Builder collapses

A construction company which has been a main contractor for Esso, Shell, BP, Roadchef, and Granada/Moto has been placed into administration and made all its staff redundant. Stacey Construction, which is based at Wiveliscombe, Somerset, and was set up in 1967, said in a statement: "The redundancies have been brought about due to two separate clients not paying their bills."

Harvest distributor deal

Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed by Harvest Energy in a new three-year contract to distribute road fuels to commercial and retail outlets across the UK.

The new fuel distribution service commences on May 5, 2014 and will involve a core resource of dedicated vehicles.

HMRC hits illegal sites

An illegal filling station and two laundering plants, capable of producing nearly 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year and evading almost £10m in lost duty and taxes, have been dismantled in Northern Ireland by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Height hitch for canopy

Sainsbury’s could be forced to demolish the canopy on its flagship solar-powered filling station at Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire after it was discovered to be 500mm higher than approved by planners. It has applied for retrospective planning permission.

Robbery at forecourt

Armed robbers have struck at the Petrogas filling station in Bicester Road, Aylesbury.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after two men, armed with a knife and possibly a firearm, attacked at between 7.45am and 7.55am on Monday morning (April 21). A member of staff in his fifties was working in the petrol station at the time and was not injured.