Villagers’ fuel relief

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KIELDER residents refuelled in their village for the first time in four years yesterday.

The re-opening of the petrol station means 180 residents, businesses and thousands of tourists no longer need to complete a 35-mile round trip to get fuel.

The £90,000 project responsible for the turn around has been deemed a resounding success and the newly-opened un-staffed station, run by a local community group, is thought to be the only one of its kind in England.