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Route of Lower Thames Crossing announced

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced the preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing.

Government awards £109m in grants for next generation vehicles

Government funding of £109.7m has been awarded to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain.

Plans to charge cars based on actual vehicle emissions

A company aiming to develop technology to enable local authorities to charge drivers based on actual vehicle emissions has been awarded a £1m grant.

Roadchef sets up apprenticeship scheme

Motorway service area operator Roadchef has engaged in a new partnership with private hospitality training provider Lifetime Training to deliver bespoke apprenticeship programmes to its employees.

Henderson Group's Henderson Creighton EuroSpar

Henderson Group achieves record sales

One of Northern Ireland’s largest forecourt operators, The Henderson Group, has announced record levels of sales, investment and jobs growth in the year ending December 31, 2016.

Criminals convicted for breaking into oil pipeline

The first conviction in Wales for hot tapping – where criminals break into oil pipelines – has been made following an incident in Pembrokeshire where 2,000 litres of diesel were stolen.

Top 50 Indie signs five sites to Essar brand

Top 50 Indie Javid Iqbal has signed up five of his sites to the Essar brand.

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BOSS launches forecourt crime index

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, has launched a new forecourt crime index to help retailers benchmark their performance against quantified national averages.

Esso Card acceptance extended to BP branded sites

Esso Card fuel card customers can now use their Esso Card at BP branded sites throughout the UK.

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.

Bids invited for £490m road improvement fund

The Department for Transport has told counties across England they can bid for a share of £490m to improve their roads.

Police investigate racial abuse allegation

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman reported being sworn at and racially abused at the Tesco Express petrol station on Soundwell Road, Kingswood.

Retail groups condemn deposit return plan

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) have called for plans to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) to be scrapped after conducting research into the impact of a scheme with both consumers and retailers.

Forecourt gunman escapes with cash

Northumbria Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Shell garage in The Broadway, in Grindon.

Burnt out Co-op site rebuilt

Central England Co-operative is planning to open the doors to its rebuilt petrol filling station and food store, in Halifax Road, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield, at 10am on Friday April 21.

Jet hails new approach to promotion as a success

Jet has hailed its recent advertising campaign as a resounding success. The fuel brand opted to take a different approach to promoting its latest “Skint?” nationwide prize draw, using a combination of bus, Facebook and online advertising, as well as Waze, a traffic and navigation app.

FarefuelUK attacks penalties on diesel owners

FairFuelUK has launched a stinging attack on the government’s strategy of increasing charges on diesel cars as a way of lowering emissions.

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EI report confirms halt to decline in forecourt numbers

The Energy Institute (EI) has backed up Experian Catalist’s findings last year that the decline in UK forecourt numbers has ended.

ACS criticises calls for alcohol restrictions

The Association of Convenience Stores has responded to the publication of a House of Lords Committee Review into the Licensing Act, raising concerns about recommendations made on alcohol promotions and licensing fees.

DCC chief executive to stand down

Tommy Breen, the chief executive of Certas Energy’s parent company DCC, has announced that he will be standing down after more than 30 years with the company, following its annual general meeting on July 14.

Essar UK fined £1.65m after explosion

Essar Oil UK has been fined £1.65m following an explosion at its Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Car sales break monthly record

The UK’s new car market grew by 8.4% in March, making it the biggest month since records began, according to SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) figures.

Police checking whether break-ins are linked

Police are investigating whether break-ins at petrol stations in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, as well as a Co-op store, early on April 4 are linked.

P&H and Costcutter close The Buyco

Palmer and Harvey and Costcutter Supermarkets Group have announced plans to close The BuyCo, the independent negotiating company set up as a joint venture between both businesses.

Fuel prices fall after year of rises

The price of fuel fell by more than 2.5ppl in March bringing the average price of petrol down to 117.54ppl and diesel to 119.54ppl, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals.

Diesel cap on car

PM hints at relief for diesel owners

Prime minister Theresa May has hinted that concessions may be made for diesel car owners after London Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed proposals for new emission charges and reports that the government will introduce similar schemes in other cities.

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.

Booker Group reports increased sales

Booker Group, which supplies Londis, Budgens and Premier stores as well as running cash and carries across the UK, has reported strong growth in non-tobacco sales in its latest trading update, but tobacco sales were sharply down.

National living wage hitting smaller businesses

Smaller businesses have been disproportionately affected by the national living wage in the past year, compared with their larger counterparts, according to an assessment by the Low Pay Commission.

Uber to invest in rapid chargers in London

Taxi firm Uber has announced plans to invest in a network of rapid chargers in London after a pilot scheme involving electric vehicles (EVs).

Retailers urged to check alcohol suppliers

From April 1 retailers that purchase alcohol from a UK wholesaler will need to ensure they have been approved by HMRC.

Axe-wielding raiders break in to forecourt shop

Police are investigating after a gang of axe-wielding masked raiders smashed their way into a Cambridgeshire petrol station and stole £4,000 of cigarettes

BP Plus Fuel Card extended to Esso sites

BP’s 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.

Architect's drawing of Applegreen's motorway service plans

Applegreen reveals third English motorway plan

Top 50 Indie Applegreen has revealed plans for a third motorway service area (MSA) in mainland Britain, at junction 33 of the M1 between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Police hunt for failed robber in Tamworth

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at a petrol station in Tamworth.

Imperial terminates support for six tobacco fraudsters

Imperial Tobacco has terminated sales support for six retailers and ended their involvement with its trade partner programme Ignite following illegal tobacco-related convictions.

Knife man threatens cashier during robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a petrol station in Thetford, Norfolk.

Investment by c-store retailers falling

Investment in the convenience sector has fallen over the last quarter as retailers prepare for the impact of the business rates revaluation and upcoming increases to employment costs, according to the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

Two staff taken to hospital after attack

Two members of staff were taken to hospital after being assaulted during an attempted robbery at the Esso Service Station in Mayfield Road, Cross in Hand, East Sussex.

Oakley Service Station celebrates 50th anniversary

Oakley Service Station in County Durham has run a fuel giveaway promotion to celebrate its 50th anniversary in business and its 20th anniversary as a Jet-branded forecourt.

Co-op filling station reopens after makeover

Central England Co-operative has reopened its refurbished petrol filling station at Haddon Road, Bakewell, in Derbyshire, after a £235,000 makeover of its convenience store.

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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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