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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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Tony Lawman

Lucketts Group acquires 35-coach North Hampshire firm

Lucketts Group has accelerated its expansion plans, with its second acquisition in just four months. The coach company acquired North Hampshire-based Mortons Travel Limited Lucketts Group has accelerated its expansion plans, with its second acquisition in just four months. The coach company acquired North Hampshire-based Mortons Travel Limited yesterday, just a few months after adding Solent Coaches to its growing portfolio. The move brings Lucketts' total number of vehicles to around 175 and widens its reach in the north of the county and beyond into Berkshire. just a few months after adding Solent Coaches to its growing portfolio. The move brings Lucketts' total number of vehicles to around 175 and widens its reach in the north of the county and beyond into Berkshire.

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Jaguar I-PACE makes exclusive preview visit to Dorset 10am-4pm, Sunday 22nd April, Westover Jaguar, West Quay Road, Poole

Jaguar I-PACE makes exclusive preview visit to Dorset

Jaguar fans will be delighted to hear that the manufacturer's very latest model, the Jaguar I-PACE, will be making an exclusive visit to Westover Jaguar's showroom on West Quay Road in Poole. The all-electric SUV will be with the Westover team for just one day, from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 22nd April.

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(From left)  Simon Watton with Gary Ellson

Will Brexit encourage transport training

They may work with different modes of transport but the bosses of Bournemouth International Airport based Bliss Aviation and Ferndown Industrial Estate based Wayside Transport Ltd find that their hopes and requirements for life after Brexit are very similar.

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New move and new model for Volvo Cars Poole

New move and new model for Volvo Cars Poole

Dorset's authorised Volvo retailer, Volvo Cars Poole, is expanding into new, luxury premises. Established in 2015, the company, which is owned by Ocean Automotive, has outgrown its current showroom at Holes Bay in Poole and has moved into a purposely-refurbished new showroom and workshop on Ringwood Road.

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Watch out for wintery roads says Westover Group

Don't let the 'Beast from the East' drive you to distraction

Watch out for wintery roads says Westover Group With the weather front nicknamed the 'beast from the east' and Storm Emma predicted to bring travel chaos, Westover Group is warning local motorists to be prepared for more challenging driving conditions than usual.

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From left, Graham Simpson (Group Aftersales Manager), John Lindsay (Peugeot Sales Manager), John Harkness (Mazda Sales Manager) and Neil McCue (Group Board Director).

Full deal ahead as Snows acquires new franchises

One of the leading motor names in West Sussex has been acquired by independent motor retailer Snows. Portfield in Chichester, representing Citroën, Mazda and Peugeot, is the latest addition to Snows' expanding portfolio of franchised car dealerships across southern England. A Toyota franchise dealership is also being developed for the site.

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