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What do you sell that's vegan

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If the world went vegan, it could save 8 million human lives by 2050. Interest in "veganism" increased 7 fold in the 5 years between 2014 and 2019. Everyone has heard the about Greggs success with vegan sausage rolls. How man restaurants and take aways are wanting simple "vegan" products to add their menu? What about one of Britains favourite Indian snack .. the vegetable samosa. Fully vegan and guaranteed to be very very tastee.. Samosas can be bought frozen and deep fried from frozen. Easy... Read the full story

Celebrity News – Duffy Shocker.

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Last week Duffy, a renowned welsh singer, who topped the charts as well as winning several rewards announced on social media that her disappearance from the pop scene was down to being drugged, raped and held captive for several days by an ‘unknown assailant’. Born Aimee Anne Duffy, in 2009 she won three out of four Brit Award nominations, was awarded the coveted Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for her album, Rockferry and was living the dream.Then, she disappeared from all public a... Read the full story

90-YEAR-OLD GREAT GRANDDAD ARTHUR MAKES INDOOR SKYDIVING DEBUT FOR CHARITY

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Suffolk pensioner travels 100 miles for ‘flight’ at Twinwoods Adventure, Bedford, home of Britain’s biggest indoor skydiving wind tunnel   DESPITE A RECENT PACEMAKER FITTING AND BOUT OF PNEUMONIA, HE BRAVES 120MPH WINDSPEEDS FOR HIS ‘BIRTHDAY TREAT’, THEN DECLARES: ‘I FEEL CHUFFED I DID IT!’   HAVE-A-GO great grandfather Arthur Bishop celebrated his 90th birthday – by leaping into action as an Indoor Skydiver. Arthur, admired by his family for his "adventurous streak",... Read the full story

20% price reduction for Spring 2020 Exciting new models at ABT Power Days

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Whether brand-new or already used: At the ABT Power Days, a wide range of models from the VW and Audi Group can receive a sporty extra kick with a 20% price reduction. The reduction applies to all ABT Power Performance Upgrades* installed between 19 and 31 March 2020. This offer is valid at the headquarters in Kempten and across Germany at over 100 participating ABT dealers. From experience, due to the increase in demand during the promotion period, we recommend that you book your appointment... Read the full story

How to Apply Your Makeup

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Makeup Made Easy.Looking good, also means feeling good, and the application of makeup can enhance your looks and the way you feel. It is though, important to remember that there are times and places where you may want to adjust your look, such as toning down in an office environment or enhancing for that party look, we cover the basics of simple makeup application and how to look your best whatever the occasion.Starting with a blank canvasThe first steps to applying makeup is to start with a... Read the full story

Wood Expert WARMA Welcomes New Ban on Wet Wood

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Lancaster-based wood-fuel specialist, WARMA Home Fuels, has welcomed the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ announcement that traditional coal and wet wood will be phased out from 2021, to reduce emissions of the polluting particulate PM2.5. The news of changes to the law with regard to the distribution and sale of polluting fuel supplies, comes just a year after WARMA put out a call for more attention to be paid to non-polluting wood.  The passionate wood supplier urged r... Read the full story

Your Own Digital Personal Trainer.

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Getting Fit in a Digital Age.There has been many gizmos and gadgets that have come along over the years to inspire us to get fitter and healthier, remember the bull worker? Look at any shopping channel and you will find some form of fitness apparatus that will keep your body toned and in trim. But what has become phenomenally successful is your very own digital personal trainer. And this takes its form as a smart watch. Fitbit, Apple Watch, Samsung Gear are all versions of this watch, which e... Read the full story

Concours Of Elegance Welcomes Chubb As Official Insurance Partner

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The Concours of Elegance, recently named ‘Motoring Spectacle of the Year’, has announced Chubb as its new Official Insurance Partner   Chubb’s reputation for service excellence, including its cover of valuable vehicle collections, makes it the perfect partner for Concours of Elegance   Attracting the world’s greatest car collectors, and displaying the finest cars, Concours of Elegance returns to Hampton Court Palace from 4th-6th September 2020   Tickets are on sale now from www.co... Read the full story

NIO 333 faces challenges as the team prepares the trip to Africa

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Marrakesh, MoroccoA short break after saying goodbye to the enthusiasm of Mexican city, NIO 333 heads across the Atlantic to Marrakesh, Morocco, the city locates west of the foothill of the Atlas mountains, for the 5th round of the 2019-2020 ABB FIA Formula E championship. NIO 333 Formula E team targets a good result of the season at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan.Having experienced the tough challenge and the tension in one of the world’s top motorsport series, the t... Read the full story

New TRIUMPH DAYTONA Exhibition Launches at the Triumph Factory Visitor Eexperience

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From the original race bike that inspired and created the Triumph Daytona name, through to Triumph’s recent and most significant Supersport TT bikes, the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience unveils its largest exhibition to date at the home of Triumph, within its Hinckley Headquarters. Visitors to the Factory Visitor Experience will now be able to follow the bloodline of Triumph’s legendary Daytona with a new exhibition which will be on display from now until mid-August. An impressive layo... Read the full story

Coronavirus may reduce supply of low-cost tyres but part worns are an unwise alternative

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While the closure of manufacturing facilities across China due to Coronavirus may reduce the supply of low-cost tyres to Britain, TyreSafe is advising motorists to think twice before turning to part worns as an alternative. Low-cost new tyres have become a popular choice in the UK for drivers on a budget and sales run into the millions each year. The vast majority of these are imported into the country from China and across South East Asia where the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led... Read the full story

Moore & Son Costcutter in Long Buckby for sale through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co have brought to the market the Moore & Son Costcutter in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire.The store has been owned by the same family since 1919 and offers a unique opportunity for a new owner to take on a very successful business, which also has potential for them to make their mark. The recently refitted freehold site currently offers groceries, drinks and fresh produce chillers along with freezers, household goods, off license, compliant tob... Read the full story

Johnson’s no-deal threat ‘further cause for concern’ for UK auto industry, says GlobalData

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Ahead of the trade negotiations between the UK and EU next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to walk away from the table if political and legal sovereignty conditions are not met.A statement from Downing Street said: “The UK’s primary objective in the negotiations is to ensure we restore our economic and political independence on 1 January 2021.“Our overriding objective in the negotiations is by 1 January to have taken back control and we won’t agree to anything that does... Read the full story

A Better You Without Insane Diets!

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The last of its kind Rameder supplies towbar for the Lada Niva 4x4 evergreen

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One by one, it has seen so many of its rivals go into (well-deserved) retirement. The original Mercedes G-Class and the Land Rover Defender are notable examples - two legends that are no longer in production. But there is one off-road vehicle – dating from before SUV was even a term – which is still far from retirement: The Lada Niva 4x4. The four-wheel-drive vehicle with its characteristic shape is still in production and is even getting an interior facelift this year. Rameder, Europe's... Read the full story

A.F. Blakemore Supplier Event Attracts Record Number of Attendees as Company Discusses Investment, Collaboration and Opportunity

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A.F. Blakemore welcomed more than 300 attendees to its annual Supplier Conference as the company celebrated a successful year of new business, acquisitions and growth before focusing on opportunities for suppliers across the group over the coming years.Group Commercial Managing Director Jerry Marwood detailed the successes that the group achieved over the previous 12 months, including record inbound store recruitment across its SPAR estate and the addition of SOHO Coffee Co. and Bistrot Pierr... Read the full story

Creative Retail Awards’ EuroShop 2020 Best Stand Award winner announced

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The Creative Retail Awards, the dynamic and exciting annual event designed to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in retail design, is proud to announce the winner of the Creative Retail Awards EuroShop Best Stand 2020.Over 2000 EuroShop exhibitors were automatically entered into the competition which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany from 16 - 20 February.  Representatives from the Awards organisers explored the halls of EuroShop to discover stands that excelled the set criteria... Read the full story

Applications now open for ABP’s Graduate Training Programme 2020

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Today, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading and best-connected port operator, has opened applications for its popular Graduate Training Programme, which is looking to attract the brightest new talent to join the maritime and logistics sector.Starting in 2020, our two-year Graduate Training Programme is designed to give Graduates a 360-degree view of the company, providing them with the skills and experience needed to become a future leader.Jozef Ochwat, Port Management Graduate,... Read the full story

Two Lancashire filling stations sold by Christie & Co

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Walverden Service Station in Nelson, Lancashire and Woodland BP Service Station in Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire to an expanding corporate operator.Both sites occupy prime positions on busy main roads close to the centre of their respective communities, and trade under the BP banner, offering both fuel and convenience items. Both sites also benefit from an on-site hand car wash and a free-to-use ATM, whilst Wood... Read the full story

EV Charging Company Virta allocates all ski holiday week profits to Protect Our Winters

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The EV Charging Company Virta allocates ski holiday week profits to Protect Our WintersVirta Ltd has entered a collaboration with Protect our Winters in search for emission free transportation around the world. Protect our Winters (POW) and Virta partnership aims to increase the low-emission vehicle usage and decrease old habits in everyday commuting. During the next week – a ski holiday week in many countries - Virta will redirect all revenue made during the week from their EV char... Read the full story

What will the future of business travel look like?

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NO DRIVING SEAT, A MEETING SPACE, AND A SCREEN FOR DELIVERING PRESENTATIONS: CARS IN 2050 WILL BE A HUB FOR MEETINGS ON THE GO Auto Trader reveals its predictions for what cars will look like in 2050 By 2050, cars will be fully autonomous, electric, and kitted out for hosting meetings, skype calls, and getting work done on the commute The 2050 car is a driverless vehicle in the shape of a smooth pod with all the necessary tech for getting down to business Auto Trader’s Car of the Future des... Read the full story

Independent Retail Resilience

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How to Succeed Against the Odds In a world that appears to be dominated by a handful of large corporate brands, independent retailer, Pen Heaven offer their advice and guidance on how small businesses can be successful in 2020.With online retail feeling governed by massive corporations, there are still ways to stand out and flourish as an indie brand, especially in the growing consumer market.“Internet giants needn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth, and sure, whilst you may not have the... Read the full story

Signavio Signs 500 New Customers, Grows Revenues by over 60 Percent and Eclipses 1 Million Users

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Subhead: Industry Leaders Volkswagen, BNP Paribas and Deloitte among Hundreds Reaching New Levels of Business Process Speed and Real-time IntelligenceLondon, February 19, 2020 – Signavio, a leading provider of Business Transformation solutions and real-time process intelligence, introduced its platform to 500 new customers in 2019, capitalizing on high demand around the globe across multiple industries. The customer growth drove an annual revenue increase of over 60 per cent, compared to t... Read the full story

Facial Skincare Made Easy.

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Three Things You Should be Doing on a Daily Basis.Taking good care of your skin is vital for a healthy and glowing look. There are hundreds of products on the market to help you do this, and some starting at bargain prices to the more expensive. Regardless of which you choose we share with you three main tips for maintaining a healthy appearance that only takes a few minutes each day and should be part of your skin care regime.CleanseCleansing the skin is an important factor of maintaining a... Read the full story

Rising Chinese star to join 333 Racing Academy confirmed for Marrakesh rookie test

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NIO 333 FE Team would like to confirm a new addition to the team ahead of the 5th round of the 2019-2020 FIA ABB Formula E championship. Rising Chinese star Daniel CAO joins the team as the development driver after finishing in the top 3 in the 2019 F3 Asian Championship certified by FIA and will enjoy his first taste of all electric single-seater car at the Moroccan circuit.Born in Shanghai, the 18-year-old youngster started his karting career at the age of 6 and quickly made his name in the... Read the full story

More power for the updated Audi A4

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ABT performance upgrades for the top diesel and petrol engines The updated Audi A4 with mild hybrid system has been available at dealers since autumn 2019. It delivers sporty performance in spades, and not only the S and RS models. For long-distance drivers, the brand-new 50 TDI or the recent 45 TDI qualify as real dream cars. Their sporty petrol-powered pedant is the 45 TFSI. An ABT Power Performance Upgrade* unleashes even more power from all three. The upgrade, which is based on the high... Read the full story

Travel Sentiment For European Destinations On The Rise

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Travellers from overseas markets show a strong optimism about visiting European destinations between January-April 2020 Brussels, 20 February 2020: The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA), Eurail B.V. and the European Commission, have today released the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB), which indicates that the sentiment for travel to Europe between January-April 2020 is positive in six key overseas markets - Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia a... Read the full story

Dutch Company Siqura installs state-of-the-art camera technology in Czech motorway tunnels

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Gouda, February 20th – Siqura, the leading Dutch supplier of traffic surveillance, management and control systems, has delivered bespoke cameras and software for an integrated security solution in three major tunnels in the Czech Republic.Three essential tunnels for traffic in the Czech RepublicThe Valík tunnel is a 380-meter-long two-way tunnel on the D5 motorway. This highway forms a detour around the city of Pilsen and was opened in 2006.The Klimkovice tunnel is located on the D1 motorw... Read the full story

Managing Your Child’s Digital Interaction.

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The digital age is here to stay, but do our children spend too much time online?Whether it’s their mobile phone, playing on the latest games console or portable devices such as tablets and iPads, the majority of children have adapted to being a click or finger press away from the digital world.What should be considered by any parent is the amount of time that they spend on such devices and how to best limit them, here are a few tips that you can use to reduce the amount of time and combat a... Read the full story

Former Maryland Transportation Authority Director Joins Dynamic Infrastructure

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Kevin Reigrut, Former Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Director, Joins AI-based Predictive Maintenance Startup Dynamic Infrastructure The company is implementing the world's first deep-learning solution which creates visual “medical records” for critical assets and their defects, allowing operators and owners to claim control over future risks and unexpected maintenance eventsFormer Maryland Transportation Authority Director Kevin Reigrut has joined the board of advisors of New... Read the full story

Improving Your Home and Living Space.

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How to Make Your Home More Saleable. When it comes to selling your home, it is important to make those first impressions count. If you are currently living in your home and are considering putting it on the market it is not always possible to bring it up to the standards of a show home. In this article we look at a couple of key tips to make your home more saleable. And without compromising on your day to day living. Declutter Your Home.Ensuring that your home is free of clutter is a key fa... Read the full story

HSE to carry out inspections following safety alert

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HSE is reminding employers that they must protect their workers' health by controlling the risks from welding fume. The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) current programme of inspections will review health and safety standards across the country and businesses are encouraged to visit HSE’s revised guidance to remind themselves of the changes to control expectations. To protect your workers’ health, you must ensure you have adequate controls in place to avoid or reduce exposure to we... Read the full story

Fighting Road Fatalities in Asia-Pacific

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Fighting Road Fatalities and Injuries with Better Crash Data: New Road Safety Observatory for the Asia-Pacific Region   Stockholm, 18 February 2020—The establishment of the first regional Road Safety Observatory in the Asia-Pacific region was announced in Stockholm today on the eve of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. The conference gathers ministers and policymakers from across the world to set the future direction for road safety action. The Asia-Pacific Road Sa... Read the full story

C2A collaborates with Vector to enhance cybersecurity in vehicles

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C2A Security Adds an Additional Security Control to Vector's AUTOSAR Basic SoftwareThe collaboration shows the way for automotive manufacturers to apply advanced cybersecurity measures in AUTOSAR projects. Jerusalem, Israel, February 18, 7:00 am UTC- C2A Security, a global leader in automotive cybersecurity, announced today that it has successfully integrated its endpoint cybersecurity protection technology with Vector’s AUTOSAR Classic basic software. This integration – the first of it... Read the full story

Kesslers confirmed as Headline Sponsors of the Creative Retail Awards for a third time

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The Creative Retail Awards are delighted to confirm Kesslers International as Headline Sponsors for the third year in a row.Taking place on 4th June at Proud Embankment, London, the Creative Retail Awards are one of the most distinguished accolades within the design and display industry and recognise projects, products and people that have demonstrated the very highest level of innovation and excellence. Daniel Astarita, Sales and Marketing Director at Kesslers, commented: “We love applaud... Read the full story

How Norway fuelled the electric vehicle revolution

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Electric vehicles could be integral to the world improving its environmental performance. GlobalData’s power technology writer, JP Casey says: “Thanks to improvements in operational efficiency and reductions in the production of harmful pollutants compared to combustion engine-powered vehicles, hope has grown that replacing existing car models with newer, electric equivalents could lead to positive change in the world’s pollution levels.“Norway is one of the clearest success stories w... Read the full story

Games Narcissists Play During Divorce

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The Games Narcissists Play During DivorceGame 1   - Delay  Whilst reflecting on the nearly six years I have been attemting to not only divorce but also get free from the control of my ex -husband, I came across an article in Psychology Today regarding the problems with divorcing a narcissist.  Every problem seemed to be an accurate reflection of my problems. Later that day I was bemoaning this to a friend and an idea came to me.  One way of releasing myself from the guilt of all this... Read the full story

Quote by Walt Disney

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Posted by Jeremy Francis CEO, Personal and Professional Development Limited     jeremy@developyourmanagementskills.com  Read the full story

EDGEPoS installation at Keystore Express-branded forecourt

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Loch Services Ltd, a Keystore Express branded forecourt in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, is the latest retailer to install the award winning EDGEPoS system onsite.Nichola Lockerby, Director, said: “We really struggled to find an EPOS supplier who could provide a level of customer service that catered for hardware and software issues, particularly with our location on Isle of Lewis.  EDGEPoS is a future-proof fuel retail system.  When we looked at Henderson Technology and the EDGEPoS solution,... Read the full story

Convenience store and post office in Yeovil sold to regional multiple operator

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Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has completed the sale of the Key Stores in West Coker, Yeovil on behalf of Mr Roger Hardisty.The store was part of Keys Stores Yeovil, a small group of three convenience stores with a Post Office. Roger sold the first two stores in 2018 through Christie & Co, retaining the store with the Post office in West Coker Road, Yeovil. The leasehold interest for this store was acquired by Wessex Retail, with the benefit of the income from two flats,... Read the full story

