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Knifeman in forecourt rampage

A knifeman has rampaged across a forecourt in Manchester attacking vehicles and threatening customers.

Tax changes will affect employers

An advertising campaign about an overhaul of the PAYE system that has major implications for employers has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Part exchange car prices hit record high

Part-exchange car prices have reached an all-time high, according to the monthly market analysis by automotive services company Manheim.

AA welcomes action on drugs and driving

The AA has welcomed plans by the Government to introduce a new offence of driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with a specified controlled drug in the body.

Tesco plans rejected after campaign

An application by Tesco to open a petrol filling station in Looe, Cornwall, has been defeated after a local campaign supported by MRH, the top company in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies.

P&H and Costcutter tight lipped over reports of deal

Costcutter and Palmer & Harvey have both declined to comment on reports in The Grocer that they have agreed a new partnership deal.

Asda bans naked customer

A driver has been banned from an Asda supermarket after filling up his car at the petrol station while naked, according to a report on

ACS issues guidance on displaying 'lads mags'

A minister has praised guidance published by the Association of Convenience Store on how to display men’s lifestyle magazines.

Tobacco packaging decision "has not been taken"

The prime minister has denied that a decision has already been taken on plain packaging for tobacco products, according to the smokers’ lobby group Forest.

PRA wins victory over emergency planning

The PRA has won a significant victory in its campaign for the Government to overhaul the National Emergency Plan Fuels (NEPF) scheme.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 2 September 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.1271.23141.73128.82
North East130.66140.60128.17
North West131.39140.18128.47
Northern Ireland129.03134.10126.35
South East132.7358.90141.28129.68
South West131.9563.90140.12128.70
West Midlands131.6066.90140.32129.05
Yorkshire & Humber131.2384.90140.57128.52

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