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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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FLY BOURNEMOUTH - Stephen Gill - Managing Director at Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport owner hails ground handling move a success

Bournemouth Airport's decision to take over ground handling services from an external operator has been hailed a success. The airport, owned and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA), now provides its own handling services including passenger, ramp, aircraft cleaning, dispatch and de-icing. Around 60 full-time posts were transferred from the previous licence holder; no jobs were lost.

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Hendy wins European accolade for heavy truck success

Hendy wins European accolade for heavy truck success

Hendy Group's heavy truck division is celebrating success in Europe after becoming the first UK IVECO dealer to be included in the Top 20 leading service providers in 2019

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Sharm El Sheikh

TUI UK launches additional 20,000 seats for winter 2020 from Bournemouth Airport

TUI, the world's leading holiday company and the UK's number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with an additional flight to Tenerife and the reintroduction of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Weymouth College Centre of Excellence for Motor Vehicle Techonolgy Ribbon Cutting

Weymouth College completes hybrid and electric motor facility upgrade

A Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership award of £250,000 of the government's Local Growth Fund has enabled Weymouth College to establish a Centre of Excellence for Motor Vehicle Technology.

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Toyota Corollla hybrid

Top of the world for Hendy Toyota

The team at Hendy Toyota are celebrating following the brand being named the world's most valuable automotive brand, maintaining a top 10 position in the Best Global Brands 2019 report published by Interbrand.

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Sandbanks Ferry on track for end of October return as final parts are fitted

Sandbanks Ferry on track for end of October return as final parts are fitted

The Sandbanks Chain Ferry is on course for its planned return to service at the end of October, as the final elements of the repair are completed, now that the hydraulic couplings have arrived from Sweden.

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Richard Stephens - 3rd Place Winner, Graham Richardson - BCP Tourism Liaison Manager, Dave Northern - Bike of the Year 1st Place Winner, Bronte Cormack, Adrian Cormack – Coles Miller Solicitors, Philip Baker – 2nd Place Winner.

Coles Miller Dream Machines Bike of the Year 2019 winner

Coles Miller Dream Machines 2019 ended on a high with an epic season finale on Poole Quay. The final Dream Machines night of the season (Tuesday 24 September 2019) was marked by the hotly contested Bike of the year competition sponsored by Coles Miller Solicitors.

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Audi-Farnborough-Michael-Wrigley

Lookers Audi opens huge new centre in Hampshire in show of confidence

Lookers has cut the ribbon on a new 63,600 sq ft Audi retail site in Farnborough, Hampshire, as part of its investment in the prestige brand. The brand-new dealership sees the closure of Camberley Audi, with all 120 staff transferring to the new site at Templer Avenue, Farnborough.

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