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Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in London today arrested a 16-year-old male, Scotland Yard said.

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Alan Sillitoe bought a map of Stalingrad as a teenager in Nottingham, and his Russian fascination grew from there. A Soviet bestseller by 1967, he drove his long-distance runner of a Peugeot to Leningrad, and toured while making the diaries on which this humane and atmospheric memoir draws.

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The heavens bestowed blessings on Allan McNish at last, and the relief was as palpable as the jubilation. Victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours was never more deserved or precious.

Lancia Florida II: a design classic

Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina is widely recognised as one of the defining figures of post-war Italian industrial design. More than that he is perhaps among the ten most important and influential men in the history of the motorcar globally, the first to give the car styling its own language separate from its horseless carriage origins.

Though he had little formal schooling he was a person of great insight and intelligence who, having been born in to the era of the first cars of the 1890s, had the vision to see what they might become.

Jaguar XF 2.7D

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Citroën C5 2.0 HDi

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Bolton Wanderers 0 Manchester Utd 4: Irresistible Rooney keeps the Red flag flying high

Bolton's impressive defensive record reduced to rubble in 15 minutes as United find their best form to maintain edge over Chelsea at the top

48 Hours In: Tokyo

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Peugeot 607: Last-chance saloon

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Peugeot to axe 850 jobs in Coventry

Unions are seeking urgent talks with executives at car giant Peugeot following the firm's announcement it is to axe 850 jobs at its main UK factory under plans to end a production shift.

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