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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.

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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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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

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

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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

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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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