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Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly in crucial medical supplies for the NHS

Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for the National Health Service (NHS).

The Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated the VS251 from Shanghai which departed at 11:40 local time on 3rd April landing at 16:50 on 3rd April into London Heathrow.


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Redstone Rail enhances driver safety

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 3:41pm

Redstone Rail Ltd, a market leader in the supply of specialist engineering resource to the Rail industry, has announced that it has installed Lightfoot’s award-winning in-cab technology across its fleet of 30 commercial vehicles. Introduced to ensure enhanced safety, Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology has seen an immediate improvement in driver awareness and performance, while increasing MPG by 5.3%.

GripHero offers free hand-protection at the fuel pump in battle against Covid-19

COVID-gilance on the forecourt sweeps the globe - thousands of forecourts race to install hand-protection in battle against Covid-19

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 4:12pm

In the last week alone, over a thousand forecourts globally have taken Devon-based GripHero up on its offer of providing hand-protection dispensers free to protect their customers from the transmission of Covid-19 at the fuel pump.

How to tell if your great ape is pregnant...

How to tell if your great ape is pregnant...

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Sat, 03/21/2020 - 11:02am

The world’s number one selling brand in home pregnancy and fertility tests has donated pregnancy kits – for orang utans.

The Clearblue brand helps over 20 million women every year – and now, a couple of broody female Bornean orang utans… Keepers at Paignton Zoo in Devon approached Clearblue because they hope their orang utans will breed this year.

Charity zoos: business as usual

Charity zoos: business as usual

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:06am

The three South West zoos run by regional conservation charity Wild Planet Trust have a defiant message for coronavirus: “It’s business as usual”.

Staff and volunteers are prepared for the impact of coronavirus, but at this time the charity zoos remain open. Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We’re monitoring the situation closely and will naturally continue to follow the advice of Public Health England and the Government. We will close if directed or if we no longer have the people to operate safely, but right now WE ARE OPEN!

Roger Bullivant Limited (RB) reduces dangerous driving, reduces idling by 7%, increases MPG by 8% and challenges Soletanche Freyssinet Group

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 10:11am

Roger Bullivant Limited (RB), one of the country’s leading piling and foundation engineering specialists, has announced the successful installation of Lightfoot’s award-winning in-cab technology across its fleet of 150 vans and commercial vehicles.

Using Lightfoot’s industry-leading driver rewards platform, RB has vastly reduced instances of poor or dangerous driving, significantly reduced vehicle idling by 7% and increased MPG by 8%, directly resulting in fuel savings worth thousands of pounds per month.

Job lifeline for Flybe ex-employees

Authored by jenni sing
Posted: Tue, 03/17/2020 - 6:28am

Following the collapse of Flybe and various other airlines, global aviation jobs site Aviation Job Search will host a free online job fair on Friday 20th March for those who have suffered job losses. 

The job fair will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm, and is free to attend for all.

The event is also being held online to combat any concerns surrounding networking in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

What-what is a ne-ne?

What-what is a ne-ne?

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Sun, 03/15/2020 - 12:16pm

Two ne-ne have hatched at Paignton Zoo in Devon. But what-what is a ne-ne?

It’s a species of goose - one of the rarest in the world. Found on the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian goose or ne-ne is named after its call, a soft neh-neh sound.

It’s officially classed as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Paignton Zoo is home to eight adult ne-ne as well as these two goslings.

It’s believed that it was once common, but human activity put paid to that. The ne-ne is the official bird of the state of Hawaii. 

GripHero's hand-protection dispensers playing a vital role in the battle against COVID-19

UK forecourts called upon to become COVID-gilant: Fuel pump hand-protection dispensers to be provided free in battle against coronavirus

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Fri, 03/13/2020 - 10:01am

With the global spread of coronavirus hitting countries internationally and news that the World Health Organisation has declared the virus a pandemic, Hatherleigh-based GripHero is taking the bold step of offering its hand-protection dispensers free of charge to help stop the spread of COVID-19 at the fuel pump.

Zoo keepers save animals  after storm damage

Zoo keepers save animals after storm damage

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:08am

Keepers at Paignton Zoo saved scores of animals after recent storms damaged a key building.

High winds ripped open a 36-metre-long air vent in the roof of Reptile Tropics at around 7.30 one morning, exposing vulnerable animals, plants and electrics. Staff rushed to save lizards, snakes, turtles, iguanas, chameleons and geckos as the temperature in the building dropped. Meanwhile, maintenance staff were able to carry out running repairs and prevent further damage. 

Groundwork London installs Lightfoot across van and utility vehicles, improving driver behaviours, improving MPG and cutting engine idling

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:41am

Chudleigh-based Lightfoot, the award-winning in-cab technology and rewards platform, has announced the successful roll-out of Lightfoot across Groundwork London’s fleet of 73 vans and utility vehicles, resulting in a 7.8% improvement in MPG, a 6% fall in vehicle idling and the eradication of instances of poor or dangerous driving.