Sport Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull speaks to the press during testing in Jerez

For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test.

Liverpool men admit staging ‘crash for cash’ insurance scam

Suspicions raised after ‘injured’ passengers seen running across dual carriageway to pub

Pope my ride! Pontiff heads off on day trip in Ford Focus

Pope Francis has refused many luxuries, such as the papal palace, the use of a gold chair, and red Prada shoes

Lorry driver arrested after two cyclists killed in Cornwall crash

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash that killed two cyclists.

UK defies European car sales downturn

UK drivers are still splashing out on new vehicles but Europe's car market suffered its worst May for 20 years.

Woman's body found on beach

Police searching for a missing woman have discovered a body on a beach.

Electric car pioneer runs out of road

A pioneering electric car venture once praised by Bill Clinton has admitted defeat on its plans to bring the technology into the mainstream.

Hamilton started on the front row of the grid but finished 12th

F1: 'I'm absolutely lost,' admits Lewis Hamilton as Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix in front of home crowd

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso produced a brilliant drive to claim victory in Barcelona in front of his home crowd where he lapped rival Lewis Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen’s Lotus was fastest in the second practice

F1: James Allison's departure from Lotus hits Kimi Raikkonen's title chances

Kimi Raikkonen's bid to win the World Championship for a second time has been dented by the shock announcement that Lotus's highly rated technical director James Allison is leaving the team.

Severe delays after man dies in accident that blocks M25 in Surrey

A serious accident on Britain's busiest motorway led to severe rush-hour delays for drivers today.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates his controversial victory in Malaysia

Red Bull civil war: Sebastian Vettel is personable off the track... but on it he's as petulant and ruthless as they come

The Red Bull driver ignored team-orders to claim victory in Malaysia

An overhead view of Adrian Sutil at the Australian Grand Prix

F1: Shamed Adrian Sutil makes most of second chance with sparkling return with Force India

Sutil was convicted of assaulting Lux with a champagne glass and given an 18-month suspended jail sentence

Classic 1300E: in praise of the executive Ford Escort

These vintage, luxury models from a bygone era remain highly sought-after

US rebound drives profits at GKN

The car and aircraft parts maker GKN has posted a record profit as a rebound in the US vehicle market outweighed a slowdown in Europe.

The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is to admit that he knew of ‘general concerns’ relating to Lord Rennard, reports have claimed today.

Cry freedom for the Solzhenitsyn of Wapping!

Our diarist on a PR man to die for; unfortunate lead times for a magazine keen on Nick Clegg's honesty; and the marvellous wit of John Sessions; and Blade Runner revisited

McLaren sign Stoffel Vandoorne to young driver programme

McLaren have signed 20-year-old Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne to their young driver programme.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project