Sport John Button celebrates with his son Jenson after he claimed the 2009 Formula 1 drivers' world championship

The British driver was talking at the launch of McLaren's new car

Honda CR-Z

The CR-Z is a sporty coupé that's fun to drive and cheap to run. If this is the future, then it works

Mourinho joy as Sneijder strikes early to send Inter into last four

CSKA Moscow 0 Internazionale 1 <i>(Inter win 2-0 on aggregate)</i>

Police probe third murder in Armenian family

A 14-year-old girl discovered her mother shot dead behind the wheel of her car, more than a year after finding her father and sister murdered in their apartment.

Honda drives CSKA into last eight

Seville 1 CSKA Moscow 2 (CSKA Moscow win 3-2 on aggregate)

Honda issues recall over brake problem

Honda today recalled 410,000 vehicles in the US because of brake problems.

Five quizzed over fatal hit-and-run crash

Five people were being questioned today after a woman died in a hit-and-run crash in the early hours of the new year.

Honda FCX Clarity

The Honda FCX Clarity is the first electric car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that can hold its own on the open road

Fleets say Honda Civic and Ford Transit are top for reliability

The trade publication Fleet News has surveyed contract hire and leasing companies in order to establish which cars and vans have the best reliability records; the study covers fleets representing over a million vehicles.

Motorcycling: Pedrosa victory takes advantage of Stoner's warm-up crash

Dani Pedrosa won the final race of the MotoGP World Championship season yesterday to claim third in the final standings ahead of Casey Stoner.

Stoner joy at hat-trick as Rossi closes in on title

Casey Stone claimed his third successive win at the Australian Grand Prix on a day when Valentino Rossi moved a step closer to retaining his MotoGP world championship.

Clear the way: Don't let that overgrown garden get the better of you

Channel your inner Tom Good and get down and dirty with a rotovator

All that Jazz - Honda unveils UK model

The first British-built Honda Jazz will roll off the new production line in Swindon.

How strong will the recovery be?

Things may be starting to look up, but we're hampered by huge debts. Before we get too carried away we need to understand the 'Honda effect', says Sean O'Grady

Motorcycling: Parkes and Morais set standard for Kawasaki

Broc Parkes and his Kawasaki World Superbike team-mate Sheridan Morais set the free practice pace ahead of the weekend's triple-race eighth round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker