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The Paralympic athlete's girlfriend was pronounced dead yesterday after being shot repeatedly at Pistorius' home
If the "wide brown land" of Australia is a Hob Nob then the Great Ocean Road is where it has been dunked into the roiling tea cup of the Southern Ocean. The road – perennial candidate for the title of World's Most Scenic Drive – runs westward for 242km along the crumbling coast of south-west Victoria from the town of Torquay, just west of Melbourne; keep on going around the coast and you hit Adelaide, 800km later.
Has Toyota made its previously unmemorable Auris desirable at last?
Vitaly Petrov and Sebastien Buemi have already been touted as potential replacements
Japan's Toyota has agreed to pay more than $1bn to settle a US class-action suit involving claims of acceleration problems with its cars.
Toyota has produced another car that does the job dependably
Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche and Mercedes, Hyundai and Toyota were among the firms unveiling new models at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Toyota faced another embarrassing blow to its reputation today, when the Japanese carmarker recalled 2.7 million vehicles to fix faulty steering problems — meaning owners have had to return more than 18 million motors to forecourts in just three years.
A hot hatch for the green generation? I'm not convinced.
Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer diesel, turbocharged
Transmission: six-speed manual
Power: 147 PS at 3,700 rpm
Torque: 350 Nm between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 50.4 mpg
CO2 emissions: 146 g/km
Top speed: 120 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 9.3 seconds
Price: Diesel from £24,295 (1.6 petrol from £21,295)
Nissan will begin producing an extra model at its Sunderland plant in 2014. The new car was announced during a visit by UK prime minister David Cameron to Nissan’s Japanese headquarters.
For the 59 judges from across Europe, six of them from the UK (including me), this was shaping up to be a close contest. Last Monday, the European Car of the Year (COTY) winner was to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show for the first time. Could Volkswagen's Up mini-car beat Vauxhall's electric-petrol Ampera? Or would high technology rule, as it did in 2011 when the electric Nissan Leaf won?
Already disparaged as inferior to a crop that has barely begun its own journey to the same race, last season's novice chasers today vest their wounded pride in one who was himself damned with faint praise even when winning the RSA Chase. The success of Bostons Angel at Cheltenham last March was immediately dismissed as gutsy opportunism, the eventual protagonists having staggered up the hill as though abashed by their inferiority to rivals who had variously run below form, or failed to get round.
Daniel Carter will receive a World Cup winner's medal if his team-mates beat France in his absence on Sunday, retain his lucrative underwear ads and remain the most idolised Kiwi by roughly the width of the Tasman Sea.
My parents were... timid towards the world. They passed that on, very much.
Wi-fi enabled. Touch-screen packed. Fitted with space-age sound systems...