Growing Chinese demand drives sharp acceleration in Porsche's profits

China's growing wealth and its rising demand for luxury cars underpinned strong growth in Porsche's profits, which climbed to more than €1bn (£874m) over the first six months of the year.

Ryan Dunn: Comedian and stuntman who became a mainstay of the 'Jackass' team

Ryan Dunn was one of the original member of the Jackass crew that became a global phenomenon with their perilous stunts and vulgar gags.

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Oil boss killed in motorway crash

The managing director of a UK oil firm has been killed in a car crash.

Porsche merger with VW stalled by more inquiries

The long-awaited merger between Porsche and Volkswagen may not happen until next year, the sports car-maker warned yesterday, after German prosecutors widened their investigation into the embattled company.

My Porsche? Forgot I even owned one, says Jermaine Pennant

Jermaine Pennant was contacted by his former club Real Zaragoza recently after he abandoned a Porsche at the railway station in the Spanish city five months ago – and promptly forgot that he owned it.

Car dealer faces jail for duping footballer John Carew

A car dealer who duped Premier League footballer John Carew was remanded in custody today after being found guilty of fraud and theft.

Lotus Evora S

It's almost £60,000, but this car's worth a sacrifice

British GT reveal plans for 2011

An exciting schedule of events for the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship were revealed yesterday, as well as detailed revisions to the format of the series aimed at reinforcing its position as the country’s foremost sports car championship.

Ashburn claims British GT crown

David Ashburn is the 2010 Avon Tyres British GT Champion. The 63-year-old Londoner - aided by his Trackspeed Porsche team-mate Glynn Geddie - collected a win and a fifth place finish in Sunday’s penultimate meeting of the championship season at Brands Hatch to gain sufficient points to put the title beyond the reach of any of his rivals.

Ashburn eyes Brands Hatch title chance

Avon Tyres British GT Championship leader David Ashburn stands a chance of clinching the title this coming weekend on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, venue for the penultimate meeting of the season.

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Ferraris to the fore at Snetterton

Ferraris won both the Snetterton rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship yesterday, the Chad Racing car of Dan Brown and Tom Ferrier dominating the first of the day’s races and the MTECH Ferrari of Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin similarly assertive in race two.

In hot pursuit of the holy grail of modern motoring

Chris Dearden offers an economist's argument for purchasing a good-as-new Porsche 911 – and getting your money back

Trackspeed Porsche claims victory at Silverstone

Championship leader David Ashburn and his co-driver Glynn Geddie took an exciting late victory in a sensational two-hour Avon Tyres British GT Championship enduro at Silverstone yesterday. The Trackspeed Porsche duo came out on top in a crowd-pleasing race which attracted a field of 25 cars, and Ashburn extended his points lead in the process.

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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz