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Has any warning lights lot up on the dashboard at all ? Might be worth checking the tightness of the battery terminals under the bonnet. Sounds like it could be a loose connection ?
Has any work been done on the car lately to explain this ? It certainly sounds like it could be an electrical problem. Not sure on the "clapping" noise though, but its probably connected.
Currently in dave_mezza2006's garage:
2014 Vauxhall Astra Limited Edition 1.4 16v VVT Turbo