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May

Fun and face painting at official Simply Fresh forecourt opening

The official opening of the first Simply Fresh symbol store on a forecourt, saw an extra 200-300 people come along and join in the fun last weekend.

PRA calls for Government action on illicit fuel

The Petrol Retailers’ Association has expressed concern over the rise in illicit fuel detections and has called on Government to take action.

Dye used to fight diesel theft

An initiative to fight diesel theft is increasingly being taken up by haulage firms in Derbyshire.

Fall in bank lending

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said new data published today has shown another clear decline in bank lending for the first quarter of the year.

Man attacked on forecourt

Northumbria Police are appealing for information after an assault at a petrol station in Blyth, Northumberland.

European network for charging electric cars

A new joint venture by major multinational companies is setting up a cross-European network of charging points for electric vehicles.

Supermarkets force petrol station out of business

A petrol station in York was forced to close by competition from supermarkets, documents related to a planning application have revealed.

Knifeman threatens cashier and steals cash

Hampshire Police have appealed for help in tracing a suspect after he threatened a forecourt cashier with a knife and stole several hundred pounds.

Bio-LNG filling station opens for hauliers

The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station for hauliers, built by Gasrec, has been opened by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Armed raiders caught by Flying Squad jailed

A gang of axe-wielding robbers who hospitalised two people and stole thousands of pounds from a petrol station in Essex have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years.

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