Motoring: The dream car that's a nightmare to own

Citroen has gained a reputation for its maverick approach: mechanically advanced vehicles, individualistic in style - but often flawed. John Simister asks: does a change of bosses at the French car-maker mean a change in its approach?

Motor Racing: Prost cannot resist a swipe at the driver who got away

Alain Prost is as ambitious in team ownership as he was as a driver. Yesterday he questioned Damon Hill's ambition at the launch of his team's new car, one the British former world champion chose not to drive.

Corruption is clear winner in Kenya poll

Kenyans voted yesterday in a poll disfigured by blatant corruption. Ed O'Loughlin watched chaotic scenes of ballot rigging in the key town of Kitui.

Motoring: Rorty but nice

A car you can chuck around corners is not the marketing slogan most manufacturers would claim for their product. But, writes John Simister, in the case of the Peugeot 106 Rallye this is most definitely an asset.

Basketball: Lewis spoils Windless's revenge party

Derby Storm's Tony Windless was two seconds away from punishing Exide London Towers for releasing him during the summer. But his former team-mate Danny Lewis forced Saturday night's game at the Moorways Leisure Centre into overtime and then took control to steer the Budweiser League leaders to a 96-85 victory.

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My worst car: I had a fire extinguisher with me. A pity, really

Glen baxter's peugeot 405 gtx estate

One night in Cardiff, one night in heaven

That was how it was for Serena Mackesy. For Tony Blair - and thousands of other M People fans - it could be one night in Wembley. And tonight's the night.

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Hunt for death-crash driver who fled in patrol car

A driver jumped a set of red lights and crashed into another car, killing a retired army officer, then fled by stealing the police car in which he was put while the lone officer tried to help the other victim.

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PEUGEOT 106 ELECTRIC PRICE: APPROXIMATELY pounds 10,000 IN FRANCE (NOT YET AVAILABLE IN THE UK)

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Tried & Tested: Cycling can be one of the fastest, healthiest and hippest ways to get around town, providing you get the right bike. Our panellists leap into the saddle

Motoring: Looking good for a lot less dosh

The new Peugeot 406 Coupe passes the most important test of any coupe: it feels fast and looks glamourous. John Simister gives the 2.0- litre version the road-test lowdown, and finds a good-value, good-quality ride; peugot 406 coupe

Were these ads written by a man or a woman?

And does it make any difference? Maureen Freely on the new controversy in advertising

Blandwagon

Mazda gets very cross when you describe its products as bland. And it's true that there are some very un-bland Mazdas, the MX-5 sports car and the shapely Xedos 6 saloon being the most obvious. But anything with a 626 badge, which means Mondeo-sized, has for the last decade or so been as visually unmemorable as a car could be. There are few cars that an expert can't immediately identify on the road, but a 626 is often one of them. And the new one doesn't change a thing.
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links