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  1. Published on: 26/09/2021 05:00 PMReported by: editor
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    Headlines from the major UK news outlets as at 17:30 today Sunday 26th September.

    BBC - Fuel supply: Visas won't solve petrol supply issues - retailers

    TELEGRAPH - Don’t blame Brexit for driver shortages – our brainless bureaucracy is the real culprit

    GUARDIAN - Grant Shapps hits out at ‘manufactured’ crisis as drivers panic-buy fuel

    SKY NEWS - Fuel supply crisis: Grant Shapps blames haulage group for creating 'manufactured situation' as pump chaos continues

    INDEPENDENT - Petrol panic-buying leaves one third of garages empty, says BP

    DAILY MAIL - Panic at the pumps: Ambulance crashes into car waiting for fuel and police queue-jump to fill-up as MORE petrol stations close... and now Grant Shapps admits HGV driver shortage could take 'YEARS' to fix

    EXPRESS - Remainer HGV boss accused of sparking petrol shortage 'panic and chaos'

    MIRROR - Ambulance on 999 call crashes into car in petrol station queue amid panic buying

    THE SUN - DRIVEN MAD Cops forced to jump queue for vital fuel as ambulance CRASHES into traffic waiting for petrol while rushing to emergency

    QLOCAL ASKS: Where are the headlines that say:

    • There is no shortage of fuel
    • No need to panic buy
    • Think about key workers before topping up your tank


    Before filling up we suggest people remind themselves of this video of a nurse who couldn't buy food when the selfish panic buying occurred in March 2020.


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  4. editor says:26/09/2021 05:30 PM
    We asked for comments on facebook about the panic buying.

    Some of the replies received were:

    I've got a week's work of mowing that now won't be getting done because I've no fuel for the mowers and strimmers. This unseasonably mild spell has extended the season
    No fuel at 4 petrol stations near us. We go to Cornwall Friday, and that won't be happening on ¼tank of fuel
    The petroleum place near to me has put their price up by 14p , there’s not a shortage once a shortage of delivery , diabolical trick
    I wasn’t too worried when I went shopping Friday as I had enough for going to mums and then 2 days of going to work. Then I started to worry what if I couldn’t get petrol on Tuesday. Needed to see mum but 60 miles round journey and potentially non left to work.
    All petrol stations had massive queues so i went out 8.30 pm Friday night filled up 4 days earlier so I could sleep easy and know I could work and visit mum.
    It’s alright saying don’t panic buy and stick to your routine but others have forced the issue as I wouldn’t have darent leave myself short and couldn’t go to work
    No diesel in Southport!
    It’s shocking in Darlington, my mam works for shell, people fighting taking Jerry cans 10+ to fill up every fuel station in Darlington empty
    Morrisons, tesco closed, none in much hoole or tarleton , charnock richard services is the best bet for now in our area
    BP Wigan 144.9 unleaded … disgusting
    I have just under quarter of a tank of diesel and a 200 mile weekly commute. If I can't find fuel then I can't get to work
    I have enough until Tuesday then I don't know what I will. Do, I would go on my bike but due to an injury I can't it's stupid, who's going to support those I look after if I can't get to work
    I went to Tesco, no queue, filled up and off I went.
    I cannot believe the audacity of the news today though, they caused this mess by going on and on and on that WOULD run out and now they're claiming Joe public ignored warnings not to panic buy!

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  6. The PNP says:26/09/2021 06:37 PM
    Well, despite putting in a good few dozen miles this weekend, the bikes 'tank' (my digestive tract) is as full as ever!

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  8. editor says:26/09/2021 06:43 PM
    It gets worse, Daily Mail online main story title just now

    Up to 90 per cent of forecourts are out of fuel and the rest are running out quickly as chaos at the pumps sees ambulance crash into car waiting to fill up, while Grant Shapps admits HGV driver shortage could take YEARS to fix

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  10. TowerAndSteeple says:26/09/2021 08:38 PM
    If QLocal's official position is to criticise media outlets for stoking panic-buying of fuel, you might like to have a word with your Ormskirk reporter Roger Blaxall, who tried to whip up fears of fuel shortages in the town yesterday despite his photographs appearing to show what appears to be a normal situation at a local filling station:

    https://ormskirk.qlocal.co.uk/ormski...k-55052409.htm
    Last edited by TowerAndSteeple; 26/09/2021 at 09:09 PM.

  11. The PNP says:26/09/2021 08:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by editor View Post
    It gets worse, Daily Mail online main story title just now
    The (turkey) fat is certainly hitting the fan now......Goes to show how as a nation, we're so totally addicted to fossil-fuels. Imo, the sooner this sorry state of dependence on oil is broken the better!

  12. Ceam says:26/09/2021 11:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by The PNP View Post
    The (turkey) fat is certainly hitting the fan now......Goes to show how as a nation, we're so totally addicted to fossil-fuels. Imo, the sooner this sorry state of dependence on oil is broken the better!
    Says the chimney sweep.

    Such a hypocrite.

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  14. justbecause says:27/09/2021 11:00 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ceam View Post
    Says the chimney sweep.

    Such a hypocrite.
    Hahaha.

  15. The PNP says:27/09/2021 04:57 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ceam View Post
    Says the chimney sweep.

    Such a hypocrite.
    How so? Fyi, I use bikes and an electric vehicle for personal transport.

    Btw, the only 'sweeping' the business does, is provided foc annually as part of the generous
    five-year guarantee/service package that our customers receive with every newly installed stove.... Aftercare is our middle name!
    Last edited by The PNP; 27/09/2021 at 05:48 PM.


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