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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 Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition