At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan, according to news reports.
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Saturday 25 September 2010
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Sunday 12 September 2010
Paul Bunting is 63 and thinking ahead to 2012, when he will have saved £25,000 to replace his 1995 Ford Escort. Ideally he wants a long saloon with a flat floor. He rightly observes that low seats make it a problem for the elderly and disabled to get in and out. Paul hates the clutter between the front seats and would like to be able to get out of either side of the car, useful when parked next to a hedge or wall.
Monday 23 August 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
A minor incident inside the Ministry of Sound nightclub led to "breathtaking lawlessness" in which a man was nearly decapitated, the Old Bailey heard.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Institutional investors have started to shun next week's $500m London listing of Fairfield Energy, the North Sea oil explorer and producer, due to fears over a loan and future liabilities.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Far East cars are the most reliable, according to a study out today.
Sunday 02 May 2010
German rider Kai Ruder, on Leprince Des Bois, both first-timers here, impressed the judges with a near foot-perfect dressage test to head the leader board at the Mitsubishi Motors Horse Trials yesterday. Their 33.8 penalties put them 5.2 pts ahead of Ruth Edge riding Two Thyme, with reigning European Champion and Olympic gold medallist Kristina Cook on Miner's Frolic just 2.7 adrift in third.
Thursday 25 March 2010
Mitsubishi has named the price at which it will sell its forthcoming i-MiEV electric car when it goes on general sale early next year. Customers will pay a steep £33,699 including VAT, even after the £5,000 per car grant that the government is introducing in order to encourage the sale of hybrid and electric plug-in cars.
Friday 26 February 2010
Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe (MPSE) is investing £100m in offshore wind turbine research in Britain and will create up to 200 jobs by 2014.
Thursday 25 February 2010
Hundreds of new jobs are to be created under a £100 million investment in a new wind turbine research centre, it was announced today.
Saturday 06 February 2010
A high-flying City lawyer who conned millions of pounds from her bank bosses to help a friend's ailing airline has been jailed for five years.
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Monday 14 December 2009
Mitsubishi and BMW's Mini launched their UK electric vehicle trials at the weekend; both initiatives are part-funded by the British Government's Technology Strategy Board which will support tests involving 340 alternative fuel vehicles from several manufacturers.
Thursday 10 December 2009
German car-maker Volkswagen is entering into a long-term strategic partnership with Suzuki of Japan. The relationship will be cemented via the establishment of a cross-shareholding between the two companies; VW will buy 19.9 per cent of Suzuki, which will in turn invest up to half of the proceeds in Volkswagen shares.
Friday 04 December 2009
PSA Peugeot Citroën is in talks with Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Company in a move that could lead to full-blown "strategic alliance".
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