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ACS reminds retailers about new £20 note introduction next week

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging retailers to ensure that they are prepared for the introduction of the new polymer £20 note from next Thursday (20 February), and to be aware of its security features.

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Four men charged over £120,000 thefts from cash machines

Detectives investigating the theft of around £120,000 from cash machines across Kent, Essex and London have charged four men.

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BP sets new ambition to be net zero company by 2050

BP has set a new ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero.

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Transport secretary Grant Shapps
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Transport secretary suggests ban could be as early as 2032

The UK’s ban on sales of new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars and vans could start as early as 2032, according to transport secretary Grant Shapps.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for business rates review to help forecourts

The Association of Convenience Stores) ACS has called on the chancellor to encourage investment in the UK’s 8,400 forecourts by committing to a business rates review in the 2020 Budget on March 11.

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Euro Garages seeks planning permission for Leeds site

Consultants acting for Euro Garages have applied for planning permission for a petrol filling station (PFS) and drive-thru on an undeveloped site outside Leeds.

Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
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Diesel cars continue to thrive in secondhand market

Diesel cars are a much bigger and more stable part of the used car market, in contrast to the new car market, according to sales figures for 2019 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Welcome Break Oxford motorway services on the M40
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Freehold of eight motorway service areas put up for sale

A portfolio of eight freehold motorway service areas has been put up for sale by global investment firm M3 Capital Partners.

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A BG Fuels site
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Greenergy expands its business in Canada with merger

The UK’s largest fuels supplier, Greenergy, has expanded its presence in Canada through a merger with the Canadian fuel and convenience retailer BG Fuels. 

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
PRA chairman Brian Madderson
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PRA urges Chancellor to cut 2ppl from road fuel duty in Budget

The PRA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid urging him to cut road fuel duty by 2ppl in the first Budget of the new Government on March 11.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East128.5163.90137.39125.07
East Midlands128.1460.80138.82124.96
London128.61139.13125.52
North East126.40136.83123.08
North West127.4666.90138.32124.30
Northern Ireland125.32131.10122.38
Scotland127.4253.70135.93123.71
South East129.3462.40139.01125.86
South West128.2663.90136.08124.49
Wales127.05135.90123.20
West Midlands128.2166.90137.48124.77
Yorkshire & Humber127.5855.70137.36124.09

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