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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 announce £125m UK investment programme

Japanese car giant Nissan praised the workforce at its UK plant today after announcing plans to build a new model under a £125 million investment programme, creating 2,000 jobs.

80 jobless per vacancy in Hull

Almost 80 unemployed people are chasing every job vacancy in Hull, research has revealed.

Nicklas Bendtner – Arsenal (on loan at Sunderland)
The Danish centre forward hasn’t made a big impact on loan at Sunderland, although it remains to be seen how he fits into new manager Martin O’Neill’s plans. However, high wage demands and less than consistent form could make it difficult for Bendtner to find a club that will take a gamble on him.

Sunderland pair on criminal damage charge

Nicklas Bendtner and Lee Cattermole have been charged with criminal damage, after cars were allegedly vandalised close to the home of their arch rivals.

Martin O'Neill shakes hands with Tony Mowbray after the draw in the FA Cup at Sunderland last month

From backside to Wearside: O'Neill's moving story

Manager reveals the pain – emotional and physical – following Sunderland has caused down the years

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Chelsea have long been linked with a swoop for Bolton centre back Gary Cahill, and after agreeing a fee with the Trotters, the player has been holding talks with the club. But, there are stumbling blocks over the players' contract with the west Londoners unwilling to match his wage demands and the move could still yet collapse. Cahill is understood to want guarantees over his place in the first team.

Gary Cahill completes protracted transfer to Chelsea

Gary Cahill today insisted he was never going to turn down the chance to join Chelsea after finally completing his £7million move from Bolton.

'He puts little things into your head in a very, very clever way,' Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson (pictured) on his new manager Martin O'Neill

Seb Larsson: 'You should see O'Neill when we win. He is all hugs'

Sunderland's Seb Larsson opens up to Martin Hardy about his Mr Motivator manager and the joy of his early days at Arsenal despite bouts of homesickness

The Nissan car factory in Sunderland

2011 proves record-breaking year for Nissan plant

A UK car plant had a record-breaking year in 2011, it was announced today.

O'Neill admits 'addiction' to stress of job

Martin O'Neill returned to football knowing the pressure is mounting on managers all the time.

O'Neill: Bendtner must prove himself

Nicklas Bendtner looks like being given the opportunity to earn himself some better headlines tonight as Sunderland seek their second win under Martin O'Neill at QPR. Bendtner, who was dropped for Sunday's defeat at White Hart Lane along with Lee Cattermole after the pair were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage, is in line for a start as Connor Wickham is an injury doubt. O'Neill yesterday challenged the Dane to improve his behaviour off the pitch, and his goalscoring on it. Do that, and O'Neill hinted Sunderland might next summer seek to turn Bendtner's loan from Arsenal into a permanent move.

Steve Bruce side have won only two of 15 home games in League and cup since New Year's Day

Crowd begin to turn on Bruce after Sunderland labour

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0

Video: CCTV captures gunman

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Distance learning: Find your answers closer to home

Save money without compromising on quality by studying off-campus, writes Steve McCormack

Gordon Colling: Trade unionist who helped pave the way for the changes that made Labour electable once more

Many newly- elected members joining the Parliamentary Labour Party for the first time are struck by the fact that often the opinions of politicians who enjoy a high media profile count for little, and that the opinions of some colleagues, virtually unknown to the public, count for a great deal. So it was, I found, in the mid-1980s, with the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party. Gordon Colling was by no means a household name but his opinions soon came to matter a great deal in the deliberations of the Party during those turbulent years.

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