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

Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi

The world has changed. Hyundai is a premium brand, and the new i30 is one reason why

Sister of murdered care assistant: 'I heard the last breath of Magda'

Polish woman tells court of the moment her telephone call was interrupted by the shots that killed her sister

Beale's Best In Show: Volkswagen Golf (DDB)

There are all sorts of reasons why I shouldn't pick this ad as Best In Show this week. For starters, it's another car ad, like every other ad on television at the moment seems to be. Also, it's about using the product to make an interesting soundtrack, and there are a few too many of those ads around too.

Audi A4 Avant 1.8 TFSI

The Audi A4 Avant is an estate car that exudes expense and precision. What's more, it drives like a BMW – well almost

Ford Kuga 2.0

Finally, a 4x4 that might just win you over: The Ford Kuga has all the things you want in an off-roader but few of things that make many people dismiss them as gas-guzzling leviathans

Economic woes spark new US gold rush

Soaring precious metal prices, accompanied by a national economy that is suddenly on the skids, is spurring a modern-day gold rush across northern California, and other sections of the western United States and Canada, that veterans of panning and sluicing have not seen in many a decade.

The Game Plan, (U)

Isn't it a little early in The Rock's screen career to be going for the cuddly Kindergarten Cop moves of family entertainment? I preferred it when he was just bashing heads in Walking Tall.

Thrifty Living: How to get your fair share of life's costly pleasures

It's all about sharing. That's what I said to one of the junior Millards as I whizzed him up the road to Cubs in my immaculate silver Streetcar Golf, which I'd hired from the mean streets of Islington for about the cost of a pizza. Two hours later, we returned "our" Golf to its bespoke parking spot, for the next user to whizz around N1 in. What a fantastic system.

The longest hangover: 'My 23 years as an alcoholic'

I woke up in a cold bath. My neck was stiff and hurting, but it soon became clear that I wasn't dead. This wasn't supposed to happen. On the third go, I thought I had assured my demise by drinking as much vodka and smoking as much heroin as I could manage, and then getting into a hot bath. This time was supposed to be IT

Cadillac BLS 1.9D 150

Cadillac's first station wagon is not bad, but it lacks soul and authenticity, says John Simister

Africa 'will be worst hit by climate change'

The devastating impact of climate change, mainly caused by ballooning carbon emissions from rich Western nations, will hit hardest in Africa, a United Nations report has warned.

Nadal proves Federer's nemesis in thriller

It will take some classic finals in Grand Slam tournaments before their rivalry can be compared to that of Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, but the early signs are promising. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Nos 1 and 2 in the world, contested their third final of the year in the Rome Masters here yesterday and served up an absolute thriller.

Volkswagen Golf Plus 1.6 FSI: Crazy Golf

It used to get a hole-in-one each time it brought out a new Golf, but now Volkswagen has got lost in the undergrowth, says Michael Booth
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