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Traffic going down West End in Costessey. Picture: KEITH WHITMORE

A long-running councillor concerned about rat-running in a Norwich suburb is pushing for traffic calming technology over safety concerns.

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New 177PS 2.0-litre turbo diesel gives Nissan X-Trail more pull for towing duties. Pictures: Nissan

The Nissan X-Trail’s new diesel engine should give it even more off-road credibility. Andrew Evans finds out if that is the case.

Renault's revolutionary new five-seat Scenic rewrites the MPV rulebook  it looks stunning with 20in wheels, is family friendly and rewarding to drive. Pictures: Renault

Renault has rewritten the compact MPV rulebook again with its new Scenic – hi-tech, family-friendly and vastly versatile. Motoring editor Andy Russell is also hugely impressed.

Compact SUV or rugged city car � Suzuki Ignis straddles different classes but there�s no disputing it�s a roomy little rascal with a sense of fun. Pictures: Suzuki

Suzuki’s small car know-how and four-wheel drive expertise make the revived Ignis as much fun to drive and live with as it looks, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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The new BMW 5 Series has a lot of expectation riding on it. The outgoing car was immensely popular, so has the new one done enough to eclipse this? Darren Cassey finds out.

Peugeot 3008 has grown into a stylish SUV with the technology and practical features to make it a serious contender in this sector. Pictures: Peugeot

Peugeot’s stylish new 3008 SUV has got off to a winning start – and it’s not difficult to see why, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Fiat Tipo has a good balance between ride and roadholding. Picture: Fiat

Fiat has brought back the Tipo, in hatchback and estate guise, with class-leading space, lots of kit and good pricing making it an attractive value package, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

When the going gets tough – the Isuzu D-Max AT35 pick-up is extremely capable off-road but also drives well on road. Pictures: Hammond Isuzu

Arctic Trucks has taken Isuzu’s D-Max pick-up to extremes, re-engineering it to tackle the most remote places in the world. Motoring editor Andy Russell climbs aboard.


Banger racing at King's Lynn. Photo: Paul Butler.

Following a fantastic Unlimited Banger Icebreaker at King’s Lynn a fortnight ago, the 1500cc Bangers hold their version of the event this Sunday (noon) at the Adrian Flux Arena.

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