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Fuel panic

Watford’s car drivers and motorist-commuters using the town went “berserk” following the Chancellor’s Tuesday budget announcement that petrol would immediately jump by 5 1/2p a gallon. There were queues, some more than a quarter of a mile long, at many garages and Paul Jeffery, manager of Hirus Vehicles


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