Travel Tall order: impressive canal-side buildings in Amsterdam

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

For sale: luxury jet (clamped)

The High Sheriff of Kent is to decide on a buyer this week for Britain's largest and most expensive impounded vehicle; a Saudi luxury jet.

Recovery in luxury car market motors on

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Mercedes recall

Mercedes recall

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Three men shot dead in gangland execution

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Fatal Porsche crash

Fatal Porsche crash

Porsche driver flees after fatal crash

A Porsche driver was on the run yesterday after his 15-year-old girl passenger was killed during a police chase in Gloucester.

US rejects Japanese talks plan

US rejects Japanese talks plan

Land Rover puts on 400 staff

Land Rover puts on 400 staff

Porsche popularity surges

Sales of Porsche cars have soared, reflecting a resurgence in the popularity of fast cars and helping the German manufacturer to slash its losses. The company broke even in the final six months of last year after recording a net loss of DM114m (£50m) in the 1993 period.

STAYING IN / York on Ads: No 51: Range Rover - An upmarket journey puts top people in top gear

'This is a commercial,' it says, at the midpoint of Range Rover's new three-minute epics. It's a necessary caution, because they've worked so hard to make these accounts of the land authentic, concerned, and quality as to induce the worthy dullness of the nice-looking sponsored travelogue.

Strong demand drives Pendragon: Payout lifted as profits surge 32% on turnaround in luxury vehicle sales

PENDRAGON, the dealership specialising in luxury and executive cars, said that demand for new vehicles was the strongest for years.

Rise among Rollers pushes Vickers to doubled profits

VICKERS, the Rolls-Royce cars and Challenger tanks group, doubled profits to pounds 16m before tax in the first half.

View from City Road: The end is nigh for Rowland

Is this really the end of the road for Tiny Rowland? We seem to have been here so many times before that somehow it seems hard to believe. Indeed the signs last night were that directors would probably not deliver the final coup de grace at today's board meeting. Instead some directors were talking of a stay of execution, at least until they have studied details of his annual pounds 5.5m cost in salary, perks and expenses. If not today, however, the end cannot be long in coming.

Aluminium Audi lightens the gloom

Audi will breathe new life into a stagnant luxury car market next month when the aluminium-bodied A8 (below) replaces the old V8 in the United Kingdom. Its frame is 40 per cent lighter and more rigid than conventional steel bodies., and Audi claims the new structure offers significant safety and efficiency benefits over rivals like the
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

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Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones