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Cornwall Garage Group's Group Ash Service Station
Cornwall Garage Group's Ash Service Station
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Cornwall Garage Group's 17 sites up for sale through Christie & Co

Top 50 Indie Cornwall Garage Group has appointed specialist business property adviser Christie & Co to market the business, a portfolio of 17 petrol filling stations, located across the Midlands, Home Counties and South West of England.

Maxol renews sponsorship of Northern Irish rugby team

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has extended its deal as principal sponsor of Northern Ireland’s oldest junior rugby club Carrickfergus 1st XV team.

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Man convicted of harassment of petrol station assistant

A man has been convicted of harassment after repeatedly visiting the petrol station where the victim worked and staring at her the through the window.

James Hall's Texaco Rudheath Service Station
Rudheath Service Station
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James Hall switches additional sites to Texaco

Spar wholesaler and retailer James Hall & Co has moved four of its service stations over to the Texaco brand. This takes the number of its locations with Texaco to 14.

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Euro Garages reopens twin sites on A303 in Hampshire

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages is reopening two service stations in Hampshire 13 years after they were closed down.

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Van fleet owners commit to switching 18,000 to electric

Sixteen of the UK’s largest van fleet operators have signed a commitment to switch all of their vans, totalling 18,000, to electric power by 2028.

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Co-op site reopens following £1.5m overhaul

The Co-op petrol filling station and food store in Congleton Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, re-opened on Thursday, 6 September, following a 15-week £1.5m programme of works to overhaul the infrastructure and extend the store.

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BP appoints new head for UK fuel card operation

BP has appointed Jo McDonnell as its UK fleet sales manager, putting her in charge of BP’s UK fuel card operation.

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Nic Hamilton with his Jet-sponsored car
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Jet partners Silverstone Classic for fifth successive year

Jet was official fuel partner for the fifth year running as the Silverstone Classic celebrated its 70th anniversary this year.

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Electric and hybrid cars achieve monthly sales record

The new car market hit a new high for August with sales of 94,094, 23.1% up on a year ago, reported the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Pump prices at their highest levels for four years

Both petrol and diesel prices increased in August, meaning that prices have gone up for eight of the past 12 months and making both fuels 13ppl more expensive than this time last year, according to RAC Fuel Watch.

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Zuber (left) and Mohsin Issa
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EG Group buys 225 Minit Mart sites in US in $300m deal

Euro Garages parent company EG Group has increased its US estate to around 1,000 sites with a $300m deal to acquire 225 Minit Mart branded convenience retail stores and petrol stations from TravelCenters of America.

Welcome Break CEO Robbie Bell
Welcome Break CEO Robbie Bell
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Welcome Break reopens Fleet Services after £20m development

Motorway service operator Welcome Break will reopen Fleet Services South at junction4a/5 on the M3 on Thursday September 6 following a £20m investment project.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Government consults on energy drink age limit

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on proposals to end the sale of energy drinks to children.

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Food-to-go sector growth forecast to outstrip grocery

The UK’s food-to-go sector is set to grow at twice the rate of overall grocery retail, with international research organisation IGD predicting the channel will grow to £22.8bn by 2023, up from £17.8bn in 2018.

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Police fighting ATM thefts warn owners of high performance cars

North Yorkshire Police is urging owners of high-performance cars to increase security and vigilance as part of an ongoing operation to tackle criminals involved in cash machine thefts.

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Costa set for growth after takeover by Coca-Cola

The Costa coffee brand, which is widespread in the UK forecourt sector, is being primed for worldwide growth after the Coca-Cola Company announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the company.

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Plan for PFS in Asda supermarket car park refused consent

Plans for a petrol station at an Asda supermarket in Lancashire have been refused consent by the local council.

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Certas Energy unveils bunker plan for Lockerbie

Certas Energy has announced plans to develop an HGV refuelling bunker facility at the ‘fechan Truckstop (Eardley International) in Scotland.

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Hoyer Petrolog signs fuel distribution deal with Phillips 66

Hoyer Petrolog UK has signed a new fuel distribution agreement with Phillips 66 to deliver commercial and retail fuels on behalf of Phillips 66 from the fuel supplier’s Bramhall Terminal.

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Three north-east sites complete major developments

Major development work has been completed this summer on three dealer-owned sites in the North East of England.

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AA calls for all forecourts to cater for windscreen cleaning

The AA is calling for all forecourts to provide facilities for cleaning windscreens.

MRH Hursts store

CMA raises local monopoly concerns over MFG MRH deal

Motor Fuel Group must address Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concerns over its takeover of rival MRH to avoid an in-depth investigation.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS reiterates call for plastic bag levy to include small stores

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed comments from prime minister Theresa May indicating the government plans to extend compulsory plastic bag charging to small stores.

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PRA arranges business breakout event in Harpenden

The PRA is staging a Business Breakout at The Hive Conference Centre, Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden, on Thursday September 20.

