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Three arrested after girl dies in 4x4 crash

Three men were arrested today after the death of a 14-year-old girl who was injured when a 4x4 vehicle crashed into a lamppost.

Stranded – the longest night on the A38

Sue Rolfe knew she was no longer dealing with an ordinary snow shower when her windscreen wipers and tyres gave up on the battle to navigate a path through the whiteness enveloping her car. Along with 500 other motorists travelling in south Devon on Thursday night, she found herself trapped in the A38 blizzard.

Alfa Romeo, Brera S

Alfa Romeo's new Brera S was made with our notorious roads in mind. But there's still some work to be done

Obafemi Martins escapes driving ban

Road safety campaigners were furious today after Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins was not banned from driving having been caught doing 106mph in his Porsche.

Audi S4

Things have moved on since the days when driving this car was a dull experience

Junior Skelton takes first step into spotlight

If heredity and environment are significant, which they are supposed to be in racing, then it should be no surprise that 19-year-old Harry Skelton is doing what he is. His father Nick is one of the outstanding showjumpers of his generation; his five-years-older brother Dan is one of Paul Nicholls' right-hand men. On Saturday at Ascot the youngest Skelton, one of the promising Manor Farm apprentices, stepped forward into the spotlight for the first time with his most significant career victory yet on Niche Market in the three-mile handicap chase.

Chris Maume: Incredible 'Hulk' the retiring type after growing tired of Tyre Flip

World's Strongest Man: Five, Friday

Pendragon warns of £30m losses

The car dealership group Pendragon warned yesterday it expects to make a full-year loss of £30m as the result of a slump in sales, and the costs of a large redundancy programme.

Car Choice: Economy and 4x4 toughness aren’t such a tall order

Brendon Clare currently drives a Nissan X-Trail but wants something a bit more economical on fuel. Although he doesn’t necessarily need a full-time 4x4, the vehicle must have reasonable ground clearance as the family lives up a bumpy farm track. In all, Brendon travels about 75 miles a day to and from work. He has been considering a Subaru Forester, which was suggested by a friend and wonders whether this would be right.

Burghley Horse Trials: Fox-Pitt claims first and third spots after zinging in the rain

With two masterful displays of cross-country riding, William Fox-Pitt made light of difficult conditions to take a useful lead on Tamarillo in the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials yesterday and third position with Ballincoola.

Dodge Journey

On the outside, the Dodge Journey flaunts its rough-boy brawn, but inside it's a bit of a softie and very child-friendly

Real story of the fraudsters' marriage

Anne Darwin painted a picture of a 30-year-marriage to a quiet, brooding bully who railroaded her into getting his own way.

Car Choice: Long journeys are wearing on hips and knees, I need a comfortable ride

David McNamara, 69, is starting to suffer from osteoarthritis. A long car drive can become wearing on the joints. According to his physiotherapist he would be better off in a car with a driving seat that allows him to sit up straight, to ease the pressure on his hips and knees, and is higher off the ground, so it's easier to get in and out. At present David drives a five-year-old 1.6 VW Golf Estate, worth about £4,000 or £5,000. He would be prepared to spend up to £15,000. Seating space for grandchildren and boot space would be welcome.

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart

Misubishi will need to further fine-tune its Lancer Sportback Ralliart if it ever hopes to give the Golf GTI a run for its money

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