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Simon Newport, David Squire and Phil Pannell – owners of Yellow Buses

Yellow Buses go National

Five brand new top-of-the-range coaches have rolled into the Yellow Buses' depot in Bournemouth ready to serve the south coast-to-London routes. The 55 seat coaches represent a £1.7m investment and have joined the fleet that the Yellows operate on behalf of National Express.

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David Squire, Managing Director, Yellow Buses (centre) with Phil Pannell, Service Delivery Director (left) and Simon Newport, Commercial Director (right).

Yellow Buses under local ownership in management buyout

Yellow Buses is back under local ownership after being acquired by its management team for an undisclosed sum. David Squire, Managing Director; Simon Newport, Commercial Director and Phil Pannell, Service Delivery Director, are now equal shareholders in Bournemouth Transport Limited (BTL).

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Pictured l to r: Driver John Reardon, Operations Supervisor Dan Osbourne, Driver Neil Woodward

Bournemouth move unlocks growth for coach firm

Coach firm Solent Coaches has found the Bournemouth climate conducive to growth, with a move to the area helping to accelerate its ambitions for the future. The company moved to the area earlier this year, following significant investment in the wake of its acquisition by Lucketts Group. Since then, the company has hit the accelerator on its growth plans, increasing its number of drivers by more than a third and more than doubling its coach hire work in the last year.

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The new Romsey Road bridge being lifted into place

M27 at Romsey reopens a day and a half ahead of schedule after bridge installation

The M27 between junctions 3 and 4 near Southampton in Hampshire has fully reopened in both directions. The motorway was planned to be closed until 5am on Monday morning but work has been completed ahead of schedule and it has enabled the M27 to be fully reopened at 4pm on Saturday afternoon - 36 hours early.

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Jim Stewart Chair Dorset LEP

Dorset LEP secures £3.45 million for transport improvements in Gillingham

Gillingham will benefit from a £3.45 million investment in its transport infrastructure thanks to a successful growth deal fund bid secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. The proposed 'Gillingham Growth' infrastructure works include:

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Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses with Jon Baker from Bournemouth 7s – and Buster Bear

Scrum down to the 7s festival by bus

Yellow Buses is this year packing down with the Bournemouth 7s as its local transport partner - with a new festival service. The 777 day-time shuttle bus will take revellers from Poole to the venue at Chapel Gate in Parley - with stops along the way.

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Yellow Coaches – the Yellow Buses brand – is partnering with Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) for the UK Dance Showcase in Bournemouth and Poole. Buster Bear is not performing.

Yellows to coach dancers

Some of the finest dance companies in the country are quick-stepping to Bournemouth and Poole - including stars who have appeared on TV's Strictly Come Dancing.

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Colin Gracey, the UK sales manager for Loganair, right, with the flight crew for the carrier’s inaugural flight to Jersey from Bournemouth Airport. The captain, second from right, is home-grown pilot David Davies

Air services to Jersey take to the skies

A new air link between Bournemouth and Jersey celebrated its inaugural flight this week, part of Loganair's summer 2019 schedule from the airport. The Scottish regional airline's first ever operations from the South Coast airport, passengers travelled aboard a tartan branded 37-seat Embraer 135 Jet, arriving in Jersey only 45 minutes later.

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More than seven million Brits plan a UK holiday this Easter, bringing £1.8 billion boost to economy

VisitEngland's 'Trip Tracker' survey shows that 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy. The figures are the highest since this survey began in 2013. Last year, 2018, 4.8 million Brits planned to take an overnight holiday trip during Easter, in 2017 the figure was 6.6 million, in 2016 it was 6.1 million and in 2015 it was 4.6 million.

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Solent Coaches

Coach firm pulls up in Bournemouth

Businesses and organisations in Bournemouth are set to get more choice when it comes to coach travel. Solent Coaches has moved to the area, following its acquisition by Lucketts Group two years ago.

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Yellow Buses to boost evening services and launch night bus

Yellow Buses to boost evening services

A change in the times that people are travelling by bus has led to Yellow Buses boosting evening services and also launching a new night bus.

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UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race - if Brexit roadblock removed

UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race - if Brexit roadblock removed

The UK is in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with a £62 billion boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a major new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market,1 analyses the wide-ranging societal and economic benefits to be achieved by gradually increasing CAVs on our roads.

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