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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

Car Choice: Ditch the gas guzzler for a smart little city runabout

Graeme King wants a small car for commuting while his BMW 330Ci rests in the garage. He wants a small diesel because cheap running costs are the most important thing. I know the 1.4 TDCi in Ford Fiestas qualifies for £35 road tax and Graeme asked at a local Ford dealer about the Options finance package, but they cost about £13,000 which he thought was too much.

On The Road: Small wonder

The Toyota iQ outsmarts the competition until, that is, you look at the price. And, let's face it, the name is not that clever either

Get Smart (12A)

I'm ready for my back story now Mr Segal

Renault Twingo

Substance over style: the new Twingo may be a good small car, but it lacks the touches that made the original so chic, says David Wilkins

Car choice: Classic Jags aren't right for this young student – he'll be better off with a Ka

Man-Shun Poon is 18, and has moved to London from Canada to study law. He has driven in Canada for three years and has completed his UK driver training. He wants to carry on running vintage Jaguars and is considering classics pre-1973, avoiding road tax. He expects to drive 800 miles a year in central London and to the countryside at weekends. His budget is £1,800 a year on insurance, £1,000 on maintenance and £8,000 to buy.

Hyundai i10

Who needs flash if you've got a Classic? Hyundai's i10 has all you could want in a true supermini, including great value and superb stereo

Kia Picanto Ice

The new Picanto competes with many Euro-rivals in its class. Is it a winner? Over to David Wilkins and our testers

Stalled by the costs of car ownership? Join the club

Urban car clubs are great if you are on a budget but still want access to a vehicle, reports James Daley

The people's car with a market of 1.8m

It may not meet Western standards, but with the arrival of the Tata Nano, India's motor industry has come of age. By Richard Orange in Delhi

Focus: The light's fantastic

Large open spaces, huge windows - and old-world charm. Former artists' studios are the latest fashion in modern living

Smart pounces on Reynolds' lapse to gain first victory

Scott Smart snatched a dramatic maiden win in the fifth round of the British Superbike Championship here yesterday.

How much is Mercedes-Benz's fabled three-pointed star really worth to you?

Sean O'Grady assesses their chances as Rover and Mercedes fight it out in the most heavily contested sector of the market
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee