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Tracking down a Kangoo

December 4, 2014

The Renault Kangoo van has carved out a profitable niche for itself as an inexpensive city van that won’t let operators down. Here’s how to track down a used example.

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Finessed Fabia

November 28, 2014

The smallest Skoda has been refreshed and aims to add more quality and technology to its good value package, writes Matt Joy.

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RS7 Sportback turns up the wick

November 26, 2014

We know RS model Audis are a bit special but the RS7 Sportback is something distinctly rare and extreme. Andy Enright takes a look at the revised version.

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Classic cruiser

November 20, 2014

As cruisers go, a Triumph may not be the obvious choice, so how does the latest Speedmaster cruiser measure up?

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Jaguar set to gatecrash the party

November 14, 2014

Jaguar’s XE is expected to sell in bigger numbers than any Jaguar before. Andy Enright assesses its chances in a compact executive sector packed with talent.

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Thunderbird strikes

November 13, 2014

Sixty-five years since the original Thunderbird, Triumph has once again created a cruiser with intuitive handling, cool style and a rebellious attitude. The 2014 Thunderbird delivers an authentic riding experience in a uniquely Triumph package. The Thunderbird is also offered with an extensive range of accessories. Whether you want a stripped-down and chromed-up hot rod with muscular performance or a fully dressed classic style custom-tourer for two-up touring, Triumph’s accessory range lets you customise the Thunderbird to your individual tastes. For a bike with this much charisma and style, the £13,299 price tag looks pretty tempting.

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New life for Mercedes MPV

November 6, 2014

The B-Class was getting on a bit in the face of younger, more fashionable pretenders, so to protect its interests, Mercedes has added more technology, tweaked the engines for better efficiency and has even added an electric version.

Entertainment

Review: Never Land at Eden Court

October 28, 2014

Last night was a busy one for Moray-based actress, Morna Young, winner of New Playwrights Award 2014, as she was starring in the stage version of Sunset Song at Eden Court at the same time as the play she wrote, Never Land was being staged in the building’s One Touch Theatre.

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Third generation TT is on the money

October 8, 2014

It’s take three for Audi and its hugely popular TT, which promises better efficiency, a more sporty driving experience and some clever new technology.

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F12 is a serious driving machine

August 20, 2014

LaFerrari apart, this is the most powerful car Ferrari makes and a true member of the supercar set. How does it cope with British roads and British weather?

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Mokka proves a tasty option

August 13, 2014

A small, trendy little crossover model can also be a practical choice. If you doubt that, take a drive in Vauxhall's Mokka.

Books

Book review: The Darkest Heart by Dan Smith

July 19, 2014

Published by Orion The World Cup has brought Brazil to our screens in a non-stop loop of sunshine, samba and soccer over the last few weeks - Dan Smith’s new novel puts a stop to that straight away.

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Book review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

July 19, 2014

Published by Picador The Miniaturist is amongst the ‘biggest debuts’ of 2014, a fairly held position in terms of Burton’s writing, such is its page-turning beauty. However, the reader is left wanting at the end in terms of story. “There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed,” we’re promised; yet this novel leaves much unexplained.

Reviews

Review: Lord of the Flies

May 29, 2014

Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of William Goulding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies, had its Scottish premiere in Inverness last night – and went down a storm.

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