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SPAR Pwllheli launches Ridiculously Rich by Alana first self-serve unit

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The winner of 2016's The Apprentice Alana Spencer officially launched her delicious range of cakes at independent retailer Conrad Davies’ SPAR Pwllheli. Ridiculously Rich by Alana hit the headlines after Spencer was chosen by Lord Alan Sugar to be his business partner on The Apprentice. The cake and brownies business owner has launched her first self-serve unit containing her products in SPAR Pwllheli. “We’ve been selling these products since September 2017 and they have been fantast... Read the full story

First Kia Telluride crosses Brunswick docks

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First Kia Telluride crosses Brunswick docks   Made in Georgia, vehicles destined for overseas markets       Representatives from Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, the Georgia Ports Authority, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the International Longshoremen's Association and the shipping line Glovis send off one of the first Kia Tellurides to be e... Read the full story

BRITCON COMPLETES CO-OP FOOD STORE NEW BUILD CONTRACT

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Building and Civil Engineering company Britcon has completed construction works for a new £600,000 Co-op food store in North Somercotes, Lincolnshire.The contract was to deliver a new building on the site of a former garage in the village to house a 2,500 sq ft grocery shop with an in-store bakery.  Britcon also delivered a 23-space car park with supporting infrastructure and drainage system.The project, commissioned through Developer Rutherford Holdings Ltd, was completed in a 20-week time... Read the full story

Blakemore Retail Colleagues in a Spin to Raise Over £1,500 for NSPCC

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In January, 37 Blakemore Retail colleagues took on the gruelling challenge of a spinathon to raise over £1,500 for the NSPCC. The event was organised by Battlefield Store Manager Stacey Aitkin-Best and Sales Assistant Sara Chang, after recognising an excellent opportunity to bring colleagues together and support the NSPCC.37 colleagues in total took on the challenge from Blakemore Retail SPAR stores Battlefield, Baschurch, Shawbirch, Broseley, Ludlow, Bishop’s Castle, Leominster, Presteig... Read the full story

Carlos Travé takes over responsibility for exports in the areas of Marine, Agriculture, Commercial Vehicles and Construction Equipment

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Carlos Travé takes over responsibility for exports in the areas of Marine, Agriculture, Commercial Vehicles and Construction Equipment February 2019 – A new man for international trade in the area of Marine, Agriculture, Commercial Vehicle and Construction Equipment working for German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY: Carlos Travé. He will aim to stimulate export business in these four areas. “We see enormous potential for the brand here,” says Ernst Prost, CEO of LIQUI MOLY. C... Read the full story

Office Manager role for IAAF’s Ann Silvester

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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has confirmed that team member Ann Silvester’s new role is now Office Manager.Ann joined the Federation back in 2000 as Trade Secretary, where she has for the past 19 years made the role her own, supporting IAAF by overseeing all facilities of the office and being the first response on all IAAF enquiries including those relating to Block Exemption Regulation.In her new role, among other duties she will be tasked with working on behalf... Read the full story

Revealed: Over 450,000 vehicle crimes reported in 2018, a 2% increase from the previous year

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The Metropolitan Police recorded the highest number of vehicle crimes, at an astonishing 113,014 – the equivalent of 310 incidents every day in 2018 Thereafter, West Midlands Police had the next highest amount of vehicle crimes, with 37,202 cases Contrastingly, City of London reported the lowest number of vehicle crimes in 2018, at 252  Bedfordshire Police experienced the greatest rise in year-on-year vehicle crimes at 35% - with 7,798 vehicle crime incidences in 2018 compared to 5,774 th... Read the full story

SPANDEX TO EXHIBIT AT SIGN AND DIGITAL UK 2019 FEATURING ARLON GRAPHICS VINYL

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The Hague, NL – 25 February 2019 Key Facts: Spandex’s wrap section at Sign and Digital UK 2019 solely features Arlon’s SLX™ Cast Wrap and IllumiNITE Wrap™. Spandex will exhibit at Sign and Digital UK from April 2nd to 4th, stand C10. From April 2nd to April 4th 2019, Spandex will exhibit at Sign and Digital UK, stand C10. The wrap section of the stand will be dedicated to vinyl solely from Arlon Graphics. Spandex will be demonstrating Arlon’s top-selling SLX™ Cast Wrap, the... Read the full story

Lipton launches the UK’s first cold brew iced tea

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With the trend for cold brew teas and coffees continuing to grow[1], Unilever is leading the way with the launch of the UK’s first and only cold brew tea bags, made using real tea leaves.Supported by a £2m marketing investment and brought to retailers from both the UK’s number one iced tea brand[2], Real Iced Tea by Lipton features a choice of five refreshing new variants including Black Tea with Strawberry & Rhubarb and Green Tea with Mango & Vanilla. Made with all-natural ingredients,... Read the full story

