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UK car production hit a six-year high in 2013 as the number of vehicles rolling off the line topped 1.5 million.

The new-look black cabs launched by Nissan

New version of the London black cab launched by Nissan

Model comes with round headlamps and a re-modelled grille as well as new front-bumper panels

Border control at Heathrow

‘Toxic’ immigration debate is giving Asia jitters, expert warns

Former UK ambassador to Japan says talk of ‘drawbridge Britain’ is deterring growing economies from investing here

Message sent abroad by toxic debate on immigration could have a devastating effect on our economy

It’s crucial to state clearly that the benefits of legal migration outweigh the costs, and that those benefits support the Government’s strategy to get growth back into the economy

Nissan’s chief executive warns of consequences if Britain quits the EU

The chief executive of the UK’s biggest car maker has added to fears over the economic consequences of an exit from the European Union, by warning it would force a re-evaluation of the company’s presence in this country.

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, at the launch of Nissan's new Qashqai model, who has warned the car maker would

CEO warns Nissan may quit UK if country leaves EU

Speaking at the launch of Nissan's new Qashqai model, Carlos Ghosn said the possible EU referendum is "going to be a major factor"

Google considering turning self-driving cars into a 'robo-taxi' service

Reports following $258m investment in taxi-hailing app Uber by the search giant

Marc Osborn faces immediate dismissal from the New South Wales Police Force

'The old man’s still got it': Senior PC secretly filmed his sex sessions with 33 women

Marc Osborn recorded footage using pinhole camera hidden inside alarm clock

The PlayStation phase of the competition at Silverstone

It’s more than a game: Gran Turismo champs compete for the real thing at Silverstone

Academy offers select few a fast track from bedroom to F1 glory

Would you download a car? Man 3D prints life-size Aston Martin DB4

The bodywork is being 3D printed in 4-inch squared segments before it'll be fitted over the innards of a Nissan.

Apple patents show 'iOS in the Car' plans are still on track

Plans for a full touchscreen dash board would give iOS controls to everything from heating to radio

Margareta Pagano: The car industry is on a roll. But our skills are stuck in second gear

In The City: Apprenticeships should be made at least equal to university degrees

Death crash footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter back in jail after being freed in error

A footballer who killed two people in a car crash and was released from jail by mistake is back in custody, police said today.

Facebook will remove adverts from restricted content after M&S and Sky become the latest to suspend their advertising

New system promises to stop adverts appearing next to controversial or offensive material

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Shinji Kagawa looks to impress David Moyes by signalling intention to be part of Manchester United tour in Japan

The Japanese midfielder is entitled to be on holiday during United's time in his home country

The British car industry is roaring back to life, so why do we still think it's a goner?

Fiat moving its global headquarters to Britain is just one sign of a renaissance

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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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