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A fantastic day out at Salisbury’s first Car Fest

A fantastic day out at Salisbury's first Car Fest

Salisbury City Council hosted its very first Car Fest in conjunction with XDR Motors on Sunday 9 September in Salisbury's Market Place & Guildhall Square.

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Ian Luckett

Coach firm makes a stand for cyclists

Lucketts Group is using its involvement in a brand-new cycling event to make the South's roads a safer place for cyclists. The coach firm, a strong advocate for road safety, will make a stand for cyclists at Vélo South, a new closed road 100 mile sportive starting from Goodwood Motor Circuit on September 23.

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L-R Adam Keen general manager of Damory Coaches and Will Hyde show secretary

Dorset County Show creates new fast-track shuttle service route

Dorset County Show has joined forces with Damory Coaches once more to provide a new fast-track route from Dorchester town centre to the showground as part of its shuttle service. With less than a month to go, Dorset County Show will take place on Saturday September 1 and Sunday September 2, at Dorchester Showground.

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Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Navigator arriving at Portland Port with water display from the Rufus Castle. Picture taken by Zoe Ayton.

A luxurious day for Portland Port

The start of Portland Port's cruise season was spectacular! The first ship of 2018 was the 20th visit by a Phoenix Reisen vessel, followed by the arrival of the enormous Norwegian Breakaway. It was the Norwegian Breakaway's inaugural call to Portland Port and she is the largest ship to ever call at Portland Port. Sunday 15th July has been another first for Portland Port, two ships from the same cruise line visiting on the same day; the Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Explorer.

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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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