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ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Ministry report suggests high street shops are too highly taxed

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the findings of a new report published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on the future of high streets and town centres.

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Police release CCTV footage of burglary on forecourt

Leicestershire Police has released CCTV footage of a burglary at a forecourt shop in an attempt to identify one of the offenders.

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ACS warns over track and trace tobacco rules implementation

HMRC has still failed to explain how retailers can comply with new tobacco ‘track and trace’ regulations even though they are due to come into effect in less than three months.

Chancellor Phillip Hammond
Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the scheme last year
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Rates expert warns of scammers preying on forecourt operators

A rates expert has warned forecourt operators that scammers may approach them to try and take advantage of a new business rates relief scheme that is due to come into operation in April.

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Drive-offs in East Lancashire up 50% over three years

Drive-offs from petrol filling stations in East Lancashire that have been reported to the police have risen by more than half over the past three years, new figures show.

Modurdy Dolydd Garage

Filling station in North Wales comes to market

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Modurdy Dolydd Garage, a rural petrol filling station and MOT garage in the North Wales village of Dolydd.

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Redeveloped Bradford forecourt joins BP dealer network

A newly rebuilt forecourt in the city centre of Bradford has been added to the BP dealer network.

Bestway award winners

Bestway awards recognise staff "commitment and exceptional talent"

Bestway Wholesale colleagues and supply partners came together last night at a glittering ceremony to celebrate the 2018 Bestway Performance Awards, which recognise talent and excellence across company’s employees for the 2017/18 financial year.

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Police warn petrol station staff about hoax phone calls

West Mercia Police has issued a warning to petrol station staff to be on their guard following a number of identical hoax calls that have been received at petrol stations in Tolladine Road Worcester, and Worcester Road, Great Witley, recently, claiming to be from the regional area manager.

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Robber flees empty handed from raid in Warwickshire

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an attempted robbery at a petrol filling station in Bidford-on-Avon.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS protests about proposals for shops to be recycling points

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has protested that proposed recycling regulations could be extremely problematic for its members.

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Drive-off criminal hit same forecourt 16 times

A crook has been convicted of stealing almost £1,800 of fuel in drive-offs from forecourts and selling it on to other motorists.

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CMA warns Sainsbury's/Asda merger could inflate fuel prices

Prices could rise at a large number of Sainsbury’s and Asda petrol stations if the proposed merger of the two companies goes ahead, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned.

Southern Co-op Welcome Southwater

New forecourt adopts Southern Co-op franchise

Forecourt owner Visvanathan Ragunathan has partnered with Southern Co-op in the opening of his new site at Southwater in West Sussex.

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Thieves rip ATM out of wall of Northern Ireland forecourt

A cash machine has been stolen after it was ripped out of the wall of a filling station in Omagh, County Tyrone., in Northern Ireland.

Steve Rodell

Property expert highlights resilience of convenience sector

The convenience sector is proving far more resilient than the British high street, according to Steve Rodell, managing director – retail, at specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

PRA arranges Business Breakout in Chatham

The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in Kent at Chatham Historic Dockyard Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, on Thursday March 7.

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Ford Fiesta was the top selling secondhand model
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Diesel sales hold up in used car market

The used car market in the UK finished the year slightly down on the previous 12 months, dropping 2.1% to 7,945,040 transactions in 2018, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Report claims electric cars are cheapest to run

Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel alternatives in the UK, according to The Guardian.

Valero area sales manager Samantha Passi
Valero area sales manager Samantha Passi
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Valero appoints new sales manager for Northern Ireland

Valero has appointed a new sales manager for Northern Ireland, Samantha Passi.

Rusdene's Waterlooville Vapestore

Rusdene Group trials new Vapestore concepts

Forecourt group Rusdene has launched a new partnership with a vaping company, trialling new retail offers across all of its five sites.

Essar is new principal sponsor for Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards

Essar Oil (UK) has been revealed as the new principal sponsor of this year’s Forecourt Trader Awards – the industry’s most prestigious awards programme.

Stephen Marcos Jones
Stephen Marcos Jones
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Report highlights value of the oil industry across the UK

The downstream oil sector provides major economic benefits across the UK, according to a new study released today.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for clarity on new tobacco regulations

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reiterated its calls to Government to publish details of how retailers can apply for the codes that they will need to comply with the upcoming tobacco track and trace regulations, after HMRC launched a further consultation on the details of the regulations.

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Forecourt among victims targeted in night of ram raids

Detectives in Sheffield are linking a ram raid on a forecourt in the city with other attacks which took place the same night.

Manoj Tugnait

Essar Oil strengthens retail team with new territory manager

Essar Oil UK has recruited Manoj Tugnait to join its retail team, supporting the company’s rapidly growing network of stations in the UK.

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Petrol station worker attacked during robbery

A petrol station worker has been attacked during a robbery in the West Midlands carried out by five men.

Andrew Calder outside the new store
Andrew Calder outside the new store
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Kiosk forecourt shop replaced with Spar store

A Murco-branded forecourt and Ford dealership has opened a new Spar store on the site.

Ballinluig Services

Highland forecourt unveils new Gulf-branded look

Ballinluig Services and Grill, a petrol station and truck stop off the A9 at Pitlochry in the north of Scotland, has unveiled a new look forecourt following its recent move from BP to Gulf.

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Prolific burglar who targeted forecourts is jailed

A prolific burglar who targeted service stations and other commercial sites where he could steal cigarettes has been jailed.

Riversimple's Rasa car

Welsh hydrogen car pilot awarded £1.25m funding

Government funding of £1.25m has been awarded to Riversimple, a manufacturer of hydrogen electric cars based in Wales, to support production of a test fleet of 20 vehicles.

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Police seek trio who tried to blow up forecourt ATM

Three men who attempted to blow up an ATM on a forecourt are being sought by police.

Calor's Bristol LNG station

Calor upgrades LNG facility at motorway services

Calor has enhanced its refuelling network for natural gas-powered trucks by upgrading its Aust LNG facility, near Bristol.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Government publishes guidance on Brexit for retailers

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published new guidance for the retail sector on preparing for EU exit.

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Forecourts outperforming overall market in food to go

Food to go on petrol forecourts is outperforming the overall food to go market, and is set to grow by 3.8% in 2019, according to research from MCA Insight & HIM.

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Ascona makes its fourth acquisition this year

Fast growing Ascona Group has completed its fourth acquisition this year with the purchase of Morley Service Station in Plymouth, Devon, for an undisclosed sum.

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KIngsbury terminal
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Essar Oil UK acquires BP assets to prepare for network expansion

The Essar Oil UK Group of companies has acquired of a number of assets from BP to strengthen its logistics infrastructure network as it expands its supplies to service stations.

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Government moves forward on trials for self-driving vehicles

The government has announced that a process is being developed to support advanced trials of automated vehicles on UK roads.

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£6m funding package to provide charge points for taxis

The Government has awarded more than £6m to support ultra-low emission taxis across the country.

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta is the highest selling model of new car
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Sales of new cars down for fifth month in January

Sales of new cars in the UK continued their downward trend in January, with falls in diesel car sales continuing to outweigh higher sales of petrol cars and alternatively fuelled vehicles.

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Female cashier attacked and threatened with syringe

A female service station cashier had to be taken to hospital for treatment after she was attacked by a robber and threatened with a syringe.

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Car washes on supermarket sites to be inspected

Thirty hand car washes on supermarket sites in the Midlands will be inspected and audited this month to check that they are complying with regulations and looking after their workers.

Ascona Wales Bar

Ascona makes its third acquisition in a month

The rapidly expanding forecourt group Ascona has revealed its third purchase in a month with the acquisition of Wales Bar Service Station on the A618 in Sheffield.

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
CWA chairman Brian Madderson
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Government rejects MPs call for licensing of hand car washes

Calls by MPs for tough action against tax-dodging rogue hand car wash operators have been rejected by the Government.

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NI retailers could withdraw ATMs following damaging raids

Retailers in Northern Ireland could start to remove ATMs from their premises because of the number of attacks causing huge damage to buildings.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS backs call for harsher sanctions on illegal tobacco trade

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed calls from the Local Government Association (LGA) to impose tougher sanctions on those caught selling illicit tobacco.

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PRA arranges Business Breakout in Exeter

The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in Exeter at Sandy Park Conference Centre, at junction 30 of the M5, on Wednesday February 27.

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Volkswagen to produce chargers for electric vehicles

Volkswagen Group has announced it will start series production of its flexible fast charging station from 2020 onwards.

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Oil companies flocking to The Forecourt Show 2019

The number of oil companies at The Forecourt Show 2019 is mounting with BP, Greenergy, Gulf, Harvest Energy, Jet, Murco and Shell all taking stands at the event.

How the MSA could look
How the MSA could look
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Euro Garages planning MSA "unlike any other" on M5

Euro Garages has applied for planning permission for a motorway service area on land east of junction 24 of the M5, at Huntworth in Somerset, and says it will be "unlike any other".

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 March 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.5857.70131.02121.25
East Midlands130.10132.90120.67
London130.7058.90132.45121.26
North East129.08134.29119.18
North West129.62132.39119.92
Northern Ireland128.35125.75119.27
Scotland130.17130.45120.18
South East130.8571.90133.04121.53
South West130.29132.15121.01
Wales129.28127.89119.64
West Midlands129.9664.90133.23120.58
Yorkshire & Humber129.42131.73119.63

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