Petrol prices - according to the AA - are forcing drivers off the road. A litre of unleaded has gone more than six pence a litre since the begining of the year and many families and companies are struggling with the cost. Fred and Sangeeta link to Kerry Swain.
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A 10 week dip in petrol prices has bottomed out according to the Hampshire based AA, which warns that drivers should expect a rise in prices over the coming few weeks.
At it's peak in mid April petrol prices across the Meridian region were 142.48p. This week petrol is averaging 132.18p across the South, but has started to rise again.
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Many independent petrol retailers report that 'drive-away' petrol theft is increasing. The rising cost of petrol has sparked a series of so called bilking incidents in our region.
Fresh talks aimed at averting strikes by fuel tanker drivers are to be held next week, raising hopes that industrial action can be averted. The conciliation service Acas announced that leaders of the Unite union and officials from six distribution companies will meet on Monday.
Talks aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers' dispute will be held on Wednesday, Acas announced today.
John Ryall reports on how the fuel shortage is affecting the south east.