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    Andy Murray predicts first round exit in Australia as he contemplates what could be his last ever match Emotional Scot isn't sure he can go on any longer after Australian Open. Reported by Daily Record 4 hours ago.

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    Jamie Maclaren, Apostolos Giannou and a fit-again Andrew Nabbout are all making strong cases to start Australia's next Asian Cup clash against Syria. Reported by Brisbane Times 4 hours ago.

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    Celebrate the launch of the new Defender by buying an old one

    As part of our guide to the perfect motoring year, here are some top tips on what to fill your time with over the next 12 months

    This month we've already even given you a comprehensive guide to all the new cars to get excited about in 2019, and yesterday we gave you our predictions for the motoring world over the next twelve months - but now it's over to you. 

    There are plenty of ways you can indulge your love of cars this year, and it doesn't have to cost you the world. This, then, is your updated New Year's resolutions list, as compiled by Autocar writers. 

    *Valet an old nail*

    Owning an old car implies a strong bond already exists between you and it. But you’ll be amazed how much this will be further improved if you have the car properly, professionally cleaned. For money. Suddenly, your car seems new again; it even appears to go better. At least until it rains… Steve Cropley

    *Buy an old Mini*

    It’s been 60 years since Mini became part of Britain’s street furniture. These days, they are pampered garaged collectibles. Not a branding exercise, just a perfectly formed tiny car, so it makes the ‘Bini’ look a bit daft. Classic car prices have calmed down a bit, including for Minis, but there is going to be a big old birthday bounce. Never mind, there are bargains. Stay away from overpriced Cooper recreations and get an honest 1973 850 at £8750, a 1985 City at £4250, or a 1979 Mini Clubman for £8995. James Ruppert

    *Take a drive in Europe*

    Never forget that the car’s not just for going where you need to go; it’s also about going where you want to go. Plan ahead and, for less than £50 for the ferry or train crossing, northern Europe can be your playground. Not much tops a weekend away. Jim Holder

    *Go ice driving*

    You’ll learn more about car control in two days on a frozen lake than you will in five years on the road. That’s partly because the car will begin to slide progressively and at very low speeds on the low-grip surface, but also because there isn’t anything to hit, which means there are no consequences to getting it all wrong. Several UK companies offer ice driving experiences in Scandinavia’s frozen north, which, as an added bonus, is breathtakingly pretty. Dan Prosser

    *Buy a big used diesel*

    Old diesel cars are dirty, so goes the received wisdom. They produce nitrogen oxides that, when concentrated, are apt to cause all manner of respiratory nasties in human beings. However, what the anti-diesel zealots tend to softpedal about is that NOx pollution is a point-source problem. It’s CO2 that is helping to kill the planet via global warming; and diesels (even old ones) produce considerably less greenhouse gas than petrol engines. 

    Upshot: if you live somewhere other than a NOx hotspot, it might make sense (and bring you a lot of pleasure) to buy one of the fit, bargain-priced diesel performance and/or luxury cars on the market. Auto Trader is awash with them. In 10 minutes, you’ll turn up ready supplies of Audi A8s, Mercedes SLs and Range Rovers in your area. Set a £15,000 limit on cars that started life at £70,000-plus and you’ll be amazed. Sure, your family might also need a Renault Zoe to penetrate the nearest low-carbon city. But for those impromptu trips to visit granny in Edinburgh, you may find a cheap, fit, big-name diesel just right for the job.  Steve Cropley

    *Invest in a cheap classic*

    Buy a cheap, reliable almost-classic that, if you’re lucky (and well-researched), will appreciate while giving you plenty of day-to-day joy. From about £2000, you can get your hands on a Mercedes W123, a BMW 3 Series E30 or, for something more leftfield, a Peugeot 106 Rallye. Who needs electronics and a fancy touchscreen, anyway? Rachel Burgess

    *Check out Classic and Sports Car magazine*

    Great writers, great photos, and a chance to learn about things you wished you knew and reminisce about those you forgot you did. Jim Holder

    *Read a motoring book*

    Give your eyes a rest from those damned screens. Old car books are wonderful time capsules of information that you can pick up anywhere. Just 75p has bought me Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam’s The Reckoning, a 1986 700-page opus on the Ford vs Nissan battle for worldwide automotive supremacy. James Ruppert

