleeful relief of the former and the surly resignation of the latter at this week's announcement from Ford.

Tricked into driving a getaway car on a first date

As bad first dates go, being tricked into driving a getaway car following a robbery is probably as excruciating as it gets.

Land Rover hints at 2015 Defender

How do you replace a car that has been a success for more than sixty years? Land Rover thinks it may finally have the answer, in the form of a new concept, codenamed DC100, to be shown at this month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Ford system will let parents set children's top speed

Teenage drivers will have their speed controlled by their parents under a new hi-tech system introduced by Ford.

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