Voices Paul O’Grady, is best known for his drag queen comedic alter ego, Lily Savage

He took on bigots dressed in drag  as Lily Savage in the 1980s. Now the comedian is speaking up for the plight of people on benefits

Vauxhall Mokka TechLine 1.4 Turbo 4x4

Vauxhall Mokka TechLine 1.4 Turbo 4x4 - First Drive

Vauxhall enters the baby SUV market - and the battle is hotting up

'Sore' Bradley Wiggins thanks well-wishers

Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins was “looking forward to getting back on the bike” as he continued to recover from injuries sustained in a road accident.

Tour de France champion and Olympic gold medalist, Bradley Wiggins

Woman in Bradley Wiggins crash Cath Burrows faces summons for driving without due care and attention

A woman who allegedly knocked champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins off his bike with a van has been reported for summons by police.

Vauxhall's new Cascada convertible

Vauxhall shows first picture of new Cascada convertible

Vauxhall has shown the first picture of its new Cascada convertible. At 4.7 metres, the new car, a full four-seater, is longer than existing open-topped models such as the Volkswagen Eos or the Audi A5 convertible.

Vauxhall launches online booking system for servicing

Vauxhall has launched a new online system for booking servicing at its chain of Vauxhall MasterFit dealers.

Roy Hodgson in discussion with Gary Neville after the recent friendly against Italy

Roy Hodgson: Brazil will be fur coats one day, mossie spray the next

Dramatic temperature changes and huge travel implications worry the England manager

Two more held in Leeds hit-and-run probe

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident which left a two-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister fighting for their lives.

Arrests in Leeds hit-and-run

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident which left a two-year-old boy and his sister, 10, fighting for their lives.

Police release photo of car involved in a Leeds hit-and-run that left Raham and Saba Saleem in critical condition

Police investigating a hit and run incident which left a two-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister fighting for their lives have released an image of a car they believed was involved.

Children critically ill after hit-and-run in Leeds

A two-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister were critically injured in a hit and run after they walked home after buying onions for the family's Eid celebrations.

Man held after body found in Cheshire garage

A man has been arrested after the body of a woman was found by fire crews attending a house fire.

Vauxhall Maloo

This inimitable Aussie is a lot of fun, but is it worth the price tag?

Roy Hodgson has ordered his squad to rest before Euro 2012

Hodgson 1, Sponsors 0 as players told to rest

Nike event is kicked into touch but Ferdinand row continues to hang over England manager

Patrick Brill (better known as Bob and Roberta Smith):
I will be selling slogans advocating art to the Government, things like 'Art Makes Children Powerful'. I wrote a letter to Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, telling him what he was doing to art in schools was quite wrong. So many people wrote to him, I thought I would take slogans to sell at the fair

Arty bargains from famous car boots

Forget highbrow galleries, auction houses and polite wine-sipping private views, today Britain's leading artists will be flogging their wares from their car boots.

My Secret Life: Polly Morgan, 32, artist

My parents were... My mum was a grafter and my dad very imaginative. I hope I've inherited both those qualities.

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