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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.

The ins and outs of brand revival

Dated brands can be successfully resuscitated for a contemporary marketplace. Amy Frengley looks at the critical success factors for reviving a brand, and shares some examples of where it worked and where it hasn’t worked

Outside Edge: Bacon and coffee? Brake fast

If it runs in the family, it runs very quickly in the Campbell clan. This weekend Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and nephew of Donald, will try to break his own British electric land speed record on Pendine Sands in Wales.

Car-chase duo gain second chances

The two players suspended by Hull KR after a car chase have been given a fresh start. Ben Cockayne, who was released earlier this month because of a series of disciplinary scrapes, has joined Featherstone Rovers for the rest of the season.

Cockayne released by Rovers after police chase

Hull KR have released Ben Cockayne, who has been suspended for the last two weeks following a police chase. It was the latest in a series of incidents involving the full-back. Although he was not driving the car and does not expect to be charged, his agent and the club have agreed that it is time for a clean break.

Cockayne and Watts suspended after police chase

Hull KR have suspended two first-team regulars indefinitely while they investigate a police chase that ended with a car driven into a wall at the weekend. The police are also investigating.

Brian Viner: Scot profits as Gimeno-Traver goes from Barcelona to Bagshot Rovers

It would be understating matters to say that it wasn't exactly in the script for Andy Murray to go a set down in his first-round match against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver under the Centre Court roof last night. Think of a speech meant for Bobby De Niro being improvised by Bobby Davro and that was how much it wasn't in the script.

A-ha! The return of Alan Partridge

As the man who put Norwich on the map prepares to tell his story, Matt Chorley charts his rise (and fall) from talk show to travel tavern

Open Jaw: 'The hair on your neck will stand up...'

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Neville the Red Devil who became a green saint

You won't catch Gary Neville in a Hummer. Ian Herbert meets the ex-footballer saying no to bling and yes to a Prius, an eco-home and – hopefully – an environmental empire

Elisabeth Sladen: Actress who came to fame as Dr Who's assistant and later had her own spin-off series

As Sarah Jane Smith, the titular Time Lord's assistant in Doctor Who, Elisabeth Sladen played one of the sci-fi programme's longest-running characters, who was voted the Doctor's most popular companion by fans, gained cult status – and was catapulted to her own spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Ruck and Maul: Saints go marching on as his Masters voice fails to lift Ulsterman

Rugby supporters have nothing like the reputation of football's, though some may see Saracens as pushing the boundaries of antagonism by staging a "Gathering" before away matches – for example, yesterday, on what the London club called "private land adjacent to the Exeter Chiefs official car park" before a "march on the ground... to give the team a welcome to remember".

Outside the Box: Capello's legacy in safe hands thanks to Wilshere and Co

For a man due to leave his job in Olympic year, it is appropriate that England's manager Fabio Capello should be thinking of the legacy he might leave behind.

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MG cars are rolling off the Longbridge production line again, thanks to a little help from the Chinese

Wake up and smell the coffee – product placement is here

Brian Viner sees history being made on 'This Morning' – but in a very British way

The business on...Jon Moulton, Founder, Better Capital

The mouthy private equity tycoon?

That's one way to describe him. Mr Moulton is indeed a private equity tycoon, having founded not one, but two big successes – Alchemy Partners and now Better Capital – and he's can be outspoken. The Potteries accent helps him get noticed too.

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