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Fewer cars – some 31,000 – rolled out of Britain's showrooms last month than in March 2010, despite the boost from the new registration plate.

New number plates fail to boost car sales

The lure of new number plates failed to start a surge in new car sales last month.

OFT attacks online car dealer

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Daily Sport owner in administration

The owner of the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport newspapers said tonight that it is to enter administration after failing to pay off its debts.

Online car dealer rapped on prices

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Bellway trading blooms in spring

Bellway reported a return to normal spring trading levels yesterday as it posted a 26 per cent hike in interim profits.

David Prosser: Ford gives digital radio a much-needed boost

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Market Report: Stalled car production in Japan hits UK suppliers

Blue chip groups involved in the car industry were left in reverse last night after both Toyota and Honda announced they were delaying the restart of production in Japan.

Kia cee'd named as Best Value New Car by Parkers

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Auto Trader in the Pink

Car-buying website autorader.co.uk has reported a big spike in interest in pink cars after the colour guide Pantone named Honeysuckle Pink as its “Colour of the Year”. Honeysuckle Pink, best described as a shade of magenta, is forecast to be the most popular colour of 2011, and searches for magenta cars on autotrader.co.uk rose from 2,629 in December 2010 to 9,863 in January.

Smiley Culture: Reggae MC who blended Jamaican patois and East End argot in his 1980s crossover hits

Last month, the BBC 4 documentary Reggae Britannia shone the spotlight on the music made in this country by the descendants of Jamaican immigrants. The 90-minute programme acknowledged the importance of homegrown bands such as Aswad, Steel Pulse and Matumbi, talked to the nearly-forgotten exponents of Lovers' Rock like Janet Kay – whose "Silly Games" soundtracked the summer of 1979 – and ended with the Eighties crossover hits of the Birmingham schoolboy group Musical Youth and the London MC Smiley Culture.

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