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Outlook Congratulations to Mary Barra, who has become the first female boss of a big US car maker by taking over General Motors just as it stopped being unofficially known as Government Motors.

Manchester United’s finances under fresh scrutiny after the Glazer family reduce gross debt to £359.7m

Report claims United owner owner Malcolm Glazer initially did not disclose the true state of the finances before its recent initial public offering

Vauxhall's new Cascada convertible

Vauxhall shows first picture of new Cascada convertible

Vauxhall has shown the first picture of its new Cascada convertible. At 4.7 metres, the new car, a full four-seater, is longer than existing open-topped models such as the Volkswagen Eos or the Audi A5 convertible.

Vauxhall launches online booking system for servicing

Vauxhall has launched a new online system for booking servicing at its chain of Vauxhall MasterFit dealers.

Richard Hughes makes all on Rosdhu Queen in the Lowther Stakes

Rosdhu Queen reigns on sad parade after clouds gather over Gosden's brilliant run

After the sun king, the deluge. Those privileged to be here for the first day of the meeting will attest that the Knavesmire has rarely, if ever, taken the imprint of a greater thoroughbred than Frankel. Yesterday, however, they experienced an obverse of the sport's glories. Both big races were run in a downpour, while darker clouds still extinguished the dazzling promise of Newfangled.

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Manchester United announce seven-year shirt sponsorship with Chevrolet

Manchester United today announced a seven-year shirt sponsorship deal with General Motors.

Vauxhall Maloo

This inimitable Aussie is a lot of fun, but is it worth the price tag?

William Buick was victorious in the Coronation Stakes on Fallen For You, the middle leg of a 142-1 treble at Ascot yesterday

Buick franks Dettori's judgement with fine treble

Sheikh Mohammed may have vexed him in fast-tracking Mickael Barzalona but Frankie Dettori is himself no mean judge of young riding talent. It was his endorsement that helped to persuade another long-standing patron, John Gosden, that William Buick deserved the chance as stable jockey – and here they are, barely two years later, taking Royal Ascot by storm.

Fallen For You wins the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

Fallen For You showed style and speed in equal measure to win the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot for the red-hot John Gosden operation.

Pay vote clears the way for Ellesmere Port Vauxhall investment

Vauxhall car workers have voted massively in favour of a new pay and conditions deal which clears the way for huge new investment in the UK motor industry.

The Fugue, ridden by William Buick, wins at York yesterday

Fugue tunes up for Oaks challenge

The theme stated so boldly over its opening bars may yet recur inexorably through the Classic season, but some ears are beginning to pick up a developing counterpoint. Having already won the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, horses trained by Aidan O'Brien dominate betting on both Epsom Classics. Yesterday, however, the Ballydoyle trainer brought an odds-on favourite to York for an unceremonious thrashing in the last major trial for the Investec Oaks, and today he will find out where he stands with the two colts closest to Camelot in the Derby market. If either Bonfire or Mandaean remotely approaches the performance of The Fugue, certainly, O'Brien will know that horses trained on British soil do not intend to cede its most precious turf without a fight.

Chevrolet announces new small SUV

Chevrolet has released a picture of its forthcoming new small SUV, the Trax, which is expected to be seen in the metal for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Chevrolet Cruze 1.7 VCDi

Engine: 1.7-litre four-cylinder diesel, turbocharged
Power: 130 PS at 4,000rpm
Torque: 300 Nm between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 62.7mpg
CO2 emissions: 117g/km
Top speed: 124mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 9.4 seconds
Price: from £16,725

Vauxhall names new baby car Adam

General Motors has decided to call its forthcoming baby car Adam, a name that will resonate immediately with German buyers but probably leave their British counterparts scratching their heads.

Chevrolet Aveo

Chevrolet's Aveo is at its most battle-ready in its greenest form

Pay rise for boss of Ford despite shortfalls

Ford hiked its chief executive's pay package by 11 per cent last year to $29.5m (£18m), even though the US car giant fell short on some key company targets.

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

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The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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