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Due to the cost of fuel and insurance, Matt Marks and his partner want to cut down to just one car. They currently have an S Reg Renault Megane Scenic 2 and a two-year-old Ford Ka. As a composer and musician, Matt needs space in the vehicle for keyboards, amps and other equipment – and he likes the height of the Megane Scenic. So he wants space and fuel efficiency. The budget is up to £2,000, but ideally the pair want to spend less.

Renault Twizy

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More time for Italian couple murder quiz

Detectives investigating the murder of an elderly Italian couple who were found dead in the bedroom of their home have been granted extra time to question two men.

Three held on elderly couple murder

Detectives have arrested three men on suspicion of murdering an elderly Italian couple who were found dead in their home.

Car Choice: Jane's dilemma: Gallic flair, or efficiency and reliability?

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Forces arrest Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo was arrested by opposition forces today after French troops closed in on the compound where the self-proclaimed president had been holed up in a bunker for the past week.

First MG for 16 years to roll out of Longbridge

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