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Jet dealer was lifeline to Cornwall

A Jet site in Cornwall kept the county moving when flooding forced cars to use the forecourt as a road.

Results of this month's online poll:

Following the launch of the Car Wash Association (CWA) campaign to improve car washing standards, to what extent is your business threatened by hand car wash operators?

Confusion follows plain tobacco packs proposal

The government's intention to explore the possibility of plain packaging for tobacco products has left the industry confused about what this will mean for the planned display ban.

Lobby boost for LPG break

LPG fuel provider Autogas is upping its lobbying as it strives to persuade government to commit to long-term incentives to eco-friendly fuel users.

MPK display ban warning

Top 10 Indie MPK Garages has warned that government plans to ban the display of cigarettes in shops could lead to closures.

'Perfect storm' set to hit high streets

A 'perfect storm' of aggressive supermarket expansion, poor planning laws and low investment could wipe out hundreds of high streets, James Lowman, chief executive of the ACS told an audience of retailers and suppliers at its Heart of the Community Conference last month.

FWD: beware cheap booze

Independent retailers who buy cheap alcohol from illegitimate wholesalers are putting their businesses at risk because HM Revenue and Customs has added new powers and extra resources to its fight against duty fraud.

in brief

HKS celebrations Congratulations to Shane Thakrar, business development manager of Top 50 Indie HKS, on his marriage to the beautiful Risha last month. The happy occasion was celebrated in great style with around 500 family members and friends in a giant marquee at the Thakrars' new home in Leicester.

Rates in check

A 12-month battle over 2010 Business Rates, during which more than 2,000 fuel retailers lodged appeals, has resulted in some notable triumphs for the lobbying team led by RMI Petrol and, most importantly, for the industry.

Westacre Services, Salisbury, Wilts.

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Westacre Services is located on the Wilton side of Salisbury about a mile from the city centre on the A36 Bath/Southampton road. This is a joint branded Esso/Bargain Booze Select Convenience enterprise and is almost directly opposite a small Londis convenience store and fair-sized Shell service station

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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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