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Car production slowed last month after accelerating ahead in April.

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150,000 UK cars among 3.4m Toyotas, Nissans and Hondas recalled over airbag defect

Some 150,000 Japanese cars owned by UK motorists have been recalled after a fault was discovered with their front passenger seat airbags.

Father and son shot 'by mistake' in revenge attack

A father and son were mistakenly shot by a gunman in a revenge attack, the Old Bailey heard.

Lonrho hit by £3.4m loss

The African conglomerate Lonrho suffered an underlying loss of £3.4m after a year beset by fishing problems and late deliveries of tractors.

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European car sales plunged to a 19-year low in 2012 as the debt crisis took a heavy toll on vehicle demand.

Nissan to expand UK operation for new model

About 1,000 jobs will be created in the UK after Nissan announced plans to build the latest model from its premium Infiniti brand at its plant in Sunderland.

Nissan to make new model only in Sunderland

About 1,000 jobs will be created in the UK after Nissan announced plans to build the latest model from its premium Infiniti brand at its plant in Sunderland.

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