Third year of decline for UK bus & coach market

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BUS AND COACH REGISTRATIONS17 February 2020 (data for Q4 and full year 2019)Third year of decline for UK bus & coach market Demand for new buses and coaches drops -18.8% in 2019, with 5,874 vehicles joining UK roads. Minibus registrations drive the overall decline, down -22.7% to 3,108 units in the year. Year closes with Q4 uplift of 18.5% after 11 consecutive quarters of decline.Monday 17 February, 2020 The UK new bus and coach market fell -18.8% in 2019, with annual registrations falling f... Read the full story

British HGV market up 12.6% in 2019

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HEAVY GOODS VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS17 February 2020 (data for vehicles >6 tonnes, Q4 and full year 2019)British HGV market up 12.6% in 2019          New HGV registrations increase 12.6% in 2019 following regulatory changes.          Demand grows for popular tractor and box vans, up 12.9% and 27.2% respectively.          Markets for both rigid and artic trucks rise, with a total of 48,535 vehicles joining UK roads.Monday 17 February, 2020 The UK’s new heavy goods ve... Read the full story

NIGGLING AND ANNOYING INJURIES MAKING YOUR GAME A REAL STRUGGLE?

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Physiotherapy: A widely trusted authority in injury recovery, but just how far does this practice go in preventing an injury from recurring?  Imagine experiencing a rolled ankle by performing a sharp turn in playing sport. When your body suffers the trauma of the injury, the muscle memory means it will store its shock within the injured area and therefore takes much more than targeted strength and conditioning exercises to prevent a repeat of the injury when performing a similar shar... Read the full story

Three Historic Moments in Fashion.

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We take a look at three iconic moments in fashion history of timeless designs that are still with us today. From the mini skirt to the little black dress and the fashion designers who brought us these must-have wardrobe staples.The Mini SkirtThis must have fashion clothing saw its height in the swinging sixties, and made most famous during the years of Beatlemania and free love. This tiny skirt was the invention and brainchild of fashion trendsetter. Mary Quant, with her first experimenting w... Read the full story

Mycarcheck.com market guide: February 2020 - Motorcycle sales up but car sales plummet

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Mycarcheck.com market guide: February 2020Motorcycle sales up but car sales plummet. Used Golf Mk7.5 and ZX-6R tipped.   Used car of the month: Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 (2017) Used bike of the month: Kawasaki ZX-6R (2013) 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: “Want to own a little piece of automotive history? Consider the legend th... Read the full story

Branding is Key for Start-Up Businesses.

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When it comes to starting up a business, they say branding is key, but what does this involve? It is not just about having a great logo (although this helps), nor a coolly printed van with your details. Branding goes deeper than that. And quite simply is overlooked in some areas.  I recently needed a quote for some bespoke decking to be built for my garden, so I contacted several companies to get estimates. The first guy to turn up wrote some prices on a piece of paper torn from his noteboo... Read the full story

Venus In Fur 4th To 7th March Bonkers Playhouse Theatre

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BONKERS PLAYHOUSE THEATREThomas, a beleaguered playwright / director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus In Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress, oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas’ interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work thro... Read the full story

Keeping Mum 14th To 18th April Bonkers Playhouse Theatre

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BONKERS PLAYHOUSE THEATREJo has just moved her mum Glenda into the Woodlands Nursing Home and is trying to come to terms with their shifting roles. Glenda has dementia and is fretful, having left her imaginary ape Bobo behind – but at least she’s only stashing gateaux now instead of vodka, and her local police constabulary are waving goodbye with sweet relief. Larry the lorry driver has turned beautician and is in great demand, especially on the dance floor, while Dally the nurse glides t... Read the full story

UK transport industry has seen earnings on EU investments soar 400% since the Brexit vote, analysis by Catax reveals

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Manchester, 14 February 2020 – The UK transport industry has seen earnings on its investments in the EU rocket by more than 400% since the Brexit vote, analysis of the latest ONS data has revealed.  UK transport trade earnings from investments in the EU rose from £177million in 2015 to £1billion three years later – up 476% compared with before the vote. Firms involved in transportation had £3.6billion invested in the EU in 2015, the year before the Brexit referendum, which soared to... Read the full story

Geely Wins ‘Companybest’ Accolade At Prestigous Autobest Awards

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February 14 2020 - Mainz, Germany: Global automobile manufacturer and mobility pioneer Geely has won ‘COMPANYBEST’ at the annual Autobest Awards. The accolade pays tribute to the growing success of the brand and recognises that, in an industry renowned for being extremely competitive, Geely has fast become one of the leading automotive companies in the world.  Founded in 1986 by visionary Chairman Li Shufu, Geely has actively challenged the course of the automotive world and has grown... Read the full story