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

Car Choice: Here's how to head for the Highlands in style

Julien Jarmoszko is 28 and has a wish list for his next car. Firstly, he needs something to cope with hiking expeditions to the Highlands in winter. It must also seat four comfortably, have decent boot space, and have a quality finish inside. Julien does a modest 5,000 miles a year, but wants cruise control, good safety features, and would love a V6 engine or something with a bit of character. He has £20,000 to spend and resale value is not an issue.

Car Choice: You do the maths: 3 teenagers + 5 seats = 4x4

Alan Corsie wants to replace his old Honda CRV. On family trips he has three teenage children in the back, and is struggling to find any alternatives that have a decent middle seat and a flat rear floor without a transmission tunnel. The vehicle, preferably with a diesel engine, must have some 4x4 capability for occasional driving on rough tracks and over fields. Reliability is important too, and his budget is £15,000-£20,000.

Flying high at the Goodwood bonanza

The British 12-times world trials champion Dougie Lampkin put the loyalty of his mechanical team to the test when he leapt over them during the Festival of Speed at Goodwood House, in Sussex, this weekend.

A new dawn for Range Rover



Tonight Range Rover is to unveil its as yet unnamed compact Range Rover.

Car Choice: A country estate that can also hack it in the city

Jacqueline Tompkins returns to Car Choice after a change of circumstances – her partner Nicholas is now not able to drive. So the choice of car will be Jacqueline's, because she will be the sole driver for the foreseeable future. She is looking at the Toyota RAV4, but would consider any other small 4x4. The budget is £5,000 and the only other requirement is that the car should have four doors.

Land Rover to create 275 jobs in UK

Car giant Land Rover gave the motor industry a huge boost today by announcing plans to create 275 new jobs at its UK manufacturing plant.

Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4_e HSE

Land Rover's second-generation Freelander has seen just two main changes since it was introduced in 2007; the first is that the petrol model, with its Volvo-derived 3.2 litre six-cylinder engine appears at some stage to have been dropped from the range in the UK market, a change which, as far as I can tell, has never been officially announced. The second change came last year with the adoption of stop-start technology for the diesel model, which is now rebadged TD4_e.

Snatch Land Rovers blamed for dozens of deaths

Snatch Land Rovers have been associated with the deaths of dozens of British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Troop training and equipment inadequate, says coroner

Training of troops involved in an operation which led to the death of the first female British soldier in Afghanistan was inadequate, a coroner said today.

River search over 4x4 plunge

A major search was launched today after a 4x4 vehicle was found almost totally submerged in a river, under a bridge.

Sean O'Grady: Sad farewell to a symbol of excess

As one of the few people in this country to have driven a Hummer, I do feel a little bit sorry to see them go. I'm all in favour of choice and automotive variety – why not? – and there really was nothing quite as outrageous as a Hummer. The big one was a glorious piece of kit: big, bad and dangerous for any planet to know. It was defiant, indefensible, a symbol of excess.

Toddler killed after car careers off road

An 18-month-old boy was killed along with an elderly driver who careered off a busy main road and ploughed into the toddler and his mother, police said.

Skoda Yeti Elegance

The new Skoda Yeti. It's not remotely abominable and it's certainly not made of snow. Nor does it have a big footprint – whether you're talking about the carbon variety or the amount of space it takes up on the road.

Ten best SUVs

If you think big is beautiful, then these are the cars for you.

Brian Viner: 'When we saw a Land Rover trundling towards us, we feared the worst'

Our friend Simon, a man with a scout leader's zest for life, suggested several months ago that along with his family and two other sets of friends we might like to spend the last weekend of the school holidays canoeing a 25-mile stretch of the River Wye, with an overnight stay under canvas in a field belonging to his Uncle Chuff, who farms 400 acres not far from Hay. We agreed readily enough even though we're not natural campers, in fact we've only done it once before en famille, when I disgraced myself by sleeping soundly through the children's nocturnal toilet requests, and Jane disgraced herself by burning a perfect circle in our friends' groundsheet with the cafetiere. Of course, the very word cafetiere gives away our stature as middle-class johnnies-come-lately to the world of camping. This time we took a kilim rug.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links