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Mother killed by L-plate daughter

A woman who was knocked down by her learner-driver daughter who was trying to reverse into a parking space has died in hospital.

iDrive: Hyundai i10 Blue - iDrive

Price: £9,195

Engine capacity: 998cc three cylinder

Power output (PS@rpm): 68 @ 62000

Top speed (mph): 93

0-62 mph (seconds): 14.8

Fuel economy (mpg): 67.3 (combined)

CO2 emissions (g/km): 99

Kia Picanto 1 Air

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Aston Martin city car gets first UK showing

Aston Martin has been displaying its luxury city car, the Cygnet, in the UK for the first time.

Car Choice: Jane can make a Splash in the Peak District

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First pictures of new Kia Picanto released

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Put the brake on rising motoring costs

Record rises in insurance premiums have made driving more expensive. But there are still ways to save

Tata offers safety fix for Nano after cars catch fire

The manufacturer of the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, has announced it will provide free safety upgrades after a number of the vehicles mysteriously caught fire.

Car Choice: Don't blow your budget chasing your dream

Celine Lawrence is a new driver with a big budget to spend on her first car. She is 20, has just passed her driving test in the south of France, but will be moving back to Britain and will buy her car then. The car has to be new, belong to a low insurance bracket, needs automatic transmission, and have air conditioning. All this to be included in a budget of £13,500.

Archaos: When Hell's Angels met Billy Smart's

Roll up, roll up – for an exhibition about the radical collectivist circus Archaos, running as part of the Mayor's Thames Festival this September.

Two Cures for Love, By Wendy Cope

Beyond her famous rueful wit and hard-won, lightly-worn insight, Wendy Cope in her poems offers a painless lesson in the intricate pleasures of form. "How to Deal with the Press", for example, is a villanelle.

Toyota introduces spruced-up Aygo

Toyota has introduced a new, more luxurious version of its cheapest car, the Aygo.

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