News Workers at mail-order company La Redoute protest in Lille against plans to sack 1,200 workers

3.2 million people are working so hard that they risked mental or physical breakdown, study finds

The Prince of Wales with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, far left, and his predecessor, Lord Jonathan Sacks, at the induction ceremony

Keep faith in the power of charity, urges new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

The weak and the vulnerable in Britain must not be forgotten, the new Chief Rabbi warned today after taking up his post in a ceremony attended by more than 1,000 guests - including the Prince of Wales.

£100,000 Audi R8 driver held over death of woman after Birmingham crash

Two women in a Ford Fiesta were taken to hospital, but one was pronounced dead on arrival

All pistons go: How Bentley gave new life to the Pyms Lane factory

The Pyms Lane factory was built to make Hurricane and Spitfire engines. Bentley, then owned by Rolls-Royce, moved in in 1946 and that year the Bentley Mark VI became the first to be built entirely at Crewe.

The Bentley EXP 9F concept car - unveiled at Geneva last year and pointing the way at the SUV

Bentley gives the green light to world's most powerful SUV... and 1,000 new jobs

One sector sprinting ahead in global race is our booming automotive industry, says Cameron

Car dealership HR Owen fends off bid from Vincent Tan

One of London’s oldest car dealerships today urged shareholders to reject a £32.5 million offer for the business from Malaysian billionaire and owner of Premier League football club Cardiff City Vincent Tan.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 11 July 2013

Burberry’s sales boost due to men

Doctor Werner Lang: Engineer who designed the Trabant car

Doctor Werner Lang: Engineer who designed the Trabant car

On 9 November 1989, when the Berlin Wall was opened, tens of thousands of East Germans introduced the West to the Trabant car as they drove over the frontier. The car rapidly became recognisable as a kind of automotive liberator. The engineer behind its invention, Werner Lang, remained largely unknown.

Motoring Review: VW Beetle Cabriolet 50s edition

Do we still have the bug for the retro Beetle cabriolet?

Lamborghini no mercy: The seized Lamborghini Aventador on display outside New Scotland Yard

'No insurance' £300,000 Lamborghini faces crusher after it was seized in London

Purple high-performance machine currently on display outside New Scotland Yard

FIAT 500L Multijet

Motoring review: Fiat 500L MultiJet

'Family planning has never been Fiat’s strong suit'

The author’s raunchy trilogy, which revolves around the sexual escapades of young entrepreneur Christian Grey, reportedly sold 70m copies between March and December last year.

Fifty Shades of Grey makes EL James a multimillionaire in just six months

Erotic-fiction author nets £10m...and buys a Volkswagen 

Qatar sells back its stake in Porsche

The German family shareholders of Porsche got their keys back yesterday when Qatar's sovereign wealth fund sold its 10 per cent stake in the car marque's owner back to its founders.

Bumpy ride for Hornby as Games souvenirs flop

Hornby's profits were all but wiped out last year through overstocking London 2012 souvenirs and poor supplies of model trains.

The lucky winner has until 11pm on Wednesday to cash in the ticket which was bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of Hertfordshire for the EuroMillions draw on Friday June 8.

Will they go public? £81m EuroMillions lottery winner claims prize

A British jackpot winner who scooped a massive £81 million in the EuroMillions lottery has claimed the prize.

Film review: Something in the Air - an evocative tale of rebellion and romance

Dir. Olivier Assayas (15). Starring Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, 129mins

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn