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Armed gang sought after raid on Esso site in Suffolk

Suffolk Police are appealing for information following a robbery by a gang armed with hammers and knives at Gainsborough Service Station in Sudbury.

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Staff praised after car crash demolishes pump

The quick reactions of staff members at a Welsh service station have been praised after a car crashed into one of its pumps.

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CCTV image released of suspect in Dorset robbery

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery at a service station in Corfe Mullen – with a CCTV image of the suspect being released.

Mark McCammond (left) and Brian Donaldson
Mark McCammond (left) and Brian Donaldson
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Maxol opens its first Subway outlet with second planned

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has officially opened its first Subway outlet.

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Cashier taken to hospital after hammer attack

A forecourt cashier had to be taken to hospital after armed raiders hit him with a hammer during a robbery at Stroud in Gloucestershire.

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Scottish retailer moves second site to Gulf brand

The latest forecourt to commit to the Gulf brand is Hawkhead Road Garage, at Paisley in Scotland.

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Jet recruits five new sites to its network of retailers

Jet has recruited five new sites to its network spanning north-west England, South Yorkshire, East Midlands and Lanark in Scotland’s Central Belt.

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Jeremy Symonds
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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.

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RAC urges pump price reduction

The RAC is calling on fuel retailers to cut the price of fuel after a sudden drop in the price of oil has brought wholesale costs down.

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.

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Essar's Stanlow refinery makes donation to local charity

Wirral-based charity Sundowns recently received a donation of £3,000 from Essar at Stanlow, in recognition of the refinery reaching one million hours without a recordable injury.

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IGD predicts 18% growth for c-store sector by 2022

The convenience channel will grow by almost 18% between now and 2022, to £47.1bn, according to figures unveiled at IGD’s Convenience Retailing Summit.

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Raiders steal cash machine from Scottish petrol station

Police Scotland have launched an appeal for witnesses after raiders stole a cash machine from a Borders petrol station.

Retailer John Stevenson (left) with Labour candidate Paul Johnson
Retailer John Stevenson (left) with Labour candidate Paul Johnson
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Election candidates visit Stockton forecourt

Independent forecourt retailer John Stevenson has hosted visits to his Nisa store from his prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) in advance of the General Election.

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The Ford Fiesta is the best selling new car in the UK
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Sales of new diesel cars plunge by 20%

Sales of new diesel cars have plummeted, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Pump prices follow wholesale prices down

The average price of petrol fell by nearly 2ppl in May while diesel tumbled by 2.5ppl after retailers passed on savings in the wholesale price of fuel, data from the latest RAC Fuel Watch report shows.

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Valero rolls out relaunch of Supreme fuel

Valero is rolling out the relaunch of its Supreme fuel across the rest of the UK, after its success in the North West earlier this year.

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Terrorist suspect arrested on forecourt

A Texaco petrol station in Manchester found itself on the front line in the fight against terrorism when armed police swooped on a customer and briefly closed down the site.

Durham police release CCTV image after robbery

A CCTV image has been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a robbery at a petrol station in County Durham.

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Three men jailed over illegal tobacco factory

Three men have been jailed for a total of 16 years for a £17m tax fraud after an illegal tobacco factory was discovered.

Peter Blakemore (centre) with his wife Ita McAuley and past winners of the award
Peter Blakemore (centre) with his wife Ita McAuley and past winners of the award
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International recognition for Blakemore chief's Spar role

Peter Blakemore, managing director of AF Blakemore and Son, has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition for his outstanding contribution to Spar International.

Northern Powergrid's Patrick Erwin with Nissan's Leaf electric car
Northern Powergrid's Patrick Erwin with Nissan's Leaf electric car
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Nissan partners power company in electric vehicle development

Nissan and electricity distribution company Northern Powergrid have announced that they have signed an agreement that will see them co-operate over the next six years on a series of innovation projects to explore how electric vehicles (EVs), batteries, and smart technologies can support energy networks.

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Camelot revamps National Lottery support

The newsagents federation (NFRN) has welcomed news that Camelot is reinstating a free retail hotline for retailers to use for day-to-day help and advice from Tuesday (June 5).

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Union ballots for industrial action at Stanlow refinery

Staff at Essar UK’s Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port are being balloted for industrial action in a row over pensions.

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High-profile campaign to track down violent robbers

Police in Sussex have launched a high-profile campaign to track down two violent criminals, one of whom was armed with a Samurai sword, who attacked forecourt staff during a robbery.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Scottish MSPs report problem with deposit return scheme

An influential committee of Scottish MSPs has acknowledged that convenience retailers do not have the space to facilitate a deposit return scheme (DRS).

