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The auto market is both a symbol of recovery and a driver of it

Infiniti M30d GT

Nissan tries to take on Jaguar and BMW with its new high-end saloon

Aston Martin city car gets first UK showing

Aston Martin has been displaying its luxury city car, the Cygnet, in the UK for the first time.

Product recalls hit new high in 2010

UK product recalls jumped by 12 per cent from 205 in 2009 to a record 229 in 2010, according to research from City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, with the car maker Toyota being the most prominent example of the trend.

Police officer charged over crash

A police officer has been charged in connection with a road accident in which a pedestrian died.

Toyota to pay $10 million in runaway Lexus crash

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles, attorneys said today.

Toyota agrees to pay $32.4m fines in US over recalls

Toyota has agreed to pay $32.4m (£21m) in fines in the US after criticism it was too slow to respond to safety concerns, including reports of sticky accelerator pedals implicated in fatal crashes.

Car Choice: When replacement knees mean a replacement car

Molly Storck is 78 and lives in London. Most of her driving is in town, although she does have a major annual trip to France and back of about 1,000 miles.

Lotus Evora S

It's almost £60,000, but this car's worth a sacrifice

Infiniti G37S Premium

Price: £37,590
Top speed: 155mph 0-62mph 5.9 seconds
Consumption: 26.9mpg
CO2 emissions: 246g/km
Best for: quality and performance without badge baggage
Also worth considering? BMW 5-Series, Lexus GS, Mercedes E-Class

Think you can handle a Wingle?

Chinese cars are coming to British showrooms

Toyota issues new recall

Troubled car giant Toyota today announced yet another recall involving thousands of UK-owned vehicles.

Ford C-Max

This Ford has a winning combination – fun for drivers, comfort and convenience for passengers

Toyota Lexus CT200h

This trailblazing small, executive hybrid should be a winner, but the reality is disappointing.

Bangalore: Turned on by India's IT city

Bangalore may be a hub of hi-tech business, but there's also plenty to distract the inquisitive traveller, says Chris Leadbeater

Ethical investors pressure Toyota into pulling out of Burma

An affiliate of the car manufacturer Toyota has been forced to pull out of a joint venture it operated with the military regime in Burma after pressure from "ethical investors".

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform