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When Matthew Wilson was a child he would tear out of his school uniform and head to the workshops behind the family home to see what his dad was doing. It's no wonder he wanted to lend a hand: Malcolm, a champion rally driver, would likely be tinkering with a high-spec Ford Escort. These days it's Matthew in the driving seat, Britain's sole World Rally Championship competitor – and the man aiming to follow legends Colin McRae and Richard Burns to the title.

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Wilson looks to take a step up on to the podium

Another World Rally Championship beckons, almost before the dust settled on the previous one, and that suits Britain's sole full-time competitor, Matthew Wilson, just fine.

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There's a real buzz about Klaus K. After 65 years as a rather ordinary three-star hotel (known as Klaus Kurki and catering largely to a business clientele), it's undergone a complete makeover, re-opening last November as the first design hotel in the Finnish capital.

The Wilson Twins: Double vision

They are identical twins who do all they can to look unlike each other. But in their art the sisters unite to create a unique view of the world, from an abandoned sanatorium to the old Stasi HQ. By Sophie Leris

McRae looks to turn back the clock

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