News A Landrover makes it's way along a flooded road near Lingfield

The Environment Agency has issued a set of severe flood warnings, the highest category

Paper car tax disc could be axed

The Government is considering scrapping the vehicle excise duty car tax disc in favour of an online version.

The clips shown in the documentary come from YouTube, where cyclists with helmet cameras post footage to shame errant drivers

Cyclists hit out at depiction of the war on Britain’s roads in BBC documentary

A prime-time documentary that promises to deal with cycle safety couldn’t come at a better time. Weeks after Bradley Wiggins’ bruising encounter with a van, the number of cyclist deaths in Britain this year hovers at a record 112.

A scarlet, convertible Fiat Barchetta

In the Red: Just hire a set of wheels if you want to see Naples and die

When you hire a car, the representative of Avis or Hertz hands you a sheet, on which is a drawing of a generic jalopy. You then perform a forensic examination of the car and mark any, well, marks on the drawing.

Cycling chases: Hang on to your helmet

In the age of Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy, car chases are old hat. Matilda Battersby raises a cheer for movies that peddle their excitement on two wheels

Traffic levels drop by 1% during spring

Traffic levels on the roads fell this spring, with the wet weather and high petrol prices possible factors.

Mercedes-Benz A250 Engineered by AMG

Just how far has Mercedes' latest moved on from its stubby forebears?

Shrien and Anni Dewani at their wedding

Man denies Anni Dewani murder cash claim

A man accused of helping British newlywed Shrien Dewani to orchestrate the murder of his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town claimed he did not receive any payment for his role in her death, a court has heard.

Radical SR3 SL

It's legal to drive the Radical SR3 on British roads. But should you?

Serious crash closes stretch of M6

A stretch of the M6 motorway has been closed after a serious collision, police said.

Moon craft explodes during trial

A small Nasa lander vehicle being tested for missions to the Moon and beyond has crashed and burned after veering off course during a trial run at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

Cyclist killed by official Games bus on road near Olympic Park

A cyclist died last night after being knocked down by what police described as an "Olympic bus" on the border of the Games site.

Album: The Welcome Wagon Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices Asthmatic Kitty bbb

Presbyterian pastor Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique's second outing as The Welcome Wagon opens strongly, but ultimately falls prey to the pitfalls of modern country gospelling.

'Missing OAP' found dead on Ashford road

A man found dead in the road during the early hours of the morning is believed to be a missing pensioner.

Footballer Fabrice Muamba carries the torch in Tower Hamlets

Kevin Garside: Never mind the torch's tawdry side, feel the exuberance

The Way I See It: There is something in all this madness that appeals to our noble side

Don't let expensive ATM and mobile phone charges spoil your holiday

Keep a watch out for expensive travel tricks

Make sure you’re aware of holiday horrors before you head off for the sun, advises Simon Read.

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'