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

Bentley is positioning the V8 as a more sporting car, as signalled by a fiercer-looking front and some small changes to the suspension and steering settings

Bentley Continental GTV8

Why the new Bentley GT is all the better for downsizing its engine

Audi Q3

This small Audi SUV lacks style but oozes class

Pain on the way for EU powerhouse

The main engine of European growth crunched into reverse inthe final quarter of last year as Germany's economy shrank by 0.25 per cent, official figures show.

Volkswagen records 2011 sales increase

German car giant Volkswagen said today that it saw sales of more than eight million vehicles last year, putting it ahead of Japan's Toyota.

Volkswagen Up

Volkswagen Up

A small German delight that's fit for a real-life Italian job

Sales of luxury Bentleys soar, even in Britain

Bentley's sales leapt last year, driven by strong demand from the US and China for the latest Continental model.

Sales of luxury Bentleys soar, even in Britain

Bentley's sales leapt last year, driven by strong demand from the US and China for the latest Continental model.

Buyers worldwide fire up Bentley sales

The luxury car maker Bentley saw sales leap last year, driven by strong demand for its latest Continental model from America and China.

The Bentley Continental GTC has one of the most indulgent interiors around today: if it looks like metal, wood or leather, it is

Bentley reports soaring sales

Luxury car company Bentley today reported soaring sales for 2011, with a big increase in purchases in China.

Out of the office and not taking emails: victory for VW workers

German management agrees to stop sending messages to employees out of office hours

Toyota gears up to move into the fast lane

The Japanese car maker Toyota aims to step up a gear in 2012, increasing sales by a fifth to a record 8.4 million vehicles.

New car sales suffer slowdown

New car sales slowed last month, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed today.

Ronnie Wallwork arrives at Preston Crown Court for sentencing

Ex-United midfielder sent to jail

The former Manchester United midfielder Ronnie Wallwork has been jailed for 15 months for selling on parts from stolen high-performance cars.

Burglars steal 'sensitive' police memory stick

A memory stick containing sensitive information about on-going police operations has been stolen, a force said today.

Volkswagen Beetle

In its latest reinvention, its third – all the cartoon aspects of the previous VW have been replaced
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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin