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Below are the latest bodyshop news headlines. Click a headline to read the introduction to the story. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

17/11/17 - 14:43   Tesla - new battery Roadster, "fastest production car ever made"; 0-60 in 1.9secs, 250mph, 600 mile range
   
17/11/17 - 14:41   Tesla - unveil their "Semi", a big electric articulated lorry with a 500-mile range for 2019 production
   
17/11/17 - 14:13   Selsia - appointed by Star to manage accident and bodywork repairs for its national fleet
   
17/11/17 - 14:03   Co-op Insurance - motor claims increase by a fifth as Black Friday sales start
   
17/11/17 - 13:57   IFED (Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department)- appoint new head to lead the fight against insurance fraudsters
   
17/11/17 - 13:50   VWemissionsaction - Slater & Gordon represented UK consumer action group against VW in court on 27 Nov
   
17/11/17 - 10:04   NEW - ABP UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2017-2018 available NOW on-line
   
17/11/17 - 09:58   ABP Guide to Retail Charges - new 2018 - 2019 edition of the biennial guide to be published in March 2018
   
16/11/17 - 13:36   Rise in number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads - plus £107m loss in tax revenue
   
16/11/17 - 11:53   HSE - vehicle recovery company and a recovery vehicles manufacturer fined after worker crushed to death
   
16/11/17 - 11:27   Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) - growing debt blamed for putting half of teenagers off university
   
16/11/17 - 11:12   Lightfoot - Ian Thorn first winner of Lightfoot’s new Fleet Manager of the Week initiative
   
15/11/17 - 22:53   The 2017 Night of Knights Awards have just been announced!
   
15/11/17 - 12:35   Admiral - CEO urges Chancellor not to raise IPT
   
15/11/17 - 12:28   The Reep Group - vehicle advertising; the missed opportunity?
   
15/11/17 - 12:25   Thatcham Research - applauds European Parliament’s backing for mandatory AEB fitment
   
15/11/17 - 12:21   Lost Car Keys? - Auto Locksmith vs Car Dealer
   
15/11/17 - 12:16   REMINDER for guests joining us for the Night of Knights this evening - drinks reception sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car starts at 17:30
   
15/11/17 - 12:07   NEW Hybrid and Electric vehicle “Centre of Excellence” - for the Motorhog Group
   
15/11/17 - 12:01   The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - calls for cut in fuel duty ahead of Budget
   
15/11/17 - 11:59   Nationwide - body repair technicians Michael Kilner to Compete in IMI Skill Auto Final!
   
14/11/17 - 20:49   Farécla - visit the Convention stand to check out the custom painted Speedster V3 open face helmet courtesy of Davida UK
   
14/11/17 - 20:34   Audatex - statement of AZT and Audatex on the Paint Calculation Changes
   
14/11/17 - 16:54   GoCompare - reject unsolicited proposal from ZPG plc
   
14/11/17 - 16:43   ABP Night of Knights - 250 bodyshop staff from 100 companies operating 500 sites are attending
   
14/11/17 - 15:14   Free Glaisyers Solicitors Legal Clinic at the Convention (plus a chance to win Fortnum & Mason champagne and chocolate!)
   
14/11/17 - 14:46   ABP Convention and Night of Knights Event Programme – available online, NOW!
   
14/11/17 - 14:12   A quick reminder of the 2017 Night of Knights Repairers’ Choice and Bodyshop Award Category finalists...
   
14/11/17 - 13:53   The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops - the book (& man) that will challenge everything you know about accident repair...
   
14/11/17 - 13:44   Ready to meet the brilliant Night of Knights Guest Speaker, Matt King OBE?
   
14/11/17 - 13:39   Voting opens for 2018 What Car? Reader Award
   
14/11/17 - 13:33   L&I Eaton - supplier, AkzoNobel, helps to provides 'ninth winning formula'
   
14/11/17 - 13:27   ABP Convention and Night of Knights - open invite to the stand of Bodyshop Estimating Systems sponsor, Industry Insights
   
14/11/17 - 12:55   Allianz UK Financial Results - Q3(YTD) 2017: £36.4m drop in Operating Profit Q3(YTD) 2017 versus Q3 (YTD) 2016
   
14/11/17 - 12:44   ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
14/11/17 - 12:26   New MOT reminder service launches in beta
   
14/11/17 - 12:13   Body Perfect, Wrexham - bodyshop invests £500,000 to double capacity and facilities and looks to hire seven apprentices
   
14/11/17 - 11:42   Inflation rate - CPI unchanged at 3.0% for last 12 months; RPI up slightly to 4.0%
   
14/11/17 - 11:33   Brazil: Ford - create the Safe Cap, an innovative solution to travel fatigue
   
14/11/17 - 11:30   Intelligent Car Leasing - driverless cars survey: 61% in support of human controlled vehicles
   
14/11/17 - 10:03   Asset Protection Unit (APU) - £100,000 Porsche stolen from Birmingham bodyshop recovered
   
14/11/17 - 09:58   Derbyshire - crash for cash gang members ordered to pay back over £37,000
   
14/11/17 - 09:31   Ireland: Aviva (life insurance) - to acquire Irish insurer Friends First for £116m, pushing Irish market share in life insurance to 15%
   
14/11/17 - 09:27   U-POL are sponsoring the Bodyshop Management Systems Award at the #NightofKnights tomorrow in Birmingham
   
13/11/17 - 22:36   ABP Convention / Night of Knights - 562 delegates from 227 companies inc 18 of top 20 bodyshop groups
   
13/11/17 - 14:19   The ABP Club Tweet Wall is BACK! #NightofKnights to get on the BIG SCREEN
   
13/11/17 - 14:11   URGENT - are you coming to Wednesday's ABP Club Convention or Night of Knights? Please read this
   
13/11/17 - 14:09   Headline Partner: Bluegrasscoms - look forward to celebrating success in our industry at the Convention and #NightofKnights
   
13/11/17 - 13:57   Optal at #NightofKnights - FREE coffee and a chance to win Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets
   
13/11/17 - 13:36   The #NightofKnights Bodyshop Award finalists are announced!
   
13/11/17 - 13:23   Decision Technology - industry working group explore the use of behavioural science to tackle insurance fraud
   
13/11/17 - 13:14   TyreSafe - supports national roads policing initiative by handing out 2,000 digital tread depth gauges to traffic officers
   
13/11/17 - 13:12   Fix Auto UK - RB Bruce Coachworks, recently acquired by Fix Auto Perth owners, joins as Fix Auto Fife
   
13/11/17 - 12:09   Win an iPad or an Amazon Echo in the #NightofKnights Charity Prize Draw!
   
13/11/17 - 12:00   Lightfoot - in-vehicle fleet driver improvement technology shortlisted for 2017 Design in Innovation Awards
   
13/11/17 - 11:55   Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) - longest running Gold members celebrate more than five years at the top of their game
   
13/11/17 - 11:41   ABP Annual Convention and #NightofKnights – Delegate Joining Instructions
   
13/11/17 - 11:31   Glass’s - November Used Commercial Hero: Ford Ranger a "reliable 4x4 with plenty of on-road charm"
   
13/11/17 - 10:43   AW Repair Group - meet new panel, paint and MET apprentices: Harvey, Charlie, Jack, Ryan, Joshua and Leon (repost, with photo)
   
13/11/17 - 10:10   MotorEasy - adds new breakdown cover to its suite of car maintenance and ownership services
   
13/11/17 - 10:07   EMaC (part of the Innovation Group) - Renault dealer partnership delivers 733% year-on-year increase in Service Plan related revenue
   
13/11/17 - 10:05   Comparethemarket - Insurance premium tax costing young drivers £165 a year
   
13/11/17 - 09:05   AXA Group - simplifies operating model to accelerate its transformation; new executives in the leadership team
   
13/11/17 - 08:26   Highways England - install traffic lights on motorway junction of M6 and M62 to cut congestion
   
13/11/17 - 08:18   Government - 28% of cars are overdue for MoT test at any one time ; new reminder system launched
   
13/11/17 - 07:45   Sabre - confirms December for London Stock Exchange floatation valuing company at £213m
   
13/11/17 - 00:40   USA: Audi - to crack down on their approved bodyshops not following the manufacturer's repair procedures
   
10/11/17 - 14:44   ABP Convention / Night of Knights – best ever speaker line-up; over 550 already booked; 36 exhibition stands
   
10/11/17 - 14:29   AW Repair Group - six young people start their new apprenticeships
   
10/11/17 - 11:41   Mirka - promotion of Steve Smith creates new national sales manager
   
10/11/17 - 01:08   Lookers - Q3 trading update: "a positive financial performance"
   
10/11/17 - 00:56   Amazon - recruiting insurance professionals in London for new team looking to disrupt the UK insurance market
   
10/11/17 - 00:50   Fix Auto - new Fix Auto Fix & Go Isle of Wight to open by Xmas; 3rd Fix Auto site for Terry and Chris Clemens
   
10/11/17 - 00:11   Diesel - FT says higher taxes will be imposed on the sale of new diesel vehicles in the UK in the Budget
   
09/11/17 - 20:17   ABP Club Convention - in the fast lane with #NightofKnights Table Wine Sponsor: Sika
   
09/11/17 - 19:59   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights – meet an apprentice at the Gemini ARC stand!
   
09/11/17 - 19:56   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights – lunch is on Ezi-Methods!
   
09/11/17 - 13:47   A quick reminder of the 2017 Repairers’ Choice #NightofKnights Awards finalists...
   
09/11/17 - 13:43   UK Body Repair Industry Yearbook 2017-2018 - get your copy of the 'industry bible' at Convention next week!
   
09/11/17 - 13:34   By Miles - ABI BLOG: Co-founder and CEO of By Miles (PAYG motor insurer), James Blackham
   
09/11/17 - 13:01   Spies Hecker - congratulates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on a winning season #4TheTeam
   
09/11/17 - 12:41   cap hpi - switching from diesel vehicles leaves motorists out of pocket by £380+ per year
   
09/11/17 - 12:37   £84 million funding for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation announced
   
09/11/17 - 12:33   USA: NAVYA - 100% autonomous and electric shuttle bus involved in accident in first day or service in Las Vegas
   
09/11/17 - 12:02   Ford and Brake - 79% rise in mobile phone related collisions on UK roads since 2012
   
09/11/17 - 11:56   Autovista Group - “What does the WLTP introduction mean for your business?” - free whitepaper
   
09/11/17 - 11:41   Where is the automotive industry heading amidst more stringent emissions targets?
   
09/11/17 - 11:32   Mercedes-Benz - recognised at this year’s City & Guilds Group's Princess Royal Training Awards
   
09/11/17 - 10:17   Consumer new car finance volumes down 11% in September
   
09/11/17 - 09:05   These 213 businesses are going to the ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - are you?
   
09/11/17 - 08:56   Vauxhall (and Opel) - return to profitability by 2020: 2% automotive recurring operating margin & lower £€ break-even point (800k vehicles)
   
08/11/17 - 19:50   Ageas - difficult post-Ogden market hits UK pre-tax profits: 56% drop to €28.7m (9M 17) versus same period last year (CORRECTION)
   
08/11/17 - 14:18   ABI - IPT is unfair: video
   
08/11/17 - 14:09   Allianz - difficult post-Ogden market hits UK pre-tax profits: 56% drop to €28.7 (9M 17) versus same period last year
   
08/11/17 - 13:51   Allianz - prepares to launch global telematics services
   
08/11/17 - 13:38   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights – trio of products at Convention from exhibitor, EMM
   
08/11/17 - 13:14   ABP Convention and Night of Knights – with sponsor Akzo Nobel, we welcome Guest Speaker, Matt King OBE
   
08/11/17 - 12:49   IFED - former insurance underwriter sentenced after using five different names to con multiple insurance companies
   
08/11/17 - 12:28   Germany: Volkswagen - new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center can produce wind speeds up to 250 km/h
   
08/11/17 - 12:14   Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept - electric supercapacitor-powered hypercar features self-healing bodywork
   
08/11/17 - 11:54   Euro NCAP - all cars in latest round of testing achieve a maximum five-star rating
   
08/11/17 - 11:46   Spies Hecker - refinish tips for electric vehicles
   
08/11/17 - 11:45   Spied Hecker - refinish tips for electric vehicles
   
08/11/17 - 11:13   Porsche Centre Bolton - suspected arson attack at garage causes £3m of damage
   
08/11/17 - 10:29   Chargemaster - 200,000 electric cars on UK roads by the end of 2018
   
08/11/17 - 10:17   Thatcham - new Volvo XC60 has “aced” latest Euro NCAP testing
   
08/11/17 - 10:07   Volkswagen Group and Google - work together on quantum computers for traffic data, EV battery development and vehicle AI
   
08/11/17 - 09:54   ABP Club Women's Automotive - Audatex write-up following recent meeting at Euro Car Parts
   
08/11/17 - 09:48   esure - Q3 trading update: record quarter with 30.4% increase in motor gross written premiums: £561.5m, and 1.830m in-force policies
   
08/11/17 - 09:34   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - meet ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider InAutomotive: experts in recruitment & talent
   
08/11/17 - 09:09   Young Driver - largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons buys new fleet of adapted vehicles
   
08/11/17 - 09:01   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - launches market study to assess competition in the wholesale insurance broker sector
   
08/11/17 - 08:48   ChipsAway - employee Callum Green reaches final 6 in IMI Skill Auto 2017
   
07/11/17 - 18:37   Apprenticeships - Trailblazer success for bodyshops with single-skill standards awarded £15,000 funding band
   
07/11/17 - 18:31   EXCLUSIVE: ReMIT Resourcing Ltd - splits from ReMIT and the RMI and is renamed Outsorc Ltd
   
07/11/17 - 16:06   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - joins Guidewire PartnerConnect as first rental solution partner
   
07/11/17 - 14:11   ABP Convention / Night of Knights – best ever speaker line-up; over 520 already booked; 34 exhibition stands
   
07/11/17 - 12:32   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - WIN a luxury hamper with ECA Group!
   
07/11/17 - 12:20   Fix Auto UK - appoints Paul Siemonek, (ex VWG Paint & Body), Paul Smith (Direct Line) and Simon Nash (R&R Autos Bodyshop) to management team
   
07/11/17 - 11:44   Ben - short film nominated in the Charity Film Awards!
   
07/11/17 - 11:37   Britain’s Biggest Motoring Bugbears
   
07/11/17 - 11:32   Covéa Insurance - offer home cyber cover as standard for its Executive Plus (High Net Worth) customers
   
07/11/17 - 11:29   Acturis - general insurance software firm acquires ICE InsureTech from Hubio (Watchstone)
   
07/11/17 - 10:44   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - The Titan 250 takes to the Grove Group stand
   
07/11/17 - 10:33   International Underwriting Association (IUA) - warns against extending scope of European motor insurance directive
   
07/11/17 - 10:24   Jaguar - awarded the Dewar Trophy for its all-electric I-PACE Concept
   
07/11/17 - 10:14   Renault - debuts a world first in autonomous obstacle avoidance matching professional test drivers
   
07/11/17 - 10:09   RAC - launches click and fit tyre service
   
07/11/17 - 10:05   LexisNexis Risk Solutions - brings OEMs & insurers together with creation of European Telematics Exchange
   
07/11/17 - 08:03   Direct Line - Q3 trading update; "continuing the good momentum"; motor claims frequency better than expected
   
06/11/17 - 23:22   Transport Secretary Chris Grayling - outlines government progress with autonomous car technology and insurance
   
06/11/17 - 21:58   Ireland: Dublin - taxi drivers being forced off the road due to the rising costs of insurance premiums
   
06/11/17 - 21:27   RHA - comment on footage showing lorry driver with foot on dashboard among 4,000 caught by unmarked HGV cab
   
06/11/17 - 21:22   Australia: Suncorp - using IBM Watson artificial intelligence to determine liability in motor accidents
   
06/11/17 - 21:15   Motorhog - acquisition of Connected Solutions Partner, FAB Recycling, brings combined strength and expertise to green parts sector
   
06/11/17 - 21:08   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - GYS: a Sponsor, Finalist and an Exhibitor!
   
06/11/17 - 18:32   Opel/Vauxhall - will present the plan for its future at 9.15am on Thursday 9 November; watch it LIVE
   
06/11/17 - 14:35   SMMT - new car sales fall for 7th month in a row, down 12.2% in October; diesel sales down 30%
   
06/11/17 - 14:22   The REAL Rally 2018 - registration open for the three-day charity roadtrip to raise funds for AutoRaise
   
06/11/17 - 14:18   Gemini - confirms acquisition of Duddingston Coachworks, now Gemini Edinburgh
   
06/11/17 - 14:10   FCA - publishes Future Approach to Consumers
   
06/11/17 - 14:04   Lightfoot - in car tech company wins place at UK’s leading innovation show
   
06/11/17 - 13:43   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - reasons to visit the Car-O-Liner stand at the "industry leading event"
   
06/11/17 - 13:20   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - SPONSOR PROFILE: FAB RECYCLING
   
06/11/17 - 12:59   Standox Calendar 2018 - Comics & Cars
   
06/11/17 - 12:37   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - SPONSOR PROFILE: PLAN INSURANCE
   
06/11/17 - 11:21   EDAM Group - promotes Nigel Evans to Group Sales Director role and announces sales team appointment, Steve Ward
   
06/11/17 - 10:32   Nissan - plans further expansion of bodyshop network as pan-European certification programme reaches 800 sites
   
06/11/17 - 10:29   Revive! - appoints franchisee in the Isle of Wight
   
06/11/17 - 10:09   Spies Hecker - named Paint Brand of the Year 2018 in Irish Auto Trade Awards
   
06/11/17 - 10:04   EMM - newly optimised Colad Turbomix PaintSaver: an innovative stirrer for faster paint mixing and the perfect pigment blend
   
06/11/17 - 09:45   ERS - Declan O’Mahony (ex Kennedys) joins ERS as Head of Large Loss Claims
   
06/11/17 - 09:37   Inchcape Fleet Solutions (IFS) - achieves a Distinction in the ServiceMark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service
   
06/11/17 - 09:33   Application rates for jobs in the automotive industry soar for the first time in months - job vacancies and salaries also on the rise
   
06/11/17 - 09:26   Admiral - motor offences data reveals professional footballers most likely to have a speeding conviction
   
06/11/17 - 01:26   Police - have caught over 4,000 drivers in last 2 years using unmarked HGV to see into cars and lorry cabs
   
06/11/17 - 00:46   Thatcham - Insurers set out criteria for what drivers should expect from vehicles described as "automated"
   
05/11/17 - 15:51   BBC - Insurers 'burying price rises' in renewal letters
   
03/11/17 - 14:13   London - Ultra Low Emission Zone starts April 2019; all non-Euro6 vehicles (before Sept 2015) will have to pay
   
03/11/17 - 14:04   AW - Training & Apprenticeship Academy welcomes seven new apprentices
   
03/11/17 - 13:03   Ireland: Irish Bodyshop Awards (part of the Irish Auto Trade Awards_; list of winners
   
03/11/17 - 12:44   Markerstudy Insurance - 50 jobs at Chesterfield call-centre at risk "due to falling claims frequencies"
   
03/11/17 - 12:29   Toyota - may skip level-3 autonomous cars due to handover issues from car to driver and go direct to level-4
   
03/11/17 - 12:14   Australia: IAG insurance group introduces extra cost option allowing drivers the choice of 'any repairer' if their car is damaged
   
03/11/17 - 11:14   Direct Line - 73% of Britain’s motorists have been temporarily blinded by another driver’s headlights
   
03/11/17 - 11:12   AA Insurance - demands cut to IPT (Insurance Premium Tax); supported by the Institute for Fiscal Studies
   
03/11/17 - 11:02   DVLA - new ‘Tax it or lose it’ campaign is aimed at car tax dodgers
   
03/11/17 - 10:57   FMG - appoint Domenico Mariconda as sales and marketing director.
   
03/11/17 - 10:28   IONITY - new High-Power-Charging Network for electric cars being set up by BMW, Ford, Mercedes and VW Group
   
02/11/17 - 20:35   DVSA - implement Transport Select Committee's proposed changes following Vauxhall Zafira fire recall
   
02/11/17 - 19:16   Ageas - win Court of Appeal case against claimants who were "fundamentally dishonest" after a traffic accident
   
02/11/17 - 18:55   Axalta - congratulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on their F1 Championships in cars painted with Spies Hecker
   
02/11/17 - 14:49   SMMT - latest forecast for UK new car and van registrations 2017, 2018 and 2019; 3 years of falling sales
   
02/11/17 - 14:13   IMI - gets support from Shadow Minister for Transport, Karl Turner, for a technician "Licence to Practise"
   
02/11/17 - 14:05   Glass's - Do high-end Bi-xenon or LED headlamps have a positive impact on residual values?
   
02/11/17 - 13:48   Fraud - motor fraudsters are moving across to fraudulent travel insurance claims for gastric illness abroad
   
02/11/17 - 13:38   Royal College of Physicians - pollution levels in 44 UK cities breach global safety limits
   
02/11/17 - 13:29   Co-op Insurance - motorists ignorant of motorway rules; 32% don’t know what the national speed limit is
   
02/11/17 - 13:24   NFU Mutual - further increases in the Insurance premium Tax (IPT) in Budget would hit farmers hard
   
02/11/17 - 12:31   Bank of England - raises interest rate from 0.25% to 0.5%; first increase for over 10 years
   
02/11/17 - 08:00   RSA - Q3 trading update: "continued progress...profits ahead of last year but by less than we had targeted"
   
02/11/17 - 07:49   Service Certainty - attains ISO: IEC 27001:2013 Security Certification
   
02/11/17 - 02:00   Tesla - loss of $619m in Q3 was biggest so far; Model 3 production months behind schedule; only 260 made in Q3
   
02/11/17 - 01:24   PM Theresa May - chaired a meeting of senior executives from the automotive sector yesterday at Downing Street
   
01/11/17 - 21:40   ACIS - portal update provides bodyshop business overview at the click of a mouse
   
01/11/17 - 21:36   ABP Club Women’s Automotive meeting at Euro Car Parts’ T2 distribution site
   
01/11/17 - 20:47   ABP Club Annual Convention & Night of Knights: Wednesday 15 November at The Vox Resorts World‚ Birmingham – welcome aboard, Vizion & Gemini
   
01/11/17 - 13:34   BS10125 - appeal for BODYSHOPS to join the Standing Committee SVS/20
   
01/11/17 - 13:00   Smartdriverclub - Smartphone alert to battery drain removes the pain of non-starts this winter
   
01/11/17 - 08:49   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - named as a Best Employer for Race in new listing
   
01/11/17 - 08:47   Motorists complain of worsening traffic on UK’s major roads
   
01/11/17 - 08:45   DAC Beachcroft - fraudulent whiplash claimants caught out by identity parade
   
01/11/17 - 00:13   CMA - Euro Car Parts must sell a depot in 9 areas where purchase of Andrew Page could lead to higher prices
   
31/10/17 - 22:10   FAB Recycling - acquired by Motorhog
   
31/10/17 - 21:33   Waymo (Google self-driving car project) - users become too reliant on technology and unable to take over
   
31/10/17 - 21:32   ICO - New data protection advice service aimed at small organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation
   
31/10/17 - 21:22   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights - 18 sponsors PLUS a brilliant exhibitor line-up: Wednesday 15 November in Birmingham
   
31/10/17 - 21:02   REAL Rally - 2018 event will take place 27 - 30 June starting in Worcester
   
31/10/17 - 20:35   DfT - 4% year-on-year increase in road traffic accidents
   
31/10/17 - 14:11   Parkside Garage in Leeds - four young vandals cause £30,000 of damage to vehicles and force owner to shut bodyshop
   
31/10/17 - 13:43   LV= - reaffirms commitment to pass on savings from Ogden
   
31/10/17 - 13:41   Ducati motorcycles - Rizoma to make special parts for Ducati bikes
   
31/10/17 - 13:38   China: Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (Joint Venture between Dongfeng and Renault) - targets 400k sales a year & 3 new EV models
   
31/10/17 - 13:00   44 UK cities breach World Health Organization guidelines on air pollution
   
31/10/17 - 12:05   ABP Club Repairers’ Choice Awards: finalists announced...
   
31/10/17 - 11:53   Switzerland: Axalta celebrates the success of two solar car teams it supports at World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia
   
31/10/17 - 11:09   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: ECA Group - saves bodyshops £1.5m+ on gas, electric and water bills
   
31/10/17 - 10:40   hpi Crushwatch - comes to rescue of almost £1m worth of uninsured ‘supercars’ in just one month
   
31/10/17 - 10:10   The IMI - push Government for licensing of vehicle technicians
   
31/10/17 - 09:58   Social Market Foundation (SMF) - insurance premium tax now raising equivalent of £179 for each UK household
   
31/10/17 - 09:24   National Stress Awareness Day (Wednesday 1 November 2017) - automotive professionals reveal why their job search is stressing them out
   
31/10/17 - 09:07   Axalta - Anthony Cashel, Marketing Manager for UK & Ireland, has left and joined PayByPhone
   
31/10/17 - 08:59   Service Certainty - attains ISO: IEC 27001:2013 Security Certification
   
31/10/17 - 08:46   VisionTrack (Markerstudy Group) - launch new video based telematics ADAS camera
   
30/10/17 - 13:51   ANALYSIS: ABP Club Repairers’ Choice Awards – who received the greatest number of ratings this year?
   
30/10/17 - 13:44   Mercedes-Benz Pop-Up Shops - one million visitors to pop-up stores
   
30/10/17 - 13:37   HonestJohn.co.uk - partners with Tootle to allow dealers to bid for private cars for sale via innovative platform
   
30/10/17 - 13:30   Hastings Group - Q3 results: Gross written premiums up 25%, market share of UK private car insurance up to 7.2%
   
30/10/17 - 13:22   ANALYSIS: ABP Club Repairers’ Choice Awards – UK bodyshops are happiest with their management system suppliers
   
30/10/17 - 13:00   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - publishes data on progress toward diversity targets and gender pay gap
   
30/10/17 - 12:31   Fix Auto UK - celebrates another successful annual National Conference
   
30/10/17 - 12:25   Hella - looking for outstanding bodyshops as part of "Experts at Work" campaign; winner receives €500 package
   
30/10/17 - 12:18   Denso - expands A/C Compressors range to incorporate past and present models of Porsche, Mercedes and Toyota vehicles
   
30/10/17 - 12:15   Lookers - wins the North East regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017
   
30/10/17 - 11:54   ABP Club Repairers’ Choice Awards – record voting for 2017 Awards; 405 bodyshops rated 11,188 suppliers and work providers
   
30/10/17 - 11:33   Germany: Ford - robotic bottom “Robutt” sits on seat 25,000 times to test a decade of use in just three weeks
   
30/10/17 - 10:06   Ripon Paint and Body - Ripon Farm Services receives £5m HSBC funding package to develop site, including paint and bodyshop services
   
30/10/17 - 09:46   MotorEasy - creates "Halloween nightmare car" that costs £25,000 a year to fix
   
30/10/17 - 09:25   Brown Brothers - new Bodyline Ultimate compound range offers premium polish solution
   
30/10/17 - 08:58   Allianz - 28 new graduates join insurers' graduate programme including underwriting, claims and IT
   
30/10/17 - 08:38   Axalta - confirms discussions with AkzoNobel regarding potential merger of equals transaction
   
30/10/17 - 08:37   Axalta - confirms discussions with AkzoNobel regarding potential merger of equals eransaction
   
30/10/17 - 08:34   AkzoNobel - confirms constructive discussions with Axalta regarding potential merger
   
30/10/17 - 01:28   Akzo Nobel - approaches Axalta to discuss a possible merger says Reuters report
   
30/10/17 - 00:56   Allianz - announce management changes following a review of its technical claims structure
   
27/10/17 - 14:37   Tractable - have developed an artificial intelligence driven "full repair cost estimating system"
   
27/10/17 - 14:36   ABP Repairers Choice awards – voting closes in 2 hours at 5pm TODAY (Friday); over 410 bodyshops have voted
   
27/10/17 - 10:58   Confused.com Premium Index - average premium fell 1.1% in Q3 to £838, but still 13.7% higher than Q3 2016
   
27/10/17 - 10:46   Consumer Intelligence - average premium in Q3 was £755, a rise of 14.6% from Q3 2016
   
27/10/17 - 10:40   ABI Premium Tracker - average premium rose 1.2% in Q3 to a record high of £485; up 10.2% compared Q3 2016
   
27/10/17 - 10:28   AA Premium Index - average premium fell 4.9% in Q3 to £680, but still 9.7% higher than Q3 2016 which was £620
   
27/10/17 - 02:02   AW Repair Group - appointed to the BMW/MINI Approved Bodyshop Programme in partnership with Soper of Lincoln
   
27/10/17 - 01:28   LKQ - secure agreement with 4 UK insurers for collision parts and paint supplies mandated to independent shops
   
26/10/17 - 23:58   What Car? - Japanese car manufacturers dominate reliability study of 0 - 3 year old cars
   
26/10/17 - 15:09   Repairers Choice awards - only 26 hours left to vote; over 350 bodyshops have voted so far; VERY close in most categories
   
26/10/17 - 15:06   Reposted message: Richard Taylor; invitation to join the GT Motive Motor Claims Working Group
   
26/10/17 - 15:01   PPG - expects more blue cars on the road in 2018 and beyond
   
26/10/17 - 14:49   Axalta worldwide - Q3 results: sales up 7.0%; net sales in refinish end-market decreased 8.4%
   
26/10/17 - 14:38   LKQ worldwide - Q3 results: profits up 11.4% on turnover up 11.7%; UK collision parts revenue up 15%
   
26/10/17 - 14:24   Nissan - demonstrate fully autonomous prototype on public streets in Tokyo; planned for real-world from 2020
   
26/10/17 - 14:17   Direct Line - driverless car technology could help 1 million motorists aged over 75 get back behind the wheel
   
26/10/17 - 14:03   Copart - invests in 30 new DAF Salvage Transporters
   
25/10/17 - 15:49   AA - demand former chairman Bob Mackenzie, repays more than £1.2m in bonuses
   
25/10/17 - 14:18   Estimated 12 million Brits seen or involved in parking disputes - 4 million people threatened with physical violence when parking a car
   
25/10/17 - 14:16   Repairers Choice awards - incredibly tight in paint, distributor, insurer, acc man and VM programme categories; 50 hours left to vote
   
25/10/17 - 13:55   ABP Club Women’s Automotive - 50 guests registered to attend the Autumn meeting at Euro Car Parts' T2 Distribution Hub in Tamworth
   
25/10/17 - 13:43   To all bodyshop members - is your site above £3.5 million turnover? Do you have a group of 2 or more sites? If so, please read this message
   
25/10/17 - 13:38   Markerstudy - Retail and Affinity divisions join forces
   
25/10/17 - 13:23   Staggering 18.8% increase in advertised vacancies in automotive sector in the past 12 months; 5% rise in advertised salaries
   
25/10/17 - 13:05   UK gross domestic product (GDP) - beats forecasts with 0.4% growth (July to Sept 17)
   
25/10/17 - 12:51   Can anyone help an ABP Club member who needs grained self adhesive vinyl on a roll, like you use on door fames?
   
25/10/17 - 12:42   Up to twelve million driving licence holders receive a penalty notice each year – the equivalent of one every 2.5 seconds
   
25/10/17 - 12:17   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Wednesday 15 November at The Vox Resorts World‚ Birmingham – THREE WEEKS TO GO!
   
25/10/17 - 10:15   Insure the Box - risk of accident increases 12% after Autumn clock change
   
25/10/17 - 10:12   DENSO - helps MOT workshops identify signs of faulty Oxygen Sensors with expert servicing tips
   
25/10/17 - 09:40   Young Driver - 1 in 3 current drivers unable to reverse park; 1 in 5 rely entirely on a sat nav to get from A to B
   
25/10/17 - 09:40   Covea - first insurer to use Audatex's new Repair Allocation Manager (RAM) technology.
   
25/10/17 - 09:36   Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - motor tops list of most complained about insurance products in first half of 2017
   
25/10/17 - 09:05   New MP ambassadors appointed to champion apprenticeship programme
   
25/10/17 - 08:51   SMMT - UK demand for Japanese car brands up 38.2% in 5 years; Japan is UK's 2nd largest export market for cars, 34.5% up since 2012
   
25/10/17 - 07:41   Redde plc - trading update: sales and profits ahead of last year
   
24/10/17 - 15:14   2017 Fix Auto National Conference – 300 guests, including 120+ repairer franchisees, attend two-day event
   
24/10/17 - 14:14   Fix Auto UK - Paul Siemonek joins Fix Auto UK as Head of Key Accounts
   
24/10/17 - 13:36   Bollington - secures £80m of capacity for new MGA providing taxi, courier, self-drive hire and motor trade policies
   
24/10/17 - 13:30   Repairers Choice Awards - 3 days left to vote; 250 bodyshops already voted; paint category incredibly tight
   
24/10/17 - 13:29   Aviva - time to settle total losses is down 70% with new tool; 35% of total losses are settled on the first call
   
24/10/17 - 12:35   Single/Double British Summertime (GMT + 1 in the winter and GMT + 2 in the summer) - would prevent 80 deaths on UK roads each year
   
24/10/17 - 12:11   Pendragon - Chairman and non-executive director steps down with immediate effect
   
24/10/17 - 11:36   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - new National Central Billing to manage complete fleet operations through one central system
   
24/10/17 - 10:46   LeasePlan UK - new Driver Pack will include a dash cam in its vehicles as standard
   
24/10/17 - 10:34   Henkel Teroson - new flowable filler, pin-hole free & perfect for ultra-thin skims
   
24/10/17 - 10:11   Car Transplants - awarded the new ISO 14001:2015 International Environmental Management Standard
   
24/10/17 - 09:59   Auto Windscreens - helps TV show, Wheeler Dealers, for #ClassicRumble charity build
   
24/10/17 - 09:54   Glass’s - Forecast Data & Product wins Product Innovation Award at the F&I Conference and Awards Ceremony 2017
   
24/10/17 - 09:48   Audatex UK - launches AudaFNOL to streamline the insurance claims process
   
24/10/17 - 09:35   Xpress Centres - planning application for same-day repair unit at Tesco Sutton, reports local media
   
24/10/17 - 08:58   Enterprise Holdings - report 6.5% rise in revenue to $22.3 billion (FY2017)
   
24/10/17 - 08:43   LKQ - acquire the aftermarket business of Warn Industries, makers of high performance vehicle equipment
   
24/10/17 - 08:10   Saga - chairman Andrew Goodsell, announces intention to stans down by May 2018
   
23/10/17 - 14:13   IBIS 2018 - to take place in Munich from 11 - 13 June 2018
   
23/10/17 - 13:23   TyreSafe - 93% of part worn tyres inspected recently have been sold illegally with more than half having safety-critical faults
   
23/10/17 - 13:01   The 2017 Repairers Choice Awards - five more days to vote!
   
23/10/17 - 12:57   Vauxhall - offers drivers a £25 25-point winter health check
   
23/10/17 - 12:53   Lightfoot and Bott - secure preferred supplier status under Procurement for Housing tender framework
   
23/10/17 - 12:51   Lightfoot and Bott - secure preferred supplier status under Procurement for Housing tender framework
   
23/10/17 - 12:46   BVRLA - "Government policy should focus on trying to reduce car ownership instead of just choosing alternative vehicles"
   
23/10/17 - 12:16   RAC - T-Charge "likely to impact smaller, possibly struggling businesses" who cannot replace vehicles
   
23/10/17 - 10:15   Speeding course fees vary by a third - average price of a course is £88.90
   
23/10/17 - 10:03   Gordon Murray Automotive - launches low volume production car company
   
23/10/17 - 09:57   Intelligent Telematics - fitting a vehicle camera is just part of the solution to reduce exposure to risk and better control insurance costs
   
23/10/17 - 09:50   LeasePlan - partners with TomTom Telematics to offer cloud-based fleet management and connected car solutions
   
23/10/17 - 09:46   Allianz - renews partnership with fleet driver telematics firm
   
23/10/17 - 09:33   Toxin Charge (T-Charge) - near doubles the cost for some vehicles to drive in London’s Low Emission zone
   
23/10/17 - 09:17   Mitsubishi - residual values of new Eclipse Cross SUV: up to 48% of its list price after three years or 60,000 miles
   
23/10/17 - 09:11   Aviva - credit rating agency, Moody's, upgrades Aviva plc's credit rating to Aa3
   
23/10/17 - 08:20   Trakm8 - trading update
   
23/10/17 - 08:13   Pendragon - Q3 trading update and strategy update
   
23/10/17 - 02:11   Nationwide - "incredibly proud" of their Paint Technician, Daryl Head, for winning silver at World Skills 2017
   
23/10/17 - 02:07   BMW - HQ "inspected" by EU officials over allegations German carmakers had fixed prices in diesel technology
   
23/10/17 - 01:58   Tesla - create a customized insurance package, InsureMyTesla
   
20/10/17 - 22:39   Claims Management Companies - MoJ launches consultation on regulation fees for 2018-19
   
20/10/17 - 14:55   The vote from YOUR bodyshop matters – YOU chose the winners in the Repairers Choice awards
   
20/10/17 - 14:42   Autoglass - launch industry-leading technician tools and technologies
   
20/10/17 - 14:37   Revive! - Head office in Rugby named as a finalist in local Business of the Year award
   
20/10/17 - 14:33   Marmalade - chooses Ignite as telematics partner for new young driver scheme underwritten by Markerstudy
   
20/10/17 - 14:29   Nationwide - "overjoyed" with their 3 winners at the IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards 2017
   
20/10/17 - 14:23   CMA - launch enforcement cases against 2 car hire price comparison sites
   
20/10/17 - 14:21   IRG (Innovative Repair Group) - appoint Jim Thomas (ex Fix Auto UK) as Group Business Development Director
   
20/10/17 - 12:52   Bentley - appoint Adrian Hallmark (currently Global Strategy Directors at Jaguar Land Rover) as new CEO
   
20/10/17 - 11:36   Endsleigh - Zurich seeking buyer for broker they've owned since 2007 says Sky News
   
20/10/17 - 09:00   Mitsubishi Motors in the UK - MD Lance Bradley to step down in March 2018 after 17 years with the company
   
20/10/17 - 08:57   DEKRA Automotive - appoint new UK Sales Director, Guy Pigounakis
   
20/10/17 - 08:49   Government - unveils winners of £51m competition to develop world-leading self-driving car testing infrastructure
   
20/10/17 - 01:37   Fix Auto UK - list of winners at their annual awards
   
20/10/17 - 01:03   WorldSkills competition - Team UK won 7 medals inc silver for Daryl Head in car painting and bronze for Andrew Gault in Autobody repair
   
19/10/17 - 21:44   RMI - Chairman Peter Johnson tells UK government to "encourage both economic and consumer confidence"
   
19/10/17 - 20:20   World Skills competition - silver for Daryl Head in car painting and bronze for Andrew Gault in autobody repair
   
19/10/17 - 14:44   Last chance to book for the free ABP Women's Automotive meeting on Thursday 26 October
   
19/10/17 - 14:13   iRG Group (Innovative Repair Group) - complete phase two of new Commercial Repair Centre in Pontypridd
   
19/10/17 - 14:08   Government - introduces Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill to the House of Commons
   
19/10/17 - 13:31   Laird Assessors - Lee Baty (Head of Automotive) won IMI Learning & Development Outstanding Achiever Award
   
19/10/17 - 12:17   PPG - Q3 worldwide results
   
19/10/17 - 11:57   World Skills 2017 Abu Dhabi - 4 days of competition now finished; results announced tonight
   
19/10/17 - 11:43   Daimler AG - examine a new 3 divisional structure; Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans; Daimler Trucks & Buses; Daimler Financial Services
   
19/10/17 - 10:54   Shell - open first 3 Shell Recharge sites, their new on-forecourt Electric Vehicle (EV) rapid charging service
   
19/10/17 - 01:31   GoCompare - Sir Peter Wood to sell 21.3m of his shares (price around £1.05 each); still has 25% of the business
   
18/10/17 - 15:42   Wiltshire Auto Refinishers - father and son open new bodyshop in Southwick, Wiltshire
   
18/10/17 - 15:31   Avant Automotive - re-appointed by Volkswagen Group to manage VWG Paint & Body Field Services contract
   
18/10/17 - 15:09   2017 UK Body Repair Industry Report - the pre-tax profit margin of 22 of the largest bodyshop groups averaged 6.3%
   
18/10/17 - 13:48   BODYSHOPS - please register your vote in the Repairers Choice awards; the only awards where YOU choose the winners
   
18/10/17 - 13:42   Motorists faced 3,700 jams a day as a result of disruption on motorways and A roads between September 2016 and August 2017
   
18/10/17 - 13:28   Road Safety Foundation - 50 high-risk A-roads in the UK on track to become safer
   
18/10/17 - 13:01   London Electric Vehicle Company - world’s most advanced, electric, aluminium body taxis arrive on London’s roads today for testing
   
18/10/17 - 12:43   Unemployment remains at lowest rate since 1975
   
18/10/17 - 12:19   Cooper Solutions - 89% of people would buy a car if their friends and family gave it the thumbs up
   
18/10/17 - 12:09   The Motor Ombudsman - demand for dispute resolution service remains strong during third quarter
   
18/10/17 - 12:01   Stanners - 2018 catalogue: out now!
   
18/10/17 - 11:56   ABP Club Recommended Business Service Provider: Glaisyers - Employment Law Update Breakfast Seminar, 9th November in Manchester
   
18/10/17 - 11:20   Congratulations to the winners in this year's IMI annual Outstanding Achiever Awards!
   
18/10/17 - 11:06   Comma Oil - dramatic rise in turbocharged engines entering UK roads, but 9 in 10 failures down to wrong oil
   
18/10/17 - 11:02   Allianz Global Assistance UK - 53% would pay fee to drive in ‘Clean Air Zones’ across the UK in order to restrict 'dirty cars'
   
18/10/17 - 10:25   Dacia - 70% of motorists fail to recognise car dash symbols
   
18/10/17 - 10:13   Insure The Box - lethal combination of inexperience and alcohol increases crash risk 6.5 times for drivers under 20
   
18/10/17 - 10:05   AkzoNobel - revenue and volumes up; transformation plan to deliver €110 million savings in 2018
   
18/10/17 - 09:51   Cromax - refinishers star in latest video campaign
   
18/10/17 - 09:31   SMMT - UK’s specialist car manufacturing sector is the world’s largest – and growing; 60% production boost by 2020
   
18/10/17 - 08:50   AkzoNobel - announces Extraordinary General Meeting on November 30, 2017
   
18/10/17 - 08:28   Question on ABP Club forum: where do other repairers get their data on ADAS fitment on cars from?
   
18/10/17 - 08:17   Australia: Action365 - launch Claim Mate, a "professional, client centric, claims management service"
   
18/10/17 - 07:33   Government - want motorways opened quicker after incidents; traffic jams cost UK economy £9 billion a year
   
17/10/17 - 14:13   Tantalum - urges businesses to take part in the ground-breaking Air.Car initiative
   
17/10/17 - 14:04   Fix Auto Loughborough - “Promising apprenticeship candidates” attend recent AutoRaise open evening
   
17/10/17 - 13:55   esure - first major car insurance to offer car insurance discount to emergency workers with Blue Light Card scheme
   
17/10/17 - 13:45   UK inflation hits five-year high
   
17/10/17 - 12:57   Volvo Cars and Geely Holdings - invest 640 million Euro (£570 million) to develop Polestar
   
17/10/17 - 12:44   REMINDER TO REGISTER FOR ABP CLUB WOMEN'S AUTOMOTIVE MEETING - Thursday 26 October at ECP's T2 Distribution Centre in Tamworth
   
17/10/17 - 12:30   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Wednesday 15 November at The Vox Resorts World‚ Birmingham - REGISTER NOW!
   
17/10/17 - 12:08   Smartdriverclub - 'On the move’ pings an alert to the owner’s smartphone if their car moves from the spot they last parked it
   
17/10/17 - 11:24   Markerstudy - new insurtech app: TRiCE
   
17/10/17 - 10:44   IFB - KHA Hire Business Director sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for multiple crash for cash offences
   
17/10/17 - 10:25   CitNOW Web Video and Smart Image - gets vehicle stock online in two hours
   
17/10/17 - 10:16   Tec Group – Charity Dinner and Dance: Saturday 11 November, Burton on Trent
   
17/10/17 - 09:48   Glass's - new Monthly Car Market report includes Residual Values performance
   
17/10/17 - 09:45   Thinkware - dash cam crash footage could be sent direct to emergency services
   
17/10/17 - 09:01   Accident Exchange - reports 285% increase in the use of dash cam footage in claims process
   
17/10/17 - 08:53   Ageas UK - appoint its Director of IT, Robin Challand, as claims director, role previously held by Rob Smale
   
16/10/17 - 23:11   Mercedes - recalls 400,000 cars in the UK over a potential airbag safety issue
   
16/10/17 - 14:07   Bluegrasscoms - direct feed from Audatex UK gives improved VISION service for UK crash repair industry
   
16/10/17 - 14:02   Repairers’ Choice Awards - voting now open for bodyshops to rate all of their suppliers and work providers
   
16/10/17 - 13:32   Auto Body Professional magazine - Autumn 2017 edition has landed and is available to read online, NOW!
   
16/10/17 - 13:13   Reading westbound services on the M4 has been named England’s top motorway services
   
16/10/17 - 13:03   Ex-Hurricane Ophelia - Ireland's education and transport systems shut down as country faces its worst storm in 50 years
   
16/10/17 - 12:45   IHS Markit - c70% of new light vehicles produced in 2023 will be equipped with some form of OEM telematics systems
   
16/10/17 - 12:29   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - recalls 469,988 vehicles worldwide to replace occupant restraint control modules
   
16/10/17 - 12:11   LeasePlan - new global marketing campaign to push fully flexible ‘Any car, Anytime, Anywhere’ service
   
16/10/17 - 11:03   USA: Lemonade - US start-up insurer develops software code that will allow online retailers to sell insurance product
   
16/10/17 - 10:30   ChipsAway - celebrates at annual conference and awards dinner
   
16/10/17 - 10:17   Fix Auto Goole - AK Bodyshop joins Fix Auto UK
   
16/10/17 - 10:11   Penalty points for seatbelt offences are long overdue, says GEM
   
16/10/17 - 10:02   Groupe Renault - appoints two electric vehicle fleet sales managers
   
16/10/17 - 09:21   Fiat Doblo tops list of the UK’s best van for passing an MoTs; Britain’s best-selling van, the Ford Transit, fares worst
   
16/10/17 - 08:30   EQUIP AUTO - 2017 trade show opens in Paris tomorrow (Tuesday) until Sat 21 Oct
   
16/10/17 - 08:11   Carole Nash - UK's largest motorcycle insurance broker is acquired by Ardonagh Group
   
15/10/17 - 18:41   2017 World Skills competition - day 1 of the 4 days of competition has concluded
   
15/10/17 - 17:52   Artis Accident Care - new business formed by Jamie Smithyes and Paul Pancham (who has also formed Car Star cos
   
15/10/17 - 17:19   Vauxhall - nearly 25% of the 1,800 staff at Ellesmere Port factory to lose jobs by end of the year
   
15/10/17 - 17:13   Groupe PSA - joins forces with KBRW to develop a digital solution for distributing multi-brand spare parts
   
15/10/17 - 14:24   BMW A-Call (Accident Call) - detects minor impacts and gives driver the option to contact BMW Accident Assist
   
15/10/17 - 14:14   BMW Group - details of revised BMW Group EEA Bodyshop Standards; opens approval to more independents
   
15/10/17 - 12:52   Alphabet Accident Management - save client £27k a year using courtesy cars, mobile repairs and reduced costs
   
15/10/17 - 12:23   Enterprise Rent-A-Car - donate over $3 million to help recovery work on hurricane damaged Caribbean islands
   
15/10/17 - 10:57   Waymo (Google's self-driving car project) - publishes 43-page detailed safety report
   
15/10/17 - 10:18   Car theft - Gone in 60 seconds: police warning after gangs target luxury cars in spate of keyless thefts
   
15/10/17 - 10:00   Vauxhall - Luton headquarters raided ‘over blazing cars scandal’ exposed by The Sun says newspaper
   
15/10/17 - 02:25   2017 WorldSkills competition - opened Saturday in Abu Dhabi; two UK competitors from our industry taking part
   
15/10/17 - 02:07   WorldSkills competition - to take place in Shanghai in 2021; Kazan in Russia in 2019
   
13/10/17 - 14:25   Kobe - data falsification issue now affecting steel as well as aluminium product; 9 car manufacturers affected
   
13/10/17 - 14:07   European Parliament’s Transport Committee - call for range of safety devices to be standard on all new cars
   
13/10/17 - 13:50   IFED - eight men sentenced for staging bus crash and faking injuries
   
13/10/17 - 13:32   Motorsport of all types - under threat due to European Court of Justice ruling; please respond to consultation
   
13/10/17 - 12:26   Repairers’ Choice Awards - voting now open for bodyshops to rate all of their suppliers and work providers
   
13/10/17 - 12:06   Volkswagen - to reduce size of European dealer network and launch online sales
   
13/10/17 - 12:04   Volkswagen - to reduce size of European dealer network and launch online sales
   
13/10/17 - 11:07   HSE - waste and recycling industry being told to clean up by regulator; unannounced inspections now underway
   
13/10/17 - 09:06   BMW - close to a deal with Great Wall, China’s largest SUV maker, to make MINIs in China
   
13/10/17 - 09:02   new Mersey Gateway bridge - opens to traffic on Sat 14 Oct, with a £2 one-way toll for cars
   
13/10/17 - 07:14   NAHL - announce 2nd ABS; this time with Lyons Davidson and to be called National Law Partners
   
13/10/17 - 07:10   Aviva- sells its business in Taiwan
   
12/10/17 - 23:18   Shell - buys NewMotion, owner of one of Europe's largest electric car charging networks
   
12/10/17 - 21:31   Pizza Hut - fancy carrying some advertising on your vehicle in return for a free pizza?
   
