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Two people died in a stolen car which exploded in flames as it crashed into a number of parked cars.

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Luxury car seller HR Owen announced yesterday that a strong performance by Rolls-Royce and Bentley showrooms towards the end of the year meant 2012 profits will beat forecasts.

Wiktoria Was was travelling with her mother, father and four-year-old brother when their Volkswagen Polo and a Peugeot 308 that was being chased by a marked police car collided

Tributes for 13-year-old girl killed in London police chase

The “charming” and “bubbly” 13-year-old girl who died in a crash involving a vehicle that was being pursued by police will be missed by her entire school, her headteacher said today.

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An American dentist took the remarkable decision to sack an employee because he found her "irresistible" and wanted to avoid a temptation that could wreck his marriage.

Half of male drivers have had sex in their car

Half of male drivers, and 37 per cent of female drivers, have had sex in their car, according to a new survey.

China puts Porsche in the fast lane as luxury car maker sets a new record

Times may be tough for the economies of the world, but the global pinch has yet to reach the Porsche-driving classes.

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Two men killed in Greater Manchester road accident

Two men have died in a road crash today, moments after their car was seen speeding through a town by a police officer.

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