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UK mulls tax on foreign property investors

2013-11-01 10:41

Britain is considering imposing capital gains tax on foreign property investors in an effort to tackle soaring house prices in the capital, a report shows.

Doubts over UK 'no work' contracts

2013-07-12 09:26

The rapid growth of 'zero-hours contracts' helps explain how Britain's barely growing economy can provide a record number of jobs, but not eveyone is a fan.

Webber exit surprised Red Bull

2013-06-28 08:49

Red Bull was caught off-guard when driver Mark Webber announced he was quitting Formula 1 at the end of the 2013 season.

UK to sell Lloyds shares, mulls RBS split

2013-06-20 10:53

Britain is ready to start selling its shares in Lloyds Banking Group and will examine whether to break up Royal Bank of Scotland, says its finance minister.

Biker's epic 67 000km ride

2013-06-14 11:54

A year, 67 000km and nine oil changes... Jonathan Yates has completed a six continent-spanning journey on his Yamaha XT660 Ténéré. Here's his story...

Stylish MG3 headed for SA

2013-06-13 15:03

Chinese-owned British automaker MG has revealed its latest model in the UK. Take a look at the stylish MG3 that's headed for SA!

F1 tyres 'a means to an end'

2013-05-14 12:15

Despite Fernando Alonso's fantastic win at the 2913 Spanish GP it seems F1 is more fixated on the tyre saga, Red Bull says the situation "contradicts" racing.

UK ends Official Development Aid to SA

2013-04-30 19:16

The South African government says it regrets the unilateral decision taken by the United Kingdom to terminate Official Development Aid to the country from 2015.

UK credit scheme to aid small firms

2013-04-25 12:06

Britain seeks to inject new life into the country's stagnant economy by giving banks greater incentives to lend to small and medium-sized firms.

MG to reveal radical SUV concept

2013-04-15 11:15

The latest result of a massive MG investment means a SUV will be produced by the iconic automaker really soon. Check out MG’s first compact SUV- the CS!

Reader: 'R50 insurance a bargain'

2013-04-03 11:04

Reader BRIAN BOGAARD, a South African living in Italy for the last 10 years, shares his views on our article titled "65% of SA cars NOT insured".

Want to drive to work at 30km/h?

2013-04-02 13:27

Would you like to be forced to drive at 30km/h in all built-up areas? A British MP just got an award for suggesting it... and now it's happening.

Horner: 'Submissive doesn't win'

2013-04-02 10:10

Christian Horner has defended Sebastian Vettel, arguing that Mark Webber has also ignored team orders and that champions do not succeed by being submissive.

Indian police use cardboard cops

2013-03-26 13:20

Police in Bangalore, India are turning to farmer tricks in a new way to reduce traffic offences by using cardboard cops to scare drivers.

'Hamilton wanted to join Vettel'

2013-03-24 10:38

Lewis Hamilton aimed to join Red Bull instead of Mercedes but the deal did not materialise because team owner Dietrich Mateschitz was loyal to Mark Webber, says Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Austin 7 classics on show

2013-03-15 08:24

Classic car enthusiasts are in for a treat at the 51st National Rally of pre-war Austin 7's in England as iconic vehicles take to the track.

Coca-Cola cans Sprite in obesity fight

2013-03-06 18:48

As part of its anti-obesity campaign, Coca-Cola says it's replacing Sprite in the United Kingdom with a version that uses a sweetener that contains fewer calories.

Webber puts Red Bull on top

2013-03-01 08:34

Red Bull's Mark Webber is now the ninth driver to top the time sheets in as many test days in 2013 Formula 1 testing in Barcelona.

Button mulls tech chief exit

2013-02-27 08:02

Jenson Button has shrugged off McLaren losing technical director Paddy Lowe and said the team's Formula 1 title challenge would not suffer.

Driven to distraction – car rows

2013-02-26 10:34

How often do you argue with partner while driving? A survey shows that 74% of respondents admitted to be being critised behind the wheel.

Dying mom's wish 'a school run'

2013-02-21 09:06

A mother who is terminally ill with cancer has fulfilled her greatest wish - learning to drive so she can drop her son at school.

Tyre-changing damsels on their own

2013-02-14 10:53

Is age of chivalry dead? Almost 50% of men said that they wouldn't stop to help a lady change a tyre - though 18% said they'd help Joanna Lumley...

Panda smashes Cape-London time

2013-02-13 09:21

The world record for driving non-stop from Cape Town to London, more than 16 000km, was smashed by two daring British drivers and a Fiat Panda.

