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Model comes with round headlamps and a re-modelled grille as well as new front-bumper panels

Ford launches Focus Zetec-S for the UK

Ford has launched the Zetec-S, a new variant of the Focus developed specifically for UK buyers. The company has for some years attempted to simplify its global operations by offering the same models around the world under its “One Ford” programme, but occasionally it has to make the odd concession to local market tastes, and the new model is an example of this.

The AA said that another 2p to 3p rise is in the pipeline from recent wholesale price increases, and a Government 2.3p fuel duty and VAT increase is due on September 1.

Petrol prices 'at nine-month low'

Average petrol prices have fallen to their lowest level for nine months but there is a clear north-south divide in how much drivers are paying, the AA has said.

North braced for wintry blast

Parts of Britain are braced for more snow, sleet and hail today as the winter cold snap continues to bite.

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Huge queues built up on Britain's busiest motorway today after a diesel spillage led to the part-closure of one of the road's busiest junctions.

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John Huw Davies is 76 and a very lucky fellow as he owns two Volvo V70s – one petrol, one diesel. But they are now a problem. The low seating means that it is becoming difficult for him to get in and out. So what John needs is an automatic diesel vehicle that can carry keyboards, music stands, and stools, with easily moveable seats. He has £8,000 to spend.

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John Walsh: Nomads who've earned a home

It's ironic that what has annoyed Basildon Council about the 80-odd Irish Traveller families, who today face eviction from the Dale Farm site in Essex, is that they don't actually travel anywhere. For a collection of nomads who call themselves, in Gaelic, Lucht Siuil – "the walking people" – they seem surprisingly static.

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Inflation rate set to rise

The pressure on already-stretched household budgets will be underlined tomorrow when official figures show another increase in the rate of inflation.

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Chaos in new urban battleground as violence erupts in North

Thick black choking smoke blew down Market Street, one of the main shopping thoroughfares in Manchester last night, as the city caught the contagion of rioting that is sweeping through Britain. The Miss Selfridge shop had been set alight, only one of around 100 shops smashed and burned as upwards of 2,000 rioters rampaged through the city centre streets.

Manchester endures night of rioting

Rioters have set fire to a Miss Selfridge shop on Market Street in Manchester city centre.

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