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Claire's Newsagent, Haydon Bridge on the market

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has brought to market Claire’s Newsagents, a no-tie, Mace-branded convenience store located in the Haydon Bridge area of Hexham.Popular with visitors and locals-alike, the store is ideally situated on the main street, within the centre of the village, alongside the local train station, pharmacy, and hotels. Hexham is well-known by explorers of the region, thanks to its proximity to Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park, and the No... Read the full story

First Performance-Estate as a Campaign Car

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ABT RS4-R is the new "Police Car" for TUNE IT! SAFE! Featuring original patrol car markings, blue lights, a hefty 530 hp (390 kW) and 690 Nm of torque: This year's campaign vehicle for TUNE IT! SAFE! will be ceremonially unveiled at the Essen Motor Show and is the dream of every police officer. But despite its hot pursuit potential, this Avant will not be chasing criminals. Like its predecessor, this eyecatcher is the poster-boy for the safe tuning initiative from Germany. 2019 is the first... Read the full story

Triumph's incredbile new London flagship store

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Triumph Motorcycles has launched a new Central London dealership, heralding the return of the iconic brand’s presence in the Capital. Based in Vauxhall’s instantly recognisable railway arches, Triumph London officially opened its doors last night with a VIP party for customers, celebrities and ambassadors and starring two new 2020 models – the Rocket 3 and Street Triple RS. Attendees included: celebrity fitness expert, Joe Wicks, British Olympian, Victoria Pendleton and 2016 Bake-Off s... Read the full story

Automotive magazines in key growth category amongst digital readers

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Brits spent 44.6 million minutes reading automotive magazines in the last year according to latest figures from digital magazine subscription app Readly.Automotive magazines were in top three most read categories in 2019 according to recent data from Readly. The data examined readership and time spent reading digital magazines across the platforms 4500 titles and 32 categories. Automotive magazines came in third place overall following wide appeal sectors such as women’s interest and celeb... Read the full story

Grow Your Career Today with CPD Accredited Courses and Resources.

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Need to earn CPD Points quickly and easily? Want to develop your Management Skills flexibly and in a time efficient way? Prefer to use online courses and resources?If ‘ Yes ‘ then a new website ‘ Develop Your Management Skills ‘ www.developyourmanagementskills.com may be just what you are looking for.Launched today by Jeremy Francis, a specialist in Management and Organisational Development, this new site offers: CPD Accredited Online Management Skills Courses CPD Accredited Downloada... Read the full story

Another step towards gender equality in business: Pegasus Airlines signs up to IATA’s ‘25by2025’ pledge

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Pegasus Airlines is committed to promote gender diversity as one of the first airlines in the world to have signed IATA’s ‘25by2025 gender balance pledge, an initiative for IATA member airlines to improve female representation in the industry by 25%, or up to a minimum of 25% by 2025.(London, 28 November 2019) --- In line with Pegasus Airlines’ ongoing efforts to promote gender equality in business and the aviation sector, Pegasus has signed IATA’s “25by2025” initiative. In a cere... Read the full story

Mycarcheck.com market guide: electric car sales surge

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Mycarcheck.com market guide: November 2019Hybrid electric and battery electric car sales surge. Weather ends the biking season.   Used car of the month: BMW X1 (2015-) Used bike of the month: Kawasaki Versys 650 (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: “If you’re looking for a practical family vehicle that will kee... Read the full story

CPD Accredited Courses and Resources - Grow Your Career Today!

