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27 November, 2014

Pipeline theft investigators uncover fuel laundering plants

Investigations into theft from oil pipelines in the south of England have led to the discovery of two suspected diesel laundering plants, capable of evading an estimated 12m in duty.

Links between organised crime and hand car wash outlets in West Surrey have been targeted in operations by police and other agencies at six locations.

RAC slams service on motorways

26 November, 2014

The RAC is keeping up its pressure on the motorway service stations with another critical opinion poll.

Petrol retailers are being unfairly criticised for not passing on savings to motorists as oil prices have plunged, according to the AA.



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Retail Insight

LOCATION: My target is a family owned business, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, on the A623 at the village of Calver.

Save your energy

Costs go up, profits go down. What to do? Look at operating overheads. Regular contact Stephen Vaughan, of Handbridge Services and Londis store in Chester, wants to pass on his experience with energy savings.

As we've been doing every year since 1998, we've once again taken the payroll data that PAYEPeople processes on behalf of hundreds of forecourt operators across the UK to find the real pay rates that were being paid to nearly 6,000 individual hourly-paid employees, giving a true snapshot of what's being paid.]

Day in the Life: Lisa Kemp

19 November, 2014

I live about an hour's drive from the site, so an early start is always inevitable, particularly as I have my hair and make-up to do before leaving home. But to compensate, my drive to work is through the beautiful New Forest. However, I have to be alert to avoid the ponies and other animals that often wander about oblivious to all the traffic.

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