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Honda opens "Europe's most advanced public charging station"

Honda has opened what it claims is Europe’s most advanced public charging station for plug-in vehicles at its R&D facility in Offenbach, Germany.

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Topaz rolls out Photo-Me booths at service stations

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has partnered with Photo-Me to facilitate the rollout of its ID compliant photobooths in Topaz service stations.

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Opec extends oil output restriction deal into 2018

OPEC, the oil exporters' group, has decided to extend output restrictions until March 2018 at its meeting in Vienna on May 30.

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Competition agency looks into Booker-Tesco deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has opened its investigation into Tesco’s proposed acquisition of Booker.

Applegreen's motorway service area at Lisburn
Applegreen's motorway service area at Lisburn
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Applegreen has added 16 sites this year

Applegreen has reported that it has added 16 sites to its estate since the start of January and that it has a strong pipeline of new sites both in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Welcome Break's South Mimms motorway service area
Welcome Break's South Mimms motorway service area
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Welcome Break secures £440m funding package

Motorway service station operator Welcome Break has secured a £440m funding package from a banking syndicate jointly-led by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to enable further investment in its hotel and retail offering.

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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.

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Advice on terrorism precautions issued

After the UK government raised the terrorism threat level to its highest rating of critical following the Manchester bombing, the PRA has issued guidance to its members on simple precautions they can take.

Maxol Group ceo Brian Donaldson (left) and Agnis Punculis, manager, Maxol Ballycoolin
Maxol Group ceo Brian Donaldson (left) and Agnis Punculis, manager, Maxol Ballycoolin
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Maxol opens its third largest Irish development

Irish forecourt convenience retailer The Maxol Group has opened its third largest development in Ireland at Ballycoolin following the launch of Maxol M3 Mulhuddart last year.

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Morrisons wins consent for Bradford hand car wash

Plans for a hand new car wash at a Morrisons supermarket have been approved by Bradford Council.

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Certas Energy sites raise funds for guide dogs

Certas Energy has raised £3,000 for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association from the sale of plastic bags across its 25 forecourts in Scotland.

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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.

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Cash machine theft acccused sent to Crown Court

Two men have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with the attempted theft from a cash machine at a Simonstone petrol station in Lancashire.

Waitrose lorries refuelling with CNG

CNG Fuels joins gas suppliers' trade association

CNG Fuels, the UK’s leading operator of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling infrastructure and provider of compressed biomethane (Bio-CNG), has joined the Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGV N), the trade association that represents participants from across the Natural Gas industry supply chain.

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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.

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Cashier threatened with knife during robbery

Detectives investigating a robbery at a petrol station in Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead, are appealing for witnesses and information.

Retailers concerned over new tobacco rules

New research commissioned by delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey shows that retailers have major concerns about the impact of new tobacco rules on their business and customers.

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Mass adoption of electric vehicles "much closer"

Mass ownership of electric cars could occur much earlier than previously thought, according to a report by UBS.

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MRH is one of the drivers of growth in the c-store sector
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Top dealers driving growth in convenience store sector

The number of convenience stores on forecourts has declined slightly over the past year, but leading dealer groups are driving growth in the c-store sector, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media.

Gas-to-liquid fuel could be answer to diesel woes

A fuel that has been around for many years could provide an immediate and easy solution to the increasing demonisation of diesel engines, according to speakers at this week’s conference in London on Clean Air, organised by Certas Energy.

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One in eight London shops selling illegal tobacco says JTI

An undercover operation by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has found that one in eight London retailers are selling illegal tobacco products under the counter.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes election promises on business rates

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed commitments from all the major political parties in England and Wales to reform the business rates system.

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North Wales Police thwart thieves in break-in

North Wales Police are seeking the public’s assistance following a burglary at Pontblyddyn, Service Station, in Flintshire, at approximately 2am on Thursday May 18.

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CCTV pics released of drive-off man

Northamptonshire Police have released CCTV images of a man who was driving a car involved in four drive-offs.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 September 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.35129.00119.55
East Midlands119.86129.58119.29
London120.5258.90130.58119.82
North East119.7959.90131.08119.43
North West120.04128.44119.52
Northern Ireland118.8763.50127.23118.22
Scotland119.94128.65119.20
South East120.54130.10119.82
South West120.37128.70119.51
Wales119.9059.90126.65119.23
West Midlands120.09129.80119.48
Yorkshire & Humber119.69130.32119.35

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