News An image of the Amazon delivery appeared on the Reddit website on Monday

The mystery of the “biggest Amazon box ever” spotted in a residential street in the US has been solved.

Automotive taste has finally driven itself off a cliff with the velvet-wrapped Porsche

Motoring: Upholster your Porsche for a really smooth ride

We've seen Premiership footballer players in camouflaged Bentleys and Justin Bieber behind the wheel of a chrome-wrapped sports car, but automotive taste has finally driven itself of a cliff with the velvet-wrapped Porsche.

Adam Scott celebrates his Masters triumph

The Masters 2013: Prime Minister reacts to Adam Scott victory on 'historical day for Australian sport'

Scott became the first Australian to triumph at Augusta

Severe delays after man dies in accident that blocks M25 in Surrey

A serious accident on Britain's busiest motorway led to severe rush-hour delays for drivers today.

Joss Stone: 'I had an alarm but I did not really turn it on very much'

Joss Stone: Apart from police saying someone was trying to kill me, it was a really nice day

The singer Joss Stone today described to a court how “a really nice day” was spoilt by the arrival of a police officer at her Devon home to explain that two men had been arrested nearby on suspicion of plotting to rob and murder her.

Soul singer Joss Stone was at the centre of a murder plot in 2011

Court hears plot 'to decapitate Joss Stone with samurai sword and dump her body in a river'

Two men plotted to rob and kill the pop star Joss Stone before dumping her body in a river, a court heard.

Motoring review: Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI

Why Skoda's new Octavia is in a class of its own

The Big Six: New Zealand Lodges

Whale-watching, exotic birdlife and luxury romantic retreats

'A third car that will get you noticed': the Renault Twizy

Motoring review: Renault Twizy

Insults, icy weather and DIY doors...

Manchester City youth player admits causing deaths of his brother and sister by careless driving

A Manchester City youth player has admitted causing the deaths of a brother and sister by careless driving.

Halifax bank robbery filmed by witness

Shocking footage has emerged online of the moment a Welwyn Garden City branch of Halifax was robbed in broad daylight.

Manchester City starlet charged for death crash

Manchester City's 18-year-old defender Courtney Meppen-Walter has been charged with two counts of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving following the death of a man and his sister in an accident in Manchester last September.

Dacia Sandero Ambiance 1.2

The new Dacia Sandero is the UK's cheapest car. But is it up to the job?

Workers on the Honda CR-V production line at the Honda Plant in Swindon

Honda's job cuts spark fears for UK car industry

Weak demand across Europe is blamed as company joins Rolls-Royce, Ford and Vauxhall in sending out distress signals

Wiktoria Was was travelling with her mother, father and four-year-old brother when their Volkswagen Polo and a Peugeot 308 that was being chased by a marked police car collided

Tributes for 13-year-old girl killed in London police chase

The “charming” and “bubbly” 13-year-old girl who died in a crash involving a vehicle that was being pursued by police will be missed by her entire school, her headteacher said today.

More than two million new cars sold in UK last year

More than two million new cars were sold in the UK last year, an increase of 5.3% on 2011 and the highest since 2008, new figures showed today.

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