What More UK invest £25 million in manufacturing

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The last six years has seen local company Wham® invest £25 million in manufacturing at Altham - in new buildings, new product groups and, most recently, a £13.5 million investment in new state-of-the-art production machines.The successful manufacturing business, based in Lancashire, currently export their products to over 72 countries. With a variety of ranges in plastic and metal including Wham®, Flash and Baker & Salt, the business are leading the way with innovation and quality.Garry I... Read the full story

MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION MOTORISTS HAVE AT LEAST THREE PENALTY POINTS ON THEIR DRIVING LICENCES

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Bristol drivers have racked up the most points on their licences, research reveals 6.8% of Bristol population have at least three penalty points on their driving licences 6.4% of population in Slough and Halifax have at least three points on their licences Over 5,500 drivers in BS16 postcode district have incurred at least three penalty points 11,000 drivers in England & Wales have at least 12 points (automatic ban) on their licencesLondon, 22nd February 2019 -- More than 2.5 million driver... Read the full story

GripHero to launch world’s first anti-static oxo-biodegradable hand-protection at The Forecourt Show 8-10 April

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GripHero Ltd, the developer of a revolutionary new hand-protection dispenser that enables drivers to avoid contact with contaminants, harmful bacteria and germs on fuel pump handles, has announced that it will launch the world’s first anti-static, oxo-biodegradable hand-protection solution at the Forecourt Show this April.  The new oxo biodegradable hand-protection joins GripHero’s range of hand-protection options, which includes its 100% recyclable, anti-static hand-protection. Created... Read the full story

Give a warm welcome to Ben & Jerry’s latest concoction: Love Is…

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Ice cream fans behold, Ben & Jerry’s latest Topped creation comes straight from the heart to bring the celebration of love in all its forms to the front of mind and top of spoon. What’s more, proceeds from new Topped Love Is… will go towards supporting Refugee Action.Available now, Topped Love Is… joins the Topped family and features a never-before-seen Buttery Brown Sugar Ice Cream, tenderly laced with a Cookie Swirl, scattered with Pink Salted Caramel Cups and topped off with a thic... Read the full story

LIQUI MOLY with Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship

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This means the oil manufacturer will have a presence in both the major motorbike racing series at the same time February 2019 – In addition to the MotoGP, LIQUI MOLY will now also be in view at the Superbike World Championship this season. The German oil and additive specialist is supporting the Italian GRT Yamaha team. “We’re proud that the Yamaha factory team has opted for quality made in Germany,” says CEO Ernst Prost. LIQUI MOLY is the sponsor of the whole team. The blue, red and... Read the full story

Mobility pioneer MaaS Global wins Future UnicornAward

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The Future Unicorn Award celebrates the best SMEs across Europe that have the potential to become the future European Tech giants Helsinki, Finland/Brussels, Belgium - February 21st, 2019 - MaaS Global, the world’s first true Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) operator, today announced it was chosen as one of the winners of the prestigious Future Unicorn Award. Presented at a gala ceremony in Brussels alongside the Masters of Digital event, the Future Unicorn Award celebrates the best SMEs acro... Read the full story

Unilever and Ferrero excite the nation by bringing KINDER Ice Cream to the UK

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Just in time for summer, Unilever has announced a first-time collaboration with Ferrero to bring KINDER and Kinder Bueno Ice Cream to the UK, following a phenomenal launch in Europe last year. Using Unilever’s ice cream know-how and Ferrero’s iconic confectionery brands, KINDER Ice Cream is about to take the UK freezer aisles by storm. The two new ice cream ranges include three fun KINDER Ice Cream products that are set to drive value into the kids’ ice cream segment, in addition to a... Read the full story

'Ten Years for Agroecology in Europe': new research shows an organically farmed Europe can feed a growing population a healthy diet

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Europe could be farmed entirely through agroecological approaches such as organic and still feed a growing population, a new scientific paper released in the UK today, 20 February, shows. Published a week after research revealed a steep decline in global insect populations linked to pesticide use, the 'Ten Years for Agroecology' study from European think tank IDDRi shows that pesticides can be phased out and greenhouse gas emissions radically reduced in Europe through agroe... Read the full story

7 in 10 motorists support changes to mobile driving laws

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Two thirds of Brits believe using in-car tech is as distracting as being on your phone The UK's biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has revealed that nearly two thirds (65%) of British drivers believe in-car tech such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and sat navs are just as distracting as phones. This comes after the site surveyed its one million users to ask for their opinions.The UK's biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has revealed that nearly two thir... Read the full story

AVERE AND LIVE! BY GL EVENTS ANNOUNCE THE 32nd INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE SYMPOSIUM (EVS32) IN LYON FROM 19 TO 22 MAY 2019

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A major international event devoted to electro-mobility2 conference programs: scientific and industrial. In parallel: 3 plenary meetings, exhibitions and a "Ride and Drive" area open to the public10,000 visitors expected, 150 exhibitors, 30 nationalities, 50 speakers Lyon, a leading centre for innovation and new mobility solutions The leading international event devoted to electro-mobility, EVS32 will be held at Lyon Eurexpo from Sunday 19 May to Friday 22 May 2019. Co-organised by AVERE an... Read the full story

Spring sunshine a welcome boost for sports car and motorcycle sales

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Used car of the month: BMW Z4 M (2006-08)Used bike of the month: GSX-S1000 (2015-) Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month. Vehicle valuation manager at mycarcheck.com, Stuart Wilson, said: “As we eagerly look forward to the sunshine of spring, the thought of a sports car comes to mind. There are many affordable used options, but we’ve picked the BMW E86 Z4 M Coupe. Sharing many components with t... Read the full story

40% of UK motorists support ‘upper age limit’ on driving

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More than 40% of UK motorists believe there should be an ‘upper age limit’ for older drivers following Prince Philip’s crash The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has revealed that more than 40% of UK drivers support an age cap on driving, with four fifths (83%) believing there should be annual safety checks for older drivers. This comes after Prince Philip caused a traffic collision injuring three people in January, at the age of 97, and was then spotted driving... Read the full story

New look for Southwater petrol station

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Welcome Southwater's Area Manager Jeyakrishnan Santhanakrishnan, Southern Co-op's Franchise Manager Mike Fitton and Welcome Southwater's Managing Director Visvanathan RagunathanWith more than 100 cups of coffee sold in the first two days of opening, Southwater residents are already enjoying the new look petrol station in Southwater.Officially opened on Monday 28 January, the Texaco fuel station has partnered with Southern Co-op - a co-operative society owned by its members and formed in the s... Read the full story

Ballboys goes Bonkers !!

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Ballboys, a UK based charity, has teamed up with Suffolk based Bonkers Snacks, to get lads in bars talking about Testicular Cancer. Ballboys is a charity that raises awareness and educates the population (not just the guys) on the facts, figures and issues of testicular cancer. “Almost 50% of cases are men under 35”, says Rosie Colfer, Director, “but it is one of the most treatable and curable cancers if detected early. That’s why we want all young men to know about testicular cancer... Read the full story

Registration opens for Automechanika Birmingham 2019

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Automechanika Birmingham has announced that visitor registration is now open, enabling visitors to sign up and take advantage of a number of new offers and initiatives available at this year’s show.Jack Halliday, Event Director, said: “Last year saw a high number of registrations for the 2018 event from across the whole industry.“As part of visitors’ feedback from 2018’s event, we’ve streamlined the registration process this year, to make it easier than ever for both returning and... Read the full story

NIO AIMING TO CONTINUE POINTS MOMENTUM ON RETURN TO MEXICO CITY

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Fresh from NIO’s first points finish of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season in Chile last month, the whole team is charged for more success in the Americas this coming weekend when the all-electric series makes a welcome return to Mexico City.Round four of the 2018/2019 campaign on Saturday, 16th February, could indeed prove to be a crucial turning point for NIO and its drivers Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann and has the potential for being a genuine springboard for the remainder of Se... Read the full story

Local Alexander Technique Teacher to Bring Posture Training for Performance Gains to Cheltenham

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Jennifer Davy brings over 30 years experience to CheltenhamThe Cotswolds, United Kingdom - 12/02/2019 - Jennifer Davy, a highly experienced Alexander Technique teacher, has recently expanded her business to the Cotswolds and will be focusing on building her practice in Cheltenham. Primarily based at The Practice Rooms in Cambray Place, Jennifer aims to also take the Alexander Technique to local businesses and interest groups, working from their premises or hired venues.Jennifer Davy has a par... Read the full story

LIQUI MOLY enters Formula 1

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The German oil and additive specialist is investing millions in the racing series in order to boost its sales February 2019 – LIQUI MOLY opens the 2019 financial year with a sensation: the German oil and additive specialist is going into Formula 1. It will be advertising on the race track at eleven races – as one of just a few select brands. “We hope that out of the more than 1 billion viewers who follow this spectacle on television all over the world every year, it may occur to some o... Read the full story

Ben invites the automotive community to ‘Bring It On 4 Ben’ with a series of exciting new fundraising challenges

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Ben launches Bring It On 4 Ben to raise vital funds to support industry people Introducing a new range of exciting fundraising challenges that anyone can get involved in Companies and individuals will be raising money to help colleagues with life-changing support Ben is tapping into the automotive community’s competitive spirit by inviting them to Bring It On 4 Ben and take on a range of exciting new fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for colleagues in need.The launch of Bring It... Read the full story

Drive into the Tuscan Dream

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Siena, Italy – 7 February 2019 – Since its opening in 2017, La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection by Hilton has proven to be an ideal choice of venue for meetings and events that defy the ordinary. When it comes to automotive events, La Bagnaia offers their clients specialized service and expertise and presents them with unique on-property features and activities in order to make their events and their cars truly stand out from the rest.  The 1,100-hectare estate, set in... Read the full story

MANN+HUMMEL presents technology to reduce NO2 pollution on roads with heavy traffic

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Filter Cubes could help to avoid driving bans Ludwigsburg, February 7, 2019. Today, at its headquarters in Ludwigsburg, filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL presented a technology which reduces nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at locations with high levels of pollution. At the end of last year, Filter Cubes from MANN+HUMMEL were successfully installed at the busy Neckartor road junction in Stuttgart to reduce the level of fine dust pollution. The filter specialists have now further developed the technolo... Read the full story

Ditching the dirt – but how?

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Meeting the challenges of industrial cleaning Cleaning in the industrial sector should only be a minor feature of the daily work routine. However, firms are too often spending far more time than should be expected because of poor quality kit and the complexities of disposing of waste under strict regulations governing the handling of hazardous materials. Birmingham, February 2019: Cleaning in industrial settings requires far more than simply keeping a facility immaculate. The associated haz... Read the full story

Big Berth/Big Ship: Savannah set to serve six 14,000-TEU vessels simultaneously

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SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 5, 2019 - At the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch unveiled GPA's Big Berth/Big Ship program that will allow the Port of Savannah to simultaneously handle six 14,000 TEU vessels by 2024."No other single container terminal in North America has the ability to expand berth capacity at this rate," said Lynch. Currently, Savannah's Garden City Terminal is equipped to handle two of these vessels and by April of this year tha... Read the full story

Service Partner takes full advantage of ZF training

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Paul Clark Services Ltd (PCS) sees growth as Service Partner ZF key to bridging skills gap More partnerships promoting ZF’s capabilities ZF Services UK is leading the market in the remanufacture and repair of transmissions and axles for bus and coach applications.Supported by ZF Services UK’s Centre of Competence in Nottingham – which has recently boosted capacity to supply a wider stock of remanufactured transmissions and axles – Service Partners can attend bus operators within a 48... Read the full story

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR - MOVE TO REDUCE AMMONIA EMMISSIONS IN FARMING A ‘STEP FORWARD’ FOR AIR QUALITY, SAYS BUREAU VERITAS

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Amid ongoing pleas for tougher action to improve air quality, Bureau Veritas has stated government plans to tackle pollution from farming is a ‘step forward’ in cutting ammonia gas and harmful particulates. Published last month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Clean Air Strategy 2019 is the UK’s flagship policy for addressing poor air quality, which is the leading environmental risk to human health in the UK responsible for up to 36,000 deaths each... Read the full story

LIQUI MOLY: first worldwide online campaign is a resounding success

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Oil and additives specialist sees positive impact overall – campaign ran in 50 languages and 128 countries February 2019 – LIQUI MOLY’s first worldwide online campaign was a resounding success for the German oil and additive specialist. The target the company set itself was one billion impressions. “In fact it went so well that we ultimately achieved 1.6 billion impressions,” says CEO Ernst Prost. LIQUI MOLY deliberately established a broad basis for its three-month campaign. It ra... Read the full story

Vehicle crime is rife: more stolen cars and more online scams - New mycarcheck survey shows half of all used buyers encounter phishing

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With recent Home Office figures revealing a near 50% increase in vehicle thefts over the last five years (up from 75,308 in 2013-14 to 111,999 in 2017-18), a new mycarcheck survey highlights the shocking extent of online phishing scams. The hoax works like this: 1) The tempter – a car will be advertised at a very attractive price, ‘a steal’ you could say; 2) The approach – the contact number will go straight to voicemail prompting you to “email the seller”; 3) The build-up – yo... Read the full story

Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 fringe programme

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With the 2019 edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City fast approaching, momentum towards the highly anticipated fringe programme’s new and exciting events continues to build. The programme provides essential opportunities for both visitors and exhibitors to enhance their industry knowledge and technical skills, grow business networks and explore the most up-to-date market trends. As Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City enters into its third edition, visitors will not only be able to explore the... Read the full story