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BBL Plymouth

We specialise in providing portable power solutions for practically every conceivable application, both industrial and domestic. With over thirty years’ experience BBL Batteries (formerly Bristol Batteries Ltd) knowledge and expertise will prove invaluable in helping you to decide on exactly the right product for your specific needs.

Over the past twenty years, technological progress in areas as diverse as telecommunications and solar energy has engendered a spectacular increase in the demand for batteries. This has led to dramatic advances in the battery industry with new products being developed offering longer life and faster recharging times while being contained in smaller units.

At BBL Batteries we have kept pace with progress and currently stock over 5,000 different products. Our extensive range includes battery technologies covering Sealed Lead Acid, Gel, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium and Alkaline. Additionally, we can design and build battery packs to your specification at our specialist pack manufacturing facility.

Plymouth News

  • The Royal Albert Bridge - Plymouth's greatest engineering marvel
  • 20 August 2017
  • More than 150 years ago, the first bridge connecting Plymouth and Saltash was publicly opened - the Royal Albert.Designed by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, construction took five years to complete.Combining suspension and an arched bridge, it was a modern marvel of its day.On September 1, 1857, an incredible 20,000 spectators turned up to watch as the first truss was floated out into the centre of the river supported by two barges.To construct the foundation a cylinder 85ft deep...

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  • When is the August Bank Holiday weekend?
  • 20 August 2017
  • The school holidays are upon us but the sun is hiding (for now) - but it already seems like an eternity since we last enjoyed a three-day weekend. If you've used up all your annual leave then you're probably longing for the next Bank Holiday. Well, the good news is you haven't got long to wait until the August Bank Holiday comes around. And that means the month also brings an extra bonus day off! Read next: The reason why you shouldn't let your dog lick your face The...

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  • Review sex toys and you could earn £28,000 and receive some...
  • 20 August 2017
  • Ever get the feeling you chose the wrong career? Well, if you decided you want to review sex toys for a living you could be earning £28,000 a year - and receiving a host of other unbelievable perks.LoveWoo is currently advertising for the role, which involves writing reviews on an array of sex toys, lingerie, games and much more. However, the toy testing isn't the only perk of the job... As well as the generous salary, the lucky employee will also get to work from home two days a week...

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  • Man outrages residents with hands-free pee on Plymouth pavement
  • 20 August 2017
  • A man has been seen exposing himself when he urinated - hands free and while using his phone - on a Plymouth street.The individual in question was seen relieving himslef on the pavement in Hoegate Place at around 6pm on Friday evening, causing outrage among residents in the area.READ NEXT: How to remove your information from Google - and switch off trackingIn an image sent to The Herald, the gentleman remained clothed, but had his private parts exposed while also being on the phone.Eyewitness,...

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  • Punters are very, very cheesed off with cheese festival that is...
  • 20 August 2017
  • A touring cheese festival that is coming to Plymouth later this year has left punters in Brighton very cheesed off - because it just wasn't cheesey enough.Cheese Fest Uk's website promised attendees they could "experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with melted raclette, cheese Wheels, gooey mozzarella stick's and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes from the UK's best cheese traders! "Hosted at venues all over the Uk, join us as we transform the iconic cities for a day...

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  • Football club pays tribute to Boardmasters meningitis victim
  • 20 August 2017
  • Bristol City football club has paid tribute George 'Zoggy' Zographou, the 18-year-old who died of meningitis after falling ill at Boardmasters.Family and friends gathered at the cub's ground yesterday afternoon, and a minute's applause was held and balloons released ahead of the kick off between Bristol City and Millwall yesterday afternoon. George died in hospital on Wednesday, August 16 , after falling ill at the Watergate Bay festival. The 18-year-old boy, who grew up in Westbury and was a...

    Football club pays tribute to Boardmasters meningitis victim

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  • This is what you can do if find an intruder in your home
  • 20 August 2017
  • If you find an intruder in your home, your first course of action should always be to call the police if possible.But what are your legal rights to self-defence? Are you allowed to defend yourself? What happens if you hurt the intruder while doing so? Do you have the right to stand up for your family in your own home?The Crown Prosecution Service is clear on these types of complex cases, and the short answer is that you can defend yourself by using 'reasonable force'.The Liverpool Echo has...

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  • Van blaze on driveway at Plymouth home
  • 20 August 2017
  • Firefighters in Plymouth were called out to a burning van shortly after midnight.The vehicle, which was 'well alight' by the time crews arrived, was parked on a private driveway in Longstone Avenue, Southway.A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "The Fire Service were called to a report of a vehicle on fire at the above location. One fire appliance from Crownhill was mobilised to this incident.READ NEXT: Travellers pitch up near Plymouth's Home Park 'in the...

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  • Win A Dream wedding couple spell-bound by magician Dan Brazier
  • 20 August 2017
  • Our Win A Dream Wedding star couple Samantha Daly and Tony Britton have had a spell-bounding week meeting "Britain's busiest magician" Dan Brazier.The pair were left breath-taken by his tricks which despite trying to get to the bottom of, remain amazed and in awe of.Even daughter Samara was amazed at what Dan pulled out of the hat in his display of contemporary tricks.The young family met with Dan on the picturesque Hoe ahead of the big day in November at Langdon Court.Samantha told...

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  • Schoolboys shave their heads to support their best friend
  • 20 August 2017
  • A group of schoolboys have shaved their heads to support their best friend who has cancer.Plymouth student Simon Gerry, 15, was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer known as Ewing sarcoma last month.Now his best friends, who study with him at Devonport High School for Boys, have come together to support him and raise money for charity.George Evenden, Harvey Hilton, Sam Beneteau, Callum Preece, Owen Williams, Noah Langford, George Levers and Farrell Matchett, all aged 15, shaved their heads to...

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  • Inside the brilliant new crab shack that's opened in Plymouth...
  • 20 August 2017
  • A brilliant new crab shack has finally opened its doors in Plymouth this afternoon, and people love it already.The Cracking Crab Company opened for trading in style in front of the busy Commercial Wharf on the Barbican, with Councillor Tudor Evans on hand to cut the ribbon to unveil the business to the public.READ NEXT: The new bumper menu at The Roundabout with another contender for Plymouth's Biggest BurgerOwners Claire, 46 and Brian Tapper, 44, had worked tirelessly to get the venue open on...

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  • Teens who vape are more likely to start smoking tobacco, study...
  • 19 August 2017
  • Teenagers who 'vape' are much more likely to take up smoking tobacco than those who don't use e-cigarettes, research has shown.A study of 14 and 15-year-olds from 20 English schools found a "robust association" between vaping and a higher probability of cigarette smoking.Children who had never smoked but had tried an e-cigarette were nearly four times more likely to smoke at least one tobacco-filled cigarette within a year than those who had avoided vaping.Expert opinion is divided on...

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