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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.

Nissan has recalled more than 800,000 cars

Nissan recalls 800,000 Micras over fears of steering failure

Nissan has been forced to recall 841,000 vehicles across the globe – including 133,869 models of the Micra in the UK – after discovering a glitch in the steering wheel of one of its models.

150,000 UK cars among 3.4m Toyotas, Nissans and Hondas recalled over airbag defect

Some 150,000 Japanese cars owned by UK motorists have been recalled after a fault was discovered with their front passenger seat airbags.

American car industry has best month since 2007

American car manufacturers drew hordes of customers during March, with Chrysler and Ford reporting their strongest monthly sales performance since the US economy began a long period of contraction in 2007.

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Sale of Anschutz group called off

To prove a political point, President Mikheil Saakashvili drove the car, which he says is his personal vehicle paid for with his own money, to Tbilisi airport ahead of an official visit to neighbouring Azerbaijan

President who drove himself to the airport – with his wife as a guard

Georgian leader takes to road in protest at jibes over his opulence – and security he can’t trust

LA Police have been instructed to act as if Dorner is still at large

Christopher Dorner manhunt: Under their noses for a week, how LAPD finally got their man

The hunt for the California cop killer is over. But Christopher Dorner had been hiding in plain sight all along

Police officers walk door to door searching for murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner in Big Bear Lake, California

Tracks in snow lead hunt for LAPD killer Christopher Dorner into Big Bear mountains

Ex-police officer’s burning car found near ski resort as details of bizarre 'manifesto' emerge

Manchester City's Yaya Toure is reported to earn around £200,000 a week

Yaya Toure determined to repay Manchester City fans by maintaining fight for the Premier League title

The midfielder has returned from the African Cup of Nations

Manchester City youth player admits causing deaths of his brother and sister by careless driving

A Manchester City youth player has admitted causing the deaths of a brother and sister by careless driving.

Halifax bank robbery filmed by witness

Shocking footage has emerged online of the moment a Welwyn Garden City branch of Halifax was robbed in broad daylight.

Toyota is back as world's biggest car maker

Japan's Toyota has recaptured the top slot as the world's biggest car maker, overtaking America's General Motors again.

Manchester City starlet charged for death crash

Manchester City's 18-year-old defender Courtney Meppen-Walter has been charged with two counts of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving following the death of a man and his sister in an accident in Manchester last September.

Nissan to expand UK operation for new model

About 1,000 jobs will be created in the UK after Nissan announced plans to build the latest model from its premium Infiniti brand at its plant in Sunderland.

Nissan to make new model only in Sunderland

About 1,000 jobs will be created in the UK after Nissan announced plans to build the latest model from its premium Infiniti brand at its plant in Sunderland.

David Luiz hoping to disappoint Corinthians fans in Club World Cup final

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