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December

Winning formula

Wow what a season for avid followers of Formula One motor racing - and, come to that, even those who are not remotely interested in motor racing, but are just grateful to see somebody British winning anything at all. And so it was that - up to 13.1 million of us in the UK according to TV reports - were sitting glued to our seats on Sunday November 2 watching the final gripping moments of the Brazilian Grand Prix and what is being touted as one of the most dramatic finishes to an F1 world championship.

PIN protector unveiled

A Portsmouth-based company is launching a new piece of equipment designed to protect retailers from credit card cloning. Pin Protect says its Pin-Defender units aim to "eliminate the weak point of Chip & PIN" by preventing shoulder surfing, covert cameras and viewing or tampering with point-of-sale card readers or PIN entry pads by rogue members of staff.

Energy savings

Original Equipment has launched refrigeration management device CoolerSave which it says cuts in-store energy costs.

Car wash promoter

Wilcomatic has launched a new online facility aimed at boosting the business of its car wash customers.

Soaking up spills

Ixtar has extended its product range to include two varieties of absorbent granules that are ideal for clearing away any garage spillage.

HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAYS

To claim your Giveaway, simply write your name, address and telephone number on a postcard or sealed envelope stating what you want - Varta, Ribena, Swan or Premier Foods - and we'll do the rest, including delivery. Send it to us at Forecourt Trader, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT, by December 31.

Leading light

Battery manufacturer Varta is teaming up with Wales Rally GB (running from December 4-7) to provide all 4,500 event marshals with a Varta Dynamo Light wind-up torch - a green link-up which the company says will save over 36,000 batteries from going to landfill. The company says the hardy, waterproof torches are an ideal solution for the event's volunteer marshals - as many of the races take place in the Welsh forests.

Ribena's bottle offer

GlaxoSmithKline reckons it is set to attract new drinkers with the launch of Ribena strawberry in a 500ml bottle.

Fab Festive freebies

Premier Foods says it is promoting its leadership in festive foods with a Christmas Made Easy campaign. According to the company, it has all the key ingredients to create a successful Christmas for everyone, from cakes and treats for the run up to the big day, to products for the all-important Christmas Day meal, and accompaniments to liven up leftovers,

Mo'gas

So the question is where is the dividing line between stubborn resistance and futile gesture? And at what stage, if ever, does dogged determination cross over into a reckless inability to accept reality?

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 23 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East123.5965.90133.69120.59
East Midlands123.11133.47120.13
London124.0063.40135.92121.61
North East121.10133.70118.76
North West121.7164.40131.91118.92
Northern Ireland118.34126.40116.15
Scotland121.39131.84118.22
South East124.2564.90135.17121.48
South West122.8655.90131.66119.83
Wales121.08131.44117.97
West Midlands122.86134.51120.07
Yorkshire & Humber122.1363.90133.53119.07

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