News Nascar legend Dick Trickle

Shortly before he was found dead, Trickle called officers to tell them 'there would be a dead body and it would be his'

Touring Cars: Menu lasts course to deny BMW second helpings

Switzerland's Alain Menu took race two to deny a BMW double at the World Touring Car Championship meeting at Brands Hatch yesterday.

Touring Cars: Priaulx out to impress in home race

Andy Priaulx will be going all out to give his fans something to cheer in the World Touring Car Championship's seventh round of the season, at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Touring Cars: Tarquini takes small lead to Brno

Gabriele Tarquini defends a seven-point lead in the World Touring Car Championship heading into rounds nine and 10 at Brno, Czech Republic this weekend. The Italian heads Seat team-mates Yvan Muller and Rickard Rydell after the opening four weekends of this year's series. Britain's Andy Priaulx is fourth after winning at Pau in France last time out.

Why Allied Domecq won't drink and drive

Alcohol giant hands sponsorship deals to rival after taking the high moral ground on marketing. Abigail Townsend reports

Double win for Reid

Three champions share spoils on opening day

Former champions from the two big teams in the series took wins as the British Touring Car Championship kicked off its 2004 season at Thruxton.

Thompson rues bad luck

Perfect start for Thompson

Albers fails in Minardi bid


What a) was your first car? b) current car? c) ideal car?

Sport on TV: Shameful past of Australia's forgotten black athletes

THERE WERE a few programmes I could have devoted my time to this week, such as Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, or the Channel 4 documentary about stock-car racing in the Reality Bites series, or a kid's programme about the weird sport of zorbing. But it was difficult to write about anything other than John Pilger's Welcome To Australia (ITV, Tuesday), a film which quivered with dignified anger over the ethnic cleansing that has been so efficiently implemented Down Under during the past two centuries.

TOURING CARS: Dominant Aiello in sight of title glory

THE NISSAN driver Laurent Aiello moved another step closer to winning the British Touring Car Championship drivers' title with a win and a second place here yesterday.
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth