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Former MRH managing director John Lynn

John Lynn joins TLM board as it signs alliance with US company

TLM Technologies has recruited former MRH managing director John Lynn to join its board as a non-executive director, and has signed an alliance with a US software company.

Euro Garages chooses US software to control pricing

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has selected PriceAdvantage software to execute its fuel pricing strategies as well as eliminate manual fuel price processes among its expanding portfolio of 341 sites located throughout mainland UK.

Euro Garages plans new-to-industry site in Surrey

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages is seeking planning permission for a service station and drive-thru restaurant on a site near the M25 at Cobham, in Surrey.

BP Plus Fuel Card extended to Esso sites

BPs reciprocal fuel card acceptance agreement with Esso is now live, offering BP Plus Fuel Card customers the opportunity to fill up at Esso-branded sites throughout the UK.

Euro Garages opens new to industry site at Chorley

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has opened another new to industry site which includes a Sainsburys Local store as part of its partnership with the supermarket group.

MFG CEO Jeremy Clarke

MFG acquires High Noon Stores forecourt site

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has acquired a site from former Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores, which ceased trading in January this year.

Robbers attack assistant and customer

A petrol station assistant and a customer were attacked during a robbery at a Staffordshire petrol station on March 13.

Euro Garages opens its first KFC drive-thru

Euro Garages has opened its first drive-thru KFC restaurant, and says it is aiming for 30-plus by 2020.

Euro Garages buys four more High Noon forecourt sites

Euro Garages has bought four more forecourt sites from the stricken former Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores, which went into administration in January.

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Euro Garages closes deal to buy Little Chef

Euro Garages co-ceo Zuber Issa has confirmed to Forecourt Trader that the company completed a deal to buy the Little Chef chain of roadside restaurants on February 1.

Euro Garages tight-lipped over Little Chef reports

Euro Garages has declined to comment on reports in The Sun that it is in advanced talks to buy the Little Chef chain of roadside restaurants.

Steve Rodell

Forecourt sales at record levels for Christie & Co

Sales of petrol stations hit a post-recession record last year, as retail property prices bounced back to 2007 levels buoyed by an increase of 8.8% on 2015 - according to Steve Rodell, head of retail at Christie & Co, which claims to have sold more petrol stations than ever before.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Micheldever Service Station, Cocksford Down, Popham, Hampshire

LOCATION: Micheldever Service Station is located on the A303 eastbound at Popham and was, until recently, an Esso 'On the Run'. It is now one of the growing numbers of Euro Garage sites in the south. There are the usual 'service station ahead' signs on the A303, but the service station pole is not visible until drivers are on the slip road up to the site.

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Esso's On the Run format will soon be consigned to the archives as the final tranche of the oil major's company-owned sites are put on the market, and it charts a new path to growth if not market leadership in the retail fuel market.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 17 April 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.7367.90128.72118.72
East Midlands119.95131.24118.34
London120.8753.90129.98119.12
North East119.40130.73117.21
North West120.01128.97118.13
Northern Ireland119.1063.50117.39
Scotland119.90126.33117.67
South East121.0958.50129.83119.18
South West120.38128.30118.45
Wales119.75125.03118.03
West Midlands120.3661.57130.37118.53
Yorkshire & Humber119.72129.97118.08

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