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New report reveals surprising shed statistics as 2013 Shed of the Year competition is officially launched

Skoda Citigo

A small fry worth cashing your chips in for

Fall in new car sales

New car sales fell by 4.2 per cent in November, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said yesterday.

Kia Picanto 1 Air

As most cars seem to get bigger, it's good to welcome a small, but perfectly formed, newcomer

Seat Ibiza ST 1.6 TDI CR





Seat's Ibiza is now available as an estate. The new car joins the established three-door and five-door hatchback versions, and Seat says this means that the current model is available with a wider range of body styles than any previous Ibiza. Strictly speaking, this is true, although that's only because the saloon and estate versions of the second-generation car were badged as Cordobas.

Subaru unveils super-fast Cosworth Impreza

Subaru has unveiled a higher-performance version of the Impreza, which owes its speed to a programme of upgrades provided by motor racing specialists Cosworth.

Volkswagen Polo

Car of the year? You must be joking. A flawed voting system means the prestigious title has gone to the wrong vehicle, yet again

Lucrative corporate members tempt City Car Club to buy rival WhizzGo

Pay-as-you-go City Car Club has bought rival WhizzGo for a six-figure sum to become the UK's biggest with a network in 15 cities, 16,000 members and 500 cars.

Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

Price: £11,805 on the road

Engine: 1.4 litre three-cylinder turbodiesel

Transmission: five-speed manual

Top speed: 110 mph

Acceleration: 0-100km/h (62mph) in 12.9 seconds

Fuel consumption: 76.3 mpg (combined cycle)

CO2 emissions: 98g/km

Rivals: Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, Skoda Fabia Greenline, Smart Fortwo cdi

Kia's Venga breaks cover

Kia has taken the wraps of its new small Venga, the design of which was foreshadowed by the No 3 concept car displayed by the Korean company at the Geneva Salon d'Automobile in the spring.

Car Choice: A Cee'd could be a success, but a Fiesta might be finer

Susan Schiller is looking for a brand new automatic car. She is quite rightly proud to be a fit and very active 70-year-old, and likes the look of the Toyota Auris 1.6 auto and the Suzuki SX4 auto. She wonders which would be better value for money. Susan also wants to know if there is an alternative to these vehicle, as she thinks a medium sized car will do. Her budget is £14,000.

Toyota iQ2

Fiat 500 Abarth

The new Fiat 500 Abarth packs a lot of power in its compact frame. But why is it covered in enamelled scorpions?

Chevrolet Aveo 1.2

The old Daewoo Kalos has come a long way; it's now a revamped Chevy Aveo. But don't even think about the posher 1.4 as the little 1.2 version is much more fun

Hyundai i10

Who needs flash if you've got a Classic? Hyundai's i10 has all you could want in a true supermini, including great value and superb stereo
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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

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Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

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From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

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The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?