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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.

'I am paying the price for having worked abroad'

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profile; Behind the wheel of a dream

Aston Martin's new boss is being paid to turn a car he loves into a winner in the US. And he has the industry mileage to pull it off, Paul Farrelly reports

Blood on the floor at the Stock Exchange: how boardroom coup led to the sack of a reformer

John Willcock traces the conflict that opened a rift in one of the City's great institutions

Ford to re-introduce Aston Martin in America

RUSSELL HOTTEN

The car's the star - by Royal Appointment

JOHN McKIE

But where's the Aston Martin?

the critics

Future set fair at David Brown for

INVESTMENT COLUMN

How to make pounds 36m in 48 hours

Dan Wagner, the entrepreneurial chief executive of MAID, the financial information provider, has made pounds 36m in just two days, on the back of a spectacular rise in the value of his company's shares.

How to choose a financial adviser

Finding someone to guide you through the investment world needn't be difficult. Former adviser Mark Hayes-Newington explains where to look

Here's one they made earlier

Why make cars entirely by hand when machines can now do the job much better, asks Jonathan Glancey

The Aston Martin story

If you can't afford the car, you may just be able to afford the definitive history of the marque. Roger Bell meets the publisher

Aston Martin renews its licence to thrill

The most affordable, desirable and beautiful Aston Martin for decades goes on sale next month. The DB7's classically sculptured lines echo the DB models of the Fifties and Sixties - featured in a number of James Bond movies - when Aston was the most charismatic name in the car industry.

A sound buy

Aston Martin has revealed that the star of last year's Genoa Motor Show, the DB7, will cost pounds 78,500 when it goes on sale during September. The only option available to lucky owners will be a CD player, which adds pounds 823 to the cost.

Aston Martin production to increase fivefold: Big expansion of workforce and dealerships planned as luxury sports car manufacturer targets new markets overseas

ASTON Martin Lagonda, the luxury sports car firm owned by Ford, is to increase production fivefold as part of an ambitious worldwide expansion plan that will see it making more cars than at any time in its 80-year history.

Aston Martin reborn as good as new: What determines whether a rebuilt vehicle can still be described as original? Stephen Ward examines the case of a rare car being auctioned tomorrow

THE CENTREPIECE of an auction tomorrow will demonstrate how little of a car needs to be original and yet remain officially genuine.
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

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 jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
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
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
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