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PRA urges caution over ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2040

The PRA has given a cautious welcome to some of the measures in the government’s clean air strategy which was unveiled on Wednesday, and confirms it will ban the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

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Suresite in deal to support Greenergy's Esso dealers

Suresite has been appointed by Greenergy to provide wet-stock management across its 220 Esso dealer network.

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Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group buys BP-branded Bromley site

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

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New-to-industry BP/M&S Simply Food site opens in Norfolk

BP has opened a service station and M&S Simply Food at a new-to-industry site at Aylsham, in Norfolk.

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Weak pound pushing up the price for motorists filling up

Over the past year, UK drivers have suffered on average a 5.4ppl increase in pump prices as a consequence of the post-referendum weakening of the pound against the dollar, the latest AA Fuel Price Report has revealed.

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BMW announces plan for all electric Mini to be made in UK

BMW Group has announced that it will be launching a new battery-electric Mini that will be made in the UK.

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Forecourt bomber sentenced to six years

A man who blew up an ATM on a forecourt, while the 24-hour site’s manager was in the premises, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

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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.

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.

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Warning about potentially toxic fake vodka

An illegal alcohol factory, producing potentially toxic vodka, has been found in an industrial unit in Aintree, Liverpool.

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Police seeking armed trio after raid on Leeds petrol station

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Leeds.

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Staff detain man after botched robbery attempt in Sussex

A man has been arrested and charged after a botched attempt at robbery at a petrol station in Storrington, West Sussex.

Gulf runs car-crazy promotion in conjunction with Disney Pixar

A Los Angeles Car-Crazy Adventure is on offer to one family as Gulf launches a forecourt promotion in conjunction with Disney Pixar and its new animated sequel film, Cars 3.

Rapleys warns plans in Bill could cost sector £250m

Property expert Rapleys has warned that proposed legislation in the Queen’s Speech could heap costs of £250m on operators of petrol filling stations and motorway services.

Shell identifies sites for its first electric fast chargers

Shell and Dutch charging point operator Allego have revealed the locations where the first fast chargers for electric vehicles will be installed at selected Shell service stations.

Applegreen buys site in Leicestershire

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has acted for Applegreen in its acquisition of Gibbetts Cross Service Station in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

Topaz to spend €26m on rollout of miles fuel

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has unveiled its new miles fuel brand in Ireland at an official launch event at its flagship service station at Junction 5 on the M9 Dublin/Waterford Road, Rathcrogue, County Carlow.

Minister urges motorway service areas to serve local food

A transport minister has reiterated his call for better designed motorway service stations and called on them to display more local character and source locally produced food.

Bank of England unveils new design for £10 note

The Bank of England has unveiled the design and security features of the new £10 note featuring the author Jane Austen, which will be issued on 14 September 2017.

ACS calls for stronger sanctions on illicit trade

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to the publication of the Government’s new Tobacco Strategy, calling for more powers to tackle the illicit trade locally in addition to the national measures set out in the document.

Lorry driver jailed for three years for smuggling tobacco

A lorry driver who smuggled more than nine million cigarettes into the UK hidden inside air filter units, evading £2.5m in duty, has been jailed for three years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

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Greenergy moves into Ireland with acquisition

Greenergy, the UK’s largest supplier of road fuels, has agreed to purchase 100% of the shares of Inver Energy, an Ireland-based independent fuel supplier, giving it a presence in the growing Irish market for the first time.

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New BP/M&S site opens in Wadebridge

A former Shell site in Wadebridge, Cornwall, has reopened with a new BP-branded forecourt and an M&S Simply Food outlet.

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Certas Energy launches new uniform range for Gulf

Gulf has launched a new heritage-inspired uniform range that will be rolled out across its 500-strong network from August.

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Man arrested after climbing onto roof

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after spending more than six hours on the roof of a petrol station in Wokingham, Berkshire.

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Inspectors close hand car wash over hazardous electrics

A hand car wash site in Devizes, Wiltshire, had its power cut off by health and safety inspectors last week after they deemed it unsafe.

ACS chief executive James Lowman

Government delays roll-out of digital tax changes

The government has announced that it is putting back plans to change the rules on digital tax returns.