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Need to earn CPD Points quickly and easily? Want to develop your Management Skills flexibly and in a time efficient way? Prefer to use online courses and resources?If ‘ Yes ‘ then a new website ‘ Develop Your Management Skills ‘ www.developyourmanagementskills.com may be just what you are looking for.Launched today by Jeremy Francis, a specialist in Management and Organisational Development, this new site offers: CPD Accredited Online Management Skills Courses CPD Accredited Downloada... Read the full story

Roadchef introduces coffee cup recycling in partnership with Costa

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Coffee cup recycling bins are rolled out across all Roadchef motorway service areas 27 November 2019: One of the UK’s leading motorway service area (MSA) operators, Roadchef has introduced 87 new Costa coffee cup recycling bins across its 30 locations, as part of its efforts to divert all waste from landfill and recycle as much as possible.Full implementation of the initiative follows a successful trial at its Sandbach motorway service area. This latest project by Roadchef aims to minimise... Read the full story

Fisker Ocean Reservations Open: Convenient Mobile App, Affordable Pricing and All-Digital Experience Unveiled

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Reserve the Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV for $250 (U.S.) per reservation Industry-first mobile app-based flexible lease model: starting at $379 (U.S.) per month – beginning in 2022 – with no long-term contracts, all maintenance and repairs covered The world’s most sustainable vehicle will feature an all-digital, convenient and hassle-free experience – from leasing, maintenance to individualized insurance quotes at the lowest rates possible Fisker Ocean’s official reveal wi... Read the full story

Strong Growth For Paragon’s Commercial Lending Division

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Paragon’s Commercial Lending division led new business growth for the banking group over the past year, Group annual results revealed today.The Commercial Lending division, which includes development finance, SME lending, structured lending and motor finance, reported a 36% increase in new lending volumes to £968 million and a 28% expansion in the loan book to £1.45 billion.Overall, underlying profits for the Group increased by 5% to £164 million for the twelve months to 30 September 201... Read the full story

Creator of €500,000 luxury car keys teams up with Formula One legend, Mika Salo

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Awain, the manufacturer of the world’s finest car keys, announces an exciting and exclusive collaboration with former Formula One and Le Mans legend Mika Salo. The new Formula One inspired Grand Prix Collection is hand-crafted from titanium and incorporates the finest racing leathers in its exclusive silhouette. The collaborative design makes for a thrilling addition to the impressive line of bespoke and limited-edition luxury supercar keys offered by Awain.Helsinki, Finland – December 26... Read the full story

New ABT e-Caddy can be ordered from end of November 2019

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Leasing only – from 293 euros/month net The first all-electric ABT e-Caddys, with long-wheelbase, can be ordered from the end of November 2019 at selected Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealers and ABT e-Line partners and are expected to be available to customers as leasing vehicles in the first quarter of 2020.  ABT e-Line, the premium partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, is responsible for the "electrification". The company installs the electric motor, the electronics and the unde... Read the full story

UK MOTOR INDUSTRY’S SPENDING ON R&D HITS AN ALL-TIME HIGH

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Manchester, 25 November 2019 – The UK motor industry’s spending on R&D has hit an all-time high of £3.7bn, the latest ONS data has revealed. Automotive businesses increased their spending on research and development by £154m, according to the latest statistics1 for 2018 released last week. This was a rise of 4.3%, taking it to an all-time high. The sector’s R&D spending has grown 225% from £1.2bn over the past decade, analysis by R&D tax relief specialist Catax shows. The motor in... Read the full story

RENTOKIL INITIAL TOPS LEAGUE TABLE OF UK’S MOST POPULAR EMPLOYERS

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Rentokil Initial crowned the best company to work for in the UK Pest control and hygiene firm’s win pushes 2018 winner Apple into second place  Ranking of private sector employers is based on tens of thousands reviews from staff posted on the world’s biggest job site Indeed in 2019. London, 26 November, 2019 – Rentokil Initial is the best company to work for in the UK, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site, Indeed.The UK-based pest control and hygiene firm, whi... Read the full story

Drivers should be wary of price comparison sites, says GlobalData

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Purchasing directly from a provider is the most common motor insurance channel, accounting for 39.3% of all purchases, with a price comparison website (PCW) being the second most popular (31.3%), according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.Young drivers in the UK face much higher car insurance premiums due to their inexperience and riskier behavior. PCWs are therefore much more popular among young drivers as they endeavor to get the best deal possible – but things are not... Read the full story

China and India’s market travails weigh heavily on global light vehicle sales, says GlobalData

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The slowdown in global light vehicle (LV) sales shows no signs of abating this year. Last month a total 7.36 million vehicles were sold globally, which was 4.1% lower than the 7.7 million sold in the same month last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales of 74.2 million LVs have been recorded, which is 4.8% down on last year, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.China and India, two markets that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers are placing heavy bets on,... Read the full story

Title hat-trick for LIQUI MOLY

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For the third time in a row, readers of the German magazine “Sport Auto” vote LIQUI MOLY the best oil brand November 2019 – LIQUI MOLY enjoys first place in the favor of readers of “Sport Auto”. They voted LIQUI MOLY the best oil brand for the third year in a row. In the German magazine “Sport Auto”, everything revolves around sports cars with plenty of horsepower, and readers attach correspondingly great importance to top performance – also for the motor oil.“It is a great... Read the full story

Mechanics intimidate UK motorists, ClickMechanic study reveals

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Over half ignore problems until vehicle is no longer driveable to dodge the garage.  Recent research by online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic.com, has found that the majority of its motorists will put car maintenance on hold until the last minute. Looking closely at its customer database, 54% of drivers state that they would either wait until issues reoccurred, or until the vehicle was no longer functioning. The research also revealed that 58% of motorists found it daunting to engage... Read the full story

AI Helps 12,000 Muscovites Retrieve Their Impounded Vehicles

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Artificial Intelligence has helped 12,000 Muscovites retrieve their impounded vehicles. Since April 2019, a virtual operator has been answering telephone calls to the Moscow Transport contact centre. The virtual assistant is able to provide information about vehicles that have been impounded for illegal parking, missing documentation, or vehicle failure. “The Contact Centre continues to refine the virtual operator, enabling it to provide even more rapid assistance to city residents. After... Read the full story

NIO 333 FE team ends opening weekend with optimism

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NIO 333 Formula E team achieved a “Top 10” finish after a superb drive by Oliver Turvey in the second round of the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E championship at the Diriyah ePrix.After showing promising pace during the opening day of the 2019/2020 season, NIO 333 FE team continued its solid performance in Saturday morning’s qualifying. British driver Turvey was only seven-tenths off the “super-pole”, shows the progress team made during the race weekend. His teammate Ma Qing Hua conti... Read the full story

Smooth start at Diriyah as NIO 333 FE Team starts its new chapter

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NIO 333 FE team starts a new era of the team with a Double-Finish in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season opening Diriyah ePrix in Saudi Arabia. The team showed some potential in speed during qualifying which saw Oliver Turvey starting from P10. However, the race was ultimately proven to be difficult and the British driver finished P15 at the chequered flag. At the start of the race, the experienced British remained in the P10 after a relatively calm opening period of the race... Read the full story

Newcastle upon Tyne convenience store sold by Christie & Co

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The Budgens Grocery Store on West Road in Newcastle upon Tyne has been sold by specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co.The spacious and well-presented grocery store is ideally located on a busy junction within the Denton Burn suburb of the city, with two parking spaces in the front for added convenience.The retail business trades from the ground floor of the premises which was modernised in 2018 and now features ramp access, a CCTV system, air conditioning and modern shelving. sto... Read the full story

Roadchef brings first McDonald’s Drive Thru to UK motorways

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Motorway service area gains industry first as McDonald’s Drive Thru comes to Roadchef Durham  22 November 2019: One of the UK’s leading motorway service area (MSA) operators, Roadchef has introduced the first ever McDonald’s Drive Thru to be located on the UK motorway network. The brand new Drive Thru opened at Roadchef Durham, located on the A1 at junction 61, a motorway service area that welcomes more than 1.3m million motorists through its doors each year.The UK’s first ever MSA o... Read the full story

ZF drives World's fastest tractor

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JCB Fastrac sets record speed of 135mph Tractor features ZF Ecoshift transmission ZF and JCB worked collaboratively to deliver the project within a tight timescaleZF Group has played an integral part in JCB’s Fastrac storming into the record books after being crowned the world’s fastest tractor with a speed of 135.191mph.The Fastrac - designed and built by a team of young engineers in Staffordshire - secured the title at Elvington Airfield in York with motorbike racer and lorry mechanic... Read the full story

