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

Slump – what slump? Rolls sales rocket as super-rich drive in style

A record number of Rolls-Royces was sold worldwide last year, the latest indicator that the super-rich remain insulated from global economic strife.

Tip of the iceberg: Hikers pass Patagonia's Morena Glacier

The Lonely Planet Journey: Argentina's Patagonian Highway

Begin your homage to Patagonia

Volkswagen Up

Volkswagen Up

A small German delight that's fit for a real-life Italian job

Sales of luxury Bentleys soar, even in Britain

Bentley's sales leapt last year, driven by strong demand from the US and China for the latest Continental model.

Sales of luxury Bentleys soar, even in Britain

Bentley's sales leapt last year, driven by strong demand from the US and China for the latest Continental model.

The Bentley Continental GTC has one of the most indulgent interiors around today: if it looks like metal, wood or leather, it is

Bentley reports soaring sales

Luxury car company Bentley today reported soaring sales for 2011, with a big increase in purchases in China.

AA braced for breakdown barrage

Roadside rescue companies are expecting more than 40,000 call-outs to non-starting vehicles tomorrow morning as the nation tries to get back to work.

Blood and soil: Belinda Bauer

Finders Keepers, By Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer's third book represents a remarkable achievement: almost a return to the good old Victorian triple-decker novel of suspense, but created with a deftness that allows each book to stand alone. Throughout Blacklands and Darkside, her previous novels, ran the stories of characters in an Exmoor village, notably two people whose lives became intertwined: the young boy, Steven, and the village policeman, Jonas Holly. Steven lured a serial child-killer out of jail and into a trap, but encountered Holly and his wife, Lucy, who died in circumstances which have haunted Steven since.

Five in hospital after motorway crash

A woman and four children were taken to hospital after a motorway crash.

Out of the office and not taking emails: victory for VW workers

German management agrees to stop sending messages to employees out of office hours

Always quiet, almost intimidatingly focused, but he never really changed, he was like this as an 18-year-old

David Flatman: Now gather round, kids. I once played rugby with Jonny Wilkinson

From the Front Row: The highest standards and almost paralysing self-criticism hide the truth about the man behind the legend

Dan Wheldon was killed by a head injury after colliding with a post

Wheldon's death due to 'perfect storm' of factors

IndyCar officials yesterday determined British driver Dan Wheldon was killed by blunt force head trauma after colliding with a fence post that lined the Las Vegas Motor Speedway track.

Jaguar XF: The new version carries a much smaller 2.2-litre, single-turbo, four cylinder diesel

Jaguar XF Portfolio

It lacks the old Jaguar elegance – but you'll get over it

Demand fires Imagination

Imagination Technology shares yesterday surged 12 per cent as demand grows for its graphic and video software on smartphones and tablets, but sales of its Pure digital radios slipped.

The BMW 320d's fit and finish are impeccable

BMW 320d

Can BMW live up to its old slogan with the new 3-series?

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there