All Car wash & Valeting articles – Page 7

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    Hospital treatment for worker after confrontation over car wash

    2016-01-29T00:00:00Z

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an altercation that left a car wash worker requiring hospital treatment. At approximately 1.25pm on Saturday 23rd January, a female in a silver Audi TT had her car cleaned at the car wash in the car park of the Asda store in ...

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    North Wales car washes being used as brothels

    2015-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Car washes in North Wales are being use as brothels, according to an anti-slavery campaigner. James Coy, the North Wales anti-slavery co-ordinator, told the Daily Post that customers at three sites across the region had been approached by workers offering them girls for sex. The incidents are being probed by ...

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    Irish Car Wash Association welcomes police raids

    2015-10-07T00:00:00Z

    The Irish Car Wash Association (ICWA) has welcomed recent raids by police in the Irish Republic investigating claims of slave labour at car washes. The recently formed industry body represents petrol retailers operating car washes in Ireland and is an offshoot of the IPRA (Irish Petrol Retailers Association). ...

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    Easy pay car washes

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    CB Services, operator of forecourts and car wash services in Northern Ireland, has installed self-service car wash kiosks with contactless or PIN-free card readers. With the growing use of contactless payments, the team at CB Services decided that the time was right to install new car wash kiosks ...

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    Car wash set alight in Scotland

    2015-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Police in Midlothian, Scotland, are hunting for five males after a car wash was set on fire in the early hours of Sunday August 16. Fire crews from Dalkeith and Newcraighall rushed to the blaze at Tesco Hardengreen, after reports were received at around 4am. They said they ...

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    Christ’s direct drive makes car washes more efficient

    2015-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Car wash specialist Wilcomatic is rolling out the new Christ direct-drive system, which is available on its Varius, Genius and Primus models. By removing gearboxes entirely, the equipment is more reliable, efficient and easier to service and, depending on the brush material, power consumption is 30% lower. The direct drive ...

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    Wilcomatic enhances car washes

    2015-06-26T00:00:00Z

    Car wash specialist Wilcomatic is rolling out the new Christ direct drive system, which is available on Varius, Genius and Primus models. By removing gearboxes entirely the equipment is more reliable, efficient and easier to service, and, depending on the brush material, power consumption is 30% lower. The direct drive ...

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    Immigration swoop on Kent car wash

    2015-06-19T00:00:00Z

    A worker at a Kent car wash has been arrested by Home office officials who suspected he was working in the UK illegally. Officers from the Kent and Sussex Immigration Enforcement team visited the CPV Hand Car Wash, at Battle Road in St Leonards on June 18. A Home Office ...

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    Immigration swoop on Kent car wash

    2015-06-19T00:00:00Z

    A worker at a Kent car wash has been arrested by Home office officials who suspected he was working in the UK illegally. Officers from the Kent and Sussex Immigration Enforcement team visited the CPV Hand Car Wash, at Battle Road in St Leonards on June 18. A Home Office ...

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    Car wash caught in tax clampdown

    2015-05-22T00:00:00Z

    A car wash is among businesses that have fallen foul of tax rules after a clampdown by HM Revenue Customs (HMRC) in Essex on businesses and people who try to stay outside the tax system. An HMRC Hidden Economy Team swooped on businesses in Southend on May ...

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    Police raid car wash in stolen cars investigation

    2015-04-24T00:00:00Z

    A car wash in St Helens was one of two premises raided in an operation involving Merseyside Police, St Helens Council, the UK Border Force and Trading Standards. Local reports identified Express Hand Car Wash on Pocket Nook Street and Jackson Street Tyres on Jackson Street as the premises ...

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    Immigration charge centres on car wash

    2015-04-22T00:00:00Z

    A man has appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ court charged with being part of an operation to smuggle Iraqi illegal immigrants into the UK at a Shipley car wash. Ali Mahmood Ahmed, 37, is accused of running the conspiracy at the Pit Stop Car Wash in Valley Road ...

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    Car wash shut down after brawl

    2015-04-17T00:00:00Z

    A car wash in Nottingham has been ordered to shut down after it was the scene of a brawl last week. A total of 17 people were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the disturbance at the car wash on Thursday 9 April, and have been ...

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    Car wash gives Legoland a hand

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    A car wash in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, had an unusual commission when nearby Legoland decided that the miniature cars in its driving school needed a spring clean. Jim Platt, chairman of car wash, forecourt and car dealership Platts, explained: “Legoland contacted us and asked whether they could put them through ...

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    Thieves steal CCTV system from car wash

    2014-12-19T00:00:00Z

    Thieves who targeted a car wash in Derby took the site’s CCTV system as part of their haul. Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a break-in between 6.20pm on Friday, December 12 and 8.30am on Saturday, December 13 at the UK Car Wash on Chequers Road near to ...