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April

E. coli used to produce fuel

E. coli bacteria, which are commonly associated with food poisoning, have been genetically modified by scientists to produce fuel that is almost identical to diesel.

Diesel stolen from Kent petrol stations

Thousands of litres of diesel have been stolen from two petrol station in Kent in a rash of thefts which have only taken place on Friday nights.

New five pound note design revealed

Details of the design for the next five pound note have been revealed by the Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King.

Appeal for witnesses after raid

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a petrol station in Crewe where a lone assistant was forced to keep serving customers while the crooks carried out the crime.

Gun pointed at assistant during robbery

A lone female assistant had a gun pointed at her and was threatened during an armed robbery at Hatton Service Station in Uttoxeter Road, Derby.

ACS calls for fair roadworks compensation

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called for retailers to be provided with proper compensation when negatively impacted by roadworks.

Londis offers members personalised web pages

Londis claims it is the first UK convenience chain to offer retailers personalised web pages for their stores. The new pages form part of the Londis consumer website, which was upgraded last year.

Motorists welcome prime minister's duty cut comment

Motoring organisations have welcomed a comment by the Prime Minister suggesting the coalition government could scrap any further fuel duty increases for the length of the current parliament.

Sainsbury's running 10ppl-off promotion

Sainsbury’s has introduced a new cut-price fuel promotion running from April 24 to April 30. Customers who spend £60 or more in store will receive a coupon entitling them to 10p off per litre of fuel when they fill up at one of the company's 280 forecourts. Customers who order their groceries online with Sainsbury’s will receive a coupon with their delivery.

Price of fuel tops list of concerns for motorists

Fuel costs remain a major concern for motorists, according to new research conducted by vehicle remarketing company BCA.

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?