Monthly Archives: March 2017

Weekly Catchup 12th March 2017

Category : News

Below is a list of some of the locations we’ve collected from and delivered to, w/c 6th March 2017:

Liverpool to Manchester

Ormskirk to Manchester

Prenton to Manchester

Manchester to Speke

Liverpool to Southport

Clatterbridge – Manchester

Kirkby to Manchester

St. Helens to Speke

Arrowe Park – Manchester

Crosby to Salford

Burscough to Melmerby

Liverpool to Salford

Runcorn to Sheffield

Rotherham to Manchester Airport (cargo)

Bolton to Lancaster

Lancaster to Skelmersdale

We’ve moved a lot of medical supplies, equipment and samples again this week. We’ve also moved engine parts, food products, school equipment and university printware to name a few.

If we can be of any help in moving your goods next week, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


New vision of the future revealed for Liverpool’s Albert Dock

Category : News

New vision of the future revealed for Liverpool’s Albert Dock

At an informal lunch held for key property and business media this week, Aberdeen Asset Management shared its vision for the future of Albert Dock’s evolving retail and leisure offer.

As the most visited free tourist attraction in the North West, the docks welcomed 6.3m visitors in 2016.

Designed by civil engineer Jesse Hartley and opened in 1846, Albert Dock represents the biggest cluster of Grade I-listed buildings in the UK and forms the centrepiece of Liverpool’s UNESCO world heritage waterfront.

According to Aberdeen Asset Management, there is no better backdrop for the development of a prime retail and leisure destination.

Richard Wilson, asset manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, said ahead of the lunch: “Albert Dock is a unique space and we have been working closely with our partners in Gower Street Estates since we acquired the commercial spaces in 2016.

“We want to create a new vision of the future of the retail and leisure offer for this one of a kind destination.”

He continued: “We are really pleased with the direction of travel and will be introducing the scheme to planners and to the market in the next few weeks.

“We are working with existing tenants to reconfigure some of the smaller units and create interesting spaces for fledgling businesses to grow.”

Image: A CGI of how the Colonades could look

At the lunch Gavin Tuck, creative director of design agency Small Back Room, presented the proposed new creative direction and vision for Albert Dock.

He commented: “We are embarking on a journey of change, one that will improve the overall attraction of Albert Dock. It’s the creation of a vision for the future direction of Albert Dock, to meet the needs of all of the customers that we serve in this incredible waterfront location.”

The plans include enabling double-height retail units along The Colonnades.

Sue Grindrod, Albert Dock Liverpool’s chief executive, said: “As the freeholders of Albert Dock, Gower Street Estates welcome the investment being made into the retail and leisure offer by Aberdeen Asset Management.

“We are very excited to see this vision unfold and see it realised as part of the longer term plans for the Dock.”

Story courtesy of https://bdaily.co.uk/environment/03-03-2017/new-vision-of-the-future-revealed-for-liverpools-albert-dock/


Weekly Catchup 5th March 2017

Category : News

Below is a list of some of the locations we’ve collected from and delivered to, w/c 27th February 2017:

Liverpool to Manchester

Ormskirk to Manchester

Prenton to Manchester

Manchester to Speke

Liverpool to Southport

Clatterbridge – Manchester

Kirkby to Manchester

St. Helens to Speke

Arrowe Park – Manchester

Crosby to Salford

Burscough to Inverness

Burscough to Northampton

Liverpool to Salford

Bolton to Lancaster

Lancaster to Skelmersdale

We’ve moved a lot of medical supplies, equipment and samples again this week. We’ve also moved engine parts, food products, school equipment and university printware to name a few.

If we can be of any help in moving your goods next week, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Tougher penalties begin for drivers using mobile phones

Category : News

Penalty points and fines to double from Wednesday, meaning newly qualified drivers will lose their licence if caught.

Newly qualified drivers will lose their licence if caught using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel, under tougher penalties that come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on Wednesday.

Penalty points and fines for using a phone while driving will double, to six points and £200, in what the government said it hoped would act as a strong deterrent to what motoring organisations call an “epidemic” on the roads.

Drivers can have their licence revoked if they accrue six points within two years of passing their test. Those caught using their mobile twice, or who accrue 12 points on their licence, will face magistrates’ court, disqualification and fines of up to £1,000.

Twenty-two people were killed and 99 seriously injured in road accidents where drivers were using a mobile phone last year in Britain.

The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said: “Our message is simple and clear: do not get distracted by your mobile phone while driving. It may seem innocent, but holding and using your phone at the wheel risks serious injury and even death to yourself and other road users.

“Doubling penalties will act as a strong deterrent to motorists tempted to pick up their phone while driving and will also mean repeat offenders could find themselves banned from our roads if they are caught twice.

“Everyone has a part to play in encouraging their family and friends not to use their phones while driving – it is as inexcusable as drink driving.”

Reaction times are twice as long for drivers who are texting compared with those who have been drinking, according to the Transport Research Laboratory.

Police forces across the country will be increasing patrols and cracking down on mobile use until 7 March. A coordinated national enforcement week in January saw about 3,600 drivers handed penalties.

A consultation last year on proposed tougher penalties for using a mobile while driving received almost unanimous support, the Department for Transport said. Chief constable Suzette Davenport, the head of roads policing on the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said: “These new penalties reflect the seriousness of the offence and will strengthen the deterrent against using a mobile phone at the wheel. We need people to understand that this is not a minor offence that they can get away with.”

The RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams said: “The use of handheld mobile phones is at epidemic proportions and sadly the attitudes of many drivers have relaxed towards this illegal and dangerous activity. The new tougher penalties will therefore be welcomed by law-abiding motorists as a better deterrent.”

Story Courtesy Of https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/01/six-points-licence-200-fine-drivers-mobile-phone