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Shell supports new science education gallery

Shell is supporting the Science Museum’s new science education gallery: ‘atmosphere - exploring climate science’, designed to help people understand climate science.

Forecourt Watch brings fuel theft offender to book

The recent arrest of a fuel thief highlighted the value of the partnership between Strathclyde Police and the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS).

Consumer group launches petition against EU proposals on tobacco

A consumer group has launched an online petition against new proposals to regulate tobacco throughout the European Union.

Contactless payments can bring over £700m in new revenues, says study

Contactless payments offer retailers the potential to increase revenue by reducing queuing times, according to a new study which demonstrates that contactless transactions can create more than £700m new revenue for retailers by freeing up queuing time for customers to make new purchases.

Food wholesalers' battle to keep shops stocked in atrocious conditions

Food wholesalers have been working flat out to ensure the nation’s independent retailers remain stocked with food and drink despite the weather conditions, but are disappointed at the lack of support from Local Authorities and the Highways Agency.

Forecourts face fuel shortages following severe weather disruption

Forecourts are facing fuel shortages as large parts of the country are paralysed by the severe weather conditions. Brian Madderson, chairman of RMI Petrol, said the situation had reached a "critical point".

Khans opt for Londis at relaunched forecourt

Experienced retailers Siemi and Shoaib Khan re-launched their forecourt, Hylands Service Station, last week after leaving their previous symbol group and joining forces with Londis as their new retail partners.

Kent retailer is "fighting losing battle" with the snow

A Kent retailer has bulk-bought salt and is making use of his forklift truck to clear snow from the forecourt and road leading up to it to ensure motorists can safely fill up.

Convenience will continue to outperform grocery says IGD

The UK convenience sector, currently valued at £32.1bn, will continue to outperform the grocery market and is projected to increase sales by 5.8% a year to £42.6bn in 2015, according to the latest figures released by international food and grocery analyst IGD.

Tesco bans hand car washing in all car parks

Tesco has confirmed that it has banned all hand car washing from its car parks nationwide, but not as a direct result of campaigning by the Car Wash Association.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 6 April 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands116.69123.64110.94
North East114.52128.57108.80
North West115.5869.90124.67110.44
Northern Ireland112.26105.71
South East117.76127.48112.59
South West116.50123.98110.63
West Midlands116.74130.15110.50
Yorkshire & Humber115.67119.64110.20

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