News Freddie Hussey, the three-year-old boy crushed by a trailer in Bristol, was

Freddie's family said "everyone loved" the three-year-old boy

Smells like team spirit

Think Generation X and you may think slackers and grunge. But once in the workplace, they are as ambitious as their Yuppie elders - only different. By Roger Trapp

America clamps down on highway monsters

After a decade in which they have steadily gained ascendancy on America's roads, the four-wheel drive suburban mega-cars known by the ugly acronym SUV - sports utility vehicle - are suddenly under attack. You name it, they are guilty of it: they are too big, too profligate, too expensive, but most of all, too dangerous.

Spare time: Motorised mud-wrestling

You need high mud tolerance, a willingness to spend all day in second gear, and an ability to obey three rules. Eric Kendall goes four-wheel driving.

Letter: Off-roaders who ride roughshod over others

TIM Stevens, information officer for the Land Access and Recreation Association, argues that because national parks are for all to enjoy it therefore follows that those who want to enjoy them from behind the window of a Land Rover, off the road on the high moor, have as much right to do so as walkers. What nonsense.

Thousands of off-road drivers face ban from national park trails

To Some, it is a status symbol. But to the guardians of some of Britain's most beautiful countryside, the four-wheel-drive off-roader is the most reviled of modern-day nuisances. Now, in the national parks of Britain, it has met its match.

Land Rover inundated with Solihull job enquiries

Land Rover was yesterday inundated with 1,500 job applications in less than eight hours after it advertised 300 vacancies at its Solihull factory in the West Midlands. The company needs the extra staff to cope with production of the new small Land Rover, the Freelander, which goes on sale across Europe in January.

Letter: By car to hospital

Sir: You report (19 September) on the problems facing John Prescott as he seeks to reduce car usage and increase the take-up of public transport. There is one option you did not discuss. Simply reintroduce the blanket 50 miles per hour speed limit for all roads. This will reduce CO2 production as cars are more fuel-efficient at 50 than at 70; discourage the purchase of large, powerful cars as their performance "advantages" are nullified, and encourage the use of public transport as journey times are slightly increased and hence alternatives become more attractive.

Rover rolls out a revamped image in corporate makeover

Rover yesterday unveiled its first corporate makeover for 10 years. Dr Walter Hasselkus, chairman, said the new logo and corporate image was designed to project Rover's Britishness, heritage, creativity and exploring spirit. He described the new corporate identity as "elegant, confident and sophisticated."

Equestrianism: Land Rover to withdraw sponsorship

Equestrian sport has lost a second major sponsor with yesterday's news that Land Rover will not be renewing its contract for the World Three- Day Event Rider Rankings when it expires at the end of December.

Whatever happened to... Perms

Curly Whirly

And you thought inner cities were bad?

This is a village story. One evening last December Mrs Heather Edyvean-Driscoll, 49, of Kites Hardwick in Warwickshire, was approaching the pretty hamlet of Dunchurch, near Rugby, behind the wheel of her Land- Rover Discovery. According to a following taxi driver, Mrs E-D was driving "erratically" when - all of a sudden - she overshot a bend, hit a bollard and careered into The Old Forge, a nearby cottage. The airbag on the driver's side inflated, leaving an encumbered Mrs E-D to guess what her next move should now be.

Where nostaglia meets live action

Where can you admire a 1896 Wolseley and then go quad bike racing? The Gafford family visits the Motor Heritage Centre at Gaydon. By Catherine Stebbings

Equestrianism: Kiwis unhappy over quota decision

Mark Todd and Blyth Tait will be among those hampered by a decision to limit overseas riders to one horse at this year's Badminton Trials, with no more than five competitors allowed for each country.

Motoring: A bit of US excess

Roadtest: the Ford Explorer By James May

earthly Charlotte and the freedom fighter

It's 7.45am and there's a thick layer of frost on the church hall roof. Buried beneath the duvet, clocking up my fifth hour of sleep, I'm leading a guerrilla resistance operation against some faceless but evil Nazi types in the hills around Petra. I've just pushed a chunk of Nabataean crow-steps on to a convoy of jeeps when the phone rings.
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Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

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Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

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