12/10/17 - 20:28   Nationwide Repairs - Daryl is in Abu Dhabi as WorldSkills Competition gets underway
   
12/10/17 - 20:26   Nationwide Repairs - Daryl is in Dubai as WorldSkills Competition gets underway
   
12/10/17 - 18:24   Jennings Motor Group - acquire Nesmo Truck Bodies in Stockton
   
12/10/17 - 18:08   Watchstone (formerly Quindell) - file their "robust" defence to £637 million claim by Slater and Gordon
   
12/10/17 - 14:58   Zurich - sells its UK workplace pensions and savings business to Lloyds Banking Group (Scottish Widows)
   
12/10/17 - 14:54   Oxford Council - propose to introduce world’s first Zero Emission Zone from 2020
   
12/10/17 - 14:36   Octo Telematics - acquire 'Usage Based Insurance' assets inc key personnel of Willis Towers Watson
   
12/10/17 - 13:18   Fleetline - named ‘Business of the Year’ in prestigious Awards
   
12/10/17 - 10:51   Audatex - blog post: Audatex partners with the IAEA to provide ‘real world’ assessments as part of their Practical Exam
   
12/10/17 - 10:45   Romania: Ford - production of new Ford EcoSport SUV begins in Craiova after €200 million investment in Romanian plant
   
12/10/17 - 10:42   EV sales - UK plug-in car registrations achieve highest ever three-month run from July to September 2017
   
12/10/17 - 10:39   Fowlers of Bristol Suzuki - master technician, Dave Ball, has finished second in a European-wide competition
   
12/10/17 - 10:35   IAM RoadSmart - warns driverless cars could more problems than they solve
   
12/10/17 - 10:31   MASS - Chairman begins 2nd term with MOJ warning; "insurance premium rises, cannot be blamed on legal costs"
   
11/10/17 - 20:23   ACIS - 170-strong Vauxhall network report enhanced customer relationships and improved efficiency with ACIS partnership
   
11/10/17 - 14:42   Toyota Financial Services - reports £5m rise in revenue thanks to minor damage insurance
   
11/10/17 - 14:22   Aviva - almost a million working carers hide caring duties from employers
   
11/10/17 - 14:05   Fix Auto Loughborough - hosting an AutoRaise open evening tomorrow (Thursday 12 October)
   
11/10/17 - 14:00   BIBA 2018 Conference - Manchester Central on May 16 & 17 with the theme: ‘Innovate Evolve Thrive’
   
11/10/17 - 13:53   AutoRaise - host VDA Trailblazer Employers Steering Group meeting at ITAS, Milton Keynes
   
11/10/17 - 13:36   KPMG - appoints Justin Benson as UK head of automotive
   
11/10/17 - 13:12   Industry Insights - award recognition for Connected Solutions Partners, Fix Auto and Peritus Learning,
   
11/10/17 - 12:54   LeaseCar.uk - are you a: Boy Racer, Amber Gambler, Sunday Driver, Just Passed, Mum in a Hurry, Know It All or a Short Fuse driver?
   
11/10/17 - 12:44   Standothek - new guide for special effect paints
   
11/10/17 - 11:34   PPG - completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School in Birmingham
   
11/10/17 - 10:29   MotorEasy - new warranty product that includes a plugin car diagnostics tools
   
11/10/17 - 09:20   Vertu - H1 results: "Record profit before tax up 29%"
   
11/10/17 - 09:02   5 sentence handed to former Police Officer, and suspended sentence to claimant law employee, who sold personal data of crash victims
   
11/10/17 - 08:51   Willis Towers Watson - Tim Rourke, former LV= Head of Personal Lines Underwriting, joins insurance consulting & technology business
   
11/10/17 - 08:28   iRG - complete £380,000 Pontypridd light commercial vehicle repair centre investment
   
11/10/17 - 08:17   Netherlands: EMM International - has opened its new headquarters and distribution centre in Zwolle
   
11/10/17 - 01:50   Bluegrasscoms - appoint Mike Thompson, former aftersales director at Nissan Motor (GB), as director
   
11/10/17 - 01:16   Lexus - announce LC model in Structural Blue, a 7-layer paint using 300g of pigment with 300 billion pigment flakes on every car
   
11/10/17 - 00:54   Bluegrasscoms - welcome new director, Mike Thompson, former aftersales director at Nissan Motor (GB)
   
11/10/17 - 00:37   Kobe Steel - staff faked data on strength and durability of aluminium products used by Toyota, Honda and Mazda
   
10/10/17 - 14:43   National Windscreens - appoints two new team members at Vocational Qualification Centre as ADAS pushes training to top of agenda
   
10/10/17 - 14:14   Plan Insurance - take part in 9th annual Bangers 4 Ben... in a Swiss chalet! Fundraising total currently at £950
   
10/10/17 - 14:01   Kirkcaldy and Dundee are UK’s worst places for MOT failures
   
10/10/17 - 13:58   Online news programme 'Engineering the Next Generation' launches - focus on work experience and apprenticeships
   
10/10/17 - 13:52   Willis Towers Watson/Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index - motor premium drop 1.1% (£9) to £838 in Q3 2017
   
10/10/17 - 13:45   Venson Automotive - diesel no longer the default choice for business drivers
   
10/10/17 - 13:00   GYS - new 20-page brochure with special offers across their range of Bodyshop Equipment and Tools
   
10/10/17 - 12:55   TRACKER - warns car owners to take extra care as the evenings get darker
   
10/10/17 - 11:47   RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck, and VHD - new road services alliance: ERA Automotive
   
10/10/17 - 11:40   Mirka - commit to intelligent technology with introduction of sensors across its tools range
   
10/10/17 - 11:40   Plan Insurance: Bangers 4 BEN 2017 – The Alpine Special!
   
10/10/17 - 10:11   Tetrosyl - named Lubricant Supplier of the Year Award and Garage Cleaning Product of the Year at the Workshop Magazine Power Awards
   
10/10/17 - 09:57   New drivers too nervous to brave the motorway
   
10/10/17 - 07:23   Optal - revolutionising B2B payments in automotive insurance with industry expert, David Punter
   
10/10/17 - 07:07   Auto Windscreens' technician - clinches second place at Auto Glass Week
   
10/10/17 - 02:06   ERA Automotive - a new alliance of European-roadside assistance providers - RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck, VHD
   
10/10/17 - 01:38   Tractable - discuss "Artificial Intelligence photo estimating"
   
09/10/17 - 17:11   General Motors - acquires LIDAR technology company Strobe, to speed up "deployment of driverless vehicles"
   
09/10/17 - 14:10   Axalta - warn they "expect to close the gap caused by raw material price pressure over the coming year"
   
09/10/17 - 13:53   Memorial service details for Akis Georghiades: Friday 13 October in Teddington
   
09/10/17 - 13:49   Zurich - announces new capacity partnership with specialist agricultural insurer, Rural Insurance
   
09/10/17 - 12:56   OpenLV project - sharing electricity usage data about levels of capacity for charging EVs on local electricity networks
   
09/10/17 - 12:22   Ben's Hats on 4 Mental Health Day: Friday 13 October - wear a hat to work & and donate £1 to support colleagues facing mental challenges
   
09/10/17 - 12:16   Utilities companies under fire for issues with roadworks
   
09/10/17 - 11:53   Millions of people caught in ‘vicious circle of monthly insurance payments’; paying on average £144 more for car insurance
   
09/10/17 - 11:08   Guidewire - general insurer software firm acquires $275m data science and risk analytics software company, Cyence
   
09/10/17 - 10:58   Sytner Group - Aston Martin Nottingham officially opens
   
09/10/17 - 10:51   Ford and Google - create virtual reality (VR) driver education app smartphone app that simulates a crash
   
09/10/17 - 10:38   Consumer new car finance volumes down 8%
   
09/10/17 - 10:12   Endsleigh - appoints Paul Bolton (ex Samsung) as new Head of Personal Lines
   
09/10/17 - 10:01   New Bank of Scotland £10 polymer note will come into circulation on 10 October; 1 week to spend old £1 coin
   
09/10/17 - 09:48   67% of UK drivers do not want to buy electric and hybrid vehicles; 18 million drivers say they can’t afford it
   
09/10/17 - 09:38   Data Protection Bill - register for ICO webinar for info on law enforcement provisions of the Data Protection Bill, Thurs 19 Oct @2pm
   
09/10/17 - 09:30   Can you help an ABP Club member? 'Credit Repair Legal Advice Please'
   
09/10/17 - 09:23   The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) - welcomes Granville Supplies as an Official Alliance Partner
   
08/10/17 - 22:42   Toyota - celebrates 25 years of engine manufacturing in Wales; 5.1 million engines have left Deeside factory
   
08/10/17 - 22:37   Government - 50 years ago today the drink-drive law came into force
   
07/10/17 - 11:45   Grove Group - invite their entire team of 95 to join them this weekend to celebrate 100 years in business
   
07/10/17 - 01:55   Nigel and Nicola Mungur - Lancashire Police couple sentenced for selling details of 22,000 crash victims
   
07/10/17 - 01:48   Ireland: Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs - wins Bodyshop of the Year at the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2018
   
07/10/17 - 01:15   Insurance Times Awards 2017 - full list of finalist for the 29 awards to be presented on 7 December
   
05/10/17 - 19:59   SMMT - demand for new vans declines -4.2% in September to 57,368 units
   
05/10/17 - 19:54   STL - plays part in major expansion of family-owned business which has 21 booths on site and paints 60,000 panels per year
   
05/10/17 - 19:47   DTC - appoint three new team members in a fortnight
   
05/10/17 - 19:36   REPOST FROM ABP CLUB FORUM - Zoe from Panel Financial UK is Jumping off a bridge to raise funds for MS Society
   