Revealed: Transport firms 2019 cyber security investment

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Firms in transport/storage spent on average £7,730 on cyber security– a 18% rise compared to 2017-18 Finance and insurance businesses invested the most on cyber security in 2018-19, at an average of £22,050 – a 23% increase from year before Firms in food and hospitality spent the least on cyber security in 2018-19, at an average of just £1,080 – despite this, marking a 20% increase from 2017-18    The prevalence and severity of cyber-attacks/brea... Read the full story

Donkervoort Seasonal Lease // Donkervoort introduces a new type of lease for ‘impatient’ owners

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Donkervoort Seasonal Leasing Donkervoort introduces a new type of lease for ‘impatient’ owners   Lelystad, 21 November 2019 – The orders for the recently announced Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 have once again surpassed those of its predecessor. It is for this reason that Donkervoort Automobielen came up with a fitting new concept, the Seasonal Lease. With a Seasonal Lease, newly minted owners can lease a Donkervoort D8 GTO as an ‘interim car’ and get down to the business... Read the full story

SPAR NI appoints Head Chef to bring restaurant quality meals to supermarket aisles

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£500,000 investment in new kitchen facilities creates 14 new jobs and new range of restaurant quality handmade meals Henderson Wholesale has purchased kitchen facilities and created 14 new jobs, including SPAR NI’s first in-house Head Chef, in a £500,000 investment. Chef Carl Johannesson, who has over 20 years’ experience including Executive Chef at the James Street South Group, leads the team of cooks who have designed and developed a new range of products that completely redefine th... Read the full story

High street newsagent and off licence in Waltham Cross sold to new owner with ambitious plans

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has brokered the sale of Handersons newsagents and off licence, which is situated next to The Pavillions shopping centre in Waltham Cross, North London.The store has been purchased by Bhavik Patel and his father Vipinchandra Patel who plan to refit the store and increase the range of products sold, to capitalise on the potential offered by this high footfall location.The new owner Bhavik comments, “I found the store via Christie & Co and h... Read the full story

New mobile app platform enables SMEs to have their own, affordable native app through which to better communicate and engage with customers and contacts.

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In today’s uber-information age, people expect to take out their phone, tap a button and instantly get access to whatever they want to know. Wherever they are and whenever they need it.Peterborough-based Robin Road Limited has developed a mobile app platform that enables small businesses and organisations to have their own, native app in way that is affordable and easy to adopt … and for users to assemble their own community of information that is all together in one place.There were over... Read the full story

Picking Your Battles

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If you’ve heard the term “pick your battles”, consider these two points that determine the consequence to both yourself and the situation:  the word ‘battle’ immediately sends a message to your nervous response system so it prepares for that perceived battle and can enter flight or fight mode based on your underlying feelings. Flight mode is a position of anxiety, worry and fear. It’s a place where you’ve learned to suppress your voice to keep yourself safe, along with the prob... Read the full story

Hempstro “Strawswap” Event High Wycombe

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Ethical company Hempstro will be holding an event "STRAWSWAP" at the kiosk in Eden shopping centre. During the event they will be swapping plastic and paper straws for one of their reusable Bamboo straws for free.CompetitionThey will also be encouraging customers to upload a post on social media with a chance of winning a selection of prizes. Posts can be uploaded to customers personal accounts on (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and by tagging  @Hempstro along with #Hempstro #strawswap #hig... Read the full story

Macclesfield Convenience Store returns to the market through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has brought to the market Stop & Shop Express, an independent convenience store in the Cheshire market town of Macclesfield.Situated on the A537, the main road connecting Macclesfield to Knutsford and the Peak District, the well maintained 1,300 sq ft retail space trades unopposed within the affluent community it serves. The property also provides three bedroom owner’s accommodation on the first floor, accessed via a separate entrance, pre... Read the full story

