Rossi indulges four-wheeled fantasy in the rain, fog and mud of Wales

Four-times world motorcycling champion makes rallying debut in tomorrow's Great Britain event

Gronholm races to victory

McRae claims record 25th win

Lawrence suspect's brother is freed

THE BROTHER of one of the five suspects in the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry, who was accused of wounding an Asian man, walked free from court yesterday after a judge ruled he would not receive a fair trial partly because of the "notoriety" of his family.

Blair's pounds 80m ad spend is more than McDonald's

IT PUT the Big Mac on the map, did wonders for Levi jeans and made John Cleese a millionaire. As every company chairman knows, if you want to sell something, advertising is the answer.

Event: the great outdoors

It's the festival that's too big to be contained. From this weekend, the Royal Festival Hall's annual al fresco beano, The Great Outdoors, once again spills out on to the South Bank's walkways and roofs, with artists from around the world providing the latest in theatre, music and dance. Some of this year's more unusual inclusions are two installations using 1950s fridges and the contents of Dijon's rubbish bins respectively, a cinema in the back of a 1959 Peugeot (left), adult babies and a "cannibal" buffet from France, and a band of luminous, hooded drummers from Italy. And as an added treat, London's Articultural Show has moved south of the river to bring its mix of market, theatre, fairground and studio under the festival's umbrella.

Hunt for killer of five in forests

POLICE IN three countries were searching yesterday for the deranged killer of five people, who was believed to be hiding in remote forests near the French, German and Luxembourg borders.

Norris is cleared of knife offence

THE BROTHER of David Norris, one of the prime suspects in the murder of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence, was found not guilty yesterday of possessing an offensive weapon - a knife - during an alleged assault on an Asian motorist.

Motoring: Peugeot goes one better

Road Test: The 206 GTI is sharp, powerful and solid . Take note, 205ers, writes John Simister

Norris brother admits he lied on race attack

DAVID NORRIS, a suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, might have been responsible for a vicious knife attack on an Asian motorist, his brother Clifford told a court yesterday. Clifford Norris, who denies attacking the man in a road rage confrontation, admitted yesterday at Woolwich Crown Court that he lied to the police about the incident to protect his older brother, David.

Lawrence suspect `in race stabbing'

THE YOUNGER brother of David Norris, one of the five suspects in the Stephen Lawrence murder case, pulled a knife on an Asian motorist and "sliced" his face, a court was told yesterday.
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