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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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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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Detectives investigating armed robbery at petrol station

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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Guidance offered on track and trace tobacco regulations

The Association of Convenience Stores and Bestway Wholesale are both offering guidance to retailers on the new tobacco track and trace regulations which will come into operation on May 20.

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Alfa Power introduces DC wallbox electric charger

Alfa Power says it is the first CPO (Charge Point Operator) to adapt and introduce DC wallbox technology to the public market.

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Birmingham service station put up for sale

Shireland Road Service Station in Smethwick, north west of Birmingham city centre, has been brought to the market by business property adviser Christie & Co.

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Government commission calls for ban on diesel lorries by 2040

Ministers should ban the sale of new diesel HGV lorries by no later than 2040, according to a report by the government’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).

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EG Group plans major expansion of site at Montrose

Euro Garages parent EG Group is planning a major expansion of a site at Montrose in Scotland after having an offer to buy the site accepted.

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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.

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Three tobacco gantries removed after prosecutions

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has removed its tobacco gantries from three retailers prosecuted for sales of illegal tobacco. This brings the total number of gantries removed by JTI to 38.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Diploma in Convenience Retailing offered by university

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has announced a new partnership with the University of Surrey’s Department of Marketing and Retail Management to offer the first Diploma in Convenience Retailing.

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ATM raiders strike in Northern Ireland for ninth time this year

An ATM machine was stolen from premises in the Market Square area of Bushmills in the early hours of Tuesday 16 April, in the ninth such raid in Northern Ireland this year.

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350kW fast charging station opens in Sunderland

Fastned, an electric vehicle charging company which is building a European network of fast charging stations, has opened its first fast charging station in the UK.

is Brian Donaldson CEO of The Maxol Group, Peter Robinson, Licensee of Maxol Glenabbey Service Station and Kevin Paterson, Maxol Retail Manager NI
From left: Brian Donaldson, Peter Robinson, and Kevin Paterson, Maxol retail manager NI
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Maxol completes £1m revamp of service station

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has completed a £1m investment in its Glenabbey Service Station, in Northern Ireland, and has created eight new jobs.

Moran’s Retail Managing Director John Moran (right) pictured with Paul Moran, Manager of Moran’s Centra, Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry
John Moran (right) with Paul Moran, Manager of Moran’s Centra, Strand Road
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Moran's reopens two sites after £2m investment

Northern Irish retailer Moran’s has reopened two of its stores in Derry and Coleraine after completing the first phase of a multi-million-pound investment and regeneration programme, with support from Ulster Bank.

Newmarket Service Station
Newmarket Service Station
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Rontec buys two sites from fellow Top 50 Indie

Rontec has bought two well established East Sussex petrol filling stations from its fellow Top 50 Indie Local Fuels.

MFG agrees 1 billion litres-a-year fuel supply deal with BP

Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK's largest independent forecourt operator, has signed a new five-year, 1 billion litres-a-year fuel supply contract with BP.

Shell UK HQ targeted by protesters

Shell’s London headquarters have been vandalised by climate-change protesters.

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Five-strong gang of cash machine raiders jailed

Five members of a criminal gang believed to have made more than £1m and caused more than £200,000 worth of damage after they attacked ATMs have been jailed.

Asda's Tonypandy filling station
The construction division built Asda's Tonypandy filling station
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New owner takes over at Premier Group's construction division

The construction division of The Premier Group, a specialist in retail forecourts and commercial fuel installations, has been bought by a new owner with plans to grow and diversify the company.

Red Lion Truck Stop
The Red Lion Truck Stop
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Certas Energy starts work on Northamptonshire fuel bunker

Certas Energy has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for an HGV refuelling bunker site in Northamptonshire, 400m from the M1 at Junction 16.

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Government provides £2m funding for accessible toilets

The government has launched a £2m fund to help more motorway service stations in England become fully accessible for disabled passengers.

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Ford Fiesta was the top seller with 95,000 registrations
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Diesel decline depresses latest DfT car registration figures

Annual figures released by the Department for Transport show that 2.9 million new vehicles were registered in Great Britain during 2018, 5% fewer than during 2017. 

David Penny with the 2018 award
David Penny won the award in 2018
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Nominations open 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.

UK lagging behind on hydrogen development

The UK is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of automotive hydrogen development, with countries like China, Korea and Japan pushing ahead at a rapid rate, according to Charles Purkess, business development manager at ITM Power.

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Irish forecourt devastated as ATM is ripped from building

A filling station in Dungiven has become the eighth victim of ATM thieves in Northern Ireland this year.

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London mayor introduces Ultra Low Emission Zone

The world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has launched in London, meaning cars that do not meet emission standards will have to pay £12.50 a day to enter.

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Detectives link break-ins at petrol stations in Leicester

Detectives in Leicester believe two break-ins at petrol stations in the city on the morning of Tuesday 9 April could be linked.

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Nearly 1,000 potential slavery cases logged by car wash app

Nearly 1,000 cases of potential modern slavery have been logged by the Clewer Initiative’s Safe Car Wash app, which was launched last June to help raise awareness of modern slavery in hand car washes.

Zuber and Mohsin Issa
Zuber and Mohsin Issa
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EG Group set to top 1,000 US sites after acquisition deal

Euro Garages parent company EG Group has struck a deal to expand its US estate to more than 1,000 locations with the acquisition of 54 Fastrac Markets-branded convenience retail stores and petrol stations and the company’s wholesale fuel business.

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Top 50 Indie Karan Retail buys its 12th petrol filling station

Top 50 Indie Karan Retail has bought Herringthorpe Service Station, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, through specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

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Co-op Isle of Skye site reopens after £3.5m overhaul

The Co-op store and petrol filling station in Broadford on the Isle of Skye has reopened following a £3.5m overhaul.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on display at SMMT Connected
A range of CAVs
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UK can lead world in self driving report claims

The UK is in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), according to a report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan.

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins
Home Office minister Victoria Atkins
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Home Office consults on abuse and violence against shop staff

The Government has launched a call for evidence to tackle violence and abuse against shop staff.

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Raider armed with knife robs petrol station

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a masked man armed with a knife robbed a petrol station in Harrogate.

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Ford Fiesta is still the top selling model
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Sales of new cars continue to slide in March

UK new car registrations were down 3.4% in March, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 

Smalleys Garage in Thorne, Doncaster
Smalleys Garage in Thorne, Doncaster
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Christie & Co brings group of five petrol stations to market

A group of five freehold petrol filling station sites in Yorkshire has been brought to market by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

Rontec and Morrisons Daily at Trench Lock, Telford

Rontec acquires Telford site and opens Morrisons Daily store

Top 50 Indie Rontec has acquired Trench Lock filling station in Telford, and opened a Morrisons Daily in the 3,000sq ft shop.

Jane Richardson, director, and Joseph Richardson, managing director, outside Snaith Hall Filling Station
Jane Richardson, director, and Joseph Richardson, managing director, outside Snaith Hall Filling Station
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Jos Richardson & Son adds seventh forecourt site

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has purchased Snaith Hall Filling Station, a Gulf fuel station and convenience store based in the town of Snaith, near Goole, East Yorkshire.

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A digger was set on fire after it was used in an attack on a forecourt in Irvinestown
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Northern Irish police make fresh appeal over ATM thefts

A senior the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) detective has issued a fresh appeal to the public to help catch the criminals behind the recent spate of ATM thefts across Northern Ireland.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 May 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East135.9360.77140.55130.16
East Midlands135.28141.26129.82
London135.21142.69130.48
North East134.06140.71129.20
North West134.87139.96129.27
Northern Ireland131.95135.90127.71
Scotland135.09139.31129.71
South East135.9463.57142.34130.70
South West135.01139.53129.65
Wales134.52138.23128.74
West Midlands134.83141.89129.64
Yorkshire & Humber134.1257.70141.27129.10

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Following last month's London protests and damage to Shell's UK HQ, do you believe forecourts should be preparing themselves in case of possible attacks by climate change campaigners?