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Attempted murder charges after forecourt fire
31 July, 2013

A thirty five year old man from Devizes, Wiltshire, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson with intent to endanger life after a van with two occupants was set alight on a petrol station forecourt.

Rates revamp for Northern Ireland petrol stations
31 July, 2013

Forecourt businesses in Northern Ireland are being urged to submit forms needed for the revaluation of business rates in the province.

Armed robbery at Total garage in Derbyshire
31 July, 2013

Two men have robbed the Total petrol station in Mickleover, Derbyshire.

Police CCTV van targets crime at Tesco forecourt
31 July, 2013

Police in Watford have been deploying a police CCTV van at a Tesco petrol station to deter drive-offs and detect other car crime, according to a report in the Watford Observer.

Number planning to use franchised dealers increases
31 July, 2013

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has welcomed a report showing the number of consumers planning to use a franchised dealer for servicing is increasing.

BAT launches e-cigarette in UK
31 July, 2013

British American Tobacco (BAT) has become the first tobacco manufacturer to launch an e-cigarette in the UK.

Police hand mini cameras to vulnerable retailers
31 July, 2013

Retailers in Edinburgh who have been subjected to a series of hate crimes are to be given mini body cameras by police to capture images of their attackers.

Merril Boulton: Card charge
07 August, 2013

Top of the agenda this month has been the move by the European Commission to limit the scandalous and excessive charges retailers pay for processing credit and debit card payments (see News page 5, and News Extra on page 10).

Change on the cards
07 August, 2013

The news that the European Commission is to introduce limits on the charges retailers pay for processing credit card and debit card payments has been welcomed by the PRA, but chairman Brian Madderson said a lot more still needs to be done to address problems in this area.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month: Applegreen Fairies Cross, Oakpark Road, Tralee, Co Kerry
07 August, 2013

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Applegreen Fairies Cross is located in the Republic of Ireland on the outskirts of Tralee, the county town of County Kerry. It is a corner site with a lot of passing traffic and is near the Kerry Technology Park and the Tralee Pitch & Putt Club.

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?