Travel Tall order: impressive canal-side buildings in Amsterdam

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

Club of the Week: The Lick @ Emporium

Since it underwent a recent refurbishment, Emporium has been crying out for a sure-fire venue filler and in The Lick! they've found one.

Personal Finance: Soft on the skin and good in bed

Linen is a symbol of taste and luxury and its high maintenance makes it ideal for the caring connoisseur

Motoring: Caddy lacks charisma

The Cadillac STS is big and bold, but may be a bit too bouncy.

Skoda offers to revolutionise the Rolls-Royce image

SKODA Cars, once the butt of every motoring joke, is offering to give Rolls-Royce tips on how to brush up its image and improve its production techniques.

Child's fall from Range Rover was an accident, inquest told

A TODDLER who died after falling from his mother's lap out of their Range Rover was the victim of a tragic combination of circumstances, an inquest was told yesterday.

Letter: Off the road

THE UK has two areas where ORV ownership is concentrated: London, where Range Rovers and the like are only a rather pathetic statement of status, and Shetland, where they are used for their real purpose and form a vital piece of working equipment for shepherds, fishermen and crofters.

Motoring: My Worst Car: Paul Heiney's Range Rover

In the early Eighties it was one of the trappings of moving to the country - you had to buy a Range Rover to fit in. But first of all I bought a very ancient Land Rover which proved to be incredibly faithful and utterly reliable.

Sytner profits up threefold in year before flotation

PROFITS at Sytner Group, the luxury car dealership that floated on the stock market in December, saw profits accelerate three-fold in its last year as a private company.

Object lesson: Audible Player

Audio books have entered the digitised age with the arrival of the Audible Player. With its help talking books can now be distributed via the Internet, downloaded through a phone line into the player. It takes only a few minutes to download an hour of compressed audio - the Audible Players electronic memory can store up to two hours of speech - which can be played back through headphones. You could even have the luxury of being able to play your downloads by transmitting them directly to a car radio.

Russian New Year: Kremlin luxuries gobble up cash

Millions of dollars intended for Russian industry was instead spent revamping Boris Yeltsin's presidential jet, refurbishing the Kremlin and his official residence near Moscow, and on imported tableware and luxury cars, according to an auditor's inquiry.

Motoring: A Mercedes in Mondeo clothing

If families bought cars for sensible reasons, we'd all be driving Ford Mondeos. Nowadays, it makes no sense to spend any more.

Letter: Tory bandwagon

Sir: A picture really is worth a thousand words. I have just received a Conservative Party election leaflet containing a paragraph on transport policy and car use. It is illustrated with a picture of their idea of a typical car - a Range Rover.

Rebel with a cause

Roadtest: Porsche Boxster

SOCIETY: Curse of townies destroys rural life

Successful townies who move house to the country were yesterday accused by a government adviser of destroying the village life they aspire to. Richard Wakeford, chief executive of the Countryside Commission, said incomers were more likely to wave at each other from their luxury cars than gossip outside the village shop.

Commons couple drive hard bargain

Nicholas Winterton, the Tory MP for Macclesfield, makes no excuses for driving a pounds 45,000 Range Rover which does about 20 miles to the gallon on the motorway.
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Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

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