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Roger Moore's Bond would raise an enraged eyebrow, Daniel Craig's would break someone's windpipe, George Lazenby's would blub like a baby. Yet more foreigners are riding roughshod over Aston Martin.

Daimler takes a stake in Aston Martin

Aston Martin, the 100-year-old company whose cars are a favourite of James Bond and the Royal Family, is to join forces with Mercedes' owner Daimler.

Car dealership HR Owen fends off bid from Vincent Tan

One of London’s oldest car dealerships today urged shareholders to reject a £32.5 million offer for the business from Malaysian billionaire and owner of Premier League football club Cardiff City Vincent Tan.

Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after a crash in the Le Mans 24 hours

Danish driver Allan Simonsen killed at start of Le Mans 24 hours race

Simonsen crashed heavily in his Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Children don't need stylists – they can fashion their own look

When I saw that there was going to be a children’s fashion week, I decided not to cover it for the fashion pages of The Independent.

McLaren P1: Introducing the £866,000 British supercar

It is poised for its global debut at Geneva motor show next week, but McLaren has confirmed the details today of its long-awaited P1 hyper car, the spiritual successor to the 1993 McLaren F1.

A3 (1921): The first Aston – originally names the Coal Scuttle – was built in 1915. After the First Wold War, three more prototypes were built and this – A3 – is the oldest ever Aston still in existence

Aston Martin celebrates 100 years

It’s as British as a cup of tea and a digestive biscuit, will forever be associated with James Bond and next week Aston Martin will be 100 year.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 11 December 2012

Shanks to recycle Heineken's glass

The Skyfall premiere, the after party and the after after party

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Bonneville, Example and Daisy Lowe are among stars to attend alternative Bond events

Aston Martin Vanquish

Can Aston Martin's new Vanquish make our reviewer feel like 007?

Rare Aston Martin fetches over £1.2 million at auction

A rare sports car has fetched over £1.2 million at auction.

Trending: All change! Bus workers claim £38m EuroMillions jackpot – then quit

We've all been there: you wait two months for a EuroMillions winner and then five come along at once.

Aston Martin Virage Volante - iDrive

Fulfilling fantasies while leaving reality in the rear-view mirror

Middle-aged men join the ranks of 'boy racers' on illegal road circuit

Participation in Britain's illegal street racing scene has long been dominated by "boy racers" with a penchant for souped-up hatchbacks, tinted windows and bulky body kits. But the attractions of fire-belching exhausts and nitrous-oxide boosters have spread to a new generation.

Aston Martin Virage

There is much to admire, and enjoy, in the new addition to the Aston Martin DB stable
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas