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Durham police release CCTV image of knife raider

Durham Constabulary has released a CCTV image following a robbery at a petrol station.

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Roadchef opens Costa drive-thru at Sandbach South service area

Roadchef has opened a new Costa Drive Thru at its Sandbach South service area on the M6, following a £500,000 investment which has created 10 jobs.

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Supermarkets slash 3ppl from petrol and diesel prices

The major supermarket groups have all announced 3ppl cuts in the prices of unleaded petrol and diesel.

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Esso to swap Tesco Clubcard for Nectar as BP sets up new offer

A major shake-up in the loyalty programmes operated by Esso and BP has been announced with Esso moving from Tesco Clubcard to Nectar and BP dropping Nectar in favour of a new offer.

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HMRC uncovers tobacco and cigarettes worth £5m in lost duty

An estimated ten tonnes of loose tobacco, and 411,000 cigarettes, have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Newry area.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes inquiry into access to financial services

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the Treasury Select Committee’s decision to launch an inquiry into consumer access to financial services.

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Yorkshire forecourt shop builds business with renowned range

Footfall and sales are growing at a West Yorkshire forecourt store thanks to the product range that it has become renowned for locally.

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Sewell on the go Dunswell
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Sewell on the go celebrates perfect food hygiene rating

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go is celebrating after achieving a 5-star food hygiene rating across its entire estate.

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MFG installs 21 rapid chargers to GeniePoint network in one month

ChargePoint Services is claiming to be the first company to install more than 20 electric vehicle rapid chargers in new UK locations in a single month. 

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Euro Garages acquires Four Cross Garage in Penryn, Cornwall

Euro Garages has completed the acquisition of Four Cross Garage in Penryn, Cornwall. The site had been operated as a petrol filling station and car repair workshop by the same family since 1984, who are now taking early retirement.

MPK's Riverside site
MPK's Riverside site
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MPK introduces Essar and Morrisons Daily onto forecourts

Top 50 Indie MPK Garages has signed a deal with Essar Oil UK to rebrand and supply an initial tranche of 12 sites, and with Morrisons to introduce Morrisons Daily convenience stores on its sites.

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MPs call on government for strict regulation of hand car washes

Recommendations have been made to the government for strict regulation of the hand car wash sector following a parliamentary inquiry.

Appeal Court rules against rates on cash machines

Reailers will no longer have to pay rates on their ATMs after a successful legal challenge in the Appeal Court by several retail giants and the ATM operator Cardtronics.

Mohsin Issa, founder and co-CEO of the EG Group
Mohsin Issa, founder and co-CEO of the EG Group
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EG Group buys 540 Woolworths sites in Australia for A$1.725bn

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has expanded into Australia through a deal with Woolworths Group to buy its 540-site network for A$1.725bn.

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Retailer's gantry removed after counterfeit tobacco conviction

A Blackburn-based tobacco trader has had his gantry removed by Imperial after violating the terms and conditions of his contract, and he will no longer receive any sales support from our organisation.

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EV charging network partners retail park company

Engenie, the electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging network, has partnered with M7 Real Estate to install rapid EV chargers across all of M7’s out-of-town retail warehouses.

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Former MRH operator buys village store in Somerset

A former MRH petrol station operator has bought a village store in Somerset.

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Scottish BP site hit by second fire in 10 days

Fire crews have attended a fire at the BP petrol station in Bearsden, East Dumbartonshire, for the second time in 10 days.

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Ten potential slavery victims rescued in car wash raid

Ten potential slavery victims have been rescued in a raid on a car wash by Greater Manchester Police.

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Shell starts redevelopment of Tern Hill Service Station

Shell has closed Tern Hill Service Station, at Market Drayton, Shropshire, so that a knock down re-build can be carried out on the site.

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MFG takeover of MRH clears final regulatory hurdle

MFG’s acquisition of MRH has now cleared all its regulatory hurdles after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced it would accept undertakings by MFG to dispose of 38 sites.

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Alcohol fraudster brothers jailed for total of more than 12 years

Two London-based brothers, who evaded £3.6m in tax by distributing alcohol smuggled into the UK, have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years.

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Air pollution improving but still exceeding limits

Despite slow improvements, air pollution continues to exceed European Union and World Health Organization limits and guidelines, according to updated data and information published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), and still poses a danger to human health and the environment.

PRA arranges Business Breakout in the West Midlands

The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in the West Midlands at Lea Martson Hotel Haunch Lane, Lea Marston, Sutton Coldfield, on Wednesday November 21.

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Detectives investigating after robbery in Skelmersdale

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a man stole cash during a petrol station robbery in Skelmersdale.

Central England Co-op site Lane Head Road, Shepley

Central England Co-op carries out £67,000 site revamp

Central England Co-op has carried out a £67,000 revamp of one of its petrol filling stations in Huddersfield in response to customer feedback.

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Ford Fiesta is the top selling model
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New car market declines for second month in a row

The UK new car market declined for the second month in a row in October, with 153,599 vehicles registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Asda cuts 2ppl from its price cap on unleaded petrol

Asda has sparked a round of price cuts by the supermarkets with a 2ppl reduction on the price of unleaded petrol, effective from today.

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Police 'victim-blaming' petrol retailers over crime, says PRA

Police should be honest that they are struggling to deliver their commitment to reduce crime, instead of ‘victim blaming’ petrol retailers, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson.

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Retailer satisfaction levels up in consolidated symbol groups

Satisfaction levels have increased among retailers whose symbol groups have experienced recent consolidation, according to shopper insights agency HIM.

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Arsonist strikes at petrol station near Glasgow

Police Scotland detectives are appealing for information after a petrol station was deliberately set on fire in Bearsden, on the outskirts of Glasgow, on Tuesday 30 October.

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Zuber (left) and Mohsin Issa
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EG Group founders win national entrepreneurs award

Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the joint chief executives of EG Group, have been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Service station owner attacked during robbery

Police in Surrey are appealing for witnesses after a service station owner was attacked during a robbery, and had to be treated in hospital.

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
PRA chairman Brian Madderson
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PRA wins confirmation that rates relief applies to sector

The PRA has obtained written confirmation from the Treasury that petrol filling stations are covered by the Small Business Rates Relief scheme announced by the Chancellor in the Budget earlier this week.

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Applegreen completes takeover of Welcome Break

Applegreen has completed the transaction which makes it the second largest motorway service area (MSA) operator in the UK.

HKS Sandringham
HKS Sandringham
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Prax Group adds HKS to growing forecourt estate

Harvest Energy’s parent company Prax Group has bought the sixth ranked company in the Top 50 Indies, HKS, for an undisclosed sum.

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C-stores growing their share of eating out visits

Convenience stores and supermarkets have grown their share of eating out visits, according to research from MCA Insight – a research insight agency across the foodservice and hospitality sectors.

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MFG appoints Premier Group to revamp Mumbles forecourt

MFG has appointed the construction division of The Premier Group to redevelop a service station in Mumbles, Swansea.

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Armed robber who attacked police sentenced to 14 years

An armed robber, who was attacked police as he tried to flee a raid on a Tesco forecourt, has been sent to prison for 14 years.

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Ram raid digger bursts into flames on forecourt

Fire crews tackled a blaze at a service station in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, after a digger, used to ram raid an ATM, burst into flames.

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The Red Lion Truck Stop will be redeveloped
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Certas Energy gets go ahead for flagship HGV refuelling facility

Certas Energy has won planning permission to develop a new flagship HGV refuelling facility in the heart of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of logistics in Northamptonshire.

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Police remind forecourts to look out for Halloween bike gangs

Police have reiterated their warning to fuel retailers to take precautions against rampaging gangs of motorbike, moped and scooter riders who may take to the roads on  Halloween night.

PRA seeks confirmation on rates relief cuts announced in Budget

The PRA is seeking urgent confirmation from the Treasury that petrol filling stations will be eligible for Small Business Rates Relief. 

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Londis promotes new look with virtual store tour

Londis is has made a new 360o Virtual Tour available to all retailers, so they can see the future of Londis retailing.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for greater resources for police service

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the Government to take action to ensure police forces are adequately resourced to deal with crime following publication of the Home Affairs Committee’s report into policing.

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Shell opens first IONITY high power chargers in France

Shell has opened its first high-powered charging station in France, in partnership with charging network operator IONITY.

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West Midlands forecourt adopts Nisa fascia for shop

An experienced forecourt retailer in the West Midlands expects a recent conversion from an independent fascia to Nisa’s Evolution store to result in sales more than doubling over the next 18 months.

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Government pulls plug early on electric vehicle grants

The Government has pulled the plug on grants for electric vehicles early after the cash it allocated for the scheme ran out due to a rush of registrations.

Essar Oundle Road service station

Essar rebrands former Shell site in Kettering

Essar Oil UK has rebranded its first Shell site to company colours with the commissioning of Oundle Road service station in Thrapston, Kettering, in Northamptonshire.

Applegreen branding on forecourt

Applegreen shareholders give go ahead for Welcome Break deal

Applegreen’s shareholders have approved its acquisition of a controlling stake in motorway service area (MSA) operator Welcome Break, and the company anticipates the transaction will complete on or around 31 October.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 January 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East129.4057.70132.08120.74
East Midlands128.74133.01119.88
London129.5055.90132.94120.21
North East127.91131.75118.33
North West128.68136.12119.49
Northern Ireland126.96126.30118.64
Scotland128.89130.80119.71
South East129.8761.90132.47120.93
South West129.14130.43120.42
Wales128.35127.71119.26
West Midlands128.67132.51119.89
Yorkshire & Humber128.21133.99119.24

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