SEP 00] FUEL PROTESTS
Petrol Dribbles Back, But Chaos Continues
returning to the forecourts of Coventry and Warwickshire, but it
had led to long queues and a minority still prefer to siphon
other vehicles rather than queue up.
Each of main
local towns seems to have at least one supply of fuel, but as
soon as the location is broadcast the service station attracts
been given to the major trunk roads and motorways. Petrol is
available on the A444 Bedworth bypass and A46 Warwick bypass,
plus motorway services.
lost the chance of a Royal Visit when Prince Charles did not
make the trip to see an RSC production last night.
offered to get him to the theatre, he declined the offer and
said he did not consider himself to be a priority case.
general has been falling throughout the fuel crisis. But there
has been an upsurge in the number of cars being raided for their
There were two
further incidents in the Atherstone area overnight, added to
those in Nuneaton and Warwick earlier in the week.
Midland Red is running a normal timetable today until 7pm, then
there will be no buses in the evening – the same as the last
It intends to
run a normal Saturday services, but no buses at all on Sunday,
school buses are also not running until further notice.
Midlands said it will run a normal service into next week.
are still running to time, and are reported to be busier than
normal. Central Trains said it can keep going until Monday -
other operators foresee no problems.
A special open
day planning for the Coventry City Council’s Crematorium has
been cancelled and should take place next month.
head of bereavement services, said:
the fuel crisis seem to be approaching an end, I really
can’t see people coming along on Sunday to give us their
views about improvement services for bereaved families when
it’s more likely they will need to be out buying bread and
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