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I'm in the bathroom with Clea. Cassie's chortling with her friend downstairs. My head's full of sweet, milky haziness as I sponge my 12-week-old baby, then wrap her in a towel nearly as soft as her skin. I'm 31 and all's well with my world. The front door crashes open. I hear urgent steps on the stairs. My husband's here. "Your dad's dead," he says. He's panting.

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Land Rover has released the first pictures of a possible convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque.

'Revenge' killers guilty

Two men were convicted yesterday of beating a television executive unconscious and leaving him to die in a burning car in revenge for an alleged attempted sex attack on a student.

Hyundai unveils i30 estate in advance of Geneva show

Hyundai has unveiled the first pictures of the estate version of its new second-generation i30, which will be seen in public for the first time at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Jarno Trulli has been replaced by Vitaly Petrov

Petrov replaces Trulli at Caterham

Russian Vitaly Petrov has replaced Italian veteran Jarno Trulli at Caterham for 2012.

Jarno Trulli has been axed

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Vitaly Petrov has today been handed a Formula One reprieve after being signed up by Caterham for the new season.

Renault reports £1.7bn profits

French car maker Renault said today its earnings fell in 2011 compared to a year earlier, when it booked an exceptional €2 billion (£1.6 billion) gain on the sale of part of its stake in Sweden's Volvo.

Williams usher in 'fresh start' ahead of new Formula One season

Frank Williams today ushered in "a truly fresh start" for his team as their latest challenger for the new Formula One season was unveiled.

Five injured in M5 pile up

At least five people have been injured in a crash between a lorry and several cars on the M5 in Gloucestershire, the ambulance service has said.

Bruno Senna signs for Williams for 2012 season

Williams have today confirmed Bruno Senna has signed for the team for the forthcoming Formula One season.

Grosjean joins Raikkonen at Lotus Renault

Romain Grosjean has been named as Lotus Renault's second driver for the 2012 season, joining former world champion Kimi Raikkonen in a new-look line-up.

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