Peugeot staff share pounds 1.2m bonus

THE 3,000-strong workforce at Coventry-based car maker Peugeot are to share in a pounds 1.2m bonus after the company announced a pounds 53m profit - its best for eight years - and forecast record production this year. The profit triggered an average pounds 240 tax-free payout per employee and allowed Peugeot to pay a pounds 50m dividend to its French parent.

Peugeot to create 900 jobs

THE COVENTRY-based carmaker Peugeot confirmed that it is to create 900 jobs by increasing production of the 206 range at its Ryton plant.

Peugeot woman has the drive of her life

Peugeot woman has the drive of her life

Motoring: Uri's car crosses the world

World famous paranormal practitioner Uri Geller recalls his worst car

Motoring: Peugeot hits the spot with its new supermini

The new British-built Peugeot 206 is a car whose time has come.

Basketball: Giants beset by shortage of players

MANCHESTER GIANTS' assault on the Budweiser League title race has been thrown into turmoil by the League, which has withheld player licences for the season beginning tomorrow and instead cleared only nine players for the game against Peugeot Bullets Birmingham at the Nynex Arena.

Basketball: Leopards must wait on Burks

GREATER LONDON Leopards open their defence as Budweiser League champions with a depleted line-up at Newcastle Eagles tonight, despite re-signing last season's leading scorer Eric Burks late on Thursday.

Equestrianism: Whitaker's confusing win

By Genevieve Murphy at Hickstead

Dining elite robbed at gunpoint

RIVIERA restaurant owners fear a spate of terrorist-type attacks after an armed robbery at one of the favourite eateries of the rich and famous near Cannes.

Motoring: Return Of The Pocket Rocket

Peugeot will replace the 205 model this October, when it launches the 206 hatchback. The 205 is the most popular Peugeot in history and was one of the greatest small cars of the Eighties.

Touring cars: Menu angered by tactics of his rivals

RICKARD RYDELL cemented his lead in the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship with two second places at Oulton Park as the defending champion, Alain Menu, was twice involved in incidents with the Peugeot driver Paul Radisich and missed out on a double victory.

Basketball: Kirk on fire as Bullets fly

MIKE FINGER spent the week building up Derby Storm's Moorways venue as the Budweiser League's most intimidating arena for visiting teams, then watched his Peugeot Bullets players dismantle it shot by shot on Saturday night.

Campaigning adverts under fire

`Political' agenda sparks new wave of complaints to industry watchdog, writes Paul McCann

Trust Motor approach worries institutions

INSTITUTIONAL investors in Trust Motor Group, the car distributor formerly known as Barr and Wallace Arnold, expressed concern yesterday after the company disclosed it had received a bid approach from its management priced at about the net asset value of the business.

Motoring: Burning the daylight oil

Thinking of buying a diesel? Use your calculator first, says Roger Bell, after a year with an oil burner
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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness