Friday, 3 August 2018
Good to see Essex win another trophy in addition to Love Island. Thurrock services on the M25 topped a drivers' poll of Britain's 111 service stations as the absolute worst. The Guardian went along to the services at Thurrock. They don't sound that bad compared to other dodgy service stations, just very chain dominated with branches of Burger King, M&S, W H Smith and Costa. Plus there's some smelly showers according to the lorry drivers. The services were opened in the 1990s and are now under redevelopment. Operators Moto do score highly for euphemisms though, describing being voted a bit crap as "a negative impact on our customers preconceptions."