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Troubleshooter drops Rover rescue plan

A leading businessman has ended plans to rescue collapsed car maker MG Rover, it was learned today.
David James, a corporate troubleshooter who was called in by the Government to revive the Millennium Dome, was part of a consortium which had drawn up plans to retain production of MG Rover cars in

Britain.

It is believed his plan involved making Rover cars under licence to the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, which pulled out of a joint venture with the British car giant earlier this year.