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UK Government to host free automotive technology commercialisation one-to-one sessions at LCV2019

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UK Government to host new ‘Meet the Experts’ sessions to provide free advice and support to companies on how they can successfully commercialise low carbon automotive R&D One-to-one meetings can be pre-booked with representatives from six government departments and funding bodies for advice on a wide range of challenges facing the automotive industry, including securing grant funding for research and development Held on the UK Government Pavilion at the Low Carbon Vehicle Show, 4th and... Read the full story

EDGEPoS installed at Cooper Brothers Garage

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Revealed: The best and worst European countries to drive in

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The team at Dayinsure combined multiple data sets including road fatalities per 100,000 people, quality of the roads, vehicles per 1,000 people, maximum speed, road length and cost of petrol to determine the best European countries to drive in. Excluding a small number for which full data was unavailable.Iceland has ranked as the worst country to drive in in Europe, due to it having the most vehicles per 1,000 people, indicating busy roads and the second-highest petrol costs. It also finishe... Read the full story

What More UK Investing in Future of Employees and Young Adults in Education

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What More UK are investing in the future of employees and young adults in education through funding apprenticeship and NVQ courses at their Altham-based warehouse site. As the UK's largest manufacturer of plasticware, bakeware and cookware, What More UK - in conjunction with Themis - are the ideal professionals to learn from. They enjoy industry leading status and front the ‘Made in Britain' campaign as one of the founding members. Employees in education at Wham receive real working experi... Read the full story

A.F. Blakemore & Son set for success after year of investment

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A.F. Blakemore & Son Limited is “energised and ready for the year ahead”, after a year of significant investment and reorganisation, said its Chairman Peter Blakemore. His comments come as the company announces its financial results for the year ending 30 April 2019. Sales from A.F. Blakemore’s continuing operations rose by 4.6% to £1.1bn over the year, while pre-tax profit from the same continuing operations rose by 19.5% from £8.5m to £10.2m. A.F. Blakemore & Son Chairman Peter... Read the full story

British commercial vehicle production down -31.2% in July

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29 August 2019 (data for July 2019)British commercial vehicle production down -31.2% in July UK commercial vehicle manufacturing output declines -31.2% in July. Production for home and overseas markets falls -16.8% and -39.8% respectively. Model changeovers continue to affect overall performance, down -18.1% in the year to date.Thursday 29 August, 2019 British commercial vehicle (CV) production declined -31.2% in July, the fourth successive month of negative growth, according to figures rel... Read the full story

Braintree petrol station finds new owners through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the purchase of White Court filling station and store in Braintree, Essex, on behalf of experienced business owners.Previously owned by operator, Refuel & Go (Sectosure), the sale of the site allowed them to invest the funds into new projects. Knight Frank acted on behalf of the vendor in the sale and Lewis Trevellyan of Refuel & Go (Sectorsure) comments, “We would like to thank all parties involved in this transaction and... Read the full story

Rameder has a towbar for the Honda CR-V - hybrid and gasoline models

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Honda CR-V’s turn Rameder presents a towbar for hybrid and gasoline models 1996 was a promising year in many respects: the cloned sheep Dolly was born, the Spice Girls rose to fame and in Japan the Nintendo 64 and the first Honda CR-V generation were introduced. Next to Toyota, Honda is one of the SUV pioneers and is currently selling the fifth generation of its extremely popular and versatile vehicle, which is available with a gasoline or hybrid engine. But regardless of this: When equippe... Read the full story

Gander partners with Henderson Technology

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The fight against food waste ramps up with the arrival of ground-breaking new technology designed to significantly reduce it The world’s first real-time mobile app, developed to help food stores clear significantly more of its reduced to clear, often yellow labelled, food produce has launched in the UK. In an industry first, Gander, a mobile platform that displays ‘reduced to clear’ food products, has partnered with Henderson Technology to bring this sustainable technology solution to... Read the full story

Sibling Rivalry Results in Successful Scaling of Three Peaks in Aid of Derian House Children's Hospice

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Playful sibling rivalry between Ben Wadeson and his brother, Danny, has resulted in over £450 being raised for local children's hospice, Derian House. Derian House, based in Lancashire, provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people across the North West … 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ben, National Account Manager at What More UK; his brother Danny, who flew to the UK from Washington DC specially to take part in the challenge; and their father, Ken,... Read the full story

Mycarcheck: Tempting time to buy as used car prices dip

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Mycarcheck.com market guide: August 2019Tempting time to buy as used car prices dip and motorbike sales bounce back     Used car of the month: Ford Focus ST 2.0T (2014-2018)Used bike of the month: Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin (2016-) Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month. Head of valuation services at mycarcheck.com, Jon Wheeler, said: “The hot hatch! What was once every young driver’s dream... Read the full story

DAYTONA Moto2TM 765 LIMITED EDITION

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The ultimate edition of Triumph’s legendary multiple Supersport Championship-winning Daytona is here – the new Daytona Moto2TM 765 – the closest you can get to a genuine Moto2TM factory ride for the road.  Rare, special and unique The ultimate Daytona Limited run of individually numbered motorcycles, with only 765 for the US and Canada, and 765 for Europe, Asia and the rest of the world Billet machined aluminium top yoke displaying laser etched edition number Moto2TM-deriv... Read the full story

Tyne & Wear shop seeking new owner for the first time in 20 years

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A Londis branded convenience store in the village of Biddick, in Washington, Tyne and Wear, has been brought to the market through specialist business advisor, Christie & Co. The retail store is located in a residential area with other complementary businesses in the vicinity, which help to boost footfall and trade, and features a newly surfaced car park at the front, providing further convenience for customers. Offering a range of products including newspapers and magazines, grocery, and of... Read the full story

BYTON shows M-Byte at IAA 2019 for the first time

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-        BYTON at IAA 2019 from September 10 to 22: Hall 8, Booth C13-        BYTON press conference on September 10, 11:35 to 11:50 am-        M-Byte will be shown live for the first timeMunich, 23 August 2019 – BYTON, the premium brand for smart electric vehicles, will continue its tradition of major announcements at the IAA Frankfurt with the first look at its M-Byte SUV. Two years ago, the BYTON founding team announced the brand's foundation during the IAA 2017.Wit... Read the full story

FULFIL WINS EXTRA BROWNIE POINTS FROM CONSUMERS WITH EXCITING NEW FLAVOUR LAUNCH

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FULFIL – the high protein, low sugar impulse snack with 12 indulgent flavours in its range, is ready to launch its most chocolatey bar yet – the decadent Chocolate Brownie, which will be available in UK retailers from September.Since it launched in 2016, FULFIL Nutrition has always given consumers what they have asked for – healthier snacks that offer the taste and texture of traditional confectionery countlines.Dave Pogson, UK managing director of FULFIL Nutrition said: “We want to g... Read the full story

ZF Services to unveil latest capabilities at Coach & Bus Show 2019

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Global leader to share insight into latest driveline and chassis solutions Showcase for remanufacturing & repair centre Technical expertise & support on stand  ​ZF Services will be exhibiting at the ultimate aftermarket showcase for the coach and bus industry when it attends Coach & Bus UK on 2 – 3 October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.The free-to-attend trade show will welcome almost 200 of the industry’s leading suppliers that will see the team from ZF (Stand J53) unveil its wealth of... Read the full story

The Most Commonly Searched Car Questions on Google

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Over 4,000 people a month aren’t sure ‘how to tax a car’1,000 Brits ask Google ‘how to have sex in a car’ every single month2,900 people a month want to know ‘how to get cheap car insurance’The number one motor vehicle query Brits ask Google is ‘how to jump start a car’Driving an automatic is baffling to many, with 3,600 Brits a month inquiring to find out more According to the latest GB Driving License Data from Gov.uk, over 40 million people in Great Britain hold a full d... Read the full story

Textar’s Newell & Wright Motorsport moves up to fourth in BTRC Championship

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Solid effort at Donington keeps driver John Newell in chase for titleTextar sponsored Newell & Wright Motorsport continued to progress in Division 1’s latest leg of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) at Donington with driver John Newell now sitting fourth overall in the championship.​Taking place at Donington’s Convoy in the Park – the ultimate celebration of trucks, drivers and life on the road with hours of truck racing, live music and entertainment, the event welcomed vis... Read the full story

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

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Donkervoort celebrates its founder’s birthday with a high-powered gift of its own Lelystad, August 22nd, 2019 – Dutch sportscar legend Joop Donkervoort has delivered his customers a very Donkervoort-style birthday surprise with the announcement of the JD70 supercar today. The modern Dutch master turns 70 today and his Donkervoort Automobielen operation delivered in style with a super-light, ferociously fast tribute to pass on to both new customers and to car industry’s most loyal owne... Read the full story

Starsopoly and Community Challenge

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New Zealand’s Graham Dingle Foundation have been out and about in the local community recently.August saw the beginning of Starsopoly with the Stars students from Otumoetai College. Starsopoly brings the community into the school with organisations ranging from local businesses, faith-based youth groups, community and volunteer organizations and sporting clubs having squares on a GIANT monopoly board. Year 13 Peer mentors escorted their Year 9 mentees around the board and completed many act... Read the full story

Autonomous Vehicle Developers Bet on Sensor Fusion Solutions and L2+ Features

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By 2030, one in four cars sold globally is expected to be automated (L3 and above), finds Frost & SullivanSANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 21, 2019 – 2018 was a year of technological advancements in the autonomous driving (AD) market with a focus on shared mobility platforms, consolidation of electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture, and greater integration of AI in every aspect of AD. In 2019, the industry is witnessing significant progress in driverless technology, with developments in enha... Read the full story

Two weeks to go until Cenex’s 12th annual LCV event and inaugural Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) event

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Cenex will be hosting its 12th annual low carbon vehicle event, Cenex-LCV2019, and its inaugural connected and autonomous vehicle event, Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility (CAM), in just two weeks’ time at Millbrook Proving Ground. Taking place on 4th – 5th September 2019, the co-located events will attract more than 4,000 delegates, over 150 presenters in the largest ever seminar programme, a technology exhibition and networking opportunities.Highlights include:·        The newly... Read the full story

A.F. Blakemore Sets Sights on New Distribution Depot

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A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has set its sights on a brand new purpose-built warehouse in Bedford as part of ambitious growth plans. The company has signed a pre-let agreement on a 20-year lease for a 164,850 sq ft multi-temperature distribution facility on Manton Lane and is due to take occupancy in 2021, subject to receiving planning permission.The new site will complement A.F. Blakemore’s existing network of distribution centres and provide the business with additional supply-chain capacity... Read the full story

ClickMechanic Adds Tyres to Service Offering

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ClickMechanic.com, the online car repair marketplace, has added tyre replacements to its service offering. The addition will enable both existing mechanics as well as new tyre specialists to register their services on the site. Mechanics will also welcome the brand’s tyre partner, Bond International, who will facilitate product requirements. Due to the high volumes driven by the sites’ network, mechanics will be able to access an extremely competitive trade price on their tyre requiremen... Read the full story

Porsche Invests in Israeli Startup TriEye to Increase Road Visibility and Safety

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Israeli startup TriEye, whose Short-Wave-Infra-Red (SWIR) sensing technology enables vision in adverse weather and night-time conditions, has expanded its Series A round to $19 million with an investment from the German sports car manufacturer Porsche. The additional funding will be used for ongoing product development and operations, as well as team growth.In May 2019, TriEye announced a Series A funding round, led by Intel Capital. Other investors in the round include Marius Nacht and TriEy... Read the full story

New SDEA Display Directory launches - full of innovative and exciting products and services

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The new SDEA Display Directory is available now free of charge to display buyers and specifiers.  Brimming with creative, specialist products and services for retail, hospitality and leisure interiors, the new Directory is a vital tool for all, both large and small.  The vibrant new design opens the door onto a visually stimulating and comprehensive guide, including exclusively commissioned editorial.  UK and European specialist shopfittings, display manufacturers and suppliers are bound... Read the full story

South Wales convenience store purchased by McColls through Christie & Co

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Specialist property business adviser, Christie & Co has brokered the sale of Neyland Supermarket, a local, Premier branded retail store in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, to national retailer, McColls.The business trades as a successful and established community store which is very popular with regular customers and transient passing trade. The availability of Neyland Supermarket represented an excellent opportunity to acquire a highly profitable business in the heart of a thriving local commun... Read the full story

Northumberland family run village store for sale through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Claire’s Newsagent, in the Northumberland village of Haydon Bridge, near Hexham.Situated on Church Street, the busy village store comprises an open plan retail area and offers a comprehensive selection of convenience goods, with a stationery and gifts section and a Nescafe coffee station.Haydon Bridge has an unbeatable mix of rural tranquillity with easy access to nearby world heritage sites and the bustling citie... Read the full story

Automechanika Shanghai 2019 helps industry players compete in the new aftermarket game

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Automechanika Shanghai digs in deep and gives prominence to the latest global trends in OE and the aftermarket. Several zones and events will highlight a multitude of growing areas, such as Body & Paint in the Repair & Maintenance sector. The show will also delve into new business models for the proliferating service and chain store segment, and expand upon the prosperous customising culture.  In recent years, the automotive aftermarket has been both an essential and strong source of profit... Read the full story

Bugatti Centodieci – Exclusive small series in extraordinary design

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Molsheim, 16 August 2019. Exceptional design and vast power have been the hallmark features of Bugatti vehicles for around 110 years. The French manufacturer of hyper sports cars now consistently pursues this path further with the new special-edition Centodieci. In addition, Bugatti is echoing its recent history with an exclusive and extraordinary small series. “With the Centodieci, we pay homage to the EB110 super sports car which was built in the 1990s and is very much a part of our tr... Read the full story

FULFIL ANNOUNCES THE HERSHEY COMPANY AS MINORITY INVESTOR

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Fulfil Holdings Limited, the owner of the snacking brand FULFIL, announced The Hershey Company has made a minority investment to further propel its phenomenal growth and disruption of the snacking market across Europe and Australia since its launch in 2016.FULFIL, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland has rapidly grown since its inception, now outselling many traditional chocolate snack bar brands in the UK and Ireland and named a top 50 consumer brand in Ireland.Brian O’Sullivan, CEO of Fulfil... Read the full story

BSB PRODUCTS LAUNCH CANADIAN BRAND PETCUREAN

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BSB Products Ltd is excited to announce that they have been appointed as exclusive distribution partners for the UK & Ireland for the Petcurean brands of NOW, GO! And GATHER.Petcurean is a family-owned Canadian company who have been producing premium-quality pet foods for 20 years. When Petcurean began producing food, they were driven by the idea that pets deserved better: that pets deserved food that was made with the same love and care as we put into preparing meals for the rest of the f... Read the full story

Christie & Co sell Welsh convenience store for the first time in more than 30 years

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the sale of a Mace branded convenience store situated in the popular Welsh seaside resort of Rhyl.The popular store is located on Trellewelyn Road, and offers household products, confectionery, bakery goods, dairy, canned goods, tobacco and alcohol alongside National Lottery and Pay Zone services to residents in the local area. The store also benefits from modern, three bedroom family accommodation that will enable the new o... Read the full story

New HGV market almost doubles in Q2 with registrations up by 46.3%

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UK new heavy goods vehicle registrations rise by 46.3% in Q2 as operators pull forward purchases ahead of new regulation. Growing demand for Rigid and Artic trucks, up 51.9% and 38.1% respectively. Tractors remain most popular body type, growing 34.0%, while tanker truck and tower wagon registrations double. Year-to-date registrations rise 34.3% with total 27,464 units registered so far in 2019.Thursday 15 August, 2019 The UK’s new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market rose 46.3% in the second... Read the full story

HEYCAR - NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR USED CARS - LAUNCHES IN UK BACKED BY VOLKSWAGEN AND DAIMLER

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Coincidence almost sees competition give £50,000 prize to the wrong man

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It was a case of mistaken identity which nearly saw a £50,000 prize being given to the wrong man who shared exactly the same name and lived in the same town as the rightful winner. After 10 years and almost 500 winners, even the professionals at BOTB sometimes get it wrong. Presenters of the online competition were left scratching their heads this week after the unfortunate coincidence sent them on an 800-mile long wild goose chase around Sweden.  Presenter Christian Williams, who surpri... Read the full story

DriveTech proud of East of England Co-op partnership in driver training and risk management

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As part of the spirit of trading underpinning the East of England Co-op, DriveTech are similarly pleased with the difference they help make to one of the UK’s caring independent retailers. The organisation is a consumer co-op entirely owned by over 280,000 members – including customers, colleagues and the local community. The business provides stores and services to towns and villages across 2,000 square miles in four counties - Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire - and as well as... Read the full story

TOP 10 – The largest environmental zones in Europe - An Austrian zone with 20,000 km² lies just ahead of France

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Berlin, 14.08.2019. The Green-Zones portal has determined the extent of the largest European environmental zones, measured by their height and width in north-south and east-west direction.Burgenland in Austria is ranked 10th among the largest environmental zones in Europe. The permanently established environmental zone covers the entire Land with an area of 3,962 km². However, considering the maximum extension of the zone from north to south and east to west of 143 km and 86 km, a rectangula... Read the full story

Same Day 2 Go Bring Their Brand of Excellent Customer Service to the Courier Industry

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For a lot of people, the haulage and courier delivery industry has been the source of much frustration and many headaches, as the online reviews for many household name courier companies will testify to.Whether it is goods being delivered late, or broken, or even not being delivered at all, it is clear that poor service levels by many couriers has left many consumers angry, disappointed and distrustful.In 2015, Jay Ganatra set up his own courier company called Same Day 2 Go, largely as a resp... Read the full story

New MEWA oil-trapping mat absorbs up to three litres of fluids

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August 2019: MEWA, the textile service specialist, is proud to announce the launch of the MEWA MULTITEX® hazardous fluid trapping mat in the UK. This mat is the perfect underlay for repair and maintenance tasks, or in sensitive areas around machinery and equipment. It is so absorbent that it can soak up to three litres of fluids before needing to be replaced. MEWA’s MULTITEX absorbent mat offers a simple and efficient way to keep the workplace and floor free from contamination and hazardo... Read the full story

PETER HICKMAN CONTINUES VICTORIOUS 2019 ROAD RACE CAMPAIGN ON BOARD THE TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 AT THE ULSTER GP

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Following on from his recent historic win at the Isle of Man Supersport TT on board his Triumph Daytona 675 R, Peter Hickman has done it again at the 2019 fonaCAB Ulster GP, narrowly winning ahead of close competitors Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison. In perfect weather conditions Hickman, on board his Smiths Racing Trooper Beer 675cc Triumph Daytona had to fight hard in the opening five-lap Supersport race as he went head to head with Lee Johnston for the entire race distance. It was Johnston... Read the full story

Young Drivers Rank Their Biggest Concerns on the Road

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40% of respondents selected ‘driving at night’ as a big concernJust 7% of young drivers are worried about ‘being distracted by an electronic device’93% of young drivers rank ‘another driver’s behaviour on the road’ as their biggest concernOther great concerns for young drivers include driving somewhere new, getting lost and the motorwayThe factors of least concern to young drivers: ‘poor condition of the roads’ and ‘the drink driving limit’Amid statistics showing a fifth... Read the full story

New connected equipment rules for MOT garages

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MOT garages will soon see the benefits of equipment that connects directly to the MOT testing service, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced today (12 August).From 1 October, anyone buying a roller brake tester will need to make sure it’s a model that can connect to the MOT testing service. This includes buying one as a replacement for an old or broken roller brake tester, or as part of the process of opening a new MOT station.DVSA has worked with roller brake tester... Read the full story

Popular sandwich shop in Rugby brought to the market

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Granny's Sandwich Shop in Rugby, Warwickshire.Situated in a former bakery in the suburban area of Bilton on the outskirts of Rugby town centre, the Grade II listed building features a simple two room layout with a trading area to the front and kitchen and preparation area to the rear.The business is well established locally and supported by the local community, benefitting from an additional income stream through it... Read the full story

Intermodal cargo up 10.5 percent in Savannah

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GPA sets July record for rail, total TEUs.  Intermodal cargo up 10.5 percent in Savannah GPA sets July record for rail, total TEUs.             Construction on the Port of Savannah's Mason Mega Rail project is 40 percent complete. The expanded terminal will double rail lift capacity at Garden City Terminal to 1 million containers per year. Find print... Read the full story

To Tackle Climate Change We Need to Rethink Our Food System

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By Kathleen Rogers and Dr. Shenggen Fan The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released UN climate change report  which warns that we must rethink how we produce our food — and quickly — to avoid the most devastating impacts of global food production, including massive deforestation, staggering biodiversity loss and accelerating  climate change. While it’s not often recognized, the food industry is an enormous drive... Read the full story

SPAR uncorks its retailer Wine Club membership

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SPAR UK is inspiring its retailers, boosting sales and raising the profile of its wine range with the launch of the exciting, incentive-driven SPAR Wine Club. The aim of the SPAR Wine Club is to raise the quality credentials of the SPAR wine range, build sales in the wider wine category, and share best practice amongst retailers. SPAR hosted an inspirational launch event for the Wine Club in Manchester, where SPAR's selected independent wine retailers gathered to kick off the exciting initi... Read the full story

Christie & Co sell Wirral forecourt to fast growing group operator

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Pensby Service Station in the village of Heswall, in the Wirral, to Penny Petroleum, a rapidly expanding forecourt operator.Pensby Service Station comprises a Texaco branded forecourt, Spar convenience store, and hand car wash situated on a busy main road within the affluent Merseyside village of Heswall. The site trades from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week, providing a valuable service and is highly relied upon b... Read the full story

TOP 10 – The most expensive environmental zones in Europe | Driving without a valid badge costs up to 2,700 EUR

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Berlin, 06.08.2019. The Green-Zones portal has identified the European environmental zones in which infringements are most severely punished. This can extremely reduce the budget, especially during the holiday season. Belgium is ranked 10th and 9th among the environmental zones with the highest fines, whose permanent Low-Emission-Zones (LEZ) are located in Antwerp and Brussels. All vehicles, which are not registered in Belgium or the Netherlands, must register before entering the environmenta... Read the full story

Stores ‘pack' together to make doggie donations

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A total of £400 and 13 boxes of dog food were donated to the Isle of Wight's branch of the RSPCA after an appeal for help.The appeal was made shortly after the news that 65 dogs were seized from a van and house on the Island.Colleagues at the local Southern Co-op's food stores immediately wanted to help.With a number of them also volunteers at the centre, they knew that the shelter was really struggling to accommodate the large number of dogs.Neil Riley, Manager of The Co-operative Food - Fr... Read the full story