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'Phoenix Four' condemned for £50m pay

A REPORT into the collapse of MG Rover has sparked a war of words between the government and the four businessmen who paid themselves millions for running the carmaker before it went bust.

Former MG Rover owners to be banned from running companies

THE businessmen behind the collapse of British car maker MG Rover are to be banned from running companies, Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said today.

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Alternative take: on the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover

THE sale of Jaguar, Land Rover et al to Tata Industries of India (it already owns Corus, ex-British Steel) is a further sign of things to come and, in the long term, it will not be good for UK plc.

Longbridge MG plant to reopen today

MG ROVER'S Longbridge factory in Birmingham is due to reopen today under the Chinese ownership of Nanjing Automobile Corporation. Three new MG TF sports models are expected to drive off the recommissioned production lines at the opening ceremony.

Longbridge back in business today

THE huge car plant at Longbridge, Birmingham, will reopen today, two years after closing following the dramatic collapse of Rover.

MG set to start production in Longbridge

THE Chinese owners of the iconic MG TF sports car brand are aiming to manufacture around 50,000 of that and other vehicles within two years.

Owners of MG to export to Europe

NANJING Automobile Group intends to start exporting its China-made MG cars to Europe in the second half of this year as it revives the iconic British brand, a senior executive said.

Noble back with Rover

ALEX F Noble, the Loanhead-based motor group, has become one of the latest parts wholesalers for the MG Rover marque.

£50m left unspent from cash to aid Rover victims

MILLIONS of pounds of cash earmarked to give aid to victims of the MG Rover collapse has not been used, it emerged today.

Ex-Rover owners claw back £16m from taxman

THE former owners of collapsed firm MG Rover have clawed back more than £16 million from the taxman from the year the car giant went bust.

First Freelander 2 rolls off line

THE first Land Rover model designed and built by owner Ford has rolled off the production line in the UK.

Mark one

Land Rover is to buy the trademark of collapsed car giant Rover.

Nanjing Autos opens £120m technology unit

CHINESE firm Nanjing Automobile has set up a £120 million unit to oversee the development of its own-brand cars based on technology bought from failed British car maker MG Rover.

Land Rover could be sweetener in Jaguar sale

AMERICAN car giant Ford is believed to be set to throw in Land Rover as a sweetener in its attempts to sell its other iconic British car-maker, Jaguar.

£600m bill for MG Rover breakdown

TAXPAYERS face footing the £600 million bill for the 2005 collapse of car maker MG Rover, MPs claimed today.

Rover owner wins £750 damages from dealer

A BUS driver from Longstone has won damages from a car dealer who told him he had lost his consumer rights because of the collapse of the Rover car manufacturer.

Longbridge to resume making sports cars in rebirth of MG brand

MILLIONS of pounds will be invested in the former MG Rover car plant at Longbridge under plans to resume production of a sports car, the new Chinese owners announced yesterday.

MGF revival at Longbridge will create 250 jobs

A LIMITED resumption of production at the former MG Rover plant in Longbridge will be announced today when the Chinese owners reveal their plans, a year after buying the collapsed British car-maker.

Shields slumps to an operating loss as MG Rover collapse dents sales

SHIELDS Automotive, the Scottish car sales and repair group, has unveiled an operating loss as a tough market and the collapse of MG Rover cut sales.

Blair insists £6.5m Rover loan needed to save jobs

PRIME Minister Tony Blair today defended the Government's decision to give car-maker MG Rover a £6.5 million bridging loan before its collapse, following criticism by the public spending watchdog.

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