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”We just spent and spent and spent,“ Mr Hills told the police

“You know sometimes you meet someone who’s got a growth… and it’s bigger than their face…”

'Offensive (and not funny)' After years of insults, BBC finally censures Jeremy Clarkson

Presenter's remark that car looked like 'person with facial growths' breached Corporation's guidelines

First Drive: Ssangyong Korando Sports

When is a Ssangyong Korando not a Ssangyong Korando?

August 9, 2012: Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

Usain Bolt DJs at nightclub in London's Brick Lane following third gold medal

Straight from a triumphant Olympic campaign, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt dazzled dancing fans with a turn as a DJ at a London nightclub in the early hours of this morning.

The Pedelec ought to appeal to a market of well-off geeks

Wheels etc: BMW i Pedelec Concept

Park, ride, then slip a disc carrying it up the stairs

Some volunteers have been left with nothing to do

London 2012: Olympic bosses admit to hiring too many helpers

Olympics bosses have said that they have taken on too many unpaid volunteers for the Games.

Toddlers die of injuries after car crash

Two children have died after they were involved in a car crash while sitting in their pushchairs.

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Transmission: eight-speed automatic

Power: 313 PS at 4,000 rpm

Torque: 700 Nm at between 1,500 and 3,350 rpm

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CO2 emissions: 253 g/km

Top speed: 130 mph

Acceleration (0-60 mph): 7.5 seconds

Price: from £84,320

One in every three BMWs sold worldwide is a 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

The car that goes from ZiL to 60 for two weeks

Observations: The car's the star as the artists' top models go on show

Usually you take the lift to a level in a multi-storey car park and hope to see your own car.

Mini's British factories get a £250m boost from BMW

BMW is to invest £250m in its three British Mini plants , securing more than 5,000 jobs as one of the German car maker's bosses said: "Just as Bavaria is the centre of the BMW world, so the UK is, and will remain, the hub and heart of Mini."

BMW to invest a further £250m in its UK Mini factories

BMW is to invest a further £250 million in its three Mini factories in the UK, safeguarding thousands of jobs, the firm announced today.

BMW M135i Sports Hatch - First Drive

Essence refined: this BMW feels just as a BMW should

Fiat 500L TwinAir

Fiat 500L TwinAir - First Drive

The cunning plan? Build it quite big but align it to the company’s best-loved small car in the hope that some of the magic will rub off

Citroën boosts international strategy with two new cars

Citroën has unveiled two new cars aimed at customers in fast-growing emerging countries, and also announced plans to offer its up-market DS range in China.

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