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Ahead of the FIFA World Cup next summer, at least one British team has landed a result in Brazil. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced plans to build a factory in Brazil with the capacity to build 24,000 cars per year. JLR has indicated that the announcement is the result of months of negotiations with the authorities in Rio de Janeiro.
Every year thousands of UK motorists are fined or being found guilty of speeding through roadworks. Typically, lower speed limits have been introduced to coincide with the work going on and are only in force for the duration of these works. The premise of the law is perfectly reasonable. It acknowledges that the roadworks often present difficult driving conditions to motorists and that workers are often exposed to fast moving cars.
Around this time three years ago, something very sad happened to a certain type of middle class professional. It was the opposite of a Christmas present, something that the Scandinavians would take away, rather than give. In December 2011 Saab went bust, ceasing production at its Trollhattan factory in Sweden.
Porsche's new Panamera luxury four door saloon is to receive a government grant that will take £5,000 off the £90,000 price tag. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is powered by a combination of electric motor and petrol engine. Because it is a 'plug-in' hybrid it can make use of the government grant scheme.