Talks between fuel tanker drivers and their employers now extended by a week

Fuel strike talks extended

A deadline for talks aimed at settling a dispute between fuel tanker drivers and their employers has been extended by a week.

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Good news for motorists as fuel prices fall in the East

After hitting an all time high earlier this year, there's some good news for motorists, as petrol prices are now at their lowest in more than two years.

They've fallen by 9p per litre, from £1.40 in September to £1.31 now.

Diesel prices at the pumps remain slightly higher, but have dropped to 138p.

Edmund King from the AA explains why the prices might have fallen.

Fuel prices heading for record high

UK petrol sales have fallen to their lowest level in 23 years according to the government, and it's being put down to the rocketing cost of fuel.

By Easter it's predicted prices could reach record levels. According to the AA, petrol's already risen 6.24 pence per litre since January.

The increase means the average two-car family's monthly petrol cost has gone up by £13.25.

Petrol now stands at more than £1.38 a litre while diesel is at an average of £1.45 a litre. But here in East Anglia it's even more, making this region the most expensive in the country.

Robert Halfon, who's the MP for Harlow and has campaigned over the years to keep fuel prices down. See his interview on ITV News Anglia below.

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Scammers con drivers

Drivers are being urged not to fall victim to scammers who are operating in Cambridgeshire.

Conmen have been flagging down vehicles near petrol stations and supermarket car parks, claiming they need money for fuel.

They either offer fake jewellery or try to persuade the victim to hand over money.

An 84-year-old man handed over £20 to a man outside Tesco in Milton who claimed he needed the money for fuel and a 67-year-old woman handed over £80 to a man claiming to have run out of petrol in Littleport.

New fuel proposals

The Unite union say they have reached a possible deal with fuel companies who are currently in talks over their pay and conditions.

The union say they are satisfied they have a set of proposals, currently confidential to present to its members - but it does not mean the threat of strike action has been lifted.

The tanker drivers still have to agree with the terms.

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Fuel tanker drivers rule out strike at Easter - but demands continue to rise

Fuel tanker drivers have ruled out a strike at Easter. But it's done little to ease the pressure at the pumps.

Demand for fuel continues to rise causing shortages and long queues at many petrol stations across our region.

On the eve of the Easter break that's causing concern for people trying to get away and the tourism businesses hoping for a much needed boost.

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