Many thanks to the readers who have supported our air ambulance appeal to cut VAT on fuel - here's something I did for the local papers:
The county's MEP has thanked newspaper readers for their help in a major campaign to scrap VAT on fuel for the air ambulance service.
UKIP MEP Derek Clark said: "Since papers published my