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Booming London Property Prices By Borough

Jun
11

London was never a particularly cheap place to live – in fact, Rightmove’s figures suggest that the average asking price of a property in London has risen by £80,000 since the start of 2014. As a result, prices are now at an all-time high, and only look set to rise in future. However, as is […]

Manchester is Awesome!

Feb
28

Have you been to Manchester? If not, you should go, and if you have already been, then go again. Why? Because Manchester is awesome, and here’s the proof. Let’s start with just how intelligent the city is. Did you know Manchester has three universities, with the University of Manchester having won no less than 25 […]

Unusual Deliveries

Top 5 Sat Nav Voices

Dec
18

A survey of 1,000 motorists by the motoring website Motors.co.uk has revealed the most popular satnav voices to direct you to your destination. While some are performed by the people themselves, some of the voices have been provided by impersonators. Either way, these top 5 are sure to provide you with a laugh.   1. Brian […]

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Threat Of Royal Mail Christmas Strike Averted With ‘Landmark Deal’

Dec
11

Royal Mail workers will receive a three-year pay rise worth around 9% and legally-binding employment protections in an agreement between the company and the Communication Workers Union (CWU). This new agreement means the threat of a Christmas strike has now been averted. Royal Mail’s boss Moya Greene said the deal would provide “long-term stability and certainty […]

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Network Rail to trial specialist parcel service at commuter stations

Dec
6

Soon, train passengers will be able to deliver and collect parcels at certain major commuter stations. Network Rail have announced the trial project aimed at diversifying the use of the stations beyond just a place to catch a train. The parcel “shops” will be give customers the opportunity to carry out their delivery needs before […]

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Amazon announce plans for delivery drones

Dec
4

Back in October, Delivery Quote Compare brought you an article about Australian start-up firm Flirtey launching its flock of book delivery drones on the unsuspecting Sydney public. Now, retail giants Amazon – the world’s largest online retailer – have announced plans to provide similar delivery methods to customers. The Octocopeter drones have the capacity to […]

HGV drivers plan protest on A9 during busy Christmas period

Nov
29

  A group of Lorry drivers in Scotland are planning an imminent protest on the A9 to show their opposition to the plans to introduce average speed cameras and not increase the speed limit for HGVs. The A9 is an important trade route connecting the large Scottish conurbations of Dunblane and Inverness, and the drivers […]

How to prepare your vehicle for bad weather conditions

Nov
27

With ice on the roads seemingly becoming more frequent, the severe weather the winter can bring has become more apparent. The potential challenges drivers can face are many, as drivers can find themselves stuck on even the most familiar of roads. Here are some tips for winter driving for drivers trying to make their deliveries […]

Shipping Volumes

Giant iceberg potential threat to internationalshipping lanes

Nov
22

A group of researchers in the UK have been given an emergency fund to enable them to track a huge drifting iceberg that could threaten shipping channels. The grant totals £50000 and will go towards a six-month long project designed to track and predict the iceberg’s movement as it drifts away from Antarctica through the […]

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Shipping containers to be made into local ‘Ekocenters’

Nov
13

There are many ways of making use of used shipping containers – from houses, to mobile shops, and even art displays, the list is seemingly endless. Soft drink giant Coca-cola has joined forces with New Hampshire based engineering firm Deka R&D to launch a project which takes shipping container recycling to a new level. The […]