News

UK car production hit a six-year high in 2013 as the number of vehicles rolling off the line topped 1.5 million.

New engine boost for car giant Nissan

Car giant Nissan has started production of a new engine which could lead to the creation of 200 jobs, it was announced today.

Mother in court charged with car boot murders

A woman appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of killing her two children whose bodies were found in the boot of a car.

Renault unveils big Latitude saloon

Renault has shown the first pictures of its handsome new large Latitude saloon, a sister model to the Renault Samsung SM5 sold in Korea. It will be introduced at the Moscow Motor Show in August and the European version will be shown at the Paris Mondial d'Automobile in October.

Car Choice: Wanted: spacious, reliable, economical and cheap

Paul Sharpe is 55, and a daily commuter travelling 500 miles a week. He has driven a diesel for a number of years, and an automatic more recently. Currently he owns a 2001 Renault Scenic automatic. However it has not been that reliable, and Paul is after a car with lots of space which is economical to run. His budget is rather limited, though, at between £5,000 and £6,000.

Cable says he will force banks to lend to business

Sean O'Grady analyzes Vince Cable's message on the economy

To Hull and back – by electric car

Yorkshire consortium hopes to lead Britain with network of charging points

Nissan Juke crossover priced from £12,795

Nissan has announced that prices for its new Juke model, which it describes as a "compact SUV meets sports car" product, will start at a keen £12,795. The range will extend to just shy of £20,000 for the top model fitted with the most luxurious Tekna trim, continuously variable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. Three engines will be available - a 1.5 litre diesel and a pair of 1.6 litre petrol power units, one of which is turbocharged and delivers an impressive 190 horsepower.

Campbell-Walter thrilled to have Silverstone result confirmed

The Maserati MC12, Vitaphone Racing of Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini headed the timesheets in the first free-practice session of the third-round of the FIA GT1 World Championship, taking place in Brno, Czech Republic this weekend. The British based Nissan GT-R, Sumo Power of Michael Krum and Peter Dunbreck was in second spot with the Ford GT of Romain Grosjean and Thomas Mutsch in third.

Nissan announces prices for electric Leaf

Nissan has announced the starting prices for its Golf-sized electric car, the Leaf. The Leaf will initially be available in four European countries – the UK, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands – and in each case, except in the Netherlands, it will be available for less than €30,000 after local tax incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles have been applied. In the Netherlands there are some tax incentives that accumulate during the life of the car rather than at the time of purchase.

David Prosser: Manufacturing needs more than just one day in the sun

Outlook Good news for Britain's manufacturing sector then, with industrial output rising faster in March than at any time for almost eight years. Britain's struggling economy will take any help it can and the depreciation of sterling seems finally to be providing exporters with some assistance.

Problems mounting for injured Woods as swing coach departs

It gets worse for Tiger Woods. Yesterday his swing coach, Hank Haney, announced his intention to relinquish the role.

Car Choice: It's got to be right for the rural rough stuff

Alan Corsie needs to replace his Honda CR-V. He lives in rural Perth and Kinross, which gets some snow every year – a lot this year – and his work takes him up rough farm tracks and across fields. He therefore requires four-wheel drive and good ground clearance. The vehicle also has to be the main family car at weekends, and needs to carry two adults, three children, and a dog. His budget is the trade-in value of the Honda, plus £10,000-£12,000.

New York bomb suspect 'went to training camp in Pakistan'

US says Faisal Shahzad has confessed, while family members are arrested in Karachi

Sympathy for Labour in the epicentre of Britain's manufacturing recession

Sunderland is fearful of a Tory government, finds Sarah Arnott

Hunt for bomber who targeted the heart of New York

The most audacious terrorist attack on New York since September 11th may have been foiled by "amateurish" bomb-making equipment and a quick-witted t-shirt salesman who alerted police to a car which had been filled with explosives and parked a couple blocks from Times Square, the city's busiest tourist district, on Saturday night.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
3.	Provence 6 nights B&B by train from £599pp
Prices correct as of 12 March 2015
The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss