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Rural communities short-changed

People in rural communities are paying too much for fuel and goods in local shops, according to the Office of Fair Trading. The government consumer watchdog talked to residents of Okehampton and Hatherleigh in Devon as part of a nationwide survey.

It found that high prices in shops and filling stations couldn't always be explained by their rural location. The OFT's report also calls for better internet links and favourable tax policies.

Rural communities short-changed according to nationwide survey Credit: ITV Westcountry


'Touch & Go' on fuel supplies as drivers continue to queue

The manager of one of Plymouth's two main fuel depots has said it could run dry if demand continues at the current rate.

Rob Brailsford, the depot manager for Chevron Texaco at Cattedown says it's "touch and go" if fuel supplies will last until the next shipment arrives at the start of next week. The depot normally supplies between 120 and 130 tankers of fuel a day but this has now risen to around 180.

Drivers continue to queue Credit: ITV Westcountry

Queues have continued to build at petrol stations across the south west this morning with drivers saying they're not prepared to take any chances.

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