05/10/17 - 15:34   Apollo Motor Group - open new Swindon Accident Repair Centre - site number 14 for the Group
   
05/10/17 - 13:11   EY Survey - automotive execs are concerned about Eurozone and political volatility and attracting and retaining talent
   
05/10/17 - 13:05   DS Automobiles - UK’s first integrated contactless payment car key
   
05/10/17 - 12:59   BikeTrac - reports busiest summer of recoveries
   
05/10/17 - 11:36   PwC - UK growth to remain modest at 0.3% in Q3 according to PwC’s ‘nowcasting’ AI model
   
05/10/17 - 11:07   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - "used car market has shown incredible signs of resilience"
   
05/10/17 - 10:56   SMMT - demand for new cars declines in September as consumer and business confidence falls; down -9.3% to 426,170 units
   
05/10/17 - 10:37   Steven Eagell - renews remarketing deal with BCA
   
05/10/17 - 10:25   Honda - comes out on top in What Car? Servicing Satisfaction Survey
   
05/10/17 - 09:29   XL Catlin’s - partners with UK-based insurtech startup
   
05/10/17 - 09:11   SMMT - new car sales fell 9.3% in September; diesel sales down 21.7%
   
05/10/17 - 09:08   Revive! West Lincs - shortlisted for regional business award
   
05/10/17 - 09:05   RAC - welcomes petrol price cut just a day after calling for one
   
05/10/17 - 08:56   IAM RoadSmart - University of Southampton wins £50,000 funding award into training drivers for automated vehicles
   
05/10/17 - 08:48   Fix Auto UK-sponsored Jac Constable - secures Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Championship win
   
05/10/17 - 08:27   Aviva - acquire Wealthify - 'robo' investment service aimed at Millenials; part of Aviva's digital strategy
   
04/10/17 - 13:44   Tracker - stolen Rolls Royce worth £110,000 recovered in under two hours
   
04/10/17 - 13:41   Henkel and Audi - develop patented 2-step process for surface treatment of multi-metal chassis with aluminium content of up to 100%
   
04/10/17 - 13:33   IFED - Mohammed Taj gets 3 years in jail for grossly exaggerated injuries and £80,000 fraudulent motor claim
   
04/10/17 - 13:29   Nationwide - signs off 2017 Carrera Cup season in style; 400 'Nationwiders' attend season finale
   
04/10/17 - 13:20   Solera - CMA accepts proposals to resolve competition concerns around HPI's acquisition of Autodata
   
04/10/17 - 13:15   Standox - dishes the DiRT in the latest instalment of the off-road racing game from Codemasters
   
04/10/17 - 12:57   80% of EV owners have access to home charging, but 93% use the public charge point network
   
04/10/17 - 12:43   Honda - to 'evolve' vehicle production systems in Japan, including closure of Saitama plant by 2022
   
04/10/17 - 12:31   Thatcham Research - Range Rover Velar stands out in competitive SUV safety segment
   
04/10/17 - 12:04   Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) - GDPR raises satnav and phone data issue for vehicle remarketing companies
   
04/10/17 - 11:56   RAC Foundation - public nervous about intelligent cars taking control from drivers
   
04/10/17 - 10:32   Range Rover - new SUV, Velar, awarded five stars in Euro NCAP safety rating tests
   
04/10/17 - 10:09   AGL (Activate Group) - Paul Pancham (claims director at Tesco Underwriting) joins board as non-exec director
   
04/10/17 - 09:31   The AA - three million cars still show a tax disc, three years after they were abolished
   
04/10/17 - 09:21   REMINDER TO REGISTER FOR ABP CLUB WOMEN'S AUTOMOTIVE MEETING - Thursday 26 October at ECP's T2 Distribution Centre in Tamworth
   
04/10/17 - 09:09   Audatex - enhances motor claims and damage repair process with upgrades to estimation solution, Audaenterprisegold
   
04/10/17 - 08:48   Consumer Intelligence - drivers worry that electric cars not suitable outside cities
   
04/10/17 - 02:29   Ford - new boss outlines its future; "evolving to become the world's most trusted mobility company"
   
04/10/17 - 01:13   Range Rover Sport - 2018 model year includes Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
   
03/10/17 - 14:13   USA: State Farm Auto Insurance "forced" John Eagle's "shoddy repair" that trapped driver in burning Honda, says vehicle safety lawyer
   
03/10/17 - 13:48   Government - appoints Small Business Commissioner to champion voice of small business
   
03/10/17 - 13:44   Fix Auto UK - celebrates triple win at the Bodyshop Magazine Awards
   
03/10/17 - 12:41   New GKN UK Innovation Centre - fast-tracking next-generation electric vehicle technologies
   
03/10/17 - 12:36   Josam and AES UK - granted full homologation for Mercedes Benz Truck, Bus & Van
   
03/10/17 - 12:30   Faraday Battery Institute - £65 million battery technology research institute announced
   
03/10/17 - 12:26   CTSI - calls on government to address rise in ‘car clocking’
   
03/10/17 - 12:21   MoneySuperMarket - young drivers "clobbered" by car insurance hikes as "perfect storm" triggers premium inflation
   
03/10/17 - 12:09   Insure The Box - “Proactive contact with speeding drivers could save 50 lives a year”
   
03/10/17 - 09:17   RAC Fuel Watch - cost of fuel rose for the third consecutive month in September despite the wholesale price of petrol falling 6p a litre
   
03/10/17 - 09:05   3M Automotive Aftermarket - new 3M PPS Series 2.0 spray Cup System with quarter-turn lid locking system
   
03/10/17 - 08:53   Revive! - expands head office support team
   
03/10/17 - 08:45   Renault - adapting its production system to address the new challenges facing the automotive industry
   
02/10/17 - 21:11   USA: General Motors - outlines all-electric path to zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion
   
02/10/17 - 18:55   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Wednesday 15 November at The Vox Resorts World‚ Birmingham - REGISTER NOW!
   
02/10/17 - 14:20   ClickMechanic - the UK’s top 10 mechanical car repairs will cost the average driver £30,287 in their lifetime
   
02/10/17 - 13:43   Arnold Clark - welcomes new apprentices following Get into Cars scheme; 9 graduates join 270 other apprentices
   
02/10/17 - 13:29   Volkswagen - insurance group ratings for the all-new Crafter reduced by up to four groups thanks to the standard fitment of AEB
   
02/10/17 - 13:11   PwC - electric vehicles cheaper than combustion models from 2025, according to new report
   
02/10/17 - 12:45   USA: Lemonade - US start-up insurer (which received investment from Allianz in April) announces 'zero deductibles' (zero excess) product
   
02/10/17 - 12:28   McLaren Automotive - tops list of Britain’s growing companies
   
02/10/17 - 12:05   Ford UK - dealers seek 1,000 new technicians to support sales growth of advanced new generation models
   
02/10/17 - 11:59   Nissan Motor (GB) - appoints new Sales Director, Andrew Sellars (ex Vice President Commercial Operations, APAC region, Volvo Car Group)
   
02/10/17 - 11:25   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights: Wednesday 15 September at The Vox Resorts World‚ Birmingham - REGISTER NOW!
   
02/10/17 - 10:58   MyCarCheck - Morden, South London, tops UK’s top five write-off hotspots
   
02/10/17 - 10:53   Enness Global Insurance - international mortgage broker launches bespoke global insurance brokerage for suprecars
   
02/10/17 - 10:50   Memorial service details for Akis Georghiades: Friday 13 October in Teddington
   
02/10/17 - 10:32   ABI - Monarch collapse; standard travel insurance policies do not provide cover for failure of the air carrier
   
02/10/17 - 10:07   Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) - wholesale markets remain volatile despite cooling off after Hurricane Harvey
   
02/10/17 - 09:49   What Car? - value for money drives customers to independent garages for servicing, according to Servicing Satisfaction Survey
   
02/10/17 - 09:40   Markerstudy - announces Group Commercial Director, Martyn Holman, to take up consultancy role
   
02/10/17 - 09:39   PA Consulting Group - fully autonomous vehicles will not hit UK roads for over a decade
   
02/10/17 - 01:27   Canada: Fix Auto - signs multi-year renewal agreement with Mitchell for estimating and bs management solutions
   
01/10/17 - 22:22   By Miles (pay-per-mile motor insurer) - founder says car insurance companies must change to remain relevant
   
01/10/17 - 20:09   Nationwide / PPG - Dan Cammish wins both races in today's Porsche Carrera GB, but just misses being champion
   
01/10/17 - 17:52   Claims Rated.com - new website finds customer perception of the difficulty in making a claim does not match the reality
   

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