News Hanging Rock is under threat

Protest meetings – and even a protest picnic - held at the site as petition with 5,000 signatures urges council to reconsider

A Geek's Geek: Steve Pankhurst, who founded Friends Reunited, near his home last week

Steve Pankhurst: Happy to be the Victor Meldrew of technology

As Friends Reunited undergoes yet another reincarnation, its reclusive multimillionaire founder says he's delighted to have got out. Kunal Dutta meets Steve Pankhurst

Suicide verdict on firearms officer

A firearms officer killed himself after he became "obsessed" that his policewoman lover was seeing another policeman, an inquest heard today.

Lyndsey Graham with her two-year-old son Dylan in the cab. She plans to take him to work until he starts school

Mum on the road... in a 44-ton lorry

Being a delivery driver saves on childcare, says one of Britain's growing number of female truckers

Amazing Grace lands two from two to match Couples

Ernie Els and Retief Goosen did battle at Fancourt again yesterday, but this time found themselves out-gunned by the new star of South African golf.

Woman found stabbed to death in Hackney

The body of a woman apparently stabbed to death shortly after being kidnapped from her home yesterday morning has been found in an abandoned car in Hackney, east London.

Bin lorry iPad plans slammed

Town hall bosses were today accused of insulting taxpayers with plans to give binmen £400 iPad gadgets to do their rounds.

Two arrested over Croydon shooting death

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Trevor Ellis, the 26-year-old father-of-four who became the riots' first fatality.

The Hacker: I like looking over the other side of the fence but not from a ditch

One of the highlights of my week at The Open was sharing a moment on the tee with the big-hitting American Bubba Watson. We were both sizing up our drivesat precisely the same time.

Ford Focus Estate

A solid load-lugger, with a few pretensions, has joined the glamorous new generation of Focuses

Saab 9-5 Sportwagon

New owners have rescued the Swedish carmaker and its engineers have redeemed its rough ride

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TSI

Nine years after it disappeared from the showrooms, the Golf convertible has returned – and it is an impressive improvement on its Eighties ancestor

iDrive: Volkswagen Eos

‘I’m worried the VW Eos is destined to die of neglect’

Car Choice: Seeking better luck with the third estate

Peter Cade wants a large diesel estate car. His recent experience has been with Vauxhall Vectra 2.0s. He's had two from new, but once the three year warranty period has expired he has experienced serious electrical failures. He wants a replacement vehicle that would cost a similar amount to a brand new Vauxhall.

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI

VW's new small saloon is just a cynical attempt to make as much profit as possible. But it won't work in Europe

Car Choice: A guided tour around the larger estates

Andrew Thornton is 47 and has owned a 1998 Skoda Octavia TDi for five years, and it now has more than 200,000 miles on the clock. It's been very reliable, economical and comfortable. He wants to replace it with a larger, more stylish estate and has a budget of around £3,500. He is comparing an Audi A6 and Saab 9-5 and wonders which is best. Andrew wants to avoid mainstream models.

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