Renault and Porsche launch new TV initiatives

Renault and Porsche are reaching out to customers by introducing new TV services. Renault has taken up its own dedicated channel on the Sky system, while Porsche Experience TV uses the web as a delivery mechanism.

Porsche 911

It costs £100,000 but 'launch control' will take you to 60mph in a few seconds. John Simister drives a supercar that's also available in green

Porsche forecasts loss 'in billions' after VW takeover

Porsche SE, the holding company established by the German car maker as a vehicle to take control of Volkswagen, said yesterday that it is expecting to record an annual "low single-digit billion euro range loss". The group also said that its debt has mushroomed to €11.4bn after its bid to acquire 75 per cent of Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, failed when credit markets seized up earlier this year.

Porsche Panamera

The new Panamera breaks the Porsche mould. Yes, it's fast and fun, but its engine's at the front and it's not all about the driver

Porsche takes on Mercedes and BMW with new £70,000 saloon

Luxury Panamera 'simply has to be a success' for struggling German carmaker

Bentley banned for drink-driving

David Bentley was banned from driving for a year today after admitting drink-driving.

Porsche ex-CEO in VW share probe

Porsche's former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking is being investigated by prosecutors as part of a probe into suspected market manipulation in Volkswagen shares.

Volkswagen to swallow Porsche

"Supervisory Board lays foundation for integrated automotive group". That was the flat, bizarrely understated title of a press release issued by Volkswagen yesterday as it announced plans to complete its takeover of the sports-car maker Porsche. The dry communiqué betrayed not the slightest hint of the drama that lay behind one of this year's most significant transactions in the automotive industry.

Porsche chiefs quit as talks bring merger with Volkswagen closer

Man who saved luxury car maker to get €50m pay-off

Porsche says CEO stepping down

The supervisory board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE said today it has voted to accept the resignation of CEO Wendelin Wiedeking with immediate effect.

Lotus Evora

Could this be the best-handling car on the planet?

Ronaldo puts Porsche up for sale

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo's 177mph Porsche 911 convertible is up for sale on Auto Trader.

Porsche driver sought after lover's body found in hotel

French police are searching for a British businessman after his girlfriend was found battered to death in their suite at Paris's famous Hotel Bristol.

Sean O'Grady: Scrappage scheme sells the UK motor industry short

Good news: according to some reports, at least, the Government is ready to help the motor industry. The bad news? We'll be helping the French, German, Korean, Polish, Czech, Slovakian and Korean motor industries rather than our own.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

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Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game