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Every penny raised in the elephant appeal will be spent directly on wildlife conservation projects in Africa. Here's how.

Man guilty of golf course murder

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a man whose badly burned body was found on a golf course.

Car Choice: Retired couple seeks low cost, easy access runaround

Paul Jackson is 60 and has just retired; his wife is just about to. They have a Subaru Impreza Sport, which has been brilliant, but it is getting old and expensive to run. They do about 10,000 miles a year, local and motorway, and hope to do more journeys. They would like a five-door car that's easy to get in and out of and performs like the Subaru, but would like low road tax, insurance and are flexible about the fuel. Their budget is £6,000 to £7,000.

Sacked workers burn boss to death

Indian police have detained two people after an angry mob of sacked steel workers burned to death a senior executive.

Cooper Brown: Driving

Not as much support as I’d hoped for my anti-politically correct brigade stance in yesterday’s diary. People really seem to be angry about this stuff. I rang Ben and we headed off to the Groucho for some liquid comfort. I love Ben. He is blissfully unconcerned about anything but his own happiness.

Car Choice: A perfect tin box for Doctor Dick the biker

Doctor Dick Penfold, 60, is a lifelong biker, and although he would rather buy another bike, he accepts that he does need what he describes as a tin box on four wheels. Unhappy with his current Fiat Sedici, he needs a four-wheel drive replacement. It must be higher quality, have a lot more room in the back, and be able to handle Dick's regular 1,250-mile journey to Italy. His budget is a decent £17,000.

Four-seat Ferrari FF announced

FF stands for Ferrari Four, signifying that the car has four seats and four-wheel drive; it will be the Italian manufacturer's first 4x4.

Are the Joanna detectives without a clue?

As criticism mounts, have the police missed something – or do they know more than they're saying?

Car Choice: A stylish 4x4 that's fun rather than 'in your face'

Martin Simon is 64, lives in the hills behind Stroud, in Gloucestershire, and needs a small four-wheel-drive diesel that is fun, sturdy, and comfortable enough for occasional long journeys. Martin also likes gadgets. The budget is £15,000 to £20,000. He does not mind second-hand if it buys extra quality.

Land Rover Freelander eD4

Price: £21,995
Top speed: 112mph 0-62mph 10.9 seconds
Consumption: 47.2mpg
CO2 emissions: 158g/km
Best for: Occasional eco-sensitive off-roading
Also worth considering? BMW X1, Kia Sorento, Volkswagen Tiguan

Joanna Yeates: the case of the missing sock

First a pizza. Then a 4x4. Now police are pursuing a new line of inquiry

Joanna Yeates 'may have been murdered with sock'

Murder victim Joanna Yeates could have been strangled with her own sock which her killer might have kept as a trophy.

Joanna Yeates murder police launch Facebook plea

Detectives investigating the murder of Joanna Yeates launched a national campaign on Facebook today to appeal for witnesses.

Police seek driver of 4x4 in Yeates murder case

Detectives leading the hunt for Joanna Yeates's killer revealed that they want to speak to the driver of a light-coloured 4x4 vehicle which was seen on the street where her body was found the night she went missing. The senior investigating officer, Phil Jones of Avon and Somerset Police, said the vehicle was spotted on Longwood Lane at around the time Ms Yeates, 25, is believed to have disappeared.

BMW X3

This new bigger and better BMW will suit fans of upmarket SUVs – but they'll need deep pockets

The only way is up for the best views

Highland Safaris promise to take you closer to some of the region's top wildlife. Ben West tracks the red deer stags
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