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What makes a good tow car? The Tow Car Awards 2017 put 44 cars through their paces with a series of rigorous driving performance and pracicality tests to find out if the only hitch is the one the caravan hooks up to.

Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival will be welcoming a race-prepared Porsche 924 which is on a mission to promote awareness of and prevent unnecessary deaths from prostate cancer.

Commuters could avoid four working days a year in traffic jams if they switched to two wheels, according to the organiser of Ride to Work Week.

The death of a much loved and respected Suffolk grandfather has been met with further tributes from the many people whose lives he touched.

Green motoring

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New research suggests 3.7 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be on by the road by 2025 with 100 new models driving uptake.

Gallery: Lighter Lotus Elise

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Lotus Elise range has a new lightweight flagship with the new Cup 250 able to sprint to 60mph in 3.9 seconds.

Talk about family time

Thursday, June 1, 2017

With parents and children finding it easier to discuss issues while on the road, the family car can be like a travelling confessional.

Dozens of vintage vehicles will again be lined up along the Suffolk seafront today for the return of a popular bank holiday tradition.

Gallery: Pedal power

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Keen riders took to the Suffolk countryside to sample the pro cycling experience with Team Sky on a Tour de Ford ride hosted by John Grose.

Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has opened a new £1m sales centre in Ipswich.

Suffolk Show goers are in for bumpy ride as the county’s Land Rover Owners Club gears up for another off-road adventure with its charity fundraising course.

Gallery: Mobile phone ‘shield’

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With drivers increasing tempted to use hand-held smartphones, Nissan has turned to an 1830s invention to combat this modern problem with its Signal Shield concept.

Gallery: Jeep’s Tough Mudder

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Jeep has released a special edition Renegade Tough Mudder. To celebrate, Jack Evans was invited to undertake the type of course that inspired its name – from behind the wheel.

New car road tests

Mazda is looking to build on the success of its best-selling CX-5 sport utility vehicle with the new model now also targeting more premium models. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if it delivers on the promise.

The Sandero has been famed as a robust, budget hatchback. Now there’s a new one. Andrew Evans has driven it to see if it’s the same package as always.

Kia has updated the Picanto, its popular city car, and hoping this new model will also appeal to a younger market, says James Baggott.

Gallery: Road test: Kia Rio

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Rio supermini is Kia’s biggest player on the world stage so no wonder it has put so much effort into this more grown-up fourth-generation range, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

If you’re looking for an entertaining, affordable, involving sports coupe, Subaru’s BRZ could be right up your street, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Road test: Fiat Professional Fullback

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fiat has joined the growing lifestyle market with the Fullback and more than a little help from Mitsubishi, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Road test: Land Rover Discovery

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The new Land Rover Discovery has a huge reputation to live up to. Has it managed this? Jack Evans finds out.

Gallery: Road test: Suzuki Swift

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Suzuki is looking to take on some big guns in its desire to drive the new Swift into the list of top 10 best-selling superminis. Simon Davis finds out if it’s got what it takes.

My first car

When Alan Hall bought his first car on stormy night it coloured his judgment and also left him feeling blue!

It leaked water going through puddles, had no heater and doubled up as holiday accommodation – Robert Owen has fond memories of his Austin Big Seven.

Keith Hirst recalls his father’s first car which survived rust only to be attacked by termites which munched their way through the timber floor.

Choosing a Triump Herald over a Morris Minor 1000 puts Stewart Hurrell on the road to several Triumph sports cars.

Andy Nix’s customised Morris Mini van may not have been the most reliable but it got him to Moscow... well, the one in Scotland.

Malcolm Hill swapped his scooter for an eye-catching MGA sports car and enjoyed open-air motoring until he sold it to get married.

Summer 1964 was really special for Stuart Wallis and his Ford EB60 Special until his pride and joy was written off by a van

Carol Baiey’s first car, a Ford Prefect, was full of character and fun but all good things come to an end... in this case the MOT test.

My first car was a 1961 Ford Classic with the 1,340cc engine which I purchased in 1968 after returning from Germany.

Gallery: My First Car: Austin Pathfinder

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Peter Alder’s first set of wheels were pedal power, not horsepower, as a child but set him on his way to nearly two million miles of motoring.

Barbara Mellor tells of motoring adventures in ‘Pushbar’, a modified Austin 7, which came with a few quirks for the bargain price of £5.

Janet Lucas was glad when husband Ted passed his car test as it meant that, when they needed to reverse, she no longer had to push their bubble car backwards.

Stuart Seaman’s Renault Dauphine may have been rated as one of the worst 50 cars ever but he loved it.

My First Car: MGB GT

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Clive Harvey had a classic reason to take up driving later in life but finding and owning his MGB GT, dubbed The Yellow Peril, has not been straightforward.

Mike Healey’s was broken hearted when his first car, a 1935 Morris 8, came to a sorry end in a confrontation with a tree.

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