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

FA confirm Vauxhall sponsorship deal

The Football Association today hailed Vauxhall as the right partner to help take all England's football teams forward after confirming a three-and-a-half-year contract with the car giant.

New car sales topped two million in 2010

More than two million cars were sold in the UK last year, 1.8% more than in 2009, a new report showed today.

Astras 'most-seized uninsured cars'

As many as 500 uninsured vehicles are seized every day, with Vauxhall Astras the cars removed from the road most frequently, figures showed today.

Bondage clue to spy Gareth Williams' death

Mystery death spy Gareth Williams visited a series of bondage websites in the months before his death, police revealed today.

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Flowers and Elliott were at World Cup 98 – now they manage Stafford in front of 350 diehards. They explain why to Phil Shaw

The great British enthusiast

Plane spotters, chess champions, marathon runners and historical re-enactors are just a few of the British ‘enthusiasts’ captured through the lens of street photographer Matt Stuart.

GM's losses in Europe cloud $2bn Q3 profits

Disappointing results from General Motors' European operations, which include the UK car maker Vauxhall, took the shine off the company's latest quarterly results, released yesterday ahead of its planned stock market flotation next week.

Peugeot 'did not crash test for heavier drivers'

Peugeot has not crash-tested one of its cars for any driver weighing more than 12 stone 4lb (78kg), an inquest heard today.

Hair today, art tomorrow

Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri's latest exhibition consists of sculptures made from long ropes of synthetic human hair.

Peugeot defends car over inquest query

Questions were raised about the safety of a Peugeot car today following the death of a middle-aged woman in a head-on smash.

Business Diary: A handbrake turn from BSM

The buyers at the British School of Motoring just can't seem to make up their minds. A little over a year ago, BSM dumped Vauxhall, its long-time supplier of motors, in favour of Fiat. The decision rather made one question the "British" claim made by the company's name, a point it now seems to have accepted too. Yesterday, BSM announced that from 2011 onwards, it will be dropping Fiat and buying its instructors' cars from, wait for it, Vauxhall. U-turns all over the road in other words.

Unsung Parry happy to hand out some driving lessons of his own

When Rory McIlroy won his first Tour title 20 months ago, he bought himself a Ferrari. When John Parry won his first Tour title two weeks ago he bought himself a Vauxhall Astra.

New car sales down

New car sales dipped last month compared with the scrappage-boosted figure in September 2009, it was announced today.

Hatchback opens up new opportunities for the Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet is to launch a hatchback version if its small-medium Cruze. The Cruze hatch is one of four new models the company plans to unveil at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show, which also include the Cruze-based Orlando seven-seat compact people-carrier.

This is as good as it gets, says Chilton after Team Aon Ford dominate at Silverstone

Tom Chilton and Tom Onslow-Cole shared the race wins as the LPG turbo Team Aon Ford dominated the three races at the British Touring Car Championship round at Silverstone yesterday.

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