Arts and Entertainment Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone attend the 'Grudge Match' Rome Premiere

The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads

The kit parade: When football clubs launch their latest strips

It gives fans the chance to indulge in some sporting style. Or at least it gives them something to stay occupied with until the season finally starts, says Will Dean

Auto Trader launches new iPad app



Auto Trader, which operates one of the UK's busiest car-related websites, autotrader.co.uk, is now offering a new way to access its vast database of used cars – a freshly developed iPad app which goes live today.

New car sales fell again last month

New car sales dipped again last month.

Traders dodging VAT are warned

A clampdown on tax dodgers was launched yesterday as traders who have failed to register to pay VAT were given a chance to come forward.

Brighthouse plans 30 more stores

Brighthouse, the UK's largest rent-to-own retailer, is to press on with expansion plans despite the gloom afflicting other parts of the high street.

Blackstone deal offloads £1.4bn of RBS's riskiest debt

Royal Bank of Scotland is preparing to offload £1.4bn of high-risk debt after striking a deal with the private equity company Blackstone.

Market Report: Takeover talk switches investors on to ITV

Takeover rumours were back on the schedule for ITV last night, as chatter that the broadcaster could be in line for an approach turned it into the stock to watch.

David Prosser: UK car trade slips further into reverse

Outlook At the height of the recession, the monthly car production figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders were closely scrutinised, particularly once a scrappage scheme was introduced to help the motor trade through the worst of the slowdown. The figures get less attention nowadays, because this is no longer an industry in crisis, but they still offer interesting insights.

The Business On... Sir Roger Carr, President, CBI

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Lancia Ypsilon

It may have a bewilidering family tree, but the new Ypsilon is still a likeable little car

'We've got to show that business is a force for good'

For the first time in decades, industry and ministers are on the same side, says the new CBI president

Car-buyers turn to the forecourt for finance

Credit is just one of motor trade's lures to drivers
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