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  • Apology to The Guild

    Oct 07, 2013
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  • Mortgage lending 28% higher than last year

    Sep 24, 2013
    Gross mortgage lending held steady in August and was an estimated £16.6 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. This is almost identical to July’s gross lending total of £16.7 billion and is 28% higher than August last year (£13 billion).
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  • Many drivers should have gone to Specsavers

    Sep 24, 2013
    A campaign launched in August is calling on fleet operators to ensure employees get their eyesight tested every two years to check their vision meets legal standards and they aren't putting people in danger.
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  • New road schemes announced

    Sep 23, 2013
    Two major road schemes to upgrade key junctions on routes in the Midlands have been given the go-ahead by the Roads Minister Stephen Hammond, after successfully completing the final stages of the planning process.
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  • New DKV Euro App for Android

    Sep 23, 2013
    The new DKV App is a clever en-route planning App with, amongst other things an intelligent fuel price and distance comparison.
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  • Sense at last minute on Driver CPC for mechanics - says FTA

    Sep 19, 2013
    "A bit late, but the right decision in the end" - that's the view of the Freight Transport Association in response to the announcement from the Roads Minister, Stephen Hammond that two more types of journey will be exempt from Driver CPC - the continuous training programme for professional lorry and bus drivers.
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  • Parking penalties issued in London down

    Sep 19, 2013
    Fewer parking tickets are being issued to motorists by London boroughs, according to new data.
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  • Manage risk and save money

    Sep 19, 2013
    Road safety charity Brake, has published guidance for fleet managers on the financial benefits of managing road risk.
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  • Free-flow tolls for Dartford Crossing by late 2014

    Sep 19, 2013
    “About time too” was the response of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) following the announcement by Transport Minister Stephen Hammond in July confirming that a new ‘free-flow’ charging arrangement will be introduced to users of the Dartford River Crossing by October 2014.
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  • Commercial vehicle testing milestone as 350th ATF is opened

    Sep 19, 2013
    Bus, coach and truck operators now have more choice than ever of where to go for annual tests as VOSA has opened the 350th Authorised Testing Facility (ATF).
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  • UK biofuels get £25 million of capital funding

    Sep 19, 2013
    On 1 August, 2013 Transport Minister Norman Baker announced £25 million of capital funding to enable the construction of demonstration-scale waste to fuel and other advanced biofuel plants in the UK.
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  • Haulier disqualified for life for tacho fiddling

    Sep 19, 2013
    A haulier, who was jailed after using a device to breach drivers' hours regulations, has been told by Scotland's Traffic Commissioner that he will be disqualified for life from the haulage industry.
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  • Move to extend Island Fuel Rebate to mainland

    Sep 19, 2013
    Fuel retailers in remote areas of the UK are being asked to let the government know how much they charge for petrol and diesel as it prepares to seek permission from the European Commission to extend the island fuel rebate scheme.
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  • Severn Bridge tolls should not fund new road schemes

    Sep 19, 2013
    The Severn Bridges have already been paid for and to ask road users to finance additional infrastructure projects is fundamentally unfair, said the Freight Transport Association in response to the news that construction of a £1 billion M4 relief road in South Wales could be paid for by the Severn Bridge tolls.
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  • Crown Team Climbs Kilimanjaro to Support CHOC

    Sep 19, 2013
    A team from Crown Worldwide Group, the ‘Kili Crowners’, has successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in a fundraising effort to benefit CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa. Kilimanjaro towers above the African plains in Tanzania and is the highest freestanding mountain on earth with an altitude of 5,895m.
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  • Road Haulage Association launches campaign against A14 toll proposals

    Sep 17, 2013
    Following the announcement of the Department for Transport’s proposal to implement a toll on a stretch of the planned new A14, the Huntingdon southern bypass, the Road Haulage Association is launching a sticker campaign against the plan.
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  • Does a ghost live here?

    Sep 17, 2013
    Bizarre questions asked by buyers when viewing properties
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  • Absence levels in Britain top global scale

    Sep 17, 2013
    According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations, according to new figures from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
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  • Are you ready for Windows 8®?

    Sep 17, 2013
    If you haven’t seen Windows 8™ yet you are in for a shock. It doesn’t look anything like anything you’ve seen before and, if you were barmy enough to change your entire system to this latest Windows™ product, you’d probably be up the proverbial creek without a paddle in sight. The problem is, all new machines have this strange imposter as the only option, so you’d better get the hang of it pretty sharpish.
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  • More home movers turning to part exchange

    Sep 17, 2013
    The number of new home sales completed using part exchange has risen 11% when compared to the same period last year, according to data from Move with Us, the largest outsourced part exchange provider in the UK.
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