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After three years during which it became the unemployment blackspot of Britain, the West Midlands is leading the nation's labour market recovery, according to the latest survey from one of the country's leading recruiters, Manpower.

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Man held over double death crash

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Now even the cheapest Picantos can be cool

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Jaguar Land Rover floors the profit pedal for Tata

Jaguar Land Rover has staged a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes, with parent Tata of India reporting a £1.1bn profit in the year to 31 March for its UK auto subsidiary. That contrasts with a bare profit of £14.6m the previous year, and a near-fatal loss of £673m in 2008-09.

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Barack Obama’s "Beast"car might mean that he travels in a bullet-proof cavalcade of comfort, but he could learn a thing or two from Lady Gaga.

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Jaguar introduces extreme XKR-S

Jaguar has announced its most powerful and fastest production car yet, the XKR-S. Capable of breaking the symbolic 300km/h (186mph) barrier, the new model is also capable of reaching 60mph from rest in 4.2 seconds. Its supercharged V8 engine produces 550 horsepower and 680 Newton metres of torque. A special exhaust system “rewards the enthusiastic driver with dramatic, motorsport-inspired aural feedback”. Uprated suspension, wheels and steering are fitted and there are aerodynamic modifications to help maintain stability at speed.

Evoque pulls in new jobs

Jaguar Land Rover's Evoque, which starts production in July, has resulted in supply chain contracts worth £2bn awarded to 40 manufacturers in the UK.

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