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The credit information company Experian has released its annual analysis of UK used car sales.

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The next generation of Vauxhall's Vivaro van is to be built at its Luton factory, safeguarding the plant and 1,500 jobs. There had been fears the site could close if the current contract between Vauxhall and Renault was not renewed when it runs out in 2013.

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New car sales dipped last month but not by as much as expected, figures today showed.

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A four-year-old girl died in a car crash when a sat-nav wrongly directed her parents, an inquest heard.

Reinvented GM revs up to take on Toyota's lead

Toyota clung on to pole position in the global car industry in 2010, despite mass recalls which damaged the Japanese giant's reputation for quality in the all-important US market.

David Prosser: Vauxhall takes a gamble on England

Outlook Best of luck to Vauxhall in its new sponsorship deal with the England football team. With GM, Vauxhall's parent, fighting its way back from the abyss of a year or so ago and England keen to put last year's awful World Cup showing behind it, one might see this deal as a double whammy of a brand relaunch.

1,000 jobs at risk at Luton's Vauxhall plant

The future of Vauxhall's Luton van factory will finally be decided within the next eight weeks, according to the company's European boss.

Pearce picked to manage GB Olympic team

Stuart Pearce has been chosen by the Football Association to manage the Great Britain Olympic football team at the London Games next year, ahead of the likes of Harry Redknapp and Roy Hodgson.

Home internationals tournament would be a one-off

The Football Association today revealed they were in talks to play the other home nations in 2013 but had no interest in reviving the Home International tournament.

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