Just noticed today a sort of "pattering" sound from the front left of the car when going round a steady right hand bend (large traffic island). Went round again on a different lane to make sure it wasn't surface related, but the noise was the same. It is not apparant on left hand bends or on the straight. Does this sound like the near side wheel bearing going? It's only done 5K, but a search reveals that this is not unheard of even at that mileage, sadly.