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After the Tour ..... the tourists take notice

The Tour de France showcased to the world the best of what Yorkshire has to offer. And the latest tourism polls show that the world took notice.

A quarter of people surveyed in the UK now want to visit, after seeing the tour's success. The excitement - and economy - generated by Le Grand Depart remains in many of the towns and villages. Jonny Blair reports from Hawes in North Yorkshire.

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Fuel: Prices could be cut in rural North Yorkshire

Fuel prices in Hawes, North Yorkshire,  could be cut
Fuel prices in Hawes, North Yorkshire, could be cut Credit: Press Association

Drivers in Hawes in North Yorkshire could see their fuel prices cut. It comes as part of the UK's application to the European Commission to extend the rural fuel rebate scheme.

The town was judged to meet strict criteria, for example showing pricing similar to that of islands currently eligible for discount.

The UK now needs to gain approval for the expanded scheme from the EC. If approved, it could cut up to five pence from the price of a litre.

The final decision on the scheme is expected next year.

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