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ACS calls for input into plastic bottle recycling plans

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to a question in the House of Lords about plastic bottle recycling and a deposit return scheme, urging the government to listen to the views of convenience store retailers by including them in the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) economic and voluntary incentives working group.

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Supermarket fuel sales slumped at start of 2017

The AA says motorists punished the supermarkets for hiking their prices in the first quarter of 2017, after the government’s latest official statistics showed a slump in their fuel sales.

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Inquiry into Booker/Tesco deal expanded

The proposed merger between Tesco and Booker, which supplies the Premier, Londis and Budgens brands, is being referred for an in-depth, phase 2 investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Woman dragged across forecourt during robbery

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a robbery in High Wycombe when a woman was dragged across a busy petrol station forecourt.

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Hydrogen fuel producer signs supply deal with Honda (UK)

The energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power has signed a fuel contract with Honda (UK), which will purchase hydrogen at £10 per kg.

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Government invests £20m to back smarter energy systems in EVs

The government is investing £20m to support development of electric vehicles (EVs) capable of returning electricity to the grid.

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Large fuel leak on supermarket forecourt

Emergency services were called to a supermarket petrol station after reports of a large fuel leak.

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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.

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Asda apologises after fuel makes cars break down

Asda has apologised after customers’ cars broke down when diesel was accidentally put into an unleaded tank at a fuel station in Anglesey.

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Petrol stations worst in proof of age tests

Petrol stations were the least likely retail category to ask for proof of age in a test purchasing operation for alcohol and tobacco.

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.

Police seek three armed men who robbed petrol station

Three armed men who robbed a petrol station in West Lothian, Scotland, are being sought by police.

Police arrest man after ATM theft wrecks forecourt shop

A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a cash machine from a BP petrol station in Humberside, on Tuesday 4 July.

ACS chief executive James Lowman

ACS calls for restraint from Low Pay Commission

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the Government to do more to help with the rising cost of employment and to ensure that wage rates do not have a negative impact on job prospects.

Tobacco seized by HMRC

HMRC seizes tobacco from shops in Manchester and Liverpool

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco across Greater Manchester and Merseyside uncovered nearly two million cigarettes and more than 80 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, all believed to be illicit.

Bob Etchingham Chief Executive Officer Applegreen

Applegreen to buy 34-forecourt group in the US

Applegreen has reached agreement to buy a 34-forecourt group based in Columbia, South Carolina, in the US.

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Volvo goes all electric with new models from 2019

Volvo Cars has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.

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Fuel prices fall 2ppl for second month during June

Fuel prices have fallen by 2ppl for the second month in a row, data from the latest RAC Fuel Watch report reveals.

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Declining diesel sales depress new car market

Sales of diesel cars have continued to fall sharply, causing the third monthly decline in the UK new car market, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Certas Energy installs new tanker fleet controls

Certas Energy has selected Systal Technology Solutions to provide a network monitoring service for its fleet of 1,000 tankers, working out of 150 plus depots throughout the UK.

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Break-ins on successive nights on sites in north-east Scotland

Two petrol stations in north-east Scotland have been broken into within 24 hours.

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Applegreen Dublin terminal deal cleared by competition authority

Applegreen plc has received the approval of the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to acquire a 50% share in the Joint Fuels Terminal in Dublin port from the Topaz Energy Group for a consideration of about €15.7m.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling

Transport secretary unveils new strategy for local roads

Local roads are set to benefit from a share in a multi-billion pound improvement fund as part of an investment strategy unveiled by transport secretary Chris Grayling.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 24 July 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East116.0159.90124.64114.98
East Midlands115.3357.90125.01114.79
London115.8656.90126.28115.17
North East114.6459.90124.42114.29
North West115.4951.90125.52114.98
Northern Ireland114.44121.70113.75
Scotland115.1371.90123.35114.30
South East116.3148.90125.76115.34
South West115.8161.90123.70115.00
Wales115.06122.25114.40
West Midlands115.5562.90126.47115.00
Yorkshire & Humber115.27127.08114.68

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As the Government outlined its vision for the future of road travel in the recent Queen's speech, are you concerned about the potential cost implications for installing electric and hydrogen fuelling points