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October

UK applies to EC to extend rural fuel rebate scheme
18 October, 2013

The UK government has submitted an application to the European Commission (EC) to extend the rural fuel rebate scheme to 10 new towns.

New motorcycle and scooter sales up 8%
18 October, 2013

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show sales were up 8% compared with September 2012. Under 50cc scooter sales were down 12.7% last month, while over 50cc motorcycle sales increased by 11.4%.

Scottish First Minister tries to broker Grangemouth truce
18 October, 2013

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond is trying to broker a “truce” in the dispute that has led to the Ineos petrol refinery at Grangemouth in Scotland being shut down.

AA praises independents for helping to reduce prices
18 October, 2013

Independent petrol retailers have been praised by the AA for their contribution towards the biggest monthly fall in petrol prices in five years.

Grangemouth refinery will remain shut down
16 October, 2013

The owners of the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland say the site will remain shut down despite the Unite union’s decision to call off a 48-hour strike planned to start on Sunday.

Sewell Group sets up link with community group
16 October, 2013

Top 50 Indie Sewell Group has announced a new partnership deal to provide support for a local community group.

Man charged with robbing service station
16 October, 2013

A man has been remanded into custody, charged with robbery, after an incident at a service station in Northwood, Hertfordshire last week.

Armed robbery at Norfolk forecourt
16 October, 2013

A police helicopter was scrambled to help search for an armed robber after an attack on a forecourt in Norfolk.

Government cuts National Insurance costs
16 October, 2013

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed the introduction of the National Insurance Contributions Bill to Parliament, which could save local shops up to £2,000 a year.

PRA still urges caution over Grangemouth
16 October, 2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association is continuing to urge affected retailers to increase fuel stocks following news that the Grangemouth oil refinery will remain shut.

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?