US and China help Porsche accelerate to record sales

Times may be tough for the economies of the world, but the global pinch has yet to reach the Porsche-driving classes.

China puts Porsche in the fast lane as luxury car maker sets a new record

Times may be tough for the economies of the world, but the global pinch has yet to reach the Porsche-driving classes.

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring the opening goal

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez given driving ban

Tevez's Porsche Panamera was impounded in Manchester as he could not produce a full UK driving licence

Volkswagen finalises Porsche takeover

Volkswagen said today it was on track to finalise the full takeover of sports car manufacturer Porsche by the end of the month.

Porsche Boxster S

Porsche's Boxster sheds its apologetic skin to reveal the beast within

Porsche in 1963 with a type 901, which became the 911 after a complaint about naming rights from Peugeot

Ferdinand Porsche: Designer who made his name with the 911 and 904 Carrera GTS sports cars

After his career designing cars, he turned to luxury goods, including a Blackberry phone priced at £1,275

Mechanic jailed over Porsche death

A former Kwik Fit mechanic who killed an eight-year-old boy while driving a customer's Porsche 911 was jailed for six and a half years today.

Cameron could do with some of his old man's spirit

David Cameron is in a quandary. Are bankers (that word seems to be shorthand for anyone working in the City) a force for good or ill? On the one hand he has declared £1m bonuses unacceptable. On the other, he rails against "anti-business snobbery", a straw man argument that seeks to confuse wealth-creating entrepreneurs with money-shufflers scheming to shift wealth someone else created in their own direction.

Simon English: Cameron needs his old man's spirit

Outlook David Cameron is in a quandary. Are bankers (that word seems to be shorthand for anyone working in the City) a force for good or ill? On the one hand he has declared £1m bonuses unacceptable. On the other, he rails against "anti-business snobbery", a straw man argument that seeks to confuse wealth-creating entrepreneurs with money-shufflers scheming to shift wealth someone else created in their own direction.

<p>1. Grass Sledge</p>
<p>£255.33, grass-sledge.co.uk</p>
<p>This toboggan skims down grassy slopes as smoothly as snowy ones. Sit back in the moulded seat and have the ride of your life.</p>

The 10 Best sledges

1. Grass Sledge

£255.33, grass-sledge.co.uk

This toboggan skims down grassy slopes as smoothly as snowy ones. Sit back in the moulded seat and have the ride of your life.

Electrifying as Model X marks the spot

Tesla Motors, the electric sports car company backed by Silicon Valley tycoons including Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, has unveiled its battery-powered Model X.

Medical drama House, starring Hugh Laurie, will not be resuscitated after the current season

Whatever will happen to the unlikely lad?

Medical drama House will not be resuscitated after the current season, Fox said yesterday, which means one thing – Hugh Laurie will be looking for something unlikely to do.

Sumptuous comfort: The Panamera

Porsche Panamera Diesel

Good mileage and room for a bike? Is this really a Porsche?

Rail manager committed suicide after corrupt dealings exposed

A senior manager at Network Rail committed suicide with his wife after the net began to close in on a scam involving bribes from corrupt executives.

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