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'The ideal family car if you want peace and quiet'

Truck driver charged with killing family

A Portuguese HGV driver was charged today with six counts of death by dangerous driving after a family were killed on the M6.

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

Goalkeeper in court over boy's deaths

The mother of two young boys killed in a motorway crash has returned to court to see a Plymouth Argyle footballer charged with causing their deaths.

Footballer charged after children die in crash

Footballer Luke McCormick was charged today with causing the deaths of two young boys by dangerous driving.

Dropping your child off at school? That'll be £75... just to park

Borough sparks fury and accusations of targeting mums and children with its plans to charge cars at school gates

Car Choice: You don't need to skimp on character to get loads of space

Charlie Bird's 1991 Saab 9000 hatchback is about to expire after seven years' solid service. Charlie plays bass in a band so needs something that will swallow large equipment. He also uses the car for family driving holidays. He wants something that is cheap to run and has plenty of character, and has up to £5,000 to spend.

Car Choice: A baby, baggage and a bad back ... but you don't need a people carrier

A private sale may be better than a part-ex as a reader seeks to upgrade to a family vehicle. And he doesn't have to think big

Skier's murder prompts Swiss women's campaign for ban on guns in the home

Willy Pfund is proud of his guns. "I have my assault rifle, my carbine rifle and a few sporting rifles," he says, as though talking about his favourite dogs.

Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8 CRD Limited XS: Grand day out

It may be slow, cumbersome and poorly made, but the latest Chrysler Voyager is saved by its incredible flexibility says Michael Booth

ROAD TEST VW GOLF PLUS: It's a Golf Jim, but not as we know it

Size is everything in the niche-obsessed car world, and VW's latest `experiment' lets its stalwart model walk tall in a crowded market, says John Simister

The Verdict: Ford Model T

Is it a saloon, racer, truck or rail car? It's all, and more
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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law