As of Sunday the fuel prices in rural North West Northumberland will be coming down. This is the end of a 4 year campaign to make the case to central government and the EU that truly rural areas are hit by bigger transport and other associated costs. They have listened. I was up in Kielder and Bellingham barely 4 weeks ago and they were eagerly awaiting the change. It will make a big difference.
More details here: http://guyopperman.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/great-news-on-rural-fuel-rebate-ne48.html