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 Visiting motorist kicked up blazes when he visited a filling station in the peninsula and found petrol was £1.79 a gallon.

‘I get my petrol for £1.49 in London,’ he raged. Filling station proprietor switched off the pump in mid flow and responded ‘well, I suggest you drive back to London, sir’.

You can’t get moving for ‘towrists’ in that wellknown establishment in Viewforth – Ladbrokes. They’re in there, day and daily, asking for change for the parking machines (when they work), for the phone, for the loo. Often they are overseas visitors who think they have to pay at Ladbrokes for the privilege of parking in Viewforth. I gather a missive is on the way to head office from local staff suggesting that, as Ladbrokes are commission agents, the company should charge a weekly fee to Highland Region, Lochaber District Council and BT.

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