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UK car manufacturing up year on year

SMMT window MTNUK car manufacturing has had it's best year-to-date performance since 2008, with 1,132,017 cars rolling off British production lines in the past 12 months.

 

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Autorola see car values stable while vans continue to climb

Autorola websiteOnline vehicle remarketing firm Autorola have said that following a 4.7%% rise in used car values during the second quarter of 2014, the average price of the used cars sold online remained stable in Q3, while van prices have continued to rise.

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Wessex Garages sponsor Newport County

Newport CWessex Garages have been confirmed as sponsors of Football League Two division team, Newport County Football Club, for the 2014/15 season.

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Alphabet goes live with Codeweavers technology

Roland SchaackBMW owned vehicle leasing giant Alphabet is launching it's new broker channel thanks to technology provided by Codeweavers who delivered an all-new point of sale system, in just four months.

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Used car sales down 3% in Q2 – Experian

ExperianDataThe global information services company, Experian, has published its Used Car Sales Index confirming a 3 per cent fall for Q2 compared to the same quarter last year.

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HPI launch mobile trade app

HPI mobile trade appVehicle history checking firm HPI has launched a new IOS app, with an Android version in the pipeline which is designed to let the motor trade conduct HPI checks from mobile devices such as including tablets and smartphones.

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JCT600’s trebles apprentice intake

JCT600 apprenJCT600’s apprentice numbers have reached 94 for 2014, following an intake of 35 young people in September.

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TrustFord donate £1,000 to Motability

MotaTrustFord has donated £1,000 to Motability to support disabled people in Essex.

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Renault Dealers make feedback available via Motor Codes

Ren RacerRenault has confirmed a deal to make customer feedback on its dealer’s after-sales service available on the government-backed Motor Codes website.  

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