Sport Sprinter Sacre pleased connections yesterday after his Kempton scare

Last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a tendon injury.

Bluesea has Motherway jumping for National joy

Mare springs 25-1 shock for small yard in Fairyhouse marathon through the mud

Toyota sued over family crash deaths

Relatives of a family killed in a high-speed crash that highlighted safety flaws of Toyotas and led to the recalls of millions of vehicles have sued the world's largest car maker, according to a lawsuit filed today.

New compact Lexus to be shown at Geneva

Lexus is extending its range to include this compact model, the CT 200h, a rival for the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes CLC. The new car is fitted with a hybrid drive-train, a first in this segment of the market.

Toyota 'boasted of £64m recall saving'

Toyota officials claimed they saved the company $100m (£64.5m) by successfully negotiating with the US government on a limited recall of floor mats in some Toyota and Lexus vehicles, according to new documents.

Cross Country Murder Song, By Philip Wilding

A man takes a drive from New Jersey to California in a black Lexus. He is a man with a headful of secrets, including the secret of what happened to him as a boy, when he was kidnapped and locked in a box secured with chains and padlocks in a dismal basement. And the secret of what he himself has left in boxes secured with chains and padlocks, in the basement of his mansion, for the police to find.

Charles Nevin: Product recalls? We've hardly started

I don’t want to make you any more edgy, but it’s a bungle out there ...

Toyota announces global Prius recall

Around 8,500 Toyota Prius cars are to be recalled in the UK because of a braking problem in the latest blow to the reputation of the giant Japanese company, it was announced today.









Toyota woes deepen amid Prius recall reports

Toyota's troubles looked to have worsened today after reports that it was preparing to recall 270,000 of its Prius models in the US and Japan over a braking problem.

Sean O'Grady: This time the jokes are on Toyota

Reliability is the main selling point – perhaps the only one – of its colossally dull cars

200,000 Toyotas recalled in UK

Toyota has recalled up to 1.8 million cars throughout Europe, including 200,000 in Britain, which may have accelerator problems.

Hughes maps National trail

Trainer plans hurdle route for Becher Chase winners in twin-track Aintree approach

Thanksgiving 'killer' arrested at motel

A man accused of killing four relatives at a Thanksgiving holiday dinner was captured at a motel in the Florida Keys where police said he had eluded authorities for about a month by checking in under a fake name and address, and hiding his car with a cover.

Denman basks in Friend's glory

Success for Nicholls' horse is a reminder of threat posed by Kauto Star's Gold Cup rival

Walsh turns back on stalled Lexus

Jockey heads to Newbury to ride Big Buck's, giving understudy chance to cash in

Walsh deserts Friend for Cooldine's comeback

If not even Denman seems likely to seduce Ruby Walsh from Kauto Star, then what kind of case must Cooldine make to their jockey in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown today?

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Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

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Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

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The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
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