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Premier celebrates 25-year anniversary

Premier is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with its biggest-ever scratchcard giveaway featuring £1.2 million-worth of prizes.

Essar MPK Chester Road station in Stanley, County Durham
MPK's Chester Road station in Stanley, County Durham
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Essar expands retail operation into the North East

Essar has expanded its retail operation into the North East with the conversion of MPK’s Chester Road station in Stanley, County Durham.

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Zuber (left) and Mohsin Issa
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Euro Garages parent EG Group adds 69 sites to US portfolio

Euro Garages parent company EG Group has signed a deal to acquire 69 convenience stores and fuel stations in the US.

Future of mobility minister Jesse Norman
Future of mobility minister Jesse Norman
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Minister unveils plans for test facility for self-driving vehicles

A government minister has announced plans to develop a cyber testing facility for self-driving vehicles.

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Police in Northern Ireland remain on alert for ATM crime

Police in Northern Ireland say they are continuing to focus on preventing further attacks on ATMs following a number of arrests and five men being charged in relation to ATM thefts.

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Thief uses concrete block to smash way into forecourt shop

A thief who smashed his way into a petrol station shop in the middle of the night is being sought by officers from Humberside Police.

Louise Hoste Managing Director SPAR UK
Louise Hoste, managing director, Spar UK
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Spar UK appoints new managing director

Spar UK has appointed Louise Hoste as its new managing director.

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Prime minister Theresa May
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Prime minister challenged by MP over introduction of E10 fuel

The prime minister Theresa May has been challenged over the introduction of E10 fuel in the House of Commons by one of her back benchers. 

The Co-op site before it closed
The Co-op site before it closed
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Cambridgeshire Co-op site to reopen after new owner buys it

A former Co-op petrol station in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, is set to be brought back into service after it was acquired by petrol retailer group RBK Services. 

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Electric Vehicle Approved scheme launched to certify EV retailers

The Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme is being launched today (May 15) by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) to certify retailers’ excellence in the electric vehicle sector. 

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Treasury Committee concerned about loss of free-to-use ATMs

The Treasury Committee has expressed concern about the rate at which free-to-use ATMs have been closing. 

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Traffic hits all-time high with cars and vans setting records

Road traffic edged slightly higher last year to an all-time high, according to government statistics that have just been published. 

Jesse Norman
Future of mobility minister Jesse Norman
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Government awards £25m grants for zero emission projects

Twenty two projects across the country are set to benefit from £25m investment from the government in a bid to develop zero emission technologies for new vehicles.

damage after ATM was ripped from a wall
In March thieves ripped an ATM from a forecourt in Irvinestown
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Two men arrested over ATM thefts in Northern Ireland

Two men have been arrested by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) who are investigating a number of recent thefts of ATM machines in the Fermanagh and Tyrone areas.

Service Station near Liverpool brought to the market

Knowsley Service Station in Prescot, Merseyside, has been brought to the market by Forecourts4sale.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS urges members to take part in energy market review

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging its members to take part in a review of the microbusiness energy market being carried out by the energy regulator Ofgem.

Jesse Norman
Jesse Norman
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Go Ultra Low panel at Hay Festival on future of electric vehicles

The joint government and car industry campaign Go Ultra Low will host a panel on the future of electric vehicles at the Hay Festival for the second successive year.

Graham Kennedy's £1m 'space-age' forecourt opens in York

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year winner Graham Kennedy is back with a bang having just re-opened his site in York with the aim of it becoming the best site in the UK - "if not Planet Earth".

TfL's 'world-first' order of 20 hydrogen double-decker buses

The world’s first hydrogen double decker buses will be introduced on three London bus routes next year, helping tackle the capital’s air quality crisis.

Essar to receive RoSPA Health & Safety Award

Essar at Stanlow has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its employees and Business Partners get home safely at the end of the working day.

BP Fuel Cards launches flexible Fuel & Charge offer for fleets transitioning to electric vehicles

BP is launching a new Fuel & Charge offer providing one simple solution to keep all vehicle fleets on the move no matter what their engine type. 

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Euro Garages develops pop-up shop solution to expand offer

Euro Garages parent EG Group has taken delivery of a pop-up shop that was designed, built and installed in under eight weeks.

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Government urged to support ultra-fast charging network

A cross-industry group including BP, National Grid and the CBI has called on the government to support development of a network of ultra-fast charging technology – charging at above 150kW and up to 350kW – across the UK.

Hydrogen dispenser at Shell Cobham
Hydrogen dispenser at Shell Cobham
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Shell extends collaboration over hydrogen refuelling

Shell has extended its hydrogen refuelling collaboration deal with ITM Power, which was agreed in 2015.

CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn
Carolyn Fairbairn CBI director-general
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CBI director general calls for single regulator for EV chargers

The head of the CBI has called for the formation of a single regulator to oversee development of electric vehicle chargers across the UK.

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Ford Fiesta is the highest-selling model in the UK
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Rate of decline in sales of new diesel cars slows down

The rate of decline in sales of new diesel cars slowed last month, but the overall UK new car market was still down by 4.1% in April, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Shell service station in Sussex badly damaged by fire

Extensive fire damage at a Shell petrol station is likely to require a lengthy closure, according to the local fire service.

MFG reveals multi-million pound growth and development plans

MFG still has ambitions to grow, both organically and through acquisition, with a massive investment programme of many tens of millions of pounds planned.

