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March

Treasury is ‘spinning’ fuel tax figures, says RMI Petrol
12 March, 2012

Treasury officials are trying to spin their way out of the current debate over fuel duty by suggesting that they are giving £4bn back to the motorist by deferring previous duty increases, says RMI Petrol chairman Brian Madderson.

Forecourt Watch to tackle fuel thefts in North Tyneside
12 March, 2012

Fuel stations across North Tyneside are gearing up for a new initiative to halt fuel thefts supported by Northumbria Police.

Nisa launches seasonal planning guide
09 March, 2012

Nisa has introduced a seasonal planning guide providing indepth planogram and ranging advice covering the relevant months and the key trading events they may present.

Roadside restaurants marketed for let
09 March, 2012

Forty-eight roadside restaurants, consisting mainly of former Little Chef sites, are being brought to market by Christie & Co. This follows the announcment by Little Chef earlier this year that it was closing 67 sites around the UK.

Protesters demand action on record fuel prices
08 March, 2012

Around 300 protestors braved heavy rain to support FairFuelUK’s mass lobby of MPs at Westminster yesterday in the campaign for fuel duty cuts.

UK forecourt network numbers continue to fall
08 March, 2012

The number of forecourts in the UK continued to decline over the past year, falling to just 8,480 sites, according to the latest Retail Marketing Survey, conducted by the Energy Institute (EI).

Baby born at BP forecourt
08 March, 2012

A baby girl was born on a BP forecourt in Ashton-under-Lyne after her desperate parents spotted an ambulance filling up with fuel.

Mother stole fuel
08 March, 2012

A mother of five drove off from a forecourt after filling up because she had no money to pay. The Blackpool Gazette said Kelly Coles, aged 30, admitted making off without paying from Corton Beach service station in Blackpool last September.

Tesco diesel causes car trouble
08 March, 2012

A driver from Huntingdon has said he was left with a £500 repair bill for his Saab after filling up with the diesel at the Tesco forecourt in the town last month.

24-hour off licence for one forecourt… but police opposition to another
08 March, 2012

A forecourt in Sunderland has had its off licence extended so it can now sell alcohol around the clock.Despite five formal objections, Sunderland councillors have given the go ahead for Monkwearmouth Service Station to sell booze 24 hours a day.

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?