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Transformation and flexibility top themes for Utility Week Live

Transformation and flexibility are the two headline themes of Utility Week Live, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 23-24 May 2017 bigger and better than ever.

Today’s utilities need to rise to the challenges of changing models of consumption and competition, the demands of sustainability and extreme weather, and political and economic upheaval: […]

Oldham Council welcome Transport for Greater Manchester green bus proposal

Oldham Council welcome Transport for Greater Manchester proposal to switch to new battery powered buses in the future.

The Leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has welcomed the announcement earlier this week that officials from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have met with the […]

Leeds City Council further expands coverage of bus lane enforcement system

Existing installation in Leeds

Leeds City Council is expanding the reach of its CCTV enforcement network to a further six sites as a direct result of the improvements that the Videalert-based system has delivered over the last four years. The council will now be enforcing bus lane contraventions at thirty sites throughout the city […]

VW SCANDAL PROVES IN USE TESTING IS ESSENTIAL FOR EMISSION CONTROL

The VW scandal has highlighted the need for in use testing of vehicle emissions, according to Gainsborough-based vehicle emissions experts Eminox.

Eminox made the comment following the announcement from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which said that Volkswagen had installed illegal “defeat devices” software to cheat emission tests, allowing its diesel cars to produce […]

Cheaper refuelling simplified for the public sector

Cheaper fuel from a CCS Supplier

The Fuel Card Group has signed a Framework Agreement with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), making it easy for public sector vehicles to access cut-price fuel. The Agreement, RM1027 – Fuel Cards and Associated Services, covers all Group brands including The Fuelcard People, Fuel Card Services and MileageCount. […]

Dumfries & Galloway Council appoints Ctrack for advanced vehicle tracking

Dumfries & Galloway Council has awarded a four-year contract to Ctrack

Dumfries & Galloway Council has awarded a four-year contract to ctrack for the provision of an advanced vehicle tracking solution across its entire fleet that is expected to generate operating efficiencies, enhance health and safety, and reduce environmental impact. Under the agreement, web-based […]

Electric Vehicles for just about every application

New hospital transporter buggy launch, March 31st 2014. Pictured left to right: assitant director of nursing and CQ Lesley Crosby, volunteer drivers Rolf Stobbart, Brian Rosan, Barbara Kelly and disability advisor Toni Tuthill

New hospital transporter buggy launch, March 31st 2014. Pictured are volunteer drivers Brian Rosan and Barbara Kelly

Bradshaw Electric Vehicles […]

Budget 2014: UK Companies get Tax Relief and Export Boost

Insped Truck

Budget 2014 – UK Companies to get Tax Relief and Export Boost ‘The Government wants UK Exports to reach £1 trillion by 2020, and for 100,000 more UK companies to be exporting by 2020. ‘We need our businesses to export more, build more, invest more and manufacture more.’ – George Osborne, Chancellor […]

UK legislation available digitally for the first time

Imprima, the UK’s leading virtual data room and financial documents provider, has been appointed by HS2 Ltd, wholly owned by the Department for Transport, to provide an online payment portal and USB-archived database containing Environmental Statement for the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project.

In a unique appointment, Imprima was chosen to enable […]

Ali or Foreman?

Date: October 30th 1974

Venue: The 20th May Stadium, Kinshasa, Zaire

At stake: The heavyweight championship of the world

One of the most eagerly anticipated and talked about boxing matches of all time ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’. George Foreman, strong and aggressive did his talking in the […]

Rule Changes In Aggregate Recovery A Golden Opportunity For Local Authority Road Waste Recycling

True Grit from Road Sweeper & Gully Waste

According to Siltbuster, leading waste treatment specialists, the newly published revised edition of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Protocol on the recovery of Aggregates from Waste is a major development for local authorities and their waste management companies, as it means they […]

LELY ANNOUNCES FOUR FLEXIBLE FINANCE DEALS ON NEW TORO MACHINERY AND TYM TRACTORS

The economic climate might not look quite so gloomy, but it’s still tough out there. So it’s good news that distributor Lely UK has launched four flexible finance options for golf clubs and others buying its new Toro equipment and TYM tractors.

The plans are designed to help customers buy the machinery they need without […]

Rochdale Council Leader announces new ‘living wage’ for all Council workers and urges more employers to support campaign

Cllr Colin Lambert, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council said: “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay will be guaranteed for all staff at Rochdale Council”.

In line with his vision to promote a fairer and more equal society for the people of Rochdale, the minimum pay rate for council workers will now be […]

Road Safety – ‘a skill for life’

Stoke road safety 2013

Education plays an important part in everyone’s lives, especially in the early years as young people move into the workplace. Key to this success is staying safe. However, it is a sad fact that road traffic incidents claim countless lives every year.

Road safety is an essential ‘life skill’, traditionally […]