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Petrol prices go up again

The cost of filling up your car has gone up since the start of the year Credit: PA

New figures show the price of petrol has risen again.

It now costs £3.50 a week more compared to at the start of the year according to the AA.

But diesel prices higher to subsidise lower petrol prices.

Heating oil prices have dropped by a half from a year ago.

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Thousands of school places handed out

It's been a tense day for parents whose children go to school for the first time this September - as they've been finding out if their sons and daughters have got into the infant and primary classes they wanted.

Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports on the relief and disappointment. She spoke to mum Charlotte Howard and other parents, Ty Goddard from The Education Foundation, Hampshire County Council's Director of Children's Services, John Coughlan, and headteacher Libby Wyatt.

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