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Forecourts lead convenience sector in food-to-go category

Forecourts have the highest food-to-go spend across convenience, according to exclusive research from HIM – a leading shopper insights agency within convenience, wholesale, discounters and foodservice.

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Seven arrested over rash of raids on cash machines

Seven people have been arrested after Thames Valley Police conducted several warrants in connection with a rash of ATM burglaries across four counties.

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West Mercia Police release CCTV image of knife raider

West Mercia Police have released CCTV footage and are appealing for witnesses, dashcam footage and any further CCTV footage following a robbery at Northwick Service Station on Ombersley Road, Worcester at around 5.30am on Sunday 18 November.

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Services on A roads given high approval ratings by drivers

A survey of drivers using services on two important ‘A’ roads in Southern England found high levels of customers satisfaction, but warned this was partly because their expectations of such facilities are low.

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Super charging hub given planning consent in Norwich

Planning permission has been granted for a £25m large-scale battery and electric vehicle (EV) supercharging hub in Norwich.

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FreeWire is also trialling its equipment at BP forecourts
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FreeWire trials mobile charging service for commercial fleets

FreeWire Technologies, which is trialling chargers for electric vehicles on BP forecourts, has teamed up with Centrica for another feasibility study.

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Thieves use JCB to rip ATM out of garage forecourt

Detectives are investigating after thieves ripped a cash machine out of a wall at a forecourt in Chalfont St Peter, in Buckinghamshire.

Joseph Richardson outside Middleton Service Station
Joseph Richardson outside Middleton Service Station
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Jos Richardson & Son gets go ahead to redevelop latest site

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has won planning consent for a major redevelopment of its Esso-branded Middleton Service Station, north-west of Pickering town centre, in North Yorkshire.

Olly Andrews (left) with Abi James and Appleby Wesward managing director Mike Boardman
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Forecourt sites among winners at Appleby Westward awards

Forecourt sites performed well at this year’s awards ceremony run by Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west.

Maxol celebrates launch of Ulster Mini Rugby Festivals

Maxol is celebrating the launch of the Maxol Ulster Mini Rugby Festivals for the 2018-2019 season.

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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.

Woodman Service Station

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.

Sewell on the go Dunswell
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.

GeniePoint charging space at MFG site

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.

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

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