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Shears Brothers is helping local businesses adapt to new shopping habits

Local haulier helps independent businesses adapt to new shopping habits

A Bournemouth haulier is supporting the survival of local businesses by helping firms adapt to selling online. Shears Brothers (Transport) Limited has assisted independent retailers with setting up a delivery method to reach customers nationwide during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Drewlec electric car charging point installation

Electric vehicle charging points to become household 'necessity'

With the number of public electric car charging points growing in 2019 by 60%, it's clear that electric cars are on the rise and here to stay. But can adding a charging point to your home actually make you money?

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Boundary Roundabout - 3D Visualisation

£1.6m to fund major improvements to vital economic corridor

Work starts in summer to ensure roundabout supports Dorset's future prosperity and economic growth Boundary Roundabout will be transformed into a continental style* roundabout thanks to a £1.6m cash injection secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (Dorset LEP) through the Local Growth Fund plus £313,400 from BCP Council. Major changes to the roundabout's four road approaches and the installation of new crossings, footways and cycle paths will ensure safer and more effective traffic flow and journeys for all road users across this economically important transport route.

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Blackwater Junction West completed on time and on schedule

Major infrastructure investment finishes on time

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, BCP Council and Dorset Council are pleased to announce that the major improvement works at the B3073 Blackwater West Junction have been completed on time and on budget.

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Commercial Director Simon Newport

Yellows revise timetable

Yellow Buses is revising its timetable from Thursday, March 26 in response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The Bournemouth-based, locally owned bus company is rationalising services to reflect the current situation.

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Hendy set to open new Toyota dealership in Christchurch

Hendy set to open new Toyota dealership

Hendy Group is set to expand its presence in Dorset with the opening of a new Toyota dealership in Christchurch. Work is well underway on the new showroom facility in Stony Lane with the new dealership set to open mid-March.

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David Squire, managing director of Yellow Buses

Yellow Buses amends timetable due to coronavirus

Yellow Buses will be operating a Saturday timetable throughout the whole week starting on Monday 23 March due to the worsening coronavirus situation.

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Loganair steps in to safeguard uk air routes after Flybe collapse

Loganair takes on three former Flybe routes from Southampton Southampton - Glasgow, Newcastle and Edinburgh

Loganair, Scotland's Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe. The airline will be adding nearly 400 new flights each week and has opened a special recruitment line for former Flybe employees seeking to continuing their aviation careers with Loganair.

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From left: Adrian Bruce; Chris Hall; Gary Hardcastle; Yellow Buses’ Supervisor, Operations Simon Rigler; Maureen Barker; Mark Sayers; Dave Dunn; Csaba Zekany

Yellows score high on Green Road

More than 40 Yellow Buses drivers have achieved 'Fleet Elite' status and four have earned 'Master' status after their driving was monitored by clever technology. The GreenRoad Safety & Fleet Management platform was introduced in 2016 to enhance Bournemouth-based Yellows' emissions profile and improve safety.

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Madcap motorists head for Monte Carlo

Madcap motorists head for Monte Carlo

A pair of madcap motorists are to drive 1,111 mile to Monte Carlo for charity - with their wives in the back seat navigating. Robert Ings and John Hawkins who belong to Twynham Lodge of Freemasons in Christchurch have to complete the journey in a car costing less than £500.

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Simon Newport, Yellow Buses Commercial Director

Yellows quit Poole bus station

Yellow Buses is pulling out of Poole bus station and will serve the town's railway station instead. The company is blaming anti-social behaviour at the bus station for its decision, as well as a desire to serve Poole Quay and the historic old town. The move is included in a raft of service changes being introduced from Sunday, February 23 2020.

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Solent LEP confirms £700,000 investment to upgrade Island Line

Solent LEP confirms £700,000 investment to upgrade Island Line

Following the announcement in September of £26m major investment by the Department for Transport (DfT) to upgrade the Island Line and the trains that run on it, the Solent LEP is today, delighted to confirm its investment of £700,000, which, alongside an investment of £300,000 from the Isle of Wight Council, provides the critical £1m local funding to secure the DfT investment.

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