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Outlook Congratulations to Mary Barra, who has become the first female boss of a big US car maker by taking over General Motors just as it stopped being unofficially known as Government Motors.

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Deloitte given record £14m fine over MG Rover/Phoenix affair

Watchdog punishes accountants for conflicts of interest advising car firm and Four who bought it

All-new Range Rover Sport revealed… sort of

The all-new Range Rover Sport has broken cover… sort of. Today Land Rover released a very blurry image of the car prior to its official launch at the New York Auto Show on 26 March.

MG 6 DTi TECH diesel - First Drive

MG may yet be a mainstream car brand again in Britain one day

Six remanded on terror charges

Six men appeared in court today in connection with terrorism charges.

The sporting week ahead (22/04/12)

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs

Jaguar Land Rover creates 1,000 new jobs

Jaguar Land Rover is to create 1,000 jobs at its factory on Merseyside to support "significant demand" for some of its models, the company announced today.

Five-minute memoir: Carol Topolski recalls a moment of life and death

I'm in the bathroom with Clea. Cassie's chortling with her friend downstairs. My head's full of sweet, milky haziness as I sponge my 12-week-old baby, then wrap her in a towel nearly as soft as her skin. I'm 31 and all's well with my world. The front door crashes open. I hear urgent steps on the stairs. My husband's here. "Your dad's dead," he says. He's panting.

Land Rover reveals Evoque convertible concept

Land Rover has released the first pictures of a possible convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque.

'Revenge' killers guilty

Two men were convicted yesterday of beating a television executive unconscious and leaving him to die in a burning car in revenge for an alleged attempted sex attack on a student.

Hyundai unveils i30 estate in advance of Geneva show

Hyundai has unveiled the first pictures of the estate version of its new second-generation i30, which will be seen in public for the first time at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Plans for the new development

Home is where the factory was: 2,000 new homes are being built at Longbridge

Longbridge was once the centre of Britain's car-building might. Now after years of decline it's being turned into houses, but what does this mean for our industrial heritage? And will buyers want to live on the production line?

Harry Redknapp works out that Tottenham are going out despite their 4-0 win in Dublin last night

Redknapp reacts to fans' goading as Spurs head out

Shamrock Rovers 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4

1,000 new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover brought some welcome good news to the economy today by announcing 1,000 new jobs as part of its drive to boost production over the next five years.

Hall the difference for Hull KR's play-off push

Hull KR maintained their hopes of a play-off place yesterday, with a 24-22 home victory over third-placed St Helens. A try from Craig Hall was crucial as Rovers remained a point behind their city rivals, Hull, with two games left.

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