    *Volunteer at a motoring event or venue*

    If you love the motor industry as much as we do, volunteering is a perfect way to surround yourself with the cars you covet and people who share your passion. There are plenty of opportunities around the country, ranging from the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, where you could be part of the education team, to marshalling at various motorsport events such as the British Touring Car Championship through the British Rally Marshals Club. Goodwood is always looking for volunteers too, for its Members’ Meeting, the Festival of Speed and the Revival. Roles vary from grandstand stewards to buggy drivers. Rachel Burgess

    *Hire a dream car*

    Sadly, most of us won’t get to spend our lives swanning around in Aston Martins or Lamborghinis. But for one day only, we can forget the real world, grab our driving gloves and hire the car of our dreams. Get your hands on an Aston Martin DB9 Volante for the weekend from £654 or, if you really want to splash out, a Ferrari 488 GTB for £1194 (dreamcarhire.com). Not the most frugal of weekends, but one that will be a highlight of your year. Not least when you turn up at your best mate’s place unannounced…  Rachel Burgess

    *Take a road trip to see NASCAR (or the BTCC)*

    With 40-plus V8 stock cars battling on tight ovals, Nascar racing is intense, spectacular and very American. So a Nascar race is a perfect excuse for a Great American Road Trip, especially with many tracks in fantastic locations. You could drive the Blue Ridge Parkway between Bristol, Tennessee (7 April), and Richmond, Virginia (13 April), cruise California’s wine country for Sonoma (23 June), or visit the heart of the south in Talladega, Alabama (13 October). 

    Don’t fancy America? Try the British equivalent and drive to a BTCC race. Knockhill (15 September) offers great racing, top views and fine Scottish roads. James Attwood

    *Buy an old Defender*

    There will be a new Defender and it most likely won’t be identical to the old one. As a result, demand for the late models increases exponentially. The odd thing is that the proper, seriously uncomfortable Series models can still be bought for realistic money. Get in early to pay less than the five-figure sums being asked for the run-outs. Go back to the 1990s for a 2.5 TDi 90 with a full MOT at £6995. If you need a 110, then a 1998 110 in County spec is £7995. James Ruppert

    *Write a motoring story*

    Here’s an outlet for your burning urge to turn a phrase. Club mags are often desperate for wellwritten contributions, and not just about your experiences with the family car. Interviews with relevant designers and engineers make good subjects. So does historic stuff, or tours of relevant sites. Why not give it a go? Steve Cropley

    *Attend motoring talks*

    There’s a growing vogue for fascinating, cheap-to-attend evening talks at motor museums all over the country, not just on historic subjects. The Brooklands Trust recently held a successful electric cars event – at under £10 a head – during which attendees were actually driven in electric cars. Look for similar stuff at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, and the British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Steve Cropley 

    *Watch the film Road*

    Yes, this is a car magazine and this is a movie about bike racing. And, yes, it’s coming up for five years old. But I’ve never watched a film that has made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up higher - and the passing of time has only made it more poignant.  Jim Holder

    *Watch brilliant Australian Touring Car Racing*

    Imagine a series as closely contested as the BTCC but with 650bhp rear-wheel-drive V8s. Voila, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, which you can watch online for about £35, about £1 a race (supercars.com/superview). It’s a championship whose regulations are designed around the spectator, not the competitor, so it’s incredibly close and fair. The racing is brilliant, locations are glamorous, driving standards are high, personalities are entertaining, the analysis and commentary are sound and the cars look cool and are quick. If I could only watch one thing on TV (online, but you know what I mean), it’d be this. Matt Prior

    *Try autosolo *

    Looking for an absorbing form of motorsport that won’t break the bank, damage your car, or require a special licence or expensive driving gear? Try autosolo. You can compete in anything and, although speeds are low, you drive coned-off courses repeatedly as hard as your car will go. Steve Cropley

    *Engage with an entire Formula E weekend*

    It isn’t just the lack of noise and the restrictive street circuits that have stopped you from engaging with Formula E so far – you also haven’t taken the time to find your favourite driver, or understand the rivalries between the teams, or get a feel for the narrative of the championship. The moment you feel invested in one team or driver, you’ll very quickly see through whatever racing shortcomings had bothered you before now. This season, follow an entire Formula E race weekend from start to finish, properly engage with it and see if electric racing can win you over. Dan Prosser

    *Watch rallying on closed public roads*

    Last year saw the first-ever closed-road stage rally in England and the Corbeau Seats Tendring and Clacton Rally, organised by Chelmsford Motor Club, will run again in 2019. It’s a great way to watch some thrilling motorsport for free. 

