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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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Paul Hendy

Hendy Group completes purchase of new Portsmouth operation

The countdown is now on for the opening of the Hendy Car and Van Store in Portsmouth following completion of the purchase of the Anchorage Road site. Previously operated by Unbeatablecar Portsmouth, the site is set to become home to Hendy's largest used vehicle operation to date. It will be closed this week to allow for it to be rebranded, refurbished and restocked ready for the grand opening on Sunday July 1.

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Yellow Buses launch 'Footie Hopper' ticket

Yellow Buses is celebrating the World Cup by introducing a 'Footie Hopper' for the duration of the tournament. From the start of the World Cup on Thursday June 14 until the final on Sunday July 15, customers travelling after 5pm can buy a £2.50 ticket giving unrestricted access to the entire Yellow Buses' network.

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Hotel Inspector TV March 2018

Coach firm road tests venue in Hotel Inspector episode

Its coaches are a familiar sight on the south's roads but Lucketts Travel reached a whole new audience as it featured on popular TV show, The Hotel Inspector.

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Velo South

Lucketts gets the show on the road for Vélo South

Lucketts Travel has been named as the official coach travel partner for a major new 100-mile closed road sportive Vélo South in September Vélo South takes place on September 23 and will see 15,000 cyclists set off from Goodwood Motor Circuit for a 100-mile closed road sportive.

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Yellow Buses’ MD David Squire, centre, with Buster Bear at the rear and members of the Airport Transport Forum with Buster Bear looking on.

Chocks away! Jet Bus takes off

Yellow Buses has revamped and re-branded its airport service that also visits the growing Aviation Business Park. The 'Jet Bus 737' operates six journeys a day between Monday and Friday, three on Saturdays and two on Sundays.

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Motability Accredited Specialists Jack Atkins and Adam Malkin

Who's missing out on motability?

Poole Audi on Old Wareham Road is a Motability accredited dealership and is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the scheme to those who are eligible in the Poole and Bournemouth conurbation.

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l to r: Tony Lawman, Managing Director, Dave Allen, Operations Director, Ian Luckett, Director, Gareth Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the DVSA,  Mark Jordan, Engineering Director

Hampshire coach firm recognised for early role in revolutionary road safety pilot

Lucketts Travel has been recognised on the national stage for its vital role in early trials of a scheme that will revolutionise road safety. The Hampshire firm was applauded by the DVSA as it officially launched the Earned Recognition scheme at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.

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Gary Ellson gives a pre-flight briefing to flight phobic Gemma Murphy, Vanessa Head and Lindsay Williams.

Can a helicopter flight cure the fear Of flying?

Bournemouth International Airport based Bliss Aviation has launched a package designed to help those with a fear of flying overcome their phobia - using a helicopter flight. Gary Ellson, Bliss Aviation's Chief Executive and a helicopter flying instructor, has introduced the initiative after realising that by using a helicopter, their Pilots can offer the reassurance that they can land immediately should the "flight phobic" passenger become over stressed by the experience.

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Big Green Wheels - Eco Motor Show 2018 will open its doors for the first time on the 18th May .

New vehicle motor show with education at its heart

Big Green Wheels - Eco Motor Show 2018 will open its doors for the first time on the 18th May between 11.00am and 7pm at the stunning home of Hampshire Cricket. Event organisers stress that whether your next vehicle purchase ends up being another traditional petrol or diesel model, as a personal or business consumer you owe it to yourself to become more familiar with the fast developing transportation landscape.

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Greg Palfrey, National Head of Restructuring and Recovery Services, Smith & Williamson.

Car dealerships saved by administrators

Five retail car dealerships in southern England have new owners following work by administrators at Smith & Williamson. Auto-trade specialists from the firm's South Coast office were brought in after Now Motor Retailing Limited, which had an £83 million turnover, ran into financial difficulties due to a "tough market place".

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Breakaway

Record breaking cruise ship arrives at Portland Port

The start of Portland Port's cruise season has been a spectacular one; the first ship was the 20th visit by a Phoenix Reisen vessel. They are the first cruise line to reach this milestone at Portland Port so to commemorate such a momentous occasion, the port commissioned a special hand carved Portland stone plaque that will be presented to the cruise line. This has been followed by the arrival of the enormous Norwegian Breakaway that docked at the port on 25th April 2018. It is not only the Norwegian Breakaway's inaugural call to Portland Port, but she is also the largest ship to ever call at Portland Port.

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