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Melanie Fazal from Karzoom

Dorset motorists to be among first to experience new car hire service

Dorset has been chosen as a pilot area for a brand new car hire service from Karzoom which is looking to capitalise on increased demand from motorists wanting short term car use.

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Major Tim Peake CMG will be the keynote speaker at Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference

British astronaut to headline logistics conference

From self-driving vehicles transporting goods, to warehouses run on Artificial Intelligence, logistics businesses are harnessing the technology of tomorrow to revolutionise the efficiency of the industry. To help identify where space-age inspiration could provide solutions for 21st century challenges, Major Tim Peake CMG will be the keynote speaker at Logistics UK's Future Logistics Conference at the Innovation & Technology in Transport Hub (ITT Hub).

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Ian Harlock-Smith, Tax Director, Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness Accountants review big tax benefits to switch to lower emission vehicles

The move to drive down the UK's carbon footprint is increasingly evident in the taxation of low and zero-emission vehicles - not only in terms of the taxable benefit in kind falling on employees for such vehicles provided by employers, but also with regard to vehicle excise duty and capital allowances.

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Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan – Public Engagement Launched

Have your say on infrastructure plan

BCP Council has launched initial engagement that will inform its emerging Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). The LCWIP will be BCP Council's long-term strategic vision setting out the walking and cycling infrastructure which is required across the area over the next 20 years. LCWIPs need to be in place to attract central government transport funding.

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The Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Southampton

Hendy Group expands dealership portfolio with acquisition

Hendy Group has acquired a state of the art Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Southampton from Inchcape UK. The newly-developed Arch Concept facility was opened in January 2019 and will add to Hendy Group's existing JLR operations in Christchurch and Salisbury.

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Father-and-son Colin and Darren are committed to providing “high-quality maintenance, repair and parts services at sensible prices”

ETS is the new name driving Mercedes-Benz Trucks aftersales service in Dorset

More than 25 years after he last worked for a member of the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle network, Colin Gale has re-established his association with the manufacturer - this time, though, it's the name of his own business that's above the workshop doors.

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VIRALERT 3 scanning for an elevated temperature on departing passengers at the Port of Poole

Increased security from spread of infections at the Port of Poole

Passengers travelling through the Port of Poole will now benefit from enhanced security from the threat of COVID-19, with the installation of a new temperature screening system. World-leading temperature monitoring expert, AMETEK Land, has partnered with Poole Harbour Commissioners who operate the port, and installed the VIRALERT 3 non-contact human body temperature screening system as part of providing increased protection against the spread of the virus.

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Map: Transforming Travel

Have your say on transforming sustainable travel routes in Dorset

BCP Council and Dorset Council are seeking initial views from the public on Transforming Travel's proposals for five of its sustainable travel routes in south east Dorset ahead of formal consultation next year.

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Shears Brothers is helping local businesses adapt to new shopping habits

Local haulier helps independent businesses adapt to new shopping habits

A Bournemouth haulier is supporting the survival of local businesses by helping firms adapt to selling online. Shears Brothers (Transport) Limited has assisted independent retailers with setting up a delivery method to reach customers nationwide during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Drewlec electric car charging point installation

Electric vehicle charging points to become household 'necessity'

With the number of public electric car charging points growing in 2019 by 60%, it's clear that electric cars are on the rise and here to stay. But can adding a charging point to your home actually make you money?

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Boundary Roundabout - 3D Visualisation

£1.6m to fund major improvements to vital economic corridor

Work starts in summer to ensure roundabout supports Dorset's future prosperity and economic growth Boundary Roundabout will be transformed into a continental style* roundabout thanks to a £1.6m cash injection secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (Dorset LEP) through the Local Growth Fund plus £313,400 from BCP Council. Major changes to the roundabout's four road approaches and the installation of new crossings, footways and cycle paths will ensure safer and more effective traffic flow and journeys for all road users across this economically important transport route.

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Blackwater Junction West completed on time and on schedule

Major infrastructure investment finishes on time

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, BCP Council and Dorset Council are pleased to announce that the major improvement works at the B3073 Blackwater West Junction have been completed on time and on budget.

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