A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Harlow MP E-Petition Tops 75,000 Names
More than 75,000 people agree with Robert Halfron that petrol and diesel is too expensive and want the government to do more to reduce the cost.
Mr Halfron has been telling Heart it's acting a poverty trap: "People are unable to look for jobs or even go to work because they can't afford the price of petrol. So we've got 75,000 in just over four weeks and I'm sure we will get the required target soon.
"I have been campaigning with FairFuel UK for cheaper petrol and diesel. The most important thing is stopping the planned 4p increase in fuel duty that is scheduled for January and August 2012.
"So far, the Government has delayed these plans (which were inherited from Gordon Brown) but we need to scrap them entirely.
"If we get 100,000 signatures it will help us to secure a debate in Parliament and keep this issue high up the Government's agenda.
"To have reached 75,000 names is incredible. It just shows the strength of feeling that exists over this issue and how important it is that we get a debate on this important matter."
To see the petition go to http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/347
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