Travel Tall order: impressive canal-side buildings in Amsterdam

'Amsterdam has gorgeous architecture, endless canals and friendly local folk'

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake - iDrive

It’s not big but the new Mercedes Shooting Brake is certainly beautiful

Jaguar boosts Solihull plant with 800 new jobs

Luxury car-maker bucks sector's moribund  trend as it responds to  international demand

Range Rover TDV6

Deft, supple, lithe... Something’s different about the new Range Rover

US and China help Porsche accelerate to record sales

Times may be tough for the economies of the world, but the global pinch has yet to reach the Porsche-driving classes.

China puts Porsche in the fast lane as luxury car maker sets a new record

Times may be tough for the economies of the world, but the global pinch has yet to reach the Porsche-driving classes.

Woman dies in early hours collision on The Mall

A pedestrian died after being struck by two cars near Buckingham Palace today.

Up in the air: the rooftop pool

Room service: Feel at home in buzzy Bangkok

Oriental Residence,  Thailand  By Mark Stratton

Vauxhall's new Cascada convertible

Vauxhall shows first picture of new Cascada convertible

Vauxhall has shown the first picture of its new Cascada convertible. At 4.7 metres, the new car, a full four-seater, is longer than existing open-topped models such as the Volkswagen Eos or the Audi A5 convertible.

2013 Range Rover

2013 Range Rover - First Ride

The back-seat view proves revealing as David Wilkins has an early on-the-road experience

Looking up: inside one of the Carré d’étoiles cabins

Trail of the Unexpected: Stargazing in France

The galaxy in all its glory can be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed in a luxurious prefab in central France, says Fiona Sturges.

Tamara Ecclestone's lifestyle was featured in the TV show Billion $$ Girl

Page 3 Profile: Tamara Ecclestone, socialite

Hell has no fury...

Steve Coogan cleared over driving charge

Comedian Steve Coogan was found not guilty of a driving offence today after it emerged a friend was behind the wheel of his car when it was caught speeding.

Lotto winner faces jail for assault

A lottery millionaire and cage fighter is facing jail after admitting brutally beating his girlfriend.

Jaguar Land Rover spending plans promise 300 jobs

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to spend an extra £1 billion with suppliers in the UK over the next four years, and plans to create 300 jobs.

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.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us