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Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure

Image copyright Getty Images Honda has confirmed it will close its Swindon car plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. The Japanese company made 160,000 Honda Civics in Swindon last year, of which some 90% were exported to the EU. The decision comes just weeks after Nissan switched plans to build its X-Trail SUV from the UK to Japan. Car manufacturers have said they are concerned about continued uncertainty surrounding the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. The industry has also been hit by falling demand in…

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‘Walls work’: Trump confirms emergency move

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive: Donald Trump declares emergency over Mexico border wall US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on Mexico’s border, saying “walls work”. Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump’s campaign, but Democrats have described the emergency as a “gross abuse of power”. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – CONMEBOL confirms Qatar 2022 qualifying dates

CONMEBOL qualifiers for Qatar 2022 will begin in March 2020 The ten teams will play each other home and away There will be 18 matchdays and an international play-off The South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will begin in March 2020, as confirmed by the Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol (CONMEBOL) Council after a meeting held on Thursday 24 January in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The decision was made due to the fact that the World Cup will be played between 21 November and 18 December 2022.…

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Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts

Image copyright PA Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed it is cutting 4,500 jobs, with the substantial majority coming from its 40,000 strong UK workforce. Most of the cuts will be in office roles as the company wants to simplify its management structure. It adds to last year’s announcement of 1,500 job cuts. JLR, the UK’s biggest vehicle maker, is planning a voluntary redundancy programme to help manage its latest round of departures. The firm, which is owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, made a £90m pre-tax loss in the three…

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Tottenham: New stadium not ready until at least March, confirms Daniel Levy

Tottenham say their new stadium will not be ready to host matches until at least March. Spurs were originally scheduled to move into the new White Hart Lane stadium in September but the project has suffered construction delays. The club took their latest decision after an update from contractors. “I should like to apologise to our fans and thank you for your continued patience,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. The new ground, which will also host NFL games, has a capacity of 62,062 and is located on the site of…

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Miley Cyrus confirms marriage to Liam Hemsworth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple met on the set of the 2010 film The Last Song US pop star Miley Cyrus has confirmed her marriage to Australian actor and long-standing partner Liam Hemsworth. She shared images from the ceremony, reported to have been held on Sunday, on social media. The couple met nearly a decade ago on the set of the film The Last Song. In November, they lost their home in California in the state’s devastating wildfires. The wedding is reported to have taken place at…

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Soccer: U.S. striker Weah confirms loan from PSG

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – United States Training – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – November 14, 2018 Timothy Weah of the U.S. during training Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley (Reuters) – Timothy Weah will leave French champions Paris St Germain on loan for six months in January, the U.S. striker said on Tuesday. British media reported the 18-year-old was set to join Scottish champions Celtic. Weah has played only three times for PSG this season as bigger names such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have limited his first-team…

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‘Europa League 2’: Uefa confirms new tournament from 2021

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the news after their meeting in Dublin A third European club competition with the working title ‘Europa League 2’ will be introduced from 2021. One English team will enter the play-offs of the new tournament, while Scottish sides may miss out on Europa League places in a reshuffle. As part of Uefa’s 2021-2024 cycle, the Europa League will be halved in size to 32 teams with an extra play-off round between the group stage and last 16. The new tournament will be played on Thursdays…

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Force India: Lance Stroll confirms switch from Williams

Lance Stroll (right) with Esteban Ocon, who he will be replacing as driver in the Force India team for the 2019 Formula 1 season Canadian driver Lance Stroll is to race for Force India in 2019. His move from Williams, for whom he made his debut in 2017, has been Formula 1’s worst-kept secret since his father bought Force India in August. Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll rescued the team from administration as head of a consortium and is expected to change their name. His 20-year-old son will partner Mexican Sergio…

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Argentine submarine: Missing ARA San Juan imploded, navy confirms

Image copyright AFP Image caption Families of the crew have gathered at the Mar del Plata naval base to hear the latest details An Argentine submarine which vanished a year ago with 44 crew on board imploded, the Argentine navy has confirmed after the wreck was found. The ARA San Juan disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine coast on 15 November 2017. Officials announced on Friday that it had been found 900m (2,950ft) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. “It appears to be complete, but it obviously imploded,”…

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