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RENAULT UK teams up with CarKraft road safety initiative for ninth consecutive year

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The CarKraft driver improvement scheme is now in its 17th successful year and is aimed at young drivers aged 15 to 30 years old. Renault joins Northamptonshire Highways, Northamptonshire Police and Adrian Flux Insurance, in lending support to this popular free programme at Rockingham Motor Speedway and the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. The scheme runs three courses each year, which are free of charge and offers drivers a dynamic mix of workshops allowing young people to experience driving on simulated, challenging conditions, in ... Read More »

Volkswagen Newsroom App as a mobile work-place for journalists

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A feature especially useful for journalists: The Media category contains all of the contacts relevant for press work in the communications departments of the Group and brands. All of the contacts are listed with their picture, job title and contact data. The section also offers a clearly laid out media library with numerous background reports to assist with research. An events calendar is also integrated in the app. It provides an overview of events with a brief description of their content. The app also provides a wide range of other practi... Read More »

Biogas on busiest bus route

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“We’re delighted to have been able to work with Scania and Alexander Dennis on a pioneering high specification for these city buses,” says Reading Buses’ Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert. “These provide users with modern and eco-friendly travel including a range of features to aid customers’ journeys, with the latest digital connectivity and extra features for wheelchair users.” The buses feature two doors, one for embarking and one for disembarking, which reduces time at bus stops. They also feature 4G Wi-Fi as well as USB charging ... Read More »

Bringing online safety education programs to UK schools

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Last year, we surveyed more than 200 teachers in the UK to learn about their experience with online safety in the classroom. We found that teachers believe children should start learning about online safety at age seven, and 99% of the teachers we spoke to felt that online safety should be part of the curriculum. More than one in three teachers also reported that they’d witnessed an online safety incident (sharing personal information or cyberbullying, for example) in their classroom. However, the majority of the teachers we spoke to said th... Read More »

Welsh grower delivers earliest ever British strawberries

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Tesco’s Bridgend Extra store will today (February 22) begin selling the first strawberries of the season, which were grown by Springfield Nursery, based near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Tesco strawberry buyer Jordan Blandford said: “Hats off to Springfield who have achieved this fantastic coup with their expertise and innovation. There is always a lot of excitement about the first British strawberries being picked because their arrival means the start of spring is not too far away.  This is brilliant news for customer... Read More »

Forbes Media Acquires UK Online Publication, The Memo

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Forbes Media announced today the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo, for an undisclosed amount. The deal will result in the founding of the first full-fledged editorial team that’s focused on European content, with The Memo’s Founder and Editor, Alex Wood, taking on the role as European Editor. The acquisition of The Memo is part of the company’s wider expansion plans in Europe and will enable the publisher to strengthen its presence in Europe and its European content on Forbes.com. Forbes will look to further e... Read More »

Gazprom’s 13th Investor Day held in New York and London

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Taking part in the events were Andrey Kruglov and Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairmen of the Gazprom Management Committee, Vsevolod Cherepanov, Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department, Mikhail Rosseev, Deputy Chief Accountant, Kiril Polous, Head of Directorate, and management representatives of the Company’s structural units and subsidiaries, such as Gazprom Neft, Gazprom Export, and Gazprom Energoholding. As usual, the Investor Day attracted a wide range of portfolio managers and analysts from major global investment funds an... Read More »

Tesco helps to tackle food waste with new avocado approach

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The new design, which will significantly improve quality for customers, has been developed after several years of trials.  It works by using a unique combination of UV light treatment and improved packaging film to extend freshness for customers – without any compromise on quality or flavour. There has been no change to the volume of packaging used with the product. In recent years avocados have grown in popularity, with demand at Tesco up by more than 10 per cent in the last year as it’s become a breakfast staple and healthy eating sensation. ... Read More »

Bentley Motors named Top Employer with focus on the future commended

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The award - presented by the Top Employers Institute - highlighted Bentley’s emphasis on continuous improvement, employee conditions and dedication to the company’s 4,000-strong workforce. Commenting on the achievement, Dr. Astrid Fontaine, Member of the Board for People, Digitalisation & IT, said: “Maintaining Bentley’s status as one of Britain’s Top Employers reflects the company’s dedication to the personal and professional development of all of its colleagues. Everyone here at Bentley is incredibly passionate about what they do and w... Read More »

Tesco Bank appoints Gerry Mallon as Chief Executive

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Gerry will join from Ulster Bank, where he is currently Chief Executive. Prior to Ulster Bank, he was Chief Executive Officer of Danske Bank UK from 2008 to 2016. Gerry has also held senior positions at Bank of Ireland, McKinsey and Co, the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Dave Lewis, Chief Executive of Tesco Group PLC, said: “I am delighted that Gerry is joining Tesco to lead Tesco Bank and sit on the Group Executive. He joins Tesco Bank at a time of increasing digital change i... Read More »

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