The Happy Issue

There’s plenty to make you smile in this issue of V Magazine. We head to Harrogate in New Corsa to find out why it was voted Britain’s happiest place to live, take the Astra BiTurbo to Liverpool to check out its comedy clubs and enjoy a joke with the locals, and visit comedy legend Eric Morecambe’s home town in a Cascada. We also meet author, writer and funny man Michael Palin, who talks about life in Monty Python, travelling the globe and the fine line between success and failure, and we investigate whether science holds the key to being happy.

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The Life of Palin

Actor, writer, comedian and all-round nice chap, Michael Palin talks about the fine line between success and failure How does a celebrity make the step betwe...
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Suspend belief

New Corsa gets turned on its head! When Vauxhall commissioned British artist Alex Chinneck to create a piece inspired by the New Corsa, he aimed high, suspen...
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Pushing Boundaries

How to drive appy, find 24-hour happiness and release those feel-good endorphins. Appy Driving Get first-class infotainment with Vauxhall’s IntelliLin...
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The new CORSA VXR

Awesome power – in a hatchback. Lining up on the grid is the new Corsa VXR, the ultra-powerful hatchback that’s set to outpace its rivals when it appears in ...
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NEW CORSA: Because we’re happy

It has been voted Britain’s happiest place to live, so we took New Corsa to Harrogate in Yorkshire to find out what they’ve got to smile about. The residents...
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VIVA forever

The all-new VIVA city car makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring, and hits the showrooms in the summer. It's small, it's smart and it's set to s...
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In pursuit of happiness

Can science really show us how to be happy? Hanna Lindon investigates. Happiness has traditionally been treated as something elusive and intangible – a quali...
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CASCADA: Bring me sunshine

Comedy legend Eric Morecambe always knew how to raise a laugh. We lower the roof on the Cascada and head to his hometown to find out how he almost ended up legl...
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Vauxhall & I

From a Calibra to a cavalier, people from all walks of life love their vauxhalls. Meet some of them... FRAZER NOBLE On Scottish driving culture and th...
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Icon – Give us a smile!

Does your car remind you of anyone? When you look at its bonnet and grille, do you see a face staring back at you? If you do, you’re not alone... Four years ...
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ASTRA BiTurbo: Just for laughs

Liverpool is famous for its comedy clubs and Scouse humour. We take an Astra BiTurbo there to find out if happiness walks the city. As I arrive in Liverpool,...
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MOVANO: It’s BIG and it’s clever

The mighty twin-turbo Movano packs plenty of punch. John Kendall gets to grips with Vauxhall’s revamped load shifter. Two new versions of the 2.3-litre Movan...