Textar powers Newell & Wright to third place in truck racing finale

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Textar sponsored Newell & Wright Motorsport has achieved third place in the British Truck Racing Championship Division one.In thrilling end to the season at Brands Hatch, driver John Newell battled all weathers to finish ahead of his rival and consolidate third place.With more trucks competing in the final race weekend of the season, the Newell & Wright Motorsport truck – fitted with Textar’s market leading brake pads and discs – was put through its paces in treacherous conditions durin... Read the full story

Uber and AA’s DriveTech launch Road Safety collaboration

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Road safety is a global problem with 1.3 million people killed annually. In the UK over 1,700 die with thousands more seriously injured annually.  Uber is determined to play its part in reducing these numbers and it is committed to making transport safer than ever before.  Driver education is a key component of road safety, with experience and continuous education helping to raise standards and reduce risks.  This is why Uber are collaborating with the AA through their driver training ope... Read the full story

RAPID RTC expands global footprint with Irish launch

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RAPID RTC, the global authority in lead management has put down new roots, branching into the Irish market with a fresh sales proposition and the phased roll-out of its rapidly growing suite of digital products.Dealers and manufacturers in the Republic of Ireland will immediately benefit from access to RAPID RTC’s Lead Manager, which ensures 100% of all digital enquiries to dealerships are responded to with high quality responses enabling the dealer to create a great first impression.One Ir... Read the full story

Entrepreneur delivers innovative app to battle big four supermarkets and support local supermarkets

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A Sheffield-based entrepreneur is hoping to give independent retailers a competitive edge when it comes to generating online sales after launching a brand new business designed to help small supermarkets to compete with the big four when it comes to securing online orders. Mazen Musaeed launched ReadyMart in September after realising that independently owned supermarkets and retail outlets were often unable to compete with the larger chains in the battle to secure online orders. Keen to crea... Read the full story

Introducing The New LEGO® TECHNIC™ Top Gear Rally Car

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First ever LEGO Technic Top Gear collaboration wows the crowds at LA Auto ShowLos Angeles, USA: Today, the LEGO Group revealed the first ever LEGO® Technic™ Top Gear Set in partnership with BBC Studios. The new LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is an authentic looking GT Rally car for ages 9 years and above and will be available globally from 26th December 2019.LEGO Technic designers joined forces with the BBC Top Gear team to co-design the body of the car and accompanying sti... Read the full story

Fossil free solar cars in the world´s longest student race

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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a 3,000-kilometer long race in Australia with the aim of driving the development of new sustainable solar-powered vehicles forward. Students from universities all over the world participate. Lesjöfors sponsored a Swedish team with springs and calculations.The first Bridgestone World Solar Challenge was held in 1987 and the legendary race of 3,022 kilometers crosses the outback of Australia, starting in Darwin and ending in Adelaide. In 2019, student teams... Read the full story

MOUNTUNE Continues Its Journey Into The World Of VW Performance Upgrades

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m52, the VAG division of mountune, has launched its latest power upgrade for the Mk7.5 Golf GTI Power increased to 310PS and torque increased to 475Nm m52 Golf Mk7.5 GTI Stage 1 Power Upgrade is priced at £715.50 Inc.VAT More information can be found at: https://www.mountune52.com/products/m52-golf-gti-stage-1-power-upgrade-mk7-5-only 18 November 2019, Brentwood. mountune has once again been hard at work to further enhance the performance of the Mk7.5 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The Stage 1 GTI c... Read the full story

Reigate store seeking a new owner through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co are marketing for sale The Little Shop in Reigate, Surrey.The Little Shop is a smartly presented, well run store located in a busy upmarket residential area of Reigate. It offers great scope for potential buyers to grow the trade further by introducing an increased product range and by extending the opening hours.Reigate is a town of over 20,000 inhabitants in eastern Surrey, located in the London commuter belt and one of three towns in the... Read the full story

REVEALED: The Road Laws You Didn't Know You Were Breaking!