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Petrol price rise in April is second highest monthly gain on record

The average price of petrol increased by 5.44ppl in April, the second highest monthly rise since 2000, according to data from RAC Fuel Watch.

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Government advisers urge earlier ban on petrol and diesel cars

The target for banning sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward from 2040, ideally to 2030, or to 2035 at the latest, according to a committee set up by the Government to advise it on emissions targets.

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Armed robber steals cash from Stoke-on-Trent forecourt

Police are investigating after an armed robbery at a Stoke-on-Trent petrol station in the early hours of Wednesday May 1.

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New government body to safeguard access to cash

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the creation of a new group chaired by the Treasury which has been set up to safeguard consumers’ access to cash.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS and FWD launch charter to set behaviour at work standards

The trade associations for the convenience retailing and wholesale sectors are teaming up with their members and major suppliers to define and promote standards of behaviour between individuals from different companies working together.

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Sainsbury's offers 10ppl discount in nationwide fuel promotion

Sainsbury’s has launched a promotion on fuel offering a discount of 10ppl to customers when they spend £60 or more on groceries at a Sainsbury’s supermarket or on online between Wednesday May 1 and Tuesday May 7.

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The Smalleys forecourt
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Deadline set for bids for freehold of five Top 50 Indie sites

A deadline has been set for bids for five forecourt sites put up for sale by Top 50 Indie SK Fuel.

A forecourt after ATM was stolen
In March thieves ripped an ATM from a forecourt in Irvinestown
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Men arrested after ATM stolen from Northern Irish forecourt

A senior police officer in Northern Ireland has warned there is still a significant threat to sites with ATMs after two men were arrested following the theft of a cash machine from a forecourt in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Detectives investigating armed robbery at petrol station

Detectives are investigating following an armed robbery at a service station in Greenisland, in Northern Ireland.

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RAC introduces mobile chargers for stranded electric vehicles

The RAC has responded to the expected rise in electric vehicles (EVs) by introducing a mobile EV charger capable of giving stranded out-of-charge cars a power boost from one of its standard roadside rescue vans.

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ACS calls for action over rapid loss of free-to-use cash machines

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called for urgent action to secure consumers’ access to cash after Which? reported a massive increase in the number of cash machines being converted to charge fees.

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Ginsters' owner launches a new food-to-go service for retailers

A new food-to-go business and delivery service to retailers, Fresh Food For Now, is being launched by Samworth Brothers, the food company that owns the Ginsters brand.

Londis plans a year of activity as it celebrates turning 60

Londis is 60 years old and “stronger than ever” following three record-breaking years of sales growth and recruitment, according to Martin Swadling, Londis brand director, as he revealed a host of consumer and retailer initiatives for 2019 to celebrate the milestone anniversary.

David Penny with the 2018 award
David Penny won the award on 2018
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Have your say on nominations for Special Recognition Award

As this year’s Forecourt Trader Awards get under way, we are seeking nominations for our ‘Special Recognition’ award, which is run in conjunction with the Awards’ principal sponsor, Essar Oil (UK) Ltd, and is voted for by the readers of Forecourt Trader.

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Exxon Mobil commits to expansion of Fawley refinery

ExxonMobil has committed to plans to expand its Fawley refinery near Southampton to increase production of ultra-low sulfur diesel by almost 45%, or 38,000 barrels per day, along with logistics improvements.

Certas Energy opens bunker refuelling site in Scotland

Certas Energy has opened a new bunker refuelling site at the ‘fechan Truckstop (Eardley International) in Scotland.

dash cam footage of the taxi crashing into the store
Dash cam footage of the taxi crashing into the store
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Taxi smashes into Kay Group Spar store in Burnley

Staff and customers had a lucky escape at The Kay Group’s Spar store at Kitchen’s Garage in Trafalgar Street, Burnley, when a taxi smashed through the window and finally stopped in the middle of the building.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS urges retailers to report crime after police report fall

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to new figures from the Office for National Statistics’ annual Crime Survey for England and Wales, reiterating calls on retailers to report incidents of shop theft when they occur.

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Google Maps adds real-time EV charger availability

Google Maps has added a facility in the UK and US to help electric vehicle (EV) drivers to find available chargers for their cars.

PRA welcomes CMA decision to block supermarket merger

Good news today for the independent forecourt sector as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed its blocking of the merger between supermarket giants Sainsbury's and Asda, after finding it would lead to increased prices at many petrol stations across the UK.

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Garner Group reopens site after major redevelopment

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year the Garner Group has officially reopened a site in Hampshire after a major redevelopment.

Forecourt after ATM was ripped out
Thieves ripped an ATM from a forecourt in Irvinestown
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Police officers recover ATM stolen in Northern Ireland

An ATM machine has been recovered by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland after it was found outside Omagh.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 13 May 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East135.3957.70139.79129.47
East Midlands134.3163.90142.71128.51
London134.60141.68129.54
North East133.45141.14128.34
North West133.87139.66128.19
Northern Ireland131.69134.87127.12
Scotland134.4352.70139.41128.93
South East135.1064.90141.55129.70
South West134.4267.90138.19129.02
Wales133.90136.61128.00
West Midlands134.0264.90141.51128.62
Yorkshire & Humber133.3863.90141.59128.06

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Following the response by Sainsbury's and Asda to the CMA's damning provisional findings on their proposed merger, do you agree with the PRA's assessment that their proposed solutions to the concerns could result in hundreds of forecourt closures?