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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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Drewlec now offers electric car charging point installation

On charge with Drewitt Group

To help increase the provision of electric car charging points in Dorset and west Hampshire, Bournemouth-based Drewlec, part of the Drewitt Group, has strengthened its service offering to include the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Watercolour for the project

£8m new road project to start eight years ahead of schedule

An £8.13m project to transform eight junctions on the A326 - the critical road connecting the coastal communities along the New Forest Waterside of Southampton Water, will now commence in 2020 - eight years ahead of schedule, following approval by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership of a £5.691m grant at its Board meeting on the 13th December 2019.

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New home for Renault and Dacia in Salisbury

New home for Renault and Dacia in Salisbury

Renault and Dacia have a new home in Salisbury following investment from Hendy Group in new facilities for the two brands. The dealerships are now housed on the Churchfields Industrial Estate alongside Hendy's Nissan and Toyota outlets.

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