Sport NASCAR team owner Gene Haas could launch a bid for a place on the F1 grid

Haas is one half of the successful Stewart-Haas Racing team currently plying their trade in the American motorsport

My Secret Life: Kriss Akabusi, 53, former athlete

'I wish I'd been born 20 years later'

Jaguar XKR-S convertible - First Drive

Meet the hundred grand Jag: a truly multi-sensory experience

DIY store man admits £50m fraud

The former governor of one of Nigeria's richest oil-producing states – who had previously worked in a London DIY store – was jailed for 13 years after admitting a £50m fraud.

Fiat 500 'most vandalised car'

Small, stylish and kind to the environment, the Fiat 500 costs a fraction of the price of luxury saloons or off-road gas guzzlers. But the city car is also the most vandalised vehicle in Britain.

Spectators hit in rally car collision

A spectator was in a "life-threatening" condition last night, after being hit by a rally car, according to Grampian Police.

Five Questions About: Car insurance premiums

Why is car insurance so expensive?

Jaguar confirms new F-Type will go on sale in 2013

Jaguar confirmed yesterday at the New York Motor Show that it will launch a new sports car, the F-Type, in mid-2013.

New Jaguar sports car to be built in Birmingham

The newest Jaguar sports car will be built in Birmingham, it has been announced.

Trade figures get a boost from car makers

Trade figures came out much rosier than expected yesterday as Britain's exports to regions outside the EU hit a new record, thanks in part to car makers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce selling more to the US, Russia and China.

Five-minute memoir: Carol Topolski recalls a moment of life and death

I'm in the bathroom with Clea. Cassie's chortling with her friend downstairs. My head's full of sweet, milky haziness as I sponge my 12-week-old baby, then wrap her in a towel nearly as soft as her skin. I'm 31 and all's well with my world. The front door crashes open. I hear urgent steps on the stairs. My husband's here. "Your dad's dead," he says. He's panting.

Jaguar reveals XF Sportbrake estate - first official images

Jaguar has released the first official pictures of the Sportbrake estate version of the XF in advance of its formal unveiling at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

Land Rover reveals Evoque convertible concept

Land Rover has released the first pictures of a possible convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque.

Fun to drive: The Volkswagen Up is smooth, perky, supple over bumps and handily, crisply agile in the way a small car should be

Volkswagen Up

Take the high road: How do three new versions of VW's latest compact measure up?

Hyundai unveils i30 estate in advance of Geneva show

Hyundai has unveiled the first pictures of the estate version of its new second-generation i30, which will be seen in public for the first time at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Glamorous and well-equipped, the Kia Optima

Kia Optima

A Kia that looks like a Jaguar – does it drive like one too?

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London