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l-r:PO Higgins, AET Kay, Slt Stevens, MA Bulmer-Lindsay and PO Piper.Photograph by Nicola Harper Crown

Travel company shows pride in the poppy

A leading Hampshire coach firm has shown its support for the UK armed forces by transporting almost 100 military volunteers to London Poppy Day. The company has also emblazoned its vehicles with poppies in support of Remembrance Day, which takes place on November 11.

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David Squire, managing director of Yellow Buses with Aleesha Edie the workshop supervisor, with the Poppy Bus

Yellow Buses launches Poppy Bus

To mark Remembrance Day and the centenary of the end of the Great War, Yellow Buses has put a Poppy Bus in to service. The single decker has been wrapped in a poppy design and will be running on various routes across the conurbation.

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New electric vehicle roadshow comes to Bournemouth as part of the government

Ready, steady, go green!

Increased concern about air quality and fuel prices are just two reasons why there are now more than 170,000 plug-in vehicles on the UK roads. And with the government's first ever Green GB Week starting next week, a special electric vehicle (EV) motorshow will land in Bournemouth on Thursday (18 October), giving local businesses and the public a chance to interact with a selection of the most advanced, environmentally friendly and cost-effective models.

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UK new car market falls in 'exceptional' September as supply issues bite

The UK new car market fell by -20.5% in September, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 338,834 vehicles were registered in the month, down around 87,000 on the previous year as new testing requirements continue to affect supply and distort the market. The impact was felt across the board, with registrations by private consumers, fleets and businesses all declining, by -20.1%, -22.4% and -6.3% respectively. Registrations of petrol and diesel cars also fell, while hybrids and plug-in electrics fared better, up a modest 3.9%.

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Paul Hendy

Recruitment drive underway for new Hendy dealerships

Automotive group Hendy has launched a recruitment drive for staff to join three new dealerships being built in Eastleigh. The new dealerships for Honda, Kia and Mazda are due to open next month with the group's current site in Leigh Road set to be dedicated to Ford car and commercial products.

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Toby Holdsworth  Simon Hunter Dan Warren with the drill bit

A32 commuters saved from delays

The construction of the £9m development of the Brockhurst Gate Retail Park in Gosport has managed to avoid closing lanes on the A32 over a few weeks to connect sewerage pipes. Main Contractor Fareham based Amiri Construction has absorbed the extra cost to use a specialist Direct Boring equipment to drill horizontally under the busy road to allow the sewage connection via a 150mm foul drainage pipe.

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Snows Toyota Hedge End sales manager Steve Barrett, left, presents Eric Robinson Solicitors’ managing partner Craig Petrie with a Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Law firm drives ahead at new HQ

An expanding law firm in the South has acquired a hybrid pool car so staff can travel from its new headquarters to other offices with a greener conscience. Eric Robinson Solicitors has been supplied with a new Toyota Yaris Hybrid by Snows Motor Group, which has a Toyota dealership less than a mile away.

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A fantastic day out at Salisbury’s first Car Fest

A fantastic day out at Salisbury's first Car Fest

Salisbury City Council hosted its very first Car Fest in conjunction with XDR Motors on Sunday 9 September in Salisbury's Market Place & Guildhall Square.

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Ian Luckett

Coach firm makes a stand for cyclists

Lucketts Group is using its involvement in a brand-new cycling event to make the South's roads a safer place for cyclists. The coach firm, a strong advocate for road safety, will make a stand for cyclists at Vélo South, a new closed road 100 mile sportive starting from Goodwood Motor Circuit on September 23.

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L-R Adam Keen general manager of Damory Coaches and Will Hyde show secretary

Dorset County Show creates new fast-track shuttle service route

Dorset County Show has joined forces with Damory Coaches once more to provide a new fast-track route from Dorchester town centre to the showground as part of its shuttle service. With less than a month to go, Dorset County Show will take place on Saturday September 1 and Sunday September 2, at Dorchester Showground.

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Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Navigator arriving at Portland Port with water display from the Rufus Castle. Picture taken by Zoe Ayton.

A luxurious day for Portland Port

The start of Portland Port's cruise season was spectacular! The first ship of 2018 was the 20th visit by a Phoenix Reisen vessel, followed by the arrival of the enormous Norwegian Breakaway. It was the Norwegian Breakaway's inaugural call to Portland Port and she is the largest ship to ever call at Portland Port. Sunday 15th July has been another first for Portland Port, two ships from the same cruise line visiting on the same day; the Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Explorer.

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l to r: Paul Swinburne, Ian Luckett, Mark Child and Tony Lawman, who are all part of the Lucketts Travel cycling team

Coach firm saddles up for Vélo South

Lucketts Travel is preparing to swap engine power for pedal power as it takes part in the new 100 mile closed-road sportive, Vélo South, in September.

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