Transport

20 Feb 2017
A free business breakfast event on March 8 will ask companies from the Marches area what investment in the transport network might make moving goods and services around the Marches easier for them. Graham Wynn, Chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership will open the event at Ludlow Racecourse which will take place from 8am to 10am. The event will include a briefing on the work that the...
27 Jun 2016
Taxi driving may not traditionally be a popular job for women, but a private hire firm in Shropshire say more women than ever are getting behind the wheel. Bosses at Go Carz, the largest taxi firm in Shropshire, say many of their new drivers are women - and they love the job. Carl Wilday, managing director at Go Carz, said he had been in the industry for 20 years and the number of female drivers...
15 Apr 2016
An innovative scheme to help people in rural Shropshire overcome transport problems to get to work has been boosted with the purchase of 12 new mopeds. Shropshire Rural Communities Charity runs the Wheels to Work programme in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, the Three Parishes Big Local Partnership and the Prince’s Countryside Fund.  The charity loans...
18 Mar 2016
The rural aspect of Shropshire can present challenges for young people having easy access to the best educational and careers development opportunities. Shrewsbury College recognised this issue some years ago and for the past three years has been developing an intricate set of subsidised transport opportunities for many students, with some being eligible for 100% transport bursaries. “Although...
15 Oct 2015
A slice of cake may not be the most obvious accompaniment to a taxi ride, but that’s what passengers were treated to as part of a company’s charity campaign. Executive drivers at Go Carz, Shropshire’s largest taxi firm, offered customers a cake for them to enjoy during their journey on Friday (October 9) - in return for a donation to charity. Funds were split between Macmillan Cancer Support and...
21 Aug 2015
   A friend of mine, let’s call him John, is an analytical kind of chap. He has an eye for detail. Hand John a pair of designer jeans and he’ll ruthlessly check the seams; he’s the same if you hand him a jacket, a pair shoes, a suitcase, you name it… He’s the kind of guy who can tell a genuine Fred Perry Polo shirt from a Chinese copy at 50 paces - I know because he showed me how. Minutiae it...
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