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October

Cracking Christmas lines coming soon from Ginsters
01 October, 2012

Ginsters has announced its Christmas 2012 line-up. This comprises two special edition sandwiches: the Christmas cracker and cranberry, Wensleydale & bacon; plus a special edition turkey, bacon & cranberry pasty.

Fuel prices – September 26, 2012
01 October, 2012

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FairFuelUK campaigns for tax take to be shown on fuel receipts
01 October, 2012

Fuel price campaign group FairFuelUK is backing a move in Parliament to get the amount of tax that the government gets from motorists when they fill up with fuel shown on the till receipt.

Good riddance to cowboy clampers as new parking rules come into force
01 October, 2012

Monday October 1 is 'Ban Day' for private wheel clampers when clamping on most private land will be outlawed after a long AA campaign.

First of the new OPW Avance fuel equipment rolls off the production
01 October, 2012

OPW Fueling Components EMEA, a global business unit of OPW Fueling Components Group, has announced that the first fueling nozzles, breakaways and hoses from its AVANCE product family have come off the production line at its European manufacturing facility in Prague, Czech Republic in compliance with ISO and ATEX standards and regulations.

AA highlights growing population of elderly drivers
01 October, 2012

Older drivers need to take control of their driving safety and ask healthcare professionals if they are safe to continue behind the wheel, according to the AA Charitable Trust, as it reveals there are now more than one million drivers over the age of 80 on the road.

Focus on EPOS: Mobile future
02 October, 2012

We use mobile phones for almost everything these days to find our way, for online shopping, or just generally surfing the net so why not pay for fuel with one? There may be a few regulatory hurdles to overcome first but mobile payment on forecourts could be a lot closer than people think.

Merril Boulton: Opportunity knocks
01 October, 2012

Right, before you do anything else this month, make sure you download a copy of the Office of Fair Trading's questionnaire http://www.oft.gov.uk/OFTwork/markets-work/othermarketswork/road-fuel-CFI/ (see News Extra page 10).

Your industry needs you
01 October, 2012

Retailers have until October 18 to respond to an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) questionnaire as part of its assessment of the UK petrol and diesel fuel sector to identify whether or not there are competition problems it can tackle.

Shop Doctor: City Service Station, Commercial Road, Hereford
01 October, 2012

GENERAL APPEARANCE: In Hereford, the A4103 from Worcester leads into the busy Commercial Road. City Service Station looks like a recent conversion to a smart Harvest Energy site.

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?