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If your name is Gary or Deborah chances are you live in a house, drive a Citroen Picasso and are in the 45 to 54 age group

Woman killed in crash while driving wrong way down M5

A woman has died after driving her car the wrong way up a motorway in the early hours of this morning, police said.

Skoda Citigo

A small fry worth cashing your chips in for

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

As most cars seem to get bigger, it's good to welcome a small, but perfectly formed, newcomer

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

Jane Keller, 64, is returning to the UK to live in the Peak District. She wants an utterly reliable and compact five-door. The engine must be small, economical, and ecological. The car also needs plenty of head and leg room, front and back. Her budget is between £9,000 and £12,000 – cash, no part exchange. Jane is prepared to buy new, and is considering a Hyundai i20.

First pictures of new Kia Picanto released

Kia has released early pictures of the next Picanto which will be seen in the metal for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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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He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
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Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
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Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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China's influence on fashion

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Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
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Bread from heaven

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