Humberside Police are appealing for the victim of an unreported robbery on a forecourt in Grimsby on Sunday 26 February to come forward and contact them.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is encouraging retailers to ensure that their stores are ready for the introduction of the new £1 coin on March 28.

Islington Council is aiming to become one of the leading boroughs in cleaning up London’s air quality by installing more than 100 roadside electric charging points.

Hampshire Police are appealing for information following a robbery at a service station in Dibden.

A quarter of drivers (24%) are restricting their car use and one in seven (14%) is cutting back on non-fuel spending after average UK petrol prices rose to 120ppl and diesel to 122ppl at the beginning of February.

A shot was fired and a Taser discharged as two men were arrested by Flying Squad officers after a raid on a van delivering cash to a Shell service station on February 27.

The transport secretary has warned that drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has briefed peers ahead of a debate in the House of Lords on a new Bill which would require local authorities to consult with community stakeholders before putting up parking charges in their area.

UK car makers demonstrated their commitment to developing the latest low emission vehicles with a special display in London this week.

Police officers investigating a robbery at a petrol station in Sheffield, have released CCTV images in connection with the incident.

Detectives investigating after an ATM was blown up at a Surrey petrol station and are appealing for anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious to come forward.

Ramsay MacDonald, retail director of Certas Energy, has voiced his concerns following the government’s business rate announcement this week.

Texaco Supreme will be relaunched in the UK on Monday March 6 with a “Save 10p per litre on Supreme Fuel” promotion across 100 sites in the North West.

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

Independent dealers have been praised by the AA for seizing the chance to undercut the fuel prices of the Big Four in its latest Fuel Price Report.

The PRA has urged the government to extend any concessions on business rates to the forecourt sector after suggestions that measures to support small businesses, especially those involved in hospitality, will be included in the March Budget.

The Government has awarded £4m to local authorities for technology projects that will cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment.

Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in north-west England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that a £10 toxic “T-Charge”, for the most polluting vehicles, will start in central London on October 23 this year.

Topaz and McDonald’s are to create 230 new jobs through the creation of two new motorway service areas (MSAs) in Carlow and Fermoy in the Irish Republic.

The Home Office, fuel retailers and police have come together to tackle the £36m annual cost of fuel theft on the UK’s petrol forecourts.

Shell has launched its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK at its Cobham service station on the M25.

The government is going ahead with plans to give it powers to force “large fuel retailers” and operators of motorway service areas to provide electric charging points and hydrogen refuelling facilities.

Greenergy has signed agreements to supply a further three sites owned by Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum, taking the number of Penny Petroleum sites supplied by Greenergy to seven. All of these sites are Esso-branded.

Forecourts and motorway service stations are at the forefront in one of the top trends in food to go, according to Gavin Rothwell, senior retail insight manager at grocery research organisation IGD.

Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from across the UK, including more than 100 doctors in London, have signed a letter to prime minister Theresa May calling for government action to remove the current fleet of diesel vehicles from the roads as soon as possible.

The PRA will be holding a “Live and Local” meeting in Northern Ireland next month, at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on March 9.

Palmer and Harvey has made a ‘significant investment’ in website technology, in its bid to have the best wholesaler online ordering system.

Bestway has welcomed a shopper satisfaction survey of convenience stores by Which?, that rated its Best-one symbol group above every other symbol group, and ranked it third behind M&S Simply Food and Little Waitrose.

People who smuggle, distribute and sell illicit tobacco could be hit by a fourfold increase in fines together with tough new civil penalties, as part of plans to crackdown on the smuggling of illicit tobacco.

Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images in relation to an armed robbery on a forecourt in Yarnton on Monday February 13.

Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel at Shell filling stations with a new cashless payment app.

Maxol has announced a special savings promotion offering customers savings of 3 pence per litre in Northern Ireland or 5 cents per litre in ROI.

The ACS has called on the Government to make business rates fairer for the forecourt and convenience sector in its submission ahead of the 2017 Budget.

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, has now recovered more than £3m on behalf of fuel retailers who are members of BOSS Payment Watch. The scheme helps retailers reduce losses from people claiming to have no means of payment.

AA urges car tax re-think

14 February, 2017

Tax changes that penalise drivers of low emission vehicles and benefit higher emission cars should be dropped, the AA is urging.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on government to implement his new proposals for a national diesel scrappage fund that financially compensates motorists.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at the BP Snax 24 service station in Spring Road, Ipswich.

Hitachi and Honda have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to establish a joint venture company for development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles.

Volkswagen has pledged to spend $2bn over the next decade to promote zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the US as part of a legal settlement stemming from the company’s cheating on emissions tests for its diesel cars.

CNG Fuels, the supplier of biomethane fuel, and Waitrose, have announced that the supermarket group has introduced Europe’s most advanced fleet of CNG (compressed natural gas)-powered trucks with a range of up to 500 miles.

Humberside Police has released a CCTV image in a bid to catch a fraudster who has been ripping off petrol filling stations.

Criminals who carried out three ram raids on petrol fillings stations in two hours across Norfolk and Suffolk are being sought by police.

Top 50 Indie Westmorland has announced it has recruited a new chief executive as it unveiled strong growth in turnover and profits in its annual results.

Traffic was at a record high in the year ending December 2016, according to provisional estimates released by the Department for Transport.

Newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News is urging forecourt customers who use its Connect2U website to migrate to its new online platform SNapp.

Tobacco company Philip Morris Limited (PML) has developed an online educational and interactive website for UK tobacco retailers.

The parent company of Certas Energy, the Irish conglomerate DCC plc, has reached agreement to buy Esso’s retail petrol station network in Norway for NOK2.43bn (£235m).

Sales of diesel cars have dipped despite the UK new car market achieving a 12-year high in January, according to figures published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

A man whose attack on a petrol station attendant was viewed on Facebook more than 71,000 times, has been jailed.

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