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5 March, 2015

Fireball injures staff at filling station

Four staff have been hurt by a mini fireball at an operator-run BP filling station at Spring Hill in Birmingham, according to local press reports. The fireball was caused by a fan heater in the shop.

Rontec’s Shop’ N Drive chain is aiming to raise up to £1m for the national sight loss charity RNIB after it chose it as its first charity of the Year.

Retailers need to continue to look for ways to improve their forecourt and convenience offer, and how they engage with customers whether that is face to face or increasingly online, David Moss general manager for Shell’s northern European retail business told the audience at last night’s (February 26) Top 50 Indies dinner to celebrate the publication of the latest listing.

BP has re-signed the Carsley Group, a Top 50 Indie company, for a further five years in a deal worth more than 45mlpa of fuel. The nine-site strong Carsley Group has been with BP since 1998.



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LOCATION: The Falcon Garage at Tadley is located on the A340, where it snakes around the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) towards Aldermaston.

Knock-down prices: Nothing like a makeover to start the year. And if you want your place to look like a million dollars or should I say pounds, then you might have to spend that much.

It's difficult to avoid using hyperbole when describing the current fall in pump prices: unparalleled is one adjective that springs to mind. Even those of us who've been involved in this business for 30 or more years struggle to remember anything quite like it.

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02 February, 2015

The mayhem starts at 5.45am when I get up and try my best to walk our two dogs. Easier said than done, especially when they're having a 'diva day' and refusing to move from their beds. Then it's time to make sure that my son and my partner are all set for the day.

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