No fuel strike for Easter

The trade union Unite has confirmed there will be no fuel strike over Easter.

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Still busy at the pumps!

There'll be no fuel strike over Easter, but it's still busy at the pumps. Correspondent Andrew Pate reports from a service station in Totton, in Hampshire. Meanwhile, there's no diesel left at Fleet Services on the M3.

In Bicester, in Oxfordshire, there's only one station with all fuels available. Forecourts have been closed in parts of Dorset due to queueing motorists. And in Kent, the price of petrol and diesel has risen significantly.

Tankers will deliver for Easter

A fuel station has closed in Bicester Credit: ITV Meridian

The trade union Unite has confirmed there will be no fuel strike over Easter, as it wants to concentrate on talks to resolve the dispute with drivers. Across the region, filling stations have struggled to cope with panic buying and many forecourts have closed.

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RAC welcomes no strike news

Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, said: "Many people will have been filling up to be ready for the long journeys they are planning over the Easter break.

"This news will be a great relief to all those who thought their holidays were going to be severely disrupted.

"It should give everyone breathing space and ease the pressure at the pumps. If, after the fiasco of the past few days, ministers still want to get involved in the dispute, there is plenty of time for them to help both sides reach a negotiated solution."

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