'Middle of the road' start to the season has not dampened Pallister's belief that the Scot can lead the club to glory like his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson
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Friday 06 August 2010
The group biography is a daunting task. Chronicling the life of a single subject is an exhausting feat of research, tact and elision. Bundling half a dozen lives in some factitious intertwining is asking for chaos. Only the freakishly energetic Humphrey Carpenter ever seemed to relish the experience, as he charted the heyday of Waugh, Powell, Betjeman and co in The Brideshead Generation.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Someone needs to write a book about Dudu Pukwana, the late South African alto-saxophonist who came to London as an exile from Apartheid and played sessions with John Martyn and Mike Heron as well as jazz.
Friday 23 July 2010
The bailed-out US car maker General Motors is spending $3.5bn (£2.3bn) to acquire Americredit, a car finance company, so it can help drivers afford its vehicles.
Friday 09 July 2010
Chevrolet is now offering what it describes as the best ever warranty and after-sales package provided with a UK-sold car. It includes a five-year warranty, free servicing and roadside assistance cover, as well as free annual vehicle health checks and free MoT test cover.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Contracts worth a total of £100 million to UK car suppliers were awarded today by Vauxhall's parent company, General Motors.
Thursday 17 June 2010
General Motors yesterday withdrew a request for loan guarantees from European governments, saying it now had the firepower to finance a restructuring of the company without outside support.
Sunday 13 June 2010
Thursday 10 June 2010
New doubt last night surrounded the future of GM Europe, the European arm of the US car manufacturer, after the German government turned down its appeal for more than €1bn of state aid. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, bowed to pressure from the Free Democrats, her coalition partners, who have argued that the business should be expected to stand on its own two feet, particularly now that its US parent company has emerged from bankruptcy and repaid some $8bn in loans received from the American and Canadian governments.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
General Motors, the largest US car maker, is back in profit thanks to its restructuring in bankruptcy last year, but the US taxpayer is still sitting on huge losses on its investment in the company.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Chevrolet has added a new top-of-the-range variant to its Captiva SUV range, the LTZ. This has a long list of standard equipment that includes full leather upholstery, climate control, a reverse parking camera and touch-screen sat-nav.
Saturday 13 March 2010
The government yesterday announced £270m of loan guarantees for Vauxhall as part of GM Europe's huge restructuring plans.
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