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With over 300 laws and counting in the highway code, it’s hard for drivers these days to keep track.And while you’re probably savvy with the basics, are there any road laws you didn’t know you were breaking?To find out, Click4reg.co.uk quizzed 2,192 British drivers on some of the more unusual/niche rules of the road.Please find the full results below: Law/rule Percentage aware Percentage guilty Using phone to pay at drive-through 23 78... Read the full story

Moscow Offers Online Applications for Child Sports Testing

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The mos.ru portal has made it simpler to arrange tests to help select sports for children. Parents can now use the city portal to arrange a free test for their child, in which professionals will determine the child’s current level of sporting development and advise on a suitable type of sport, or else complete the test online. For this, parents now need only an account on mos.ru and a medical certificate confirming that the child is healthy and permitted to par... Read the full story

SMMT release: Bus and coach registrations data Q3 2019

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Bus and coach market declines in third quarter, down -26.4% New bus and coach market falls -26.4% in Q3, with 1,340 models registered. Demand across all body styles falls by double digits, with single-decks down most.Year-to-date registrations fall -29.4%, with Q3 the 11th quarterly decline in a row.Friday 15 November 2019 The UK new bus and coach market fell -26.4% in the third quarter of the year, with 1,340 vehicles registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor M... Read the full story

SMMT release: HGV registrations data Q3 2019

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HGV market falls in Q3 as new regulation hits registrations UK new heavy goods vehicle registrations decline -13.1% in Q3 as market rebalances following regulatory changes. Demand for rigid and artic trucks fall, down -20.5% and -3.4% respectively. Tractors remain most popular body type, although registrations fall -4.7%. Year-to-date registrations up 18.8% with total 36,021 units registered. Friday 15 November, 2019 The UK new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market declined -13.1% in Q3 2019,... Read the full story

Upfield tackles cholesterol with the re-launch of FLORA ProActiv

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FLORA ProActiv, the UK’s number one cholesterol reduction spread, is set to unveil a completely revamped range of products featuring a new formula and packaging redesign. Rolling out now and in line with Upfield’s business ambitions, FLORA ProActiv is now 100% plant-based and fully vegan certified. The new great-tasting range will feature three classic versions of the cholesterol reducing spread, which can help millions of consumers better manage and lower their cholesterol levels. FLORA... Read the full story

Christie & Co Bring North Wales Local Store To The Market

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has brought to the market Central Stores, a convenience store, butcher, and Post Office in the North Wales town of Caerwys near Mold.The long-standing business is situated on Water Street just off the town square and is relied upon by the local community for groceries as well as fresh meat and local Post Office services, and as such has become an important part of life in the town.Above the store there is a spacious, self-contained two bedro... Read the full story

StreetDrone Proposes a New Approach to Autonomy

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The autonomy promise was overstated — and the approach too universal. Get ready for a new taxonomy, says StreetDrone’s CEO, Mike PottsThe ‘Jetson’ phenomenon has heavily conditioned expectations of what autonomy technologies are capable of achieving. But the personal and mass mobility bubble, with or without flying saucers, has been well and truly popped. It is a paradigm often associated with technology narratives — that they are rarely constrained by humdrum reality and that mea... Read the full story

GPA marks best October ever

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New infrastructure helps expand market share  SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 14, 2019 - The Georgia Ports Authority moved 428,400 twenty-foot equivalent container units in October, an increase of 14,600 TEUs or 3.5 percent. The strong month gave the Port of Savannah a fiscal year-to-date total of 1.6 million TEUs, up 90,600, or 6 percent.   "We have seen three years of incredible volume growth, and the economy of the U.S. Southeast remains a powerhouse," said GPA Executive Director Grif... Read the full story

Fringe programme at Automechanika Shanghai 2019 brings global automotive community closer together

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With the show embracing both rising technology and industry connectivity, under the concepts of an automotive ecosystem, Automechanika Shanghai will provide a host of valuable opportunities for networking and knowledge-based sharing. Over 250 industry experts in more than 60 concurrent fringe programme events will amplify the rising trends and rapid automotive advancements in different markets around the world. Many events intend to also highlight the tools and technologies that are currently... Read the full story