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Police warning after major scam hits two forecourts

John Wood ·

North Wales Police are warning petrol station owners and employees to be vigilant after a two forecourt stores lost substantial amounts of stock in a complex scam.

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Government to double funding for EV chargers on residential streets

John Wood ·

The Government has announced it will double funding for the installation of chargepoints on residential streets to £10m next year.

Euro Garages wins consent for development in Bridgnorth

John Wood ·

Euro Garages has won planning permission for a petrol filling station and convenience store next to a business park in Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

Man jailed after running over girl during drive-off

John Wood ·

A man who knocked a 12-year-old girl off her bike as he sped off to avoid paying £17.90 for fuel has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Sainsbury’s reveals proposal to add petrol station to scheme

John Wood ·

Sainsbury’s has revealed that it is considering adding a petrol station to a supermarket development that has already won planning permission.

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Steve Rodell, Christie & Co managing director, retail
Steve Rodell, Christie & Co managing director, retail
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Forecourt market remains buoyant, says Christie & Co

Merril Boulton ·

The petrol filling station market remained robust in 2019, showing a strong ongoing interest in the sector among investors, according to the latest Business Outlook from property specialist Christie & Co.

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Westmorland vice chair Laurence King
Westmorland vice chair Laurence King
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Westmorland extends Esso supply deal with Greenergy

John Wood ·

Top 50 Indie Westmorland has signed a new agreement with Greenergy for Esso fuel supply to its Gloucester Services North site on the M5, and renewed contracts for five of its other six sites.

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From left: Matthew Waite, department manager, electrification and energy management, Honda; Chris Wright, CTO Moixa; Simon Daniel, CEO Moixa; and councillor Rowena Champion, Islington Council

Islington works with Honda and Moixa to electrify its fleet

John Wood ·

Islington Council has teamed up with Honda and Moixa, a developer of smart battery and electric vehicle (EV) charging software, to help it electrify its fleet of 500-plus vehicles.

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Three men arrested on suspicion of slavery offences at car wash

John Wood ·

Lincolnshire Police officers investigating allegations of forced labour at a hand car wash have arrested three men on suspicion of modern-day slavery offences.

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Transport secretary Grant Shapps
Transport secretary Grant Shapps
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Trial of wireless charging for taxis unveiled in Nottingham

John Wood ·

A £3.4m investment in trials for wireless charging of electric taxis in Nottingham has been announced by the transport secretary.

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Government taskforce says EVs could benefit UK’s energy system

Tracy West ·

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Energy Taskforce, a government-backed organisation that brings together key players in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors, says that the effectively managed integration of EVs with the energy system could significantly improve electricity network efficiency, increase system resilience and limit the requirement to build costly new infrastructure to meet growing electricity demand.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 January 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East133.4167.40141.10128.52
East Midlands132.93141.67128.44
London133.0565.90142.23128.80
North East131.55139.57126.67
North West132.1066.90140.54127.58
Northern Ireland129.82134.61125.46
Scotland132.65139.08127.50
South East133.80141.93129.03
South West132.9567.90139.13128.12
Wales132.1064.90137.03127.13
West Midlands132.7866.57142.07128.26
Yorkshire & Humber131.9963.90141.14127.34

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