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Day in the Life: Robert Campbell

It's been another sleepless night thanks to either me thinking about the business, or the two kids bed hopping or both. Then it's a 45-minute commute to work, which gives me time to come round and fine tune plans for the day. I also use this time to check and see whether anything needs my urgent attention.

Day in the Life: Andrew Owens - the have-a-go entrepreneur

My home is in the South West of England, but our customers, staff and operations are spread right across the country, so my working day is generally based around travel. I don't have a typical working routine, and neither do I have a room or a desk in any of the Greenergy offices. I use the offices as touch-down pads and I sit with my laptop at one of the open-plan desks, wherever the action is.

Day in the Life: A great team spirit at GB Oils drives Ramsay on

I am not an early morning person but will invariably be up by 6am. I have an arrangement with 'Mrs Mac' that in return for helping our boys get ready for school, she makes me a hearty bowl of porridge. Yes, I have porridge every morning!

Day in the Life: Variety means the days fly by for Murco's Mike

My day invariably starts off with the Tarzan call of the Chris Evans' breakfast show at 6.30am (not everyone's cup of tea I know, but the show gets me off to a good start). The first and possibly most difficult task of the day is getting my teenage son out of bed to make sure he's on time for the school bus at 7.15am! If time permits (and just to keep up with my partner's daily gym visits!), I go for a swim a couple of mornings a week and find it sets me up well for the day ahead.

Day in the Life: Raj Krishan

My alarm goes off on a week day at 4.45am yes am! Then the first job of the day is to motivate myself to get up while wiping the drool from my mouth (joke). Seriously though, my day starts by checking my emails and messages ensuring that I deal with anything that needs an urgent response (it's a 24-hour business!).

Day in the Life: Jason Tamplin

My alarm goes off at 6.10am but I'm not a great morning person so I will have another sneaky 10 minutes in bed.

Day in the Life: There's no such thing as a typical day for James

I've always considered myself more of a night owl than an early bird but it's impossible to ignore the wife's 6.30am alarm. For her, living in Kent and working in London means an early train commute and for me, it's a grumpy start and taxi duty to the station before heading to the office for arrival between 8am and 8.30am.

Day in the Life: Simon MacKay

The alarm goes off at 6.30am and Jess my four-year-old Labrador immediately comes bounding up the stairs and leaps on the bed. She knows it's time for her breakfast and that all-important morning walk across the fields. This is the best time of the day as it gives me time to focus on the day ahead. Breakfast is normally consumed while I check my emails on the iPhone and any Flow web reports. This system is a must as it constantly catches our sites' sales and tells me what time the first and last sale was at all the sites and important things like if there have been no coffee or car wash sales. A quick phone call to check that maintenance has been called to fix the problem can speed up downtime. More importantly, the manager knows that I know the machine is down!

Day in the Life: Sabrina Cader

It is fair to say that I am not a morning person. After hitting the alarm's snooze button several times, it is my husband's threats that I will be late and left behind that drag me from bed. We aim to get a 7.55am train to London together, but we seldom make it. To compensate I have to buy him coffee. I buy coffee quite a lot!

Day in the Life: Looking after the locals is key for Louise Hammond

My day begins with the earth moving for me. Sadly, as I live near a railway line that just means the 6.40am train is passing by. At least it gets me out of bed in time to pick up my dog, Billy, from where he'll be sitting by the treat drawer and take him out for his daily walk. It has to be done, rain or shine, and if the train didn't wake me up he probably would.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 October 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.12139.79127.55
East Midlands131.62139.76127.57
London131.82140.67128.38
North East131.03141.66126.72
North West131.3657.70141.67127.65
Northern Ireland129.55131.90125.63
Scotland132.15138.51127.55
South East132.5757.90140.14128.33
South West131.8867.90138.74127.41
Wales131.2464.90135.72126.82
West Midlands131.33140.68127.66
Yorkshire & Humber131.0784.90140.64127.33

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