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STANDING IN Sand River Camp where his daughter, Julie, was last seen alive, John Ward exercised characteristic restraint as he described where she pitched her tent by a bend in the river more than 10 years ago.

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Letter: Four-wheel bullies

Sir: Ian Leslie, writing about people who follow the hunt in 4x4 vehicles (letter, 17 February), asks: "In fairness ... on how many days a year do the hunt and its followers come out?" The answer is, a minimum of three days a week and often as many as six days a week on some hunts during the hunting season, which stretches from the end of August until the middle or end of March.

Letter: Driven to hunt

Sir: The vast majority of 4x4 owners who use byways do so responsibly. They have a self-imposed code of conduct, which includes staying away from byways whose surface is damaged and needs time to recover. Voluntary restraint notices, which are seen as a grown-up alternative to Traffic Regulation Orders, are posted in consultation with county councils, and are adhered to by all but the inevitable, irresponsible minority who exist in every walk of life.

Motoring: Like a Range Rover, but with added style

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THE MANUFACTURER claimed the car could tackle tough conditions but one amateur critic took his brief to take a new vehicle "off road" to its limits - and 20ft under the sea.

Four wheels good, no wheels bad

Matthew Brace gets behind the wheel for an exhilarating drive through the Herefordshire 'jungle'

Motoring: Land Rover gives Discovery a well-timed make-over

Tried-and-trusted styling conceals a wealth of new features.

BARGAIN HUNTER: CAR OF THE WEEK- V FOR OFF-ROAD VICTORY

WHOEVER THOUGHT that the four-by-four market was derivative, dying and out of date, has not seen an Isuzu V-cross - not surprising, because it has never been sold in the UK, although it was designed here by an Englishman, Simon Cox.

Boy, 4, run over by father's four-wheel-drive vehicle

Boy, 4, run over by father's four-wheel-drive vehicle

PHOTOSHOOT: Daredevil plunge into the 'pipeline'

IT IS the two-wheeled, off-road equivalent of Formula One racing and last weekend it was the turn of a Plymouth park to host the mountain bike World Cup - an eight-round series which had already visited the United States, Portugal, Hungary and Germany.

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