Voices Paul O’Grady, is best known for his drag queen comedic alter ego, Lily Savage

He took on bigots dressed in drag  as Lily Savage in the 1980s. Now the comedian is speaking up for the plight of people on benefits

GM plans swingeing job cuts if EU blocks sale of Vauxhall

Speculation about fate of Opel and Vauxhall grows as commissioners mull options

Vauxhall celebrates as union agrees deal to protect jobs

Paperwork signed this week with no staff to face compulsory redundancy

Battle for Vauxhall jobs set to go down to the wire

Ministers in last-minute negotiations over business plan for GM Europe

Jaguar to axe Midlands plant as pressure mounts on UK car industry

Car maker says no jobs will be lost when two plants are rationalised into one

Unions urge Vauxhall talks amid job fears

Union leaders called today for urgent talks with the new owners of car giant Vauxhall amid fresh fears for job losses in the UK.

Police hunt for elderly couple

Concerns are growing for an elderly couple, Patricia Pugh, 67, and her 70-year-old husband Robert, who disappeared from their home in Risca, South Wales, at 9.40am on Saturday.

New Astra is crucial to the future of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory

It was the big launch of the new Astra model at the Frankfurt Motor Show yesterday, and an equally big day for the hopes of Vauxhall in the UK.

Mandelson plea to regulators over Vauxhall plants

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson today urged European regulators to ensure that the future of the UK's Vauxhall plants was not placed at risk as a result of a "political fix".

Leading article: A sorry tale of private greed and public incompetence

There are uncomfortable lessons in the disgraceful demise of MG Rover

Mandelson 'satisfied' with Vauxhall sale

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson remained upbeat about the future of Vauxhall's British workforce despite the business being sold to a Canadian firm.

Hamish McRae: Why selling our treasured assets to foreigners can make a lot of sense

Would it matter if Cadbury were to fall into US ownership? Should we care that Opel and Vauxhall are being bought by a Canadian-led consortium? Or that Volvo may be taken over by the Chinese?

Luton van plant in danger as GM sells out to Magna

€5bn deal with Canadian buyer ends months of talks over Vauxhall and Opel

Blow for UK workers as Vauxhall to be sold

General Motors has decided to sell its European arm, including Vauxhall, to Canadian car parts firm Magna, the German Chancellor announced today.

Analysis: How Vauxhall made its marque

Vauxhall is one of the great names of British motoring and can trace its history back more than 100 years.

UK car sales rise for second successive month

New car sales have risen for the second successive month as the Government's "cash for bangers" car-scrappage continues to boost the motor industry.





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