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

The Business On: Sir Anthony Bamford, Chairman, JCB

Still digging deep for British manufacturing?

Video: Jaguar's 'jet-powered' Bugatti beater

Jaguar has announced it will produce 250 of its 200mph jet-and-electric-powered hybrid concept cars. But without the jet...

Midlands leads the jobs market recovery

After three years during which it became the unemployment blackspot of Britain, the West Midlands is leading the nation's labour market recovery, according to the latest survey from one of the country's leading recruiters, Manpower.

Watch out! LA prepares for Car-mageddon

"Stay the heck out of here" warned one Los Angeles official. "Just go on vacation," counseled another.

Man held over double death crash

A motorist was arrested by police today after a crash left two men dead and another critically injured.

Now even the cheapest Picantos can be cool

Kia has moved quickly to address grumbles about the steep price of air-conditioning on its otherwise appealing new Picanto, due to hit UK showrooms in June.

Jaguar Land Rover floors the profit pedal for Tata

Jaguar Land Rover has staged a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes, with parent Tata of India reporting a £1.1bn profit in the year to 31 March for its UK auto subsidiary. That contrasts with a bare profit of £14.6m the previous year, and a near-fatal loss of £673m in 2008-09.

Jaguar reports £1 billion profits

Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating a turnaround in fortunes after the British car maker reported pre-tax profits of more than £1 billion.

Caught & Social: Gaga’s star car quality

Barack Obama’s "Beast"car might mean that he travels in a bullet-proof cavalcade of comfort, but he could learn a thing or two from Lady Gaga.

Jaguar XF SE 2.2-litre diesel

Ralf Speth: Resurgent Jaguar Land Rover shifts up a gear

The Business Interview: A first factory in India is just the beginning of JLR's international ambitions, their chief executive tells Sarah Arnott

The 50 best Cars

From sporty hot hatches to family-friendly estates, David Wilkins takes this year's top motors for a test drive

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar introduces extreme XKR-S

Jaguar has announced its most powerful and fastest production car yet, the XKR-S. Capable of breaking the symbolic 300km/h (186mph) barrier, the new model is also capable of reaching 60mph from rest in 4.2 seconds. Its supercharged V8 engine produces 550 horsepower and 680 Newton metres of torque. A special exhaust system “rewards the enthusiastic driver with dramatic, motorsport-inspired aural feedback”. Uprated suspension, wheels and steering are fitted and there are aerodynamic modifications to help maintain stability at speed.

Evoque pulls in new jobs

Jaguar Land Rover's Evoque, which starts production in July, has resulted in supply chain contracts worth £2bn awarded to 40 manufacturers in the UK.

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment