I’m fairly sure that there are various answers to this question, some of which may be less appropriate than others when voiced within the confines of a motoring website. But for me, right now, a black hole looks very much like this.

DVLA's Swansea headquarters

How so? Because last week my beloved Citroen ZX Avantage D finally, after years of resistance, failed its MOT. Which means it’s now destined for the breakers yard in the sky.