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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.

Adam Johnson celebrates his hat-trick against Fulham

Ki Sung-Yueng shines alongside Adam Johnson in Sunderland's thumping victory that leaves Fulham clutching at straws

The 4-1 victory at Craven Cottage lifted the Black Cats off the bottom of the table

Fulham 1 Sunderland 4: The Premier League match in pictures

The best images from this Premier League match at Craven Cottage

Luis Suarez craves plaudits, like so many in the strikers' union

Luis Suarez signs new contract: The Liverpool striker by numbers

The Uruguay has agreed a new deal at Anfield

Terry Fogerty: Bustling loose forward of the 1960s and 70s who played for Halifax, Wigan and Great Britain

Terry Fogerty was one of the best rugby league forwards of the 1960s, the first recipient of one of the game's main individual honours and the head of a varied sporting dynasty.

BEST OFF THE BENCH - James McClean: Made one bright run down the left past Phil Jones, livening the crowd. 6

Wigan winger James McClean not dropped for poppy snub, insists 'embarrassed' Owen Coyle

Wigan manager Owen Coyle was “embarrassed” at claims that Republic of Ireland winger James McClean was dropped from the squad for the 1-0 win over Yeovil on Sunday because he refused to wear a shirt embroidered with a poppy.

Katy McLean wants England to build for next year's World Cup

Katy McLean skips school for tough French test

Teacher captains England women on revenge mission at Twickenham today

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"

Nicklas Bendtner in action in his Arsenal return against West Bromwich on Wednesday

Arsene Wenger praises 'positive' Nicklas Bendtner return, but warns the striker must stay fit

Dane appeared for Arsenal for the first time since August 2011

Anti Clause 28 March and Demonstration, London, 1988

The return of Section 28? This can't be brushed aside as an ‘oversight'

If schools are basing policies on outdated laws, it is very much a problem

Paolo Di Canio ponders deeply a home defeat by Fulham

That was the weekend: Four things we've learned from the Premier League

Expectations are high after a rare first-day Anfield victory

234 disabled workers' jobs at risk as more Remploy factories face closure

Around 234 disabled workers are at risk of redundancy as nine further Remploy factories face closure, the Government announced today.

Government must tread fine balance in building the information economy

The opportunities are huge, but so are the risks. The most important role Government can play is investing in digital infrastructure and getting businesses on board

Alan Pardew remonstrates with his team during their final day defeat to Arsenal

Crunch talks for Newcastle clouds Alan Pardew's future at club

Owner Mike Ashley will meet Pardew later today to discuss the future at St James' Park after a disappointing season

Nadine Dorries was a contestant on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'

Andy McSmith's Diary: After Ukip pain, Tories tread gently around Nadine Dorries

As the Tories absorb the consequences of last week's local election results, some of them have apparently arrived at the brilliant solution that the first thing they must do is be nice to Nadine Dorries.

Paolo Di Canio: Believes his players are ‘too clean’ and need to find ‘a bit of an edge’

Paolo Di Canio claims Sunderland were 'poisoned' by derby success against Newcastle

3-0 win at St James' Park followed by 6-1 defeat against Aston Villa

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there