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Average driver will wait nine years to buy electric car

Drivers in the UK say on average they will wait nine years to buy an electric car, according to research by the automotive marketplace Auto Trader.

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Robbers break in to forecourt shop and attack cashier

A forecourt cashier has been attacked after two robbers broke into a petrol station in Hull to steal cigarettes and cash before fleeing on a motorbike.

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M&S Simply Food added to BP site in Peebles

A new M&S Simply Food store has opened at the BP service station on Innerleithern Road, Peebles, in the Scottish Borders region.

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EG Group wins planning approval for scheme in Peterhead

Plans by Euro Garages’ parent company for a new 24-hour petrol station and drive-thru cafe at Peterhead in the north of Scotland have received planning approval.

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Lincolnshire Co-op reopens site after £990,000 scheme

A Lincolnshire Co-op filling station has reopened with a new food store after a £990,000 redevelopment.

Stanlow fire: no disruption to fuel supplies

There will be no impact on fuel supplies following a fire at Essar’s Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port on Wednesday afternoon (August 22).

Rontec objects to Touts’ forecourt plans

Top 50 Indie Rontec has weighed in to a row over plans for a new forecourt development in the village of Cleeve in Somerset. Rontec operates an Esso forecourt on the outskirts of Congresbury, which is just up the road from Cleeve.

Publicity for cashback offer on fuel

Extensive coverage in the national and regional press in the run-up to the Bank Holiday weekend is promoting a TopCashBack offer where new members can claim £15 cashback on fuel they have purchased. TopCashBack is a scheme where consumers who sign up have access to cashback and discounts at over 4,770 businesses.

Knifeman jailed for five years

A 35-year-old man who carried a carving knife and shouted "I will hurt you" at staff during a robbery at a Tesco petrol station in Wales has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Big support for diesel car ban, says new study

More than half of British motorists believe diesel cars should be banned from some UK roads following the VW emissions scandal, according to a new study. And almost one in three (29%) backed the idea of barring the fuel type from all roads, while another 23% of respondents wanted restrictions within built-up areas and city centres.

Texaco re-brand for Blackpool service station

A Lancashire site based in the seaside town of Blackpool has recently moved to the Texaco brand after years with BP.

CMA launches first phase of inquiry into Sainsbury's/Asda merger

The Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed the start of a formal investigation into the proposed merger between J Sainsbury plc and Asda Group Ltd, which was announced on April 30.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes comments on rates by Liberal Democrat leader

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed comments from Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable MP on the need to reform the business rates system.

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Essar staff raise funds for local mental health charity

Employees at Essar’s Stanlow refinery recently celebrated their annual charity day with a donation to mental health charity Chapter.

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Morrisons includes new petrol station in north-east scheme

Plans for a new edge of town retail park including a petrol station, at Amble in Northumberland, have been unveiled by supermarket group Morrisons and development company Arch.

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Canadian company buys Top Oil in Irish Republic

Canadian-owned Irving Oil has signed agreements to acquire the Tedcastle group of companies, an Irish-based energy marketing and distribution organisation, which operates under the brand name Top Oil.

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Attempt to steal ATM causes major damage to BP site

A BP garage at Eaton Socon in Cambridgeshire has suffered major damage after thieves attempted to rip out its cash machine.

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Euro Garages wins planning consent for Sunderland KDRB

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has won planning consent for a knockdown re-build of Barnes Service Station in Sunderland.

Valli Forecourt's Stockton-on-Tees site
Valli Forecourt's Stockton-on-Tees site
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Valli Forecourts applies to build filling station in Burnley

Top 50 Indie Valli Forecourts has applied for planning permission to build a petrol station and convenience store on a former primary school site in Burnley.

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Thieves rip cash machine out of Tesco Express forecourt building

Thieves have ripped an ATM from the wall of a Tesco Express on a forecourt in Selby, North Yorkshire.

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EG Group installs France's first very high power rapid chargers

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has installed what it claims are France’s first very high power rapid chargers for electric vehicles at two of its sites.

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Assistant taken to hospital with suspected fractures after attack

An attack on a staff member at a petrol station in Newcastle has left him with a suspected broken nose and cheek bone.

Essar Loggerheads Garage

Essar signs up 53rd site to its UK network

Loggerheads Garage, near Mold in North Wales, has become the latest petrol station to join the Essar brand, making it the 53rd site in the Essar UK network.

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£990,000 Lincolnshire Co-op project nears completion

Lincolnshire Co-op will be closing its Gibbet Nook Food Store and Filling Station between August 20-25 as it puts the final touches to a £990,000 redevelopment of the site.

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Euro Garages applies for planning consent at motorway junction

Euro Garage’s parent company EG Group has applied for planning permission for a new petrol station, a drive-thru coffee shop and two drive-thru restaurants just off Junction 1 of the M58 near Maghull, in Merseyside.

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

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