    But what exactly is a closed-road stage rally? Until last year, the Road Traffic Act 1988 made it illegal to take part in a race or speed trial on a ‘public way’. So competitive rally stages could only take place on private land like a country estate or Forestry Commission sites. Thanks to an amendment, organisers can apply to Motorsport UK (the motorsport governing body in the UK) to hold a competitive event on closed public roads. So far, doing so has only been legal in Ireland, the Isle of Mull, the Scottish Borders and the Isle of Man. 

    In June, Coventry Motofest took advantage of the same amendment to hold a sprint (classified as a ‘speed event’) on closed roads during the event. The same permission has also been extended to Wales and, in October 2018, there were closed road stages on Wales Rally GB. 

    There’s something about rally cars being driven flat-out on the roads we use every day that makes it even more exciting. Matt Prior

    *Watch a forest rally*

    The British national rally scene remains strong, meaning there’s an opportunity to get into the forests and watch man and machine versus a gravel path most weekends. The colder and wetter, the better the spectacle too. Jim Holder

    *Go and have some fun on track*

    Have you ever done a track day? No? Then maybe this is the year to give it a go. It’s a great way to have fun with a car at much lower cost than, and without the stress of, full-on motorsport. Prices at UK tracks range from less than £100 to several hundred quid. Jesse Crosse

    *Read more*

    *Britain's best driving roads​*

    *The Land Tour: taking on the UK's best off-road courses​*

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    Labor leader Bill Shorten has called on Australia to do more to advocate for women's safety after a young Saudi woman fled her family. Reported by SBS 4 hours ago.

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    Labor leader Bill Shorten has called on Australia to do more to advocate for women's safety after a young Saudi woman fled her family. Reported by SBS 3 hours ago.

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    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic knows there’s a chance he may not have played his opening match at the Australian Open before Andy Murray is out of the tournament. Perhaps even finished on the tour. Their careers have long been intertwined. They’re both 31 and have birthdays a week apart in May, and they’ve […] Reported by Seattle Times 3 hours ago.

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    Five-match ODI series confirmed for UAE, not Pakistan, but Cricket Australia insists it is open to the idea of a return at some point in the future. Reported by The Age 3 hours ago.

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    Five-match ODI series confirmed for UAE, not Pakistan, but Cricket Australia insists it is open to the idea of a return at some point in the future. Reported by Brisbane Times 2 hours ago.

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    Prime Minister Scott Morrison will embark on a major push on national values in the run-up to Australia Day to connect with what the government regards as ordinary voters’ concerns as the election year kicks off. Reported by Brisbane Times 3 hours ago.

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    Ambati Rayudu on Sunday has been reported for suspect bowling action during the first One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday. Reported by DNA 2 hours ago.

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    India ODI squad member Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the tour of Australia. Reported by SBS 1 hour ago.

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    Vijay Shankar was mercilessly roasted by fans when he failed to pick Mustafizur Rahaman's variations during the Nidahas T20 final but Rahul Dravid's confidence in his "finishing abilities" has made him more confident for his upcoming second stint with the Indian team. Reported by DNA 57 minutes ago.

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    The part-time off spinner will be permitted to bowl in international cricket until the results of tests, which he is required to undergo within 14 days are declared. Reported by Zee News 1 hour ago.

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    India's part-time off-spinner Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the first one-day international against Australia in Sydney, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday. Reported by Reuters India 25 minutes ago.

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    Several local councils stopped holding citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day over concerns it insults Aborigines. Reported by Al Jazeera 3 minutes ago.

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    Rohit Sharma's 22nd One-Day International (ODI) century went in vain as Australia defeated India by 34 runs in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday. Reported by DNA 23 minutes ago.

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