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Transport secretary Grant Shapps
Transport secretary Grant Shapps
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Government announces grants for alternative fuel development

Household waste, unused straw from farmland and old wood will be among the components used by four UK-based plants to produce green fuels with support from a new round of government funding.

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Sainsbury's offers 10ppl discount in fuel promotion

Sainsbury’s will be running a promotion offering savings of 10ppl on fuel when customers spend £60 or more on groceries at a Sainsbury’s supermarket or online between Thursday 12 December and Friday 20 December.

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Prices at the pumps fall for third successive month

The price of petrol fell by 1.5ppl in October making for three consecutive months of cuts, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.

Darren Chapman with a Bentley he bought with the proceeds of his crime
Darren Chapman with a Bentley he bought with the proceeds of his crime
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Former petrol station owners jailed for fuel fraud

Five people, including the former owners of a Sussex petrol station, have been sentenced for distributing and selling an estimated 4.8 million litres of illicit fuel to motorists and haulage companies across the south east of England.

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Sainsbury's offers 10ppl discount for third time in two months

Sainsbury’s has launched its third promotion in two months offering customers a discount of 10p per litre on fuel when they spend £60 or more on groceries at a Sainsbury’s supermarket or online.

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Pump prices rising as sterling weakens against dollar

After a month of falling fuel prices in June, July saw both petrol and diesel rise again as sterling lost 3% against the dollar, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals.

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Fuel missions to forecourts in long-term decline

Fuel missions are in long-term decline, according to Val Kirillovs, research and insights director at shopper specialist HIM.

Merril Boulton: editor

Kevin Eastwood: Executive director, BOSS

Any losses from forecourt crime are unacceptable. We fully understand the pressure this type of crime places on retailers, police and government agencies but by developing new and improved ways of working between police and retailers we will reduce losses and increase recovery rates.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Verwood Motors, Ringwood Road, Verwood, Dorset

LOCATION: My target, Verwood Motors, part of the Central Convenience Stores enterprise, is situated on the B3081 that runs through the town of Verwood, between the A31 and A354.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 13 January 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East133.36140.63128.51
East Midlands132.9085.90142.46128.30
London133.2164.57141.59128.81
North East131.51138.84126.57
North West132.01141.35127.57
Northern Ireland129.77132.73125.24
Scotland132.62140.86127.39
South East133.8765.90141.79129.06
South West132.9667.90140.14127.94
Wales132.08136.66127.27
West Midlands132.74141.94128.15
Yorkshire & Humber132.04141.31127.30

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