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One of Toyota’s top executives has warned a no-deal Brexit would make it “extremely complicated” to build new models at its British plants in the late(...)

Media gather outside the Honda Motor plant in Swindon. It isn’t good news. Photograph: James Beck/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Swindon shutdown The news cameras headed to Swindon in southwest England this week as Honda Motor confirmed that it plans to close(...)

A car transporter  is driven out of Honda’s Swindon manufacturing plant, which it says will close. Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty

Honda Motor’s decision to end carmaking in Britain casts a pall over the future of the UK auto industry after it recovered from near extinction just a(...)

Photograph: Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters

Honda will shut down its plant in Swindon in 2021 in the wake of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, marking what would be its first ever closure of a v(...)

A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man at a museum in Halle, Germany. We now know that Neanderthals are our closest ancestor and probably interbred with humans. File photograph: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images

When you imagine a Neanderthal you probably think of the classic image of the “cave man”: heavy brow, monkey-like face, stooping posture, shaggy hair,(...)

Nissan announced at the weekend that it had decided to abandon plans to make its X-Trail SUV at its UK plant in Sunderland.

The UK government promised Nissan that its operations would not be “adversely affected” by Britain’s departure from the EU, in a series of pledges tha(...)

 Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced on Sunday that it was cancelling plans to build its X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant in northeast England, despite Brexit assurances from the government. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Carmaker Nissan has scrapped plans to build its new X-Trail SUV in Britain and will produce it solely in Japan, warning two months before Brexit that (...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is due to report back to parliament on her negotiations with the EU on February 13th. Photogarph: Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has said she will be “battling for Britain” when she returns to Brussels to seek a “pragmatic” Brexit deal that can(...)

 The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Damon Albarn second from left

About a year before the European Union referendum in the UK, when I was looking around for something to write about, I fixed upon a strangely unsexy t(...)

Roy Keane, who has been announced as Martin O’Neill’s right hand man at his former club Nottingham Forest: ‘I’m glad to be back’

The news that Roy Keane has finally signed up to work as Martin O’Neill’s assistant was received with predictable enthusiasm amongst Nottingham Forest(...)

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