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November

Drunk driver praises "public spirited" forecourt staff

Petrol station staff have been praised by a drunk driver for seizing his keys and calling the police after he staggered across the forecourt at North Street, Wetherby, clutching an empty bottle of wine.

PRA to meet Treasury minister over vapour recovery

Nearly two and a half years after major problems regarding vapour recovery were first raised with the Government and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a Treasury minister has finally agreed to meet representatives of the PRA.

Exhibition celebrates old forecourts

A photographic exhibition celebrating old independent petrol stations in the West Country is currently under way in Devon.

Investment in c-store sector highest for two years

More local shop owners are planning to invest in their businesses than at any time over the past two years, according to the latest quarterly Voice of Local Shops survey by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS)

Man dies after accident on forecourt

Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses after a man died following an accident on a forecourt.

Caution urged over plain packaging for tobacco

The PRA has called on the Government to consider carefully the potential impact on retailers of standardised packaging for tobacco.

£10,000 stolen in ram raid

More than £10,000 has been stolen from a Hampshire petrol station after three men ram-raided their way into the building.

PRA to hold forum in Derby

The PRA’s next Regional Forum is being held in Derby on Wednesday 4 December.

Europe sets targets to boost alternative fuels

EU member states would have to ensure that specified numbers of electric vehicle recharging points and hydrogen and natural gas stations are built by 2020, under a draft directive endorsed by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee on November 26.

Sainsbury's running 10ppl-off promotion

Sainsbury’s has announced a new deep discount promotion on fuel.

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