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november petrol sales high

Petrol sales in November were the highest for a single month in more than four years, but overall sales for the year were down, according to the latest figures released by HM Revenue & Customs. Unleaded petrol volume reached 1.515bn litres in November, making it the highest monthly demand since 1.563bn litres was sold in August 2014. But figures for January to November 2018 show petrol demand down by 1.2%, from 15.412bn litres in 2017 to 15.233 last year, while demand for diesel rose slightly from 27.720 to 27.904bn litres.

cashier threatened with syringe

A service station cashier had to be taken to hospital for treatment after she was attacked by a robber and threatened with a syringe. The attack took place at the Shell Garage, Hoylake Road, Moreton, Merseyside. The offender demanded money and then jumped over the counter and attacked the cashier. She was stamped on, punched and kicked. The offender also threatened her with a syringe. He left with a quantity of cash.

electric wins car of the year

The Kia e-Niro has been named the What Car? Car of the Year 2019, becoming the first electric car to win the award. Kia UK boss Paul Philpott commented: "This marks an important milestone in the awards as we approach the tipping point where every motorist will be seriously considering buying an electric car as their next car."

sewell on the go sponsorship

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has renewed its sponsorship of the Colin Hutton stand at Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league ground for a further 12 months. Plans for 2019 include Sewell on the go branding within the North Stand, joining forces for the club's Community Trust Family Fun Day, teaming up to offer Hull KR membership card holders Sewell on the go loyalty benefits, and a range of other activities throughout the year.

increased payment to atm ops

Link, the UK's main cash machine network, has announced a new super premium that will significantly increase payments to ATM operators in remote and deprived areas by up to £2.75 per cash withdrawal.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 February 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands129.4868.90139.04125.87
North East127.6463.90137.79124.24
North West128.7161.90138.29125.24
Northern Ireland126.52131.30123.30
South East130.6866.90139.77126.86
South West129.48136.50125.54
West Midlands129.5665.90139.76125.95
Yorkshire & Humber128.82139.37125.16

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