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The Germany captain may have drawn less attention, but was deserving of her moment in the spotlight

Reading Matters, By Margaret Willes

In her introduction to this delightful literary ramble, Willes winningly explains that it combines "two of my favourite activities, shopping and reading".

City workers face highest tax bill from next month

Fears that London faces an exodus of bankers increased yesterday as it emerged that many will have to pay more income tax from next month than in any of the capital's rival financial centres around the world.

Bayern receive boost ahead of Frankfurt match

An interesting statistic: Louis Van Gaal, coach at Bayern Munich, has exactly the same record in the Bundesliga as his predecessor, Jurgen Klinsmann, had at this point last season. He will be hoping to move out of the former coach's shadow, however, with a win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt tomorrow.

Kia begins big eco push

BMW started it with EfficientDynamics, Mercedes has BlueEFFICIENCY, while Skoda uses GreenLine and Ford favours ECOnetic. Over at Volkswagen it's BlueMotion. What do all these tags have in common – apart from an appalling disregard for rules of punctuation and capitalisation? They're all eco-brands of the major motor manufacturers.

Battery-powered Benz range unveiled in Frankfurt

Daimler AG unveiled a number of new electric and hybrid cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show, saying it plans to keep its focus on luxury and fuel efficiency.

BMW shows its Vision at Frankfurt

BMW's latest concept car, The Vision EfficientDynamics, will be seen in the metal for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The complaint that the motor manufacturers show dramatic concept cars and then disappoint with watered-down production models is probably as old as the industry itself but here the gap between BMW's low-slung slinky Vision EfficientDynamics and its recent production cars such as the lumpy X6 and Gran Turismo, is especially marked.

Stephen Foley: Why we need bonus rules

US Outlook: Only on Wall Street could the phrase "guaranteed bonus" not be an oxymoron, and there is something so outrageous about the notion of pre-agreeing multi-year bonus packages that it has become a lightning rod for public over finance industry pay.

England fall short at the final hurdle

England Women 2 Germany Women 6: Goalkeeper exposed as Germans pull clear to retain their European crown

Skoda reveals shape of big new Superb estate

The flood of official sneak preview photos of new models to be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show continues – this one is of the promising Skoda Superb estate.

Maserati gets ready to show the GranCabrio at Frankfurt

This is Maserati's new convertible. What's different about it? Well, it will be the first full four-seat open car that the Italian manufacturer has built in-house. "Rear passengers are not merely supporting actors but co-stars of the journey," the company says. Corny, but likely to be true, because the GranCabrio is a real looker.

Liverpool confirm Kyrgiakos deal

Greek international Sotiris Kyrgiakos will add strength and experience to Liverpool's defence, said manager Rafa Benitez after agreeing a deal to sign the AEK Athens player.

Bentley reveals new Mulsanne

Bentley has shown the first full pictures of the replacement for its hand-built Arnage model, the Mulsanne. The new car's name calls to mind the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, the scene of many famous Bentley racing victories.

Rolls readies £165,000 entry-level model

Rolls-Royce has announced further details of the Ghost saloon prior to its full unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

Album: Mahler, Four Movements – FRSO/Järvi, (Virgin)

Paavo Järvi's curious Mahler programme with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra brings together the original versions of three symphonic movements that were either once intended for different purposes ("Blumine" and "Totenfeier") or formed part of an incomplete work (the "Adagio" from the 10th Symphony).

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