In later years other stores were opened across the Persian Gulf region. In 1967 the first Spinneys store in Beirut was open. In 2007, the chain announced an aggressive expansion programme across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region.
Themes that run through many of their films include doomed love affairs, young people more affiliated to peer groups rather than families, a cynical view of the police, and the use of scenes in the Paris Métro to symbolise an alternative, underground society.
More sophisticated signal tracers may display digital levels using, for example, LEDs. For long pulse trains, a cyclic redundancy check may be calculated and displayed, giving the tech insight into the content of circuits that are switching rapidly.
Private rail operator West Coast Railway, which had successfully tendered for operation of the Warrnambool railway line in the privatisation of the Victorian passenger rail network, modified the locomotives as part of an ambitious plan to operate steam-powered express passenger services running to the same timetable as those operated by modern diesel electric locomotives.
In 2010, amid much criticism of the poor performance of the existing buses from Worcestershire County Council and passengers, Diamond brought nine MCV Evolutions for services 362, 363 and 382. In January 2013 Red Diamond purchased First Midlands’s Kidderminster and Redditch depots and re-branded the operations as Diamond Worcestershire.
Stagecoach had planned to spend more than £91 million on service improvements. As part of the 125 mph upgrade on the Midland Main Line (completed in 2013), faster trains now run from and Sheffield to London St Pancras.