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Thousands turned out to pay their respects to the late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker during a special public memorial and car rally in Los Angeles over the weekend

Paul Walker: Fans hold memorial and car rally for Fast & Furious actor

Thousands turned out to pay their respects to the late Fast & Furious star

The final still from a tribute video released by Walker's co-stars

Paul Walker: Fast and Furious cast release video tribute to late star

The YouTube film features clips from a number of the actor's movies

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Get me out of here - Boston, Venice, Western Australia

Now... Christmas shopping in Boston

Depart on 27 November to experience Thanksgiving in Boston and the "Black Friday" shopping sales. Virgin Holidays is offering three nights, room-only accommodation at the Midtown Hotel for £599pp, with Virgin flights from Heathrow.

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Wheel and present danger: driving while talking

Should we ban hands-free devices in cars?

First it was motorists using mobile phones, now the road safety lobby wants to ban hands-free devices in vehicles. Really? Sean O'Grady has something to say about that

Motoring review: Bentley Flying Spur

Is Bentley's saloon more luxurious for losing its sporty edge?

Rolls dealer HR Owen yields to £42m takeover

One of London’s oldest car dealerships yesterday gave in to a pursuit from Malaysian billionaire and Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan.

Axed Apprentice contestant Myles Mordaunt

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Myles Mordaunt has become the latest Apprentice contestant to be shut down as his high-end homewares shop was put out of business by his rival's bargain fashion store.

Singer George Michael has been released from hospital following an accident on the M1

Police close investigation into George Michael M1 accident

A police investigation into events surrounding former Wham! singer George Michael’s accident on the M1 has now been closed.

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Sunderland pair Phil Bardsley and Stephane Sessegnon targeted by car thieves

Both had their cars stolen from their homes

Attacks from dissident republicans 'likely' during G8 summit

The head of the policing operation for next month’s G8 summit said that attacks from dissident republicans were likely to continue in Northern Ireland despite thousands of extra police officers being brought in.

Bee Osborn is an interior designer who lives in London with her three daughters and art dealer husband

Interiors insider: Bee Osborn

Inchbald-trained Bee Osborn is an interior designer who lives in London with her three daughters and art dealer husband. She is currently working on the refurbishment of the iconic Hotel St Barth Isle de France, which is part of the Oetker Collection. Osborn talks to Annie Deakin about lighting, Kit Kemp and design tricks.

Peter Shilton arrives at Colchester Magistrates’ Court with his partner Stephanie Hayward yesterday. Shilton was found guilty of drink-driving and banned from driving for 20 months

Peter Shilton claims to be unable to pay £1,000 fine in one go

The former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton was today ordered to pay immediately the £1,020 fine he was given after being found guilty of drink-driving at Colchester Magistrates' Courts, despite claiming he wanted to pay in instalments because of the divorce he is currently going through.

Private jets flying higher for Air Partner

Air Partner, the aviation business, has seen its private jet division grow first-half revenues by 12 per cent to £22.7m.

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