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Friday, June 26, 2015

The debut of the all-new six-door Clubman opens another chapter in the regeneration of the MINI model family.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Every day in the UK there are more than 1,500 insurance claims for whiplash.

The UK has become the whiplash injury capital of the world, according to new figures.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Honda Civic Type-R gains a turbo to make the driving experience fast, fun and free from compromise.

Honda has brought back its celebrated hot Civic but this time it’s using a turbo. Matt Joy drives the new Type-R.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Renault's new Kadjar mid-sized crossover goes on sale next month with first deliveries in September.

The all-new Renault Kadjar mid-size crossover has been given a major boost a month before going on sale in the UK, ahead of first deliveries in September, with the announcement of best-in-class residual values from independent valuation experts CAP.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Local Government Association wants councils to be given power to take action against lorry drivers ignoring weight and width restrictions.

Lorry drivers who are ignoring weight-restriction bans on minor roads are “bringing bedlam” to many villages, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Thursday, June 25, 2015
This Audi A6 Ultra drove  of 1,158.9 miles through 14 countries on a single tank of fuel.

A car has been driven through 14 countries on a single tank of fuel in what is thought to have been a world record.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Citan, new Vito and Sprinter vans were put to the test at its VanExperience Live event held for the first time at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

Mercedes-Benz customers and guests puts its range of vehicles to the test during the nine-day VanExperience Live event for 2015 which was this year held at a new venue – Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Andrew Maund, head of business at Bury St Edmunds Audi, with the dealership's main Q-Power award.

Marriott Motor Group is celebrating after sweeping the table at Audi’s Q-Power awards.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Technician Alan Hackwell and  bodyshop technician Peter Fisk have retired from Hammonds Group after a combined 88 years of service.

Two of Halesworth-based Hammond Motor Group’s longest-serving employees decided to call time within a week of each other.

New car road tests

Vauxhall Adam S gets a 150PS turbo petrol engine and a specially-tuned sports chassis to fire up the fun factor.

Adam’s growing up with Vauxhall launching a hot, beefed-up version of its characterful city car. Motoring editor Andy Russell puts it through its paces.

It's the little things that make Mazda's facelifted and fine-driving CX-5 crossover even better to live with.

Minor revisions that make big differences help keep the chunky Mazda sport utility vehicle where it needs to be, says Matt Kimberley.

Honda Civic Type-R gains a turbo to make the driving experience fast, fun and free from compromise.

Honda has brought back its celebrated hot Civic but this time it’s using a turbo. Matt Joy drives the new Type-R.

Suzuki Celerio city car rides well, has class-leading space and is quite happy and capable on longer journeys.

Suzuki’s latest small car is a little city slicker with a lot of space and a refined feel to the way it drives, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Practical Skoda Fabia estate's 530-litre boot is bigger than some estates from the class above.

The award-wining Skoda Fabia hatchback has been followed up by an even more practical estate version. Matt Joy sees how it measures up.

My first car

Edgar Wagstaff's first car was a 22-year-old 1928 model Austin Seven Special with a red body, black hood and a bee sting tail.

Edgar Wagstaff was living the dream when he bought his first car – a 1928 Austin Seven Special.

Bill Smith's first car was a Wolseley 1500 which look sporty but never got the MGB engine he'd planned.

My First Car – Bill Smith was really proud about his pretty Wolseley 1500.

David Clark's 1936 Ford Y Type wasn't as smart as this one having bought it from a scrapyard for £15 in 1960.

My First Car: David Clark, from Wymondham, Norfolk, tells how his £15 Ford Y Type ended up back in the scrapyard where he had bought it for £15.

John Cracknell's faithful old 1954 Ford 'Pop' served him well travelling between Glamorgan and Norfol in the early Sixties.

My First Car: John Cracknell, of Ipswich, tells of some of his adventures travelling between Glamorgan and Norfolk in his 1954 Ford Popular.

David Utting's first car was the Morris Traveller his master butcher father had used for meat deliveries.

My first car was WVG 269 – a 1964 Morris Traveller.

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