Bargains of the Week: Car of the week

IF YOU are a real car enthusiast, then a Porsche 911 is something that you really ought to drive, or at the very least own once in your motoring life. The design is timeless, although the handling borders on the suicidal in the hands of a novice.

Shopping & Design: Nature may abhor a vacuum - but what about blokes?

There's a whole new generation of ultra-designed vacuum cleaners on the market. The big question is, which ones are most likely to get grown men sucking the carpet?

Bargain Hunter: Property of the week

Property of the week

Porsche driver's sentence is cut

A SCHOOLBOY who killed two elderly sisters while driving a Porsche given to him by his "indulgent father" had his four-year sentence cut by a year at the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Rover cash `not fair'

German rival condemns proposed pounds 200m of state aid for BMW's ailing UK subsidiary

Enough to make you want to walk away

You might find the acceleration exciting, but the insurance will turn you off, writes Tim Collison

Rover crisis: Top two warred over Rover

THE TWO top executives who yesterday resigned from BMW were very different, both in temperament and in management styles.

Porsches recalled for airbag faults

Porsches recalled for airbag faults

Who's Suing Whom: Ice-cream cost RBS millions

ROYAL BANK of Scotland is trying to recoup some of the millions it lost lending to a luxury ice-cream maker that went bust last year by suing the accountants who recommended that the bank should lend to the company.

Fast Forward: In the kitchen - Feast your eyes

Shiny metal or funky brights: cook up a storm with these dream gadgets. By Martin Skegg and Michael Oliveira-Salac

Real people: Enter the Nuppie ...

He's young and upwardly mobile, but he isn't wearing a suit and he swears that happiness, not money, is his aim. Matt Munday reports

Air on a guitar string

Psst ... ever wanted to be a rock star? A new drama series promises to show you how it's done

Four years in jail for Porsche killer

A TEENAGER who knocked down and killed two elderly sisters while speeding in a Porsche bought for him as an 18th birthday present was yesterday sentenced to four years' detention.

Outlook: Delusion in the face of market gloom

AMID ALL the gloom, here are a couple of upbeat statements from international business leaders, both issued this week. Michael Dell reckons that world-wide sales of personal computers will rise by 17 per cent a year for the next three years, and that his own sales growth will be much higher. Meanwhile, Wendelin Wiedeking, chairman of Porsche, acknowledges that his sales will be hit in Asia and Latin America, but insists that "order books are filled to the brim" and that the rest of the world will keep the overall position healthy.

My son for a Porsche, says bereft father

A MILLIONAIRE has offered a pounds 50,000 reward and the keys to his new pounds 50,000 Porsche for the safe return of his missing 22-month-old son.
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