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First Group has unveiled plans to build a new depot for 106 buses at the Hythe in Colchester, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.

First Manchester has acquired the Finglands bus service in Manchester from East Yorkshire Motor Services, with the transfer of about 100 staff.

First Group has sold five London bus depots to Metroline and three to Transit Systems Group, in deals worth £80m.

First Group is to sell its Wigan-based coach operations to Stagecoach for £12m, including 120 buses and 300 staff.

First Group is investing £160m in 1,000 new vehicles and £27m in ticketing technology, but more of its bus services will be sold off.

First Group has sold its Northumberland Park bus depot in London to Go-Ahead for £14m, including 130 vehicles and 400 staff.

First Group has submitted plans to set up a new £25m bus depot and headquarters at Cathcart Road in Glasgow, providing space for 450 buses.

First Group is planning to set up a new bus depot for First Hampshire & Dorset at the 3.8-acre former Exel Logistics site on Empress Road in Southampton, in order to relocate from its current site in Portswood.

First Group has agreed to acquire Chester City Transport, the operator of bus services in Chester with 84 vehicles, from Chester City Council.

First Group is to acquire Laidlaw International, the US operator of Greyhound buses and school buses, for £1.8bn.

First Group, the transport company, has confirmed plans to build a new global headquarters at its King Street depot in Aberdeen, and details will be unveiled in early 2007.

First Group has won approval to set up a £10m global headquarters in Aberdeen, including a new depot for 400 bus drivers.

First Group is to invest £29m in Glasgow's public transport over the next two years, including 220 new buses.

First Group is to recruit 90 revenue protection staff in Strathclyde, in order to reduce fare dodging at its ScotRail franchise.

First Group has submitted plans to set up a new £10m global headquarters and bus depot in Aberdeen, with the creation of more than 140 jobs.

First Group is said to be planning to set up a new corporate headquarters in Aberdeen with the creation of 100 jobs, if it can obtain permission to redevelop its King Street bus depot for retail use.

First Group and Keolis of France have secured an eight-year franchise to operate trains in the Trans-Pennine region, and about 200 jobs will be created in a £260m investment.

First Group is looking to expand its transport business by winning UK rail franchises and acquiring small US school bus operators, and would also consider buying stakes in US railway company Amtrak and leading school bus operator Laidlaw.

First Group has acquired Verona Bus Service of Wisconsin for about £4m, in order to expand its school bus business in the US.

First Group is to invest £4m in the introduction of 100 US-style yellow school buses, and negotiations are taking place with four local authorities.

First Group has bought Hertz Group, the Canadian school bus operator, for £11m.

First Group has sold its New World First bus business in Hong Kong for £39m, as part of a strategy to focus on the UK and the US.

First Group is investing £6m in 50 new buses to improve services in Bristol.

First Group is acquiring Ryder Public Transportation Services, the US operator of school buses, for £603m, and similar acquisitions are expected to follow.

First Group has acquired Bruce Transportation, the US school bus company, for £6.8m.

First Group has acquired GAG, the operator of local bus services in Somerset, Dorset and Devon, in a £11m deal.

First Group has acquired CCB Holdings, the owner of Capital Citybus and Walthamstow Citybus, for £14m, which will increase its share of the London bus market from 11% to 16%.

First Group is buying the remaining 80% of the Mainline bus company in a £30m deal, in order to strengthen its position in the West Yorkshire market.

First Group is acquiring Great Western Trains for £148m, a controversial move that will generate big profits for the former British Rail managers that bought Great Western.