Video: Man United's new rides

2013-02-12 15:58

Wayne Rooney in a Camaro convertible, Rob van Persie choosing a Captiva... Manchester United players choose their rides as the English football team takes delivery of their new Chevrolets.


Kate Middleton has stepped out for her first public appearance following the birth of Prince George. See the pictures.

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Middle class mysteries

2013-06-30 10:01

Chrystia Freeland explores the pros and cons of flexible labour markets.

Virgin Money back in profit on takeover

2013-06-27 09:20

UK financial group Virgin Money has posted strong profit growth stemming from its takeover of nationalised lender Northern Rock, and forecasts an annual profit.

Lloyds must raise £8.6bn - regulator

2013-06-20 12:07

Lloyds Banking Group must plug a capital shortfall of £8.6bn, says a UK regulator amid plans to return the part-state owned lender to the private sector.

UK body names lenders in £25bn shortfall

2013-06-20 10:37

A UK regulator is to say capital holes at Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays account for over 90% of a £25bn shortfall, a report says.

Pirelli tyre change delayed

2013-06-14 09:10

Pirelli has ruled out changing the construction of its Formula 1 tyres until August 2013 because teams couldn't agree at the Canadian GP.

BP seeks US government intervention

2013-05-16 11:00

BP wants Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene with the US government over the costs of compensating firms for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, reports BBC.

'Lost' last Mini up for sale

2013-05-14 10:59

A salvaged Mini Clubman hidden in tunnels under the Longbridge factory in England for 30 years is to be auctioned.

Hybrid first for Aston at 'Ring

2013-04-30 08:06

Aston Martin has entered the record books with the first hydrogen-fuelled, zero emissions, lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

US, UK want financial services

2013-04-19 11:42

The US and the UK aim to include financial services in a proposed free-trade agreement between America and the European Union, the British ambassador says.

Trans-US in a very Old-smobile

2013-04-12 10:47

London-Sydney in a Morris Minor, the 8000km Carrera Sudamericana… Joy Rainey knows epic drives. Now she's off to cross the US in a 109-year old Oldsmobile.

65% of SA cars NOT insured

2013-04-03 10:51

The AA and a major insurance broker want the return of compulsory third-party insurance - including the 65% totally uninsured in South Africa. It could cost as little as R50 a month!

65% of SA cars NOT insured

2013-04-02 13:20

The AA and a major insurance broker want the return of compulsory third-party insurance - including the 65% totally uninsured in South Africa. It could cost as little as R50 a month!

Kimi 'candidate for Red Bull?'

2013-04-02 09:21

Kimi Raikkonen is "a candidate" to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull, team owner Dietrich Mateschitz has admitted. Meanwhile Webber could be headed for Le Mans...

‘Red Bull have a clear No 1’

2013-03-26 07:40

Lewis Hamilton hit back at Formula 1 rivals Red Bull for suggesting after a controversial 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix that he has joined Mercedes as its No 1 driver.

2013 Malaysian GP: Practice 3

2013-03-23 08:36

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel leads the way in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix.

New UK tax status test could hit expats

2013-03-14 16:05

UK expats who spend part of the year in Britain need to check up on changes to the statutory residence test which come into force in April.

Sutil gets second chance in F1

2013-03-01 09:22

Adrian Sutil has sealed his Formula 1 comeback with Force India announcing it has given him a second chance in 2013.

Second team joins Formula E series

2013-02-28 11:27

China Racing becomes the second team to sign up for the new Formula E electric series set to start in 2013.

Senna's gloves sold for R295k

2013-02-26 13:07

Lotus Formula 1 team owner Gerard Lopez bought a pair of racing gloves worn by the late Ayrton Senna for R295 000 at a charity auction.

Lauda: Brawn's here to stay

2013-02-26 10:26

Ross Brawn's position as Mercedes team principal is not in dispute despite Paddy Lowe's departure from McLaren at the end of 2013, says the team's non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.

Nissan to rivals: Take Note

2013-02-18 10:28

Nissan signals the start of a wave of new models with a stunning design making its debut at the2013 Geneva International Auto Show. Check out the new Note! GALLERY

'13 Dukes to debut at MCN show

2013-02-13 11:17

Ducati will arrive at the 2013 London Motorcycle Show with a plethora of new models and model updates. GALLERY

SA champs 'rewarded' in UK

2013-02-12 16:31

2012 South African National rally champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton have been invited to compete in the Malcolm Wilson Rally in England.

McLaren sets the pace in Jerez

2013-02-06 08:18

McLaren gave its rivals something to chew on as Jenson Button kicked off Formula 1's pre-season testing with a lap time comfortably quicker than his rivals.

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