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The Honda car factory in Swindon re-started its engine yesterday after closing its doors four months ago as the global recession sent car-buying into freefall.

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Thousands of car workers returned to the production line at one of the UK's biggest plants today after a four-month shut down.

Honda staff set to return to work

Thousands of staff will resume production at the Honda car factory at Swindon in Wiltshire tomorrow after a four-month shutdown at the plant.

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Honda staff expected to take 3 per cent pay cut to save 490 jobs

Workers at Honda's Swindon factory are expected to accept a 3 per cent pay cut when the plant goes back into production next month.

Motorcycling: Spies eats into Haga's lead after pain of running empty

Ben Spies bounced back from his opening-race agony of running out of fuel when leading on the last lap to claim victory in the second race of the FIM Superbike World Championship meeting here yesterday.

Brothers die and sister injured in head-on crash

Two brothers have been killed in a car accident, police said yesterday. Ryan Mabbott, 12, and his brother Daniel, 16, died after the Honda Civic in which they were travelling was in collision with a Mercedes on Saturday between Swillington and Woodlesford, near Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Sean O'Grady: Scrappage scheme sells the UK motor industry short

Good news: according to some reports, at least, the Government is ready to help the motor industry. The bad news? We'll be helping the French, German, Korean, Polish, Czech, Slovakian and Korean motor industries rather than our own.

Motorcycling: Haga extends title lead with double victory in Valencia

Noriyuki Haga struck a blow in his duel with Ben Spies for supremacy in the 2009 Superbike World Championship as the Xerox Ducati rider eased to a masterly double victory in the third round of the season in Valencia yesterday.

Tim Walker: Let It Shine - The Environmentally-Friendly Honda Ad

Here's a predictably wonderful new commercial from Honda, set to debut on TV in April. It's part of the campaign for the brand's new hybrid car, the Insight. Is it odd to base an eco-ad on the mass use of car headlamps? Who cares? It's awesome!

Honda proposes pay cuts for Swindon staff

The car manufacturer Honda is proposing a pay cut for its thousands of UK workers in the face of the slump which has hit the motor industry, it emerged today.

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