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BBC could ill afford to lose Jeremy Clarkson, says former Director General

The BBC should have tried to keep hold of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson whose talent they could ill afford to lose, former director general Mark Thompson has said.

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Nearly half of drivers admit texting at the wheel

Nearly half of drivers admit texting at the wheel

More than 40 per cent of UK drivers admit to sending or reading text messages while driving, according to a new survey by road safety charity Brake.

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Video: Remarkable escape as British Touring Car pile-up nearly crushes TV cameraman

A cameraman avoided serious injury after an horrendous accident at the start of the final British Touring Car Championship race at Snetterton Circuit today.

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Cost of living - fuel prices drop

Cost of living - fuel prices drop

The cost of fuel dropped this week, with unleaded petrol now at 111.7 pence per litre - 0.2p per litre cheaper than the price seven days ago.

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Animals cause £500,000 damage to over-50s’ cars

Animals cause £500,000 damage to over-50s’ cars

Horses kicking cars and crows pecking roofs were among the causes of £0.5m of damage to vehicles owned by over-50s, a new survey has shown.

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Dacia Logan

Why Dacia is in the big league

WE LOVE bargain cars in this country. Skodas, Ladas and even Daewoos all established a loyal following, despite their cars being less than fashionable.

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Citroen C1 Flair

How city cars have come on leaps and bounds

MY, how city cars have changed. Not so long ago they were cramped, poorly equipped, unstylish and powered by crude and asthmatic engines.

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Changes to the driving test will help improve road safety

Changes to the driving test will help improve road safety

Millions of newly qualified drivers will be better prepared for life on the road under changes to the driving test that will better reflect real life driving.

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Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Skoda is the most reliable car manufacturer in the UK, while premium brands such as BMW, Land Rover and Audi are among the least reliable.

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Car insurance hikes reach a five-year high

Car insurance hikes reach a five-year high

Motorists face the biggest car insurance price hike for five years - with costs rising by an average of £115 over the last 12 months, warns new research.

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Calls to jail killer drivers for at least ten years

Calls to jail killer drivers for at least ten years

Two thirds of Britons believe that drivers who kill due to criminal behaviour should be jailed for at least ten years.

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Yorkshire drivers prefer their first car to their first love

Yorkshire drivers prefer their first car to their first love

For most of us, our first motor may not have been a £100,000 Audi R8 like Harry Styles, or a £90,000 Range Rover Evoque like Justin Bieber, but new research has revealed that our first car, even if an old banger, holds a very special place in our heart.

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350 cars bought every day as UK sales hit record high

350 cars bought every day as UK sales hit record high

New car sales in the UK are at an all-time high despite last month recording a slight drop in deals as the market stabilises, news figures reveal.

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Volkswagen to pay £11bn to settle Dieselgate claims

Volkswagen to pay £11bn to settle Dieselgate claims

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to spend up to $15 billion (£11.3bn) to settle consumer lawsuits in the US after it admitted cheating on emissions tests.

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Vauxhall Astra

Astra is still a car for all seasons

HANDS UP if you’ve ever owned an Astra? That’s one in four of you who have had one of Vauxhall’s cars for all seasons.

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Hyundai i10

Why the i10 is a stunning package

YOU CAN tell a lot by a car’s steering wheel.

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Kia Optima

Is Optima now Kia’s best-kept secret?

YOU can hardly escape Kia these days. From motoring minnows a generation ago, their cars are now a familiar site on our roads, thanks to fresh styling, competitive prices and seven-year warranties.

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UK motor industry backs remaining in EU

UK motor industry backs remaining in EU

The UK’s motor industry has restated its view that remaining in the European Union is best for its business and best for British jobs.

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Volkswagen Tiguan

Why making Tiguan better is no easy task

WHAT’S THE hardest job in motoring? Designing a new Tiguan must be one of the most impossible jobs.

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Audi TT

Is TT an affordable supercar?

IF FERRARI or Lamborghini ever produce an affordable sports car, it might be something like the Audi TT.

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