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

Two killed in road accident

A woman and a teenager have died in a Co Mayo road accident.

Woman jailed for car chase death

A jealous girlfriend has been jailed after causing the death of a pedestrian as she engaged in a car pursuit with her lover who she believed was cheating on her, police said today.

The 'flighty' Porsche Bike RS

Wheels, Etc: Porsche Bike RS

Its most expensive part? The Porsche badge on the front

Sergio Scaglietti: Ferrari designer and coachbuilder

The car designer and coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti created of some of the finest and most beautiful cars ever built.

The new 911 remains the best thrill-giver you can buy at the price

Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Paperbacks of the year: Walking to Hollywood, By Will Self

A mischievous guide down melancholy lane

Christmas gift guide: The kids are alright

End the eternal quest for a gift that's durable, smart and more fun than the box it came in

Album: Rebecca Ferguson, Heaven (RCA)

By the law of averages, talent-show telly has to throw up at least one genuinely serviceable talent every ten years or so, and Rebecca Ferguson is surely that one. Although typically, she didn't win the contest, despite the support of high-profile fans such as Adele - who admitted she voted for Ferguson about 80 times.

Charlie Gilmour on his release from Wayland prison in Norfolk

Gilmour freed – with an electronic tag

Charlie Gilmour, the son of the Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, was released from prison yesterday after serving a quarter of his 16-month sentence for violent disorder at an anti-fees and cuts march last year.

Next takes on up to 1,000 fashion retail apprentices

High-street chain hopes to show that 'someone training from 17 without a degree can succeed'

Jaguar XF 2.2D

At last, just what the market needs, a four-cylinder diesel that's covetable, attainable, and oh, so quiet

Hard-working Banimpire can prove a killjoy for Bunting

Even in the absence of two older rivals, who might have set them a stiffer standard, the three-year-old fillies still have enough differences to sort out to make a real puzzle of the Darley Yorkshire Oaks today. They are fortunate that Midday was instead asked to represent their sex against the colts yesterday, and that Snow Fairy has been scratched in the hope of faster going in France on Sunday. But life is complicated enough for the three fillies who were divided by barely half a length in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh.

Jaguar Land Rover sales rise 5 per cent

Jaguar Land Rover sold more than 62,000 vehicles in the first quarter, as operating profits rose by 17 per cent to £408m, the luxury car company's Indian owner, Tata Motors, said yesterday.

Automotive boost for GKN

GKN posted forecast-beating results yesterday as growth in its automotive business helped to drive half-yearly pre-tax profits up by 14 per cent to £200m.

Charlie Gilmour 'locked up 23 hours a day'

Jailed student protester Charlie Gilmour is being locked up for 23 hours a day, according to his mother.

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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
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If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

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Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

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The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

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Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

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It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried