Leeds-based supermarket giant lowers fuel prices this weekend

Asda has dropped the price of fuel this weekend.
Asda has dropped the price of fuel this weekend.
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Leeds-based supermarket giant Asda has dropped the price of unleaded petrol today - despite saying it would not take part in the Black Friday discount day.

It is knocking four pence off a litre of fuel across its 277 petrol stations for three days, and drivers can expect to pay 99.7p per litre on unleaded and 103.7p per litre on diesel.

The price cut takes the cost of a litre of unleaded petrol below £1 for the first time since 2009.

On Monday, Asda will revert back to its original price of 103.7p on unleaded and 106.7p per litre on diesel.

The discounts will have added impact following the freeze on fuel duty announced in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday.

However Edmund King, AA president, warned that a cut in fuel prices beyond Black Friday is what is really needed to help UK drivers.

He said: “Apart from marketing gimmicks, pump prices haven’t been below £1 per litre for five and a half years.

“Some drivers may wonder why petrol isn’t one pound per litre across the board with oil trading at under 50 US dollars per barrel.”

Asda president and CEO, Andy Clarke, said: “The Chancellor’s freeze on fuel duty is what our customers were hoping for. We’d urge the Chancellor to continue with a freeze on fuel duty in the March Budget to help maintain discretionary income levels for families.”

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “Due to the latest dip in the crude oil price we had predicted that the most price-competitive fuel retailers would soon be selling petrol for £1 so it is great to see that landmark price is now available across the country at the most expensive time of year.

“Even though this promotion only lasts for three days it will help to bring prices down at forecourts nationwide.

“While we are some way from seeing the average petrol price reach £1, prices at more and more retailers should be getting ever closer to that figure.”

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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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