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Petition launched on high fuel costs.

A PETITION has been launched to urge the government to tackle high fuel and energy prices in Coventry.

Organisers hope to collect thousands of signatures to present to Coventry's three Labour MPs at the Houses of Parliament on October 22.

The petition urges the government to cap fuel prices and to increase the winter fuel allowance this year in line with soaring energy bills.

Copies of the petition - organised by the British Pensioners and Trade Union Action Association (BPTUAA) and partner groups - are available to sign in the Star Express Cafe at Pool Meadow bus station in Fairfax Street, city centre.

Alan Wilkins, of the Coventry and Warwickshire branch of the BPTUAA, said: "The situation in this country is absolutely ludicrous.

"Rising energy prices have had a quite devastating effect and many older or disabled people now have to stay at home because they can't afford to go out.

"But it's not just older and disabled people who are affected, it's everyone, so we hope everyone will sign our petition."
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Date:Sep 16, 2008
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