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”We just spent and spent and spent,“ Mr Hills told the police

Sauber boss reasurres Kamui Kobayashi over his future

Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn has told Kamui Kobayashi he is under no pressure to bring in sponsors to secure his seat for next season.

The Mini Paceman

BMW launches the Mini designed to take on the Range Rover Evoque - really...

BMW has just added the seventh distinct model to the Mini range – the Paceman. The new car is best thought of as a slightly sportier two-door version of the Countryman, the large semi-SUV off-shoot of the Mini family.

A detective from the Met's Sapphire sex crime unit has been detained

A nice little earner: Metropolitan Police force receives over £22m from sponsors

Britain's largest police force was handed private donations and sponsorship worth £22.7m over the last five years, it has emerged.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2 diesel (200 PS) Portfolio - First Drive

The setting: a small race-track in Scotland.

Martin Whitmarsh said that McClaren were in a 'development race' with Red Bull

Formula One budget cap 'unrealistic' says McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh

Bernie Ecclestone's latest budget cap idea for the Formula One teams has been described as “unrealistic” by McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

Mark Clattenburg promoting the benefits of hair restoration

Mark Clattenburg: The man in black with a BMW X5 and lifestyle close to controversy

The allegations against Mark Clattenburg are unique in English football. Much of what the referee was involved with at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, though, was not.

Rory McIlroy with Tiger Woods in China

Rory McIlroy outscores Tiger Woods during head-to-head clash in China

Rory McIlroy outscored Tiger Woods for only the third time in 11 head-to-head clashes in China today, winning their “Duel at Jinsha Lake” with a five-under-par 67 to the American's 68.

Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green in Shanghai

McIlroy doffs his cap to revitalised rival Hanson

Just a month after failing to win a point at the Ryder Cup – and being left on the sidelines for three of the five sessions – Peter Hanson had the sweetest win of his career yesterday.

Roadblock: Gendarmes near the scene of the Annecy shootings last month

Leaked report links British family murdered in Annecy to Saddam's millions

Newspaper claims possible connection between victims and dictator's missing fortune

Full narrative of Alps killings is revealed

Leaked police report suggests gunman, who used a pre-war pistol and ran out of bullets, was unlikely to be a professional assassin

Jamie Donaldson shot a course record in the BMW Masters

Let IOC decide on 2016 allegiances, urges Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell believes the International Olympic Committee should step in to resolve the debate over whether he and the world No 1 Rory McIlroy should represent Britain or Ireland at the 2016 Olympics.

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving after mother-of-one killed in river plunge

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a mother-of-one was killed when a car containing five people plummeted into a river.

BMW forecasts record sales year

The German car manufacturer BMW expects to break sales records in 2012 after posting its highest figures for September and the first nine months of 2012.

BMW 520d Gran Turismo M Sport

BMW 520d Gran Turismo M Sport - First Drive

Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-charged diesel

Transmission: eight-speed automatic gearbox

Power: 184 PS

Torque: 380 Nm

Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 53.3 mpg

CO2 emissions: 139g/km

Top speed: 132 mph

Acceleration (0-62 mph): 8.9 seconds

Price: £39,905 (520d Gran Turismo from £35,705

Max Biaggi welcomes favourite's tag

Aprilia rider Max Biaggi believes that he has the most to lose in the closing round of the World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours this weekend.

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Vietnam
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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