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Mercedes take front row as new rule limits communications between the teams and their drivers

Maria De Villota pictured earlier this year

F1 team Marussia rule out malfunction in Maria de Villota crash probe

Marussia have excluded their car as a contributory cause behind Maria De Villota's accident almost a fortnight ago.

The Focus ST in its new 'signature' colour of Tangerine Scream

Ford Focus ST

Is Ford's new Focus ST as punchy as its 'signature' tangerine colour?

Trio remanded on terrorism charges

Three men appeared in court today in connection with terrorism charges.

Lewis Hamilton with the Olympic torch

Lewis Hamilton begins latest leg of Olympic Torch Relay

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton joked that he would have liked to have swapped his disappointing finish in the British Grand Prix yesterday for carrying the Olympic flame in his home town.

Over 830,000 enter Nissan and PlayStation GT Academy Online Competition

Bid to find this year's game driver to real life racer begins in earnest.

The sporting week ahead (08/07/12)

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Caterham Supersport

'If Mr Toad were in the market for a new car, this would be it'

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button look at plans to race around the streets of London

Kevin Garside: London Grand Prix is likely to remain a harmless fantasy

What sets the British Grand Prix apart is the devotion of the crowd

Simmy Richman: The Emperor's New Clothes (01/07/12)

With Formula One on the grid, we're supposed to be on the edge of our sofas. But our writer ignores the flag

Road death figures increase by 3%

The number of people killed on the roads rose last year for the first time since 2003.

Another Budget U-turn as George Osborne announces 3p fuel duty rise is to be axed

Fuel duty is to be frozen for the rest of this year George Osborne announced this afternoon – in yet another budget U-turn.

Violent Londonderry-based Irish republican group boasts it 'can do everything the IRA used to do'

A violent republican vigilante group which in recent years has murdered one man and wounded dozens of others has claimed it as both community support and stores of weapons and explosives.

Sport In Brief: Rising Welsh star of rallying dies after crashing during Sicily event

Gareth Roberts, who had been tipped for great things in the world of rallying, died after the car in which he was co-driver crashed during the Targo Florio rally in Sicily.

Decision time: will the radicals hold their nerve?

As fear of the financial abyss takes hold, Patrick Cockburn reports from Athens

Fernando Alonso’s fifth place can be seen as a positive for Ferrari

We must spend less, say Ferrari

Ferrari, once the highest-spending team in Formula 1, have called for cost controls to ensure that the way in which the sport is run reflects the world's economic situation.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness