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

Fiat sees European profits stalling

Fiat, the Italian car maker, underlined the dire conditions facing motor manufacturers yesterday as it warned its European profits could be a third lower in 2013 and 2014 than it had hoped for.

Vauxhall Astra VXR

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The new Seat Leon

Seat starts production of the new Leon

Volkswagen's Spanish arm, Seat, has started producing the third-generation Leon at its main plant at Martorell near Barcelona. The new car is one of the most important in the company's history.

Hit-and-run victim gave up her own life to save children

A man will appear in court today charged with murder and 13 counts of attempted murder after a spate of hit-and-run incidents during half an hour in Cardiff on Friday.

Flowers left at the spot next to Ely fire station, Cardiff, where Karina Menzies was killed on Friday

Cardiff van rampage leaves city in shock

Police hold man, 31, and appeal for witnesses after woman is killed and 14 others injured

Man quizzed over Cardiff run-and-run rampage that killed woman and injured 13

Murder squad detectives tonight continued questioning a suspect over a fatal hit-and-run rampage as nine victims remained in hospital.

Police warn of M20 airgun attacks

Police are urging motorists to be vigilant after three cars were hit by airgun pellets while travelling at speed on a busy motorway.

Toyota recalls over 7 million more vehicles

Toyota was fighting to save its reputation yesterday, when, for the second time in three years it announced a recall of more than seven million cars because of a risk window switches could catch fire.

Yet another car recall is a fresh blow to Toyota's reputation

Toyota was fighting to save its reputation yesterday, when, for the second time in three years, it announced a recall of more than seven million cars because of a fire risk connected to faulty window switches.

Toyota recalls 7.4 million vehicles after concerns over faulty power-window switches

Toyota has recalled 7.4 million vehicles – including 138,000 in the UK - after concerns over faulty power-window switches.

Two people quizzed over hit-and-run death

Detectives are questioning two people over the death of a 12-year-old boy who was killed in a hit-and-run incident involving the police.

Two people held over death of 12-year-old boy in hit and run incident

Two people have been arrested after a 12-year-old boy died in a hit-and-run incident involving a car that had just been stopped by police.

New car sales figures surge ahead

New car sales accelerated ahead last month, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Megan and her teacher could be anywhere in Europe, admit police

Missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers and her maths teacher Jeremy Forrest could be anywhere in Europe, police admitted yesterday, as Interpol joined the search.

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