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UK automotive industry puts the record straight on

13 automotive Brexit myths - busted

Many commentators and politicians cite the automotive industry in Brexit discussions so the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has published a clear rebuttal of some of the many arguments that have been used about the sector in recent years. The clock is ticking down to 29 March and automotive businesses are in paralysis. The industry has been consistent and united - a 'no deal' Brexit would have a devastating impact on the sector and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports.

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AFC Bournemouth officially open the new Westover Jaguar Land Rover showroom

AFC Bournemouth players officially open Westover Group's new £15 million showroom

To celebrate the completion of Westover Group's £15 million Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Christchurch, Premier League football players and management from AFC Bournemouth visited the facility to officially open the new showroom which has been purpose-built to house the two prestigious marques.

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Tony Lawman, Managing Director of Hampshire-headquartered Lucketts

Tyre legislation welcome but could go further, says coach firm

Coach firm Lucketts Group has welcomed the news that coaches could soon be banned from having tyres 10 years or older, however it feels that legislation could go further. The Department for Transport (DfT) recently announced that it will consult on plans to ban tyres 10 years or older. It follows years of campaigning from Frances Molloy, whose son, Michael, died in a coach crash on the A3 when a 19-year-old tyre blew out.

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Jaguar I-PACE wins sought-after Car of the Year award

Westover Group celebrates Jaguar I-PACE award win

The 100-strong team at the new £15 million Westover Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Christchurch are celebrating following the announcement that Jaguar's first-ever electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, has been awarded the coveted title of 'Car of the Year' at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019.

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Yellow Buses

Yellows help Lions roar

Fans of Bournemouth Rugby can now get to and from the games by Yellow Buses after the company threw its weight behind the Lions' charge for promotion. The regular 737 bus that serves the airport also drops off at the Chapel Gate ground. And Yellow Buses has now added a return journey to get fans back after the games.

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Gordon Hopkins

Driving towards national success

A coach driver from Lucketts Travel in Fareham has proved that hard work pays off by picking up a top award from National Express. Gordon Hopkins was named as the National Express driver of the month, beating stiff competition from more than 2,000 others across the UK and putting himself in the running to become Driver of the Year.

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Hampshire Travel company saves school trip from becoming a washout

Travel company saves school trip from becoming a washout

A leading Hampshire coach firm has shown its support to a primary school this Christmas, after bad weather threatened to cancel a trip to a local care home.

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Westover JLR facility in Christchurch

Westover Jaguar Land Rover celebrating significant growth

Westover Group, one of the south's largest privately-owned motoring groups is celebrating significant growth for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at its Christchurch and Salisbury (Land Rover) dealerships.

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Three Modulift spreader beams were used in a one-over-two configuration beneath the hook of a 350t capacity mobile crane.

Local companies working together, preserving local heritage

Three Modulift spreader beams, manufactured in Poole, Dorset were used in a one-over-two configuration beneath the hook of a 350t capacity mobile crane to remove and replace the historic Castle Way footbridge in Southampton recently.

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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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