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

Motoring: The cars that came in 4 by 4

Jeeps, the original, legendary American off-roaders, make excellent second-hand buys.

Father takes court to scene of Ward murder

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.

The 10 greatest adjectives of the 20th century

AS ANNOUNCED in this column yesterday, I am teaming up with ATP - Adjective Trend Plotting, the people who chart the world rankings of adjectives - to organise the poll for the Adjective of the Century.

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.

Time to hit the road


Motoring: Like a Range Rover, but with added style

Designed in Germany but built in America, the new 4x4 from Mercedes is good-looking - and less expensive than you'd expect.

Watery end to 4x4 test drive

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.


WHOEVER THOUGHT that the four-by-four market was derivative, dying and out of date, has not seen an Isuzu V-cross - not surprising, because it has never been sold in the UK, although it was designed here by an Englishman, Simon Cox.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

Clunky, chunky and their drivers have a problem, too

Why "off-road" vehicles should get off my road and off my planet
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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

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Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

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12 best hotel spas in the UK

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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