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Bridgwater and West Somerset MP, Ian Liddell-Grainger, has formally opened the region’s first bio-gas filling station, which will supply low emission road transport fuel and support the growing battle to reduce pollution and improve air quality.
The second quarter of 2014 has seen an 18% quarter-on-quarter rise in forklift trucks sales, with 7,851 sales recorded in the three month period compared to 6,615 for the same quarter of 2013 – a total increase in sales of 1,236 trucks.
By introducing Real Time Detection technology, which can detect criminal behaviour in seconds, Shell has significantly enhanced the fraud detection capabilities of its euroShell Card.
The arrival of the first batch of its new Class 66 locomotives from the USA has been heralded by GB Railfreight. They represent the first batch of an order of 21 Class 66s from Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) and are part of the company’s largest ever investment in new locomotives.
This year’s Tour de France gets underway in Leeds on Saturday (yes, Yorkshire beat off all challengers) before heading to Harrogate, York and Sheffield over the weekend – taking in well-known locations such as Harewood House, Haworth and Holmfirth along the way. Then on Monday the race starts again in Cambridge and finishes in central London.