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The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has launched its Community Heroes Award for 2008. Now in its third year, the competition rewards retailers who have made a difference in their community. The top prize includes a place at the Gala dinner and £1,000. For an entry form log onto the ACS website at [].

Results of this month's online poll:

Do you agree with retailers who are calling on the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to investigate Shell's "unfair" pricing policy which they say is "murdering" the industry?

Forecourts are still 'hot' stuff

Investors have snapped up two Top 50 Indie retailers in recent weeks, with experts saying the forecurt property market is "on fire".

Cost of forecourt crime up to £28.9m

Rising crime cost the forecourt industry £28.9 million in 2006, according to the latest figures from the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS). The 2006 Forecourt Crime Statistics report found this was an increase on the previous year's £26.3 million. Meanwhile, £2.2 million of this latest rise in costs related to attacks on Cash in Transit (CIT) and ATM cash

RMIF calls for fuel duty review

The delay or cancellation of future fuel duty rises were at the heart of a 2008 Budget submission by the Retail Motor Industry Federation.

Fragile supply

A recent survey by car supermarket group Motorpoint revealed that car owners have been increasingly leaving their vehicles at home since fuel prices broke through the £1-a-litre barrier at the beginning of November.

Card scam victim warns retailers

The innocent village garage owner whose Jet outlet made national headlines for being at the hub of an international credit card scam has issued a warning to all retailers.

Gardner in Westacre purchase

Top 50 independent group Gardner Garages has bought the BP Westacre Service Station in Wilton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire from Triple Eight Ltd for £1.825 million.

Commission posse visits Harry Tuffins

Two members of the Conservative Commission into Small Shops on the High Street were in Ludlow last month meeting representatives of local business groups - including Paul Delves, managing director of award-winning forecourt and supermarket operator Harry Tuffins.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 30 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands119.01131.46114.46
North East116.33131.57110.86
North West117.71131.66113.21
Northern Ireland113.94120.90108.13
South East120.0368.90132.46116.19
South West118.30130.34113.27
West Midlands118.8857.90135.85114.78
Yorkshire & Humber117.69131.84113.09

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