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Sainsbury's Parkham filling station, Brixham

Rontec manages redevelopment of forecourt sites for Sainsbury's

A new Sainsbury’s service station in Brixham, Devon, on which Rontec acted as development manager, is now open for business.

MRH chief executive Karen Dickens

MRH expands in Channels Islands with two acquisitions

MRH has expanded its presence in the Channel Islands with the acquisition of two businesses.

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Lorry crashes into Top 50 Indie site after head-on collision

A site owned by a Top 50 Indie had a lucky escape when an HGV crashed into its forecourt, just missing the pumps, after a head-on collision with another lorry.

Applegreen site

Applegreen opens its 10th Chopstix restaurant

Applegreen officially opened its 10th Chopstix quickservice restaurant on Monday August 14.

Euro Garages logo

Euro Garages company lodges planning application

A development company set up by Euro Garages bosses Zuber and Moshin Issa, Monte Blackburn Ltd, has applied for planning permission for a petrol station, coffee shop and restaurant on a site north of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire.

Bob Etchingham Chief Executive Officer Applegreen

Applegreen buys seven sites from Carsley Group

Applegreen has reached agreement to acquire a network of seven sites from its fellow Top 50 Indie Carsley Group, consisting of six service areas and one petrol filling station in the UK. The service area sites are predominantly located on the major arterial route of the A1 (M).

From left: Sewell Alex Bilton (manager at Cottingham Sewell on the go, Robert McMillan (Volunteer for Humberside Police who promotes the scheme), Patrick Sewell (Managing Director of Sewell on the go) and Sergeant Mike

Sewell on the go offers vulnerable people safety

People who feel lost, confused or frightened can now seek help from Sewell on the go staff after the business gave its backing to a new scheme supporting vulnerable members of the community.

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EC approves deal for 1,176 Italian sites by Euro Garages’ parent

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of 1,176 Italian fuel stations by Euro Garages’ parent company Intervias Group.

MRH chief executive Karen Dickens

MRH adds a further two sites with South Yorkshire acquisition

The UK’s largest independent service station operator MRH has added a further two sites to its estate with the acquisition of Mitha Forecourts, based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Chartman Winning Post

Chartman wins planning approval for HGV forecourt

West Country Top 50 Indie Chartman Group has won planning permission for a new HGV forecourt at its flagship Winning Post site on the A38 at Haldon Hill site (above), in Devon.

The redeveloped MRH Hatton Cross site

MRH rolls out pilots for new formats to three more sites

MRH has opened three further sites as part of its trial of a number of new service station store formats and customer offers across the UK.

Tudor Auto's sites

Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group buys Bromley site

Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group has bought Tudor Autos, a BP-branded petrol filling station in Bromley, Kent.

Chartman team celebrate completion of road scheme

The end of two years of road closures and traffic snarl ups, resulting from an A30 Cornwall road improvement scheme, was celebrated last weekend by staff and customers at the Esso and Spar branded Bodmin Moor Services.

police officer rear view

Ram raiders smash their way into Essex site

Ram raiders in balaclavas attempted to steal a cash machine from a petrol station in Essex using a stolen flat-bed lorry.

Refuel & Go's Whitecourt team with Shell Dealer Account Manager Fiona Dixon

Refuel & Go creates theatre with Wacky Races theme

Top 50 Indie Refuel & Go featured Wacky Races’ Dick Dastardly on its forecourt for the Shell Lucky Pump Day at its Whitecourt Service Station, Black Notley, Braintree in Essex.

MRH Landmark site

MRH opens new convenience pilot scheme

Top 50 indie MRH has collaborated with Spar and Greggs as part of the renovation of the Landmark petrol station and forecourt site at Forder Valley, Plymouth, which reopened this week.

Sewell on the go donates water to local half marathon

Top 50 Indie and Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go has donated thousands of pounds worth of bottled water to ensure runners remain hydrated during the Humber Bridge Half Marathon.

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Euro Garages buys pub site in Birmingham for redevelopment

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has bought a pub in Birmingham in a deal brokered by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

Chartman celebrates opening at Winterbourne Abbas

The Chartman Group’s latest acquisition, Winterbourne Abbas Services in Dorset, celebrated with locals and visitors at an opening event last weekend.

Kay Group's Irlam site

Kay Group opens site with first Gregg's drive-thru

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has opened its 14th Texaco-branded service station.

Jeremy Symonds

Symonds Forecourts acquires ninth site

Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts has acquired its ninth forecourt site and is finalising planning approval on a tenth that will be a new to industry site.

MRH chief executive Karen Dickens at a Co-op site

MRH on the brink of five potential acquisitions

MRH (GB) has five potential acquisitions on the go that could close this side of the summer, according to the company's chief executive Karen Dickens. She said scale was really important because of the best deals that can be had from a shop, fuels or foodservice perspective.

Euro Garages logo

Euro Garages invests £6m to reduce carbon footprint

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has invested £6m into reducing its carbon footprint by installing renewable energy sources across its network of sites.

MRH site wth Co-op sign in foreground

MRH opens first trial site with Co-op

The first of the MRH/Co-op trial sites opened yesterday – in High Road, Eastcote, west of Greater London.

Sponsored cyclists outside Shell Pocklington

Brookfield Group supports local cancer charity

Top 50 Indie The Brookfield Group is sponsoring a team of cyclists aiming to raise funds for a local cancer charity.

HKS site

Top 50 Indie HKS doubles its sites within M25

Top 50 Indie HKS Retail (HKS), which is headquartered in Leicester, has announced the opening of two further sites in the London area, continuing its programme of expansion.

MRH chief executive Karen Dickens

MRH pilots c-store franchise with Co-op

Top 50 Indie MRH has signed an agreement with the Co-op to pilot a new franchise convenience store at seven MRH sites across the UK.

Rocky and Alison Leach's Chellow Heights Service Station, Bradford

Spar claims top spot as largest forecourt retailer

Spar says it is now the largest forecourt retailer in the UK by site numbers, following significant growth coming from multi-site retail partners in 2016, with 1,200 Spar shops on forecourts.

Kay Group's Crewe site

Kay Group secures fourth new-to-industry site

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has secured planning permission for its fourth new-to-industry site in 12 months.

A CTC van outside Chartman's Winning Post Service Station

Top 50 Indie Chartman shortlisted for Grocer Gold award

Top 50 Indie Chartman has been shortlisted as the Retail Chain of the Year 2017 in the prestigious Grocer Gold awards, run by Forecourt trader’s sister publication The Grocer.

HKS Sandringham

HKS chooses TLM head office system

TLM Technologies has announced the deployment of its Evo Head Office solution with Top 50 Indie HKS Retail, for the management of seven of its recently acquired sites.

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Cashpoint attacked at Top Indie's site

Police are investigating after part of a cashpoint machine was stolen from the Esso garage, owned by Top 50 Indie MRH, at The Street in Great Barton, Suffolk.

Flames at MRH Esso site

Blaze guts shop on MRH forecourt

A forecourt shop has been gutted by a major fire on a site owned by Top 50 Indie MRH.

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.

Forecourt Eye recovers cash for Sewell on the go

A new paperless system is helping Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go to achieve a fuel cost recovery rate of 89% from customers who claim to have no means of payment.

Polymer Logistics retail ready packagiing in Sewell on the go store

Polymer packaging rolls out at Sewell on the go

Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions by award winning “Sewell on the go”.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East118.2761.90126.24117.13
East Midlands117.6369.80126.49116.66
London118.0355.90127.17117.08
North East117.43130.46116.69
North West118.0254.90126.25117.19
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Wales117.73124.83116.67
West Midlands117.7764.40126.84117.03
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