Life and Style A child takes a picture of the Germany players as they ride the Tube

German footballers play by different rules from ours – look at them on the Underground! Tony Paterson in Berlin explains why materialism is a dirty word in the Bundesliga

Drive: Audi A8 to Dorset

Check controls, prepare for take-off

Subaru Legacy

At last, the design catches up with quality

The Verdict: Audi S4

Is it a sports car? Is it a saloon? Audi can't decide

Motoring: The class of '99: and this year's dogs are...

From the small, cheap and cheerless to the large, expensive and clueless. James Ruppert looks at the year's worst cars and finds red faces everywhere

Classical: Putting the case for the defence

Though it opened to a critical onslaught in 1997, Pierre Audi's Ring cycle in Amsterdam is now complete.

Bargains of the Week: Car of the week

Accepted automotive wisdom is that the best executive car on the planet is the BMW 5 series. Runner up is probably a Mercedes E-Class, but the model most often overlooked is the Audi A6. Unlike the more obvious BMWs and Mercs, the Audi is understated, refined and utterly reliable, with a wonderfully classy cabin.

Motor Racing: Audi geared for assault on Le Mans

THREE ENGLISHMEN confronted the challenge of delivering Audi a debut victory in the Le Mans 24 hour race here yesterday. Perry McCarthy, Andy Wallace and James Weaver began testing in earnest the R8C, Audi UK's monster in a sleek silver-grey shell, at Paul Ricard, the former French Grand Prix circuit.

Motoring: Road Test; New Romeo rekindles a love affair

The Alfa 166 re-establishes the Italian car-maker's street cred and gives the Germans a run for their money. By John Simister

Motoring: Our designers are the best - what a pity there is no large indigenous car maker left to work for

BRITAIN MAY be a motor industry minnow, without a single large car maker to call our own, but we still play a crucial role in designing some of the world's finest cars.

Motoring: Impressive legacy

Subaru's latest is a class act at a competitive price. By Roger Bell

New Saab tickles your turbo fancy

Saab fans will love the new 9-3, and it could make a few converts as well. By John Simister
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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
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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
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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