Latest Red diesel Stories

2008-06-26 18:02:53

By OWEN HUGHES AN ERUPTION of fuel thefts in North Wales has put motorists, farmers and rural homes on the front line of a crime wave. North Wales Police revealed fuel thefts have doubled in the last six months compared with the same period in 2007, as petrol and diesel prices spiral. The force reported record rates of fuel being siphoned from car tanks and motorists fleeing filling stations without paying. Officers have also witnessed a surge in red diesel thefts from farmers and...

2008-06-18 00:00:00

Many petrol stations have been affected by the fuel tanker drivers' strike. Here is a snapshot of the situation at some of the stations in the area as of yesterday evening: Winning Post Filling Station, Clyst St Mary: Only has unleaded and staff do not know when they will be getting deliveries for diesel. Cornwall Garage, Exmouth Road, Exton: All fuel in stock. Telegraph Hill Service Station, Longdown Only has diesel but is expecting deliveries of petrol tomorrow Winning Post,...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.