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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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there