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The Mosleys: The family that can never escape its troubled past

From their aristocratic forebears to a family history that features Adolf Hitler as a wedding guest, the Mosley family have grown used to living lives defined by privilege and notoriety.

F1 chief Max Mosley's son found dead

The son of Max Mosley, president of Formula One's governing body, has been found dead at his home in London, a police source said today.

Ferrari attack 'unfair' F1 budget cap

Formula One's governing body has urged champions Ferrari to take the lead in agreeing to a cost cap for 2010 after the Italian team made their opposition evident.

Mosley says F1 budget 'going ahead'

Formula One teams will have a budget cap next year but set above the proposed £30m, FIA president Max Mosley said today.

McLaren given suspended three-race ban

Lewis Hamilton's Formula One title defence remained alive today after his McLaren team were handed a suspended three race ban for lying to race stewards.

Driver salaries to be outside F1 budget cap

Formula One's governing body has agreed to exclude drivers' salaries and marketing costs from an optional budget cap to be introduced for teams next season.

Sport on TV: Don't try this at home – unless a consenting adult is on hand

It is well documented that city slickers have been living in a different world. But when the young corporate wannabes of The Apprentice (BBC1, Wednesday) had to design and market an item of "portable home fitness equipment" for under £30, it was still a shock when Ben the stockbroker suggested "something you can incorporate into having sex that creates resistance while you do it, some sort of springloaded..." He trailed off at that point, perhaps lost in his own fantasies. It certainly didn't sound like the sort of thing you could persuade someone to do for less than 30 quid.

F1 points row is embarrassing say Ferrari

The row over the points system for this season's Formula One championship is embarrassing, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has said.

F1 title to go to winner of most races

Driver will be crowned champion even if a rival gains more points during season

Richard Ingrams’s Week: We could all do with a little dignity in these hard times

Dignity is doing well, say the reports – Dignity in this instance being the name of a large undertaking business quoted on the stock exchange. Whatever may be happening in other sectors, plenty of people are still dying and being treated to expensive funerals by their loved ones.

Briatore claims F1 teams exploiting rules

Renault team head Flavio Briatore believes that several Formula One teams are freely exploiting rules to get a step up on the competition going into the new season.

You know they all know: Mosley reveals pain of exposure to MPs

From sadomasochism to fascism, Formula One boss opens his heart to Commons' Culture Select Committee

Leading article: Press ahead with shaming hypocrites

When Max Mosley appeared before the Commons committee investigating press standards and privacy yesterday there was no doubt that he was appealing to a receptive audience. You only had to witness the soft questioning to know that here was a group of MPs that sympathised with Mr Mosley's pleas that here was a private citizen pilloried by the press for what was an entirely personal practice of sado-masochistic sex.

The Sketch: Whatever you do, it's probably best not to overdo it

"There might be a perception I was over doing it," Max Mosley said, explaining his caution about taking the News of the World into court for a second time. He was keen not to overdo it. "My father overdid it," he explained and it hadn't worked out so well. True, fascists did overdo things in those days. As a matter of fact, I once saw film of Oswald Mosley overdoing it in front of 20,000 British fascists in Olympia in 1937. He made Barack Obama sound like Val Doonican. It was then I stopped listening to soaring rhetoric. I'd felt a prickle, you see. It was like listening to Lucifer.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?