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  • All aboard!

    Jan 05, 2015
    Some time ago, the team behind the Movers & Storers Show mentioned to their friends at Currencies Direct that they wanted to organise a fun and unusual networking event for the industry.
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  • UKWA moves home

    Jan 05, 2015
    UKWA, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association – has moved offices. The Association had been at its previous address in the Strand, central London, since 1977.
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  • Gerson gets the gold

    Jan 05, 2015
    Gerson Relocation received the Gold Award for Commitment to Excellence at the Cartus 2014 Global Network Conference in Chicago in October.
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  • Geoff Pygall has died

    Jan 05, 2015
    Geoff Pygall, one of the UK moving industry’s elder statesmen and most charismatic characters, died on New Year’s Eve in Huntingdon.
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  • Paddington moves with Pickfords

    Jan 05, 2015
    Pickfords was appointed the official removals partner for The Paddington Trail, a London-wide event from VisitLondon.com, STUDIOCANAL and NSPCC.
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  • Driving licence counterpart to be abolished in June 2015

    Dec 22, 2014
    The DVLA has announced that the driving licence counterpart will be abolished on 8 June, 2015. The abolition was to have taken place in January.
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  • Would you know what to do?

    Dec 18, 2014
    With the first cycle of Driver CPC training now complete, Driver First Assist (DFA), a road safety organisation, has launched a programme to train drivers in life-saving first aid as part of their ongoing CPC obligations.
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  • Moore & Sons Removals joins AIM

    Dec 18, 2014
    Hertfordshire-based Moore & Sons Removals has recently joined the Alliance of Independent Movers.
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  • Bishop’s receives gold from Cartus

    Dec 18, 2014
    Bishop’s Move has been honoured for outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2014 Global Network Conference held 6-8 October in Chicago.
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  • Young teens crowned UK’s Best Young Drivers

    Dec 18, 2014
    A 13 and a 16 year old are celebrating after beating hundreds of others from across the country to be crowned the UK's Best Young Drivers - before they are even old enough to officially drive.
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  • Why wait for cleaner air in London?

    Dec 18, 2014
    Central London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is due to come into effect in 2020, but the FTA believes that introducing congestion charge discounts to operators of Euro 6 vehicles now, could significantly improve air quality in the capital.
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  • 2015 Corporate Relocation Conference & Exhibition

    Dec 18, 2014
    The 2015 Corporate Relocation Conference & Exhibition is taking place on Monday, 2 February at Hotel Russell, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London and all international HR and global mobility professionals are invited.
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  • Stamp duty change has boosted the UK’s interest in moving home

    Dec 16, 2014
    reallymoving.com, a major supplier of online quotations for moving services, has reported an increase in interest in moving house throughout the UK of up 20% as a result of the recent stamp duty cut.
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  • Pickfords awarded ‘Removal Company 2014’ by ARP

    Dec 16, 2014
    The Association of Relocation Professionals (ARP) has voted Pickfords 'Removal Company 2014' in its annual awards.
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  • Driving licence counterpart abolition delayed

    Dec 11, 2014
    The Freight Transport Association says it has persuaded the government to delay plans to abolish the paper counterpart to the driving licence until an online system suitable for businesses has been developed.
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  • Fred and Gerald Baxter not guilty

    Dec 08, 2014
    On Monday 3 November, 2014 at Southwark crown court an investigation and proceedings lasting seven years culminated in no evidence being offered against Fred and Gerald Baxter. Not guilty verdicts were recorded. Both Fred and Gerald Baxter had always vigorously maintained their innocence.
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  • The Dartford Crossing free-flow system begins 30 November

    Nov 28, 2014
    Dart Charge – a new way of paying the Dartford Crossing charge – will, according to the Highways Agency, speed up journeys by removing the need to stop at a barrier to pay the charge.
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  • New Transport Energy Task Force established

    Nov 25, 2014
    A new Transport Energy Task Force has been established, building on the LowCVP's recent studies on fuels decarbonisation (Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership).
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  • Scania acts to combat UK driver shortage

    Nov 25, 2014
    With Skills for Logistics predicting an LGV driver shortage of 120,000 by 2020 Scania is launching a new initiative to attract new drivers to the industry.
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  • Clamping in London drops by 80%

    Nov 24, 2014
    Data recently released by London Councils shows the number of clamps fitted to vehicles in 2013/14 fell to 1,656 - down from 8,273 the previous year - a drop of 80%.
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