Police at the front of the house in Harlow

Girl still critical after Harlow house fire

A three-year-old girl remains in a critical condition after a suspected arson attack that killed her mother and four siblings.

Mansa Musa I of Mali

Meet Mansa Musa I of Mali – the richest human being in all history

A new study has produced an inflation-adjusted list of the richest people of all time

Black cab maker in talks with partner

The troubled London black cab maker Manganese Bronze started talks with its Chinese partner and largest supplier, Geely, yesterday after its executives flew into Britain. Geely, one of China's largest car makers, said that there had been no request from Manganese for a bailout.

Lowes, the former sparky, aiming to shock the old establishment

Lincoln lad could claim a very unlikely British Superbike title victory at Brands Hatch tomorrow

New car sales figures surge ahead

New car sales accelerated ahead last month, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Kia Cee'd 1.4 CRDi 1 Sportswagon

How Kia has evolved its estate to rival the best of Europe

Megan and her teacher could be anywhere in Europe, admit police

Missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers and her maths teacher Jeremy Forrest could be anywhere in Europe, police admitted yesterday, as Interpol joined the search.

Rallying: Loeb chalks up untroubled win

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb dominated the Rally Germany to win the race for the ninth time yesterday.

Cyclist critical after van crash

A cyclist is fighting for his life after crashing into a Ford Transit van.

Girl, 10, dies after Isle of Wight car crash

A 10-year-old girl who was left fighting for her life after she and her parents were involved in a car crash has died.

Radical SR3 SL

It's legal to drive the Radical SR3 on British roads. But should you?

Volvo V40 D2

Price: £19,745
Engine: 1,560cc, four cylinders, 16 valves, turbodiesel, 115bhp
Transmission: Six-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
Performance:118mph, 0-62 in 11.7sec, 78.5mpg, CO2 94g/km

Volvo V40 D3

Will the wonderfully throbby D3 prove more attractive than it's environmentally friendly cousin?

Kia prepares to show off new Carens at Paris

Kia has announced that it will launch the latest Carens at the Paris Motor Show.

The Focus ST in its new 'signature' colour of Tangerine Scream

Ford Focus ST

Is Ford's new Focus ST as punchy as its 'signature' tangerine colour?

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