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August

Call to honour pledge over covering up 'lads mags'

Despite a pledge by the publishers association, the PPA, that publishers of ‘Lads’ Mags’ would make modesty boards freely available to retailers, an investigation this week by the newsagents group NFRN suggests the industry reponse is patchy at best.

Applegreen adds 18 sites

Applegreen has nearly doubled the size of its UK operation increasing its sites from 22 to 40, and is already looking for its next 10 acquisitions, according to Michael O’Loughlin, managing director of Applegreen's brand owner Petrogas UK.

MFG owners buy 54 petrol filling stations

The owners of Motor Fuels Group (MFG) have teamed up again to buy a portfolio of 54 petrol filling stations in a deal worth more than £50m.

HMRC raids fuel laundering plant

A 51-year-old man had been arrested and interviewed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) officers after the discovery of a fuel laundering plant in County Down, Northern Ireland, yesterday.

OFT approves P&H/Costcutter deal

Palmer and Harvey and Costcutter have expressed their delight at today’s approval by the Office of Fair Trading of the transfer of the 800 Mace, Supershop and Your Store brands to Costcutter Supermarkets Group, announced on March 13.

Shell Henfield reopens following lengthy closure

Shell Henfield has reopened its doors today following a lengthy closure in a derelict state, which upset the local community.

Robbers attack cashier

A 21-year-old cashier at a Lincolnshire petrol station suffered head injuries after two robbers attacked him.

Cigarettes stolen from Norfolk petrol station

Cigarettes were stolen from a Norfolk petrol filling station yesterday after thieves smashed through a glass door.

7,500 litres of diesel spilled in tanker rupture

It is estimated that about 7,500 litres of diesel was lost into the surrounding environment following a fuel tanker crash last Friday in south-west Wales.

PRA urges members to act over rural rebate

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