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Recycling batteries

G&P Batteries has introduced a service to help recycle used batteries in the workplace.

Water bill pay points

Anglian Water has teamed up with Payzone and the Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank to let customers pay their water bills at forecourt shops. Anglian Water, which includes Hartlepool Water, says the move will provide extended water bill payment services to its 2.5m customers. Shoppers can pay bar-coded bills or make free regular instalments using booklets and plastic cards at any of the 17,000 Payzone retailers in the UK. 08705 134360

A CCTV video 4U

A website has been launched to offer advice and reviews to retailers looking to buy CCTV or security systems. The site, [http://www.cctv4u.tv], offers video demonstrations, industry news and reviews from site users of hi-tech security systems. CCTV4U managing director Duncan Griffiths says: "They say a picture is worth a thousand words so a video must be worth a million. That's why we're using it on our new website to show off the market-leading CCTV security systems. It can be very difficult for ordinary people who aren't familiar with this kind of system to decide what best suits their needs. But demonstrating them online using video is the obvious way to overcome this."

Walkers' Brit packs

Walkers has put £5m behind the launch of a new on-pack promotion which offers consumers savings on trips around Britain - from theme parks to traditional pub lunches. Walkers 'Brit Trips' will benefit from a strong marketing campaign which includes a new TV creative featuring Gary Lineker driving an old London bus and singing an alternative version of 'Summer Holiday'. Radio

A real taste of home

Heinz is hoping for a bigger slice of the dessert sector with the launch of two ambient products: Taste of Home gorgeous classic creamy custard and delicious creamy rice pudding.

Guinness boost for St Patrick

Diageo is investing £3m in promoting Guinness and St Patrick's Day in stores.

Joss' Flake moment

Cadbury Trebor Bassett (CTB) has signed up singer Joss Stone as its first celebrity Flake Girl.

Old El Paso twosome

Old El Paso is firing up sales of its Mexican food range with two new products.

Mars' tempting two new ices

Mars has launched two ice cream products aimed exclusively at the impulse sector. New Galaxy vanilla & chocolate temptation cone is targeted mainly at women. Rrp is £1.25. It will be backed by Galaxy's £9m advertising campaign.

Hoops get healthier

United Biscuits is giving Hula Hoops a makeover and extending the range, with the activity backed by a £2m TV campaign.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 17 February 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East128.5163.90137.39125.07
East Midlands128.1460.80138.82124.96
London128.61139.13125.52
North East126.40136.83123.08
North West127.4666.90138.32124.30
Northern Ireland125.32131.10122.38
Scotland127.4253.70135.93123.71
South East129.3462.40139.01125.86
South West128.2663.90136.08124.49
Wales127.05135.90123.20
West Midlands128.2166.90137.48124.77
Yorkshire & Humber127.5855.70137.36124.09

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