Latest Video
The McLaren production line near Woking

Squeaky clean Mclaren gearing up for growth

Tom Bawden visits the car manufacturer's spotless £50m plant, and finds it hopes to be a winner on the roads as well as F1 tracks

Underrated: The Chevrolet Lacetti SW is one of the best-value estates on the market

One for the road: A nice little driver suitable for the links

Ray O'Brien and his wife are retired and love golf. They want a four-door petrol car with room in the boot for clubs and golf trolleys. Their budget is £9,000.

High flyer: Matthew Wadsworth attempts to set a world record for blind motorbike jumping

Matthew Wadsworth: Blind ambition

His disability didn't stop Matthew Wadsworth becoming a top musician. And it won't stop him trying to set a world motorbike-jumping record either

Classy: The underrated Volvo S40

One For The Road: A small saloon that will be cheap to run

Lesley Sorrell has a budget of £4,000 to replace a 20-year-old Toyota Carina E automatic, and is looking for something similar which must be automatic, but a saloon rather than a hatchback.

Just when they thought it was safe to park on a yellow line...

It must have seemed like a motorists' Utopia – streets with no traffic wardens. But yesterday, after a year away, enforcement officers returned to Aberystwyth. Kevin Rawlinson joined them on patrol

Style and refinement: The Audi A4 is a car that is a byword for build quality

One For The Road: A convertible that's also practical

Peter Barnes has been looking forward to the summer and wants to enjoy the open air in a convertible he can use to commute. He has £6,000 to spend.

The 10 Best car gadgets

From dustbusters to travel mugs, be prepared for the road ahead

One for the road: An automatic with more room than a Civic 2.2

Mark Tennant wants to change his Honda Civic 2.2, ideally for an automatic petrol car with more room and better fuel consumption. He has £10,000 to spend.

The 1.0 Ecoboost has three cylinders, turns out 123 brake horsepower of work and 125lb of torque

1.0-litre Ecoboost: Smaller, faster, stronger

Bigger engine, more power. Right? Wrong. A new generation of compact petrol engines could transform the car industry, and help the environment, too

The power point on a Nissan Leaf electric car

Are electric cars about to make a surge at last?

Extra charging points and new technology make it easier for motorists to go green

One For The Road: A GP doing the rounds (as well as the dog park)

Christianne Harris has a 2006 Prius, which suits her duties as a GP, but her Bernese Mountain Dog is finding life cramped in the back. Her budget is around £20,000 to £30,000.

After 19 January 2013 the motorcycle test will be changing

On two wheels

If you're not sure whether motorbikes are right for you, find out with a free lesson

The new 911 has decades of refinement over its predecessors

Five decades later, the 911 still turns our heads

As this Porsche icon approaches its 50th birthday, you could say it has much in common with the people who buy them

Good things come in compact packages

Parents looking for the perfect family car have more choice than ever as the range of multi-purpose vehicles expands to meet a buoyant market

How to develop an engine fit for superheroes

Rotary power has been a signature of Mazda innovation ever since the company launched the Cosmo 110S
Life and Style
News to me: family events were recorded in the personal columns

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements.

Life and Style
The Google Doodle commemorating the start of the Commonwealth Games 2014
Life and Style
fashion This season, choose swimwear in the ultimate neutral shade and team with gold accessories
Life and Style
As a starter, these prawns are simple to make and provide the perfect finger food for guests to nibble while you make the main
food + drink
Digging in: Farm Terrace campaigners Andy Moore and Sara Jane Trebar (third and fourth from left)
lifeDig for Victory campaign visits a growing community under threat
i Newspaper
The Independent around the web
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    Featured Advertorials
    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Sustainability Manager

    Competitive: The Green Recruitment Company: Job Title: Scheme Manager (BREEAM)...

    Graduate Sustainability Professional

    Flexible, depending on experience: The Green Recruitment Company: Job Title: T...

    Programme Director - Conduct Risk - London

    £850 - £950 per day: Orgtel: Programme Director - Conduct Risk - Banking - £85...

    Project Coordinator/Order Entry, SC Clear

    £100 - £110 per day: Orgtel: Project Coordinator/Order Entry Hampshire

    Day In a Page

    Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
    Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
    Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
    Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
    Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
    Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
    Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

    Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

    A land of the outright bizarre
    What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

    What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

    ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
    Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

    The worst kept secret in cinema

    A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
    Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

    The new hatched, matched and dispatched

    Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
    Why do we have blood types?

    Are you my type?

    All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
    Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

    Honesty box hotels

    Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
    Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

    Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

    The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
    Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

    The 'scroungers’ fight back

    The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
    Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

    Fireballs in space

    Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
    A Bible for billionaires

    A Bible for billionaires

    Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
    Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

    Paranoid parenting is on the rise

    And our children are suffering because of it
    For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

    Magna Carta Island goes on sale

    Yours for a cool £4m
    Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

    The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

    Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
    We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

    We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

    Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
    The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

    The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

    For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn