Jaguar accelerates plant cuts

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is gearing up to extend shutdowns at its UK plants, as the auto sector continues to struggle through the downturn. The news comes days after the company launched its new flagship car, the Jaguar XJ, which it hopes will kick start stalling sales. JLR is owned by Indian company Tata Motors, which said last month the ailing car company had pushed it into losses of $522m (£322m).