Sport Alex Gurney secured pole position at the Daytone 24 Hours

Gurney beat Britain's Richard Westbrook to take the early bragging rights for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing

Letter: Science vs religion

Sir: For Dr Salah Ezz (letter, 10 February) to suggest that we are religious simply because we hold an opinion on religion is disingen- uous. I often express my dislike of football, but that doesn't make me a football fanatic.

Motor Show '98: The adventure of motoring

THIS YEAR'S British International Motor Show - theme, the adventure of motoring - covers 11 halls and is half as big again as the last show staged at Birmingham in 1996. Special attractions include the AA-sponsored gathering of 21st Century concept cars; a 3,000-seat arena for the 4x4 adventure zone; and an exhibition of past, present and future transport, presented by Michelin (100 years-old this year).

RAC membership votes to sell off motoring service

RAC CLUB members yesterday voted "overwhelmingly" to sell part of the organisation to the American firm, Cendant, for pounds 450m.

Arts: Hit and run squad

The instruments cost up to pounds 90,000 and the training is hard labou r. The Kodo drummers are back, and they mean business

'Rat run' roadmaps help beat the jams

A GUIDE on how to avoid traffic jams on some of the most congested motorways in Britain will be launched next week amid claims by motoring organisations it was a "rat- runners' charter".

Letter: Infallible atheist

Infallible atheist

RAC sale to bring pounds 1,000 staff payout

The RAC's 5,200 staff will each receive a cash pay-out of pounds 1,000 if the members of the motoring organisation approve the plans to change the club's constitution and sell its services to Cendant, the United States based company, for pounds 450m.

Still worth taking for a spin

Second-hand MX-5s have kept their value

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Motoring: Alarm over elderly drivers

A leading safety group yesterday called for a review of the driver licensing system after recent alarming cases of elderly motorists travelling in the wrong direction on motorways.

Motoring: Driving test nailbiting time reduced

From Monday, driving theory test candidates will be able to choose to have their result on the day they sit the test rather than wait the normal seven-10 days for the results to arrive by post, says the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

MOTORING: Parking is perilous for women

The belief among some men that women motorists are lousy parkers gains credence from figures published today, which show that female drivers have more accidents when parking or manoeuvring than men.

Blurring the topless boundary

ROAD TEST Renault Megane

Motoring: Boy racers lose in sex stakes

Men driving quickly are a turn off for the opposite sex, but males love to see women driving sports cars, according to a new survey.

ROAD TEST: Chevrolet Corvette

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee