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Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists

Caterham Supersport

'If Mr Toad were in the market for a new car, this would be it'

Road death figures increase by 3%

The number of people killed on the roads rose last year for the first time since 2003.

Ghazala Javed was controversial for her progressive stance and high profile

Ghazala Javed: Singer who defied Taliban's decree is shot dead in north-western Pakistan

A Pakistani singer who rejected a decree from the Taliban to end her music career has been shot dead in the north-west of the country. Reports suggest that police believe her husband may be responsible for the attack.

Lean times: Cal Crutchlow was yesterday left wondering whether he would be able to take part in today's race after coming off his bike during practice and injuring a foot and ankle

MotoGP: Crutchlow put on back foot by mystery spill

The British hope Cal Crutchlow lost the chance of a fourth front-row MotoGP start of the year here yesterday when he mysteriously plunged off his 1000cc Yamaha YZR-M1 on a slowing-down lap during a practice session and was taken to hospital with foot and ankle injuries.

Cal Crutchlow is currently fifth in the MotoGP standings
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MotoGP: Crutchlow making up for lost time as he fights for seat at the top table

Briton a qualified success but podium the aim at Silverstone

MotoGP: Retiring but not quiet – Stoner sets pace

The reigning champion Casey Stoner, who is to retire after this season, proved his mind remains focused as he headed the practice times yesterday for tomorrow's British MotoGP at Silverstone.

Justin Bieber fever sweeps Mexico City

Thousands of "tween" girls and their parents packed into Mexico City's historic main plaza, braving a light but incessant rain before a free concert by teenage superstar Justin Bieber that was expected to draw 200,000 people.

150 rescued from west Wales floods

A large-scale rescue operation was launched today to get around 150 holidaymakers and residents to safety after a raging torrent of floodwater engulfed communities in west Wales.

Raging seas lash the coast at Aberystwyth, west Wales

Summer's nearly here (but you wouldn't know it from the 60mph winds, tidal surges and flooding...)

Southern Britain was battered by 60mph winds yesterday as a storm swept in off the Atlantic, causing flooding, tidal surges and sporadic damage.

Lost and found: After the Japanese dock... flotsam's greatest hits

After a section of a Japanese dock washed up on the West Coast of the US this week, here are four other great shore arrivals:

Moto GP: Jorge Lorenzo adds to lead in Spain

Jorge Lorenzo tightened his grip on the MotoGP championship lead when the Spanish Yamaha rider came out on top in a battle with compatriot Dani Pedrosa to win the Catalunya Grand Prix yesterday.

Motorcycling: Lorenzo shines for home fans

Jorge Lorenzo captivated the Spanish crowd in practice for tomorrow's Catalan Grand Prix. After taking up the MotoGP championship lead following a dominant win 12 days ago in the wet in Le Mans, the Majorcan was comfortably the fastest man again around Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

Richardson last year

Lee Richardson

Lee Richardson, who was killed in a race crash on 13 May at the age of 33, was a British speedway international. Captain of the Lakeside Hammers team, Richardson rode for Great Britain at senior and under-21 level, and featured in several World Cups. He was a Grand Prix rider from 2003-06.

When the Chopper was relaunched in 2004 Oakley was unhappy that it was to be made in Asia rather than Britain

Alan Oakley: Designer whose Raleigh Chopper bike was a defining image of the 1970s

Oakley had an envelope, his wife said, 'and he just drew this bike on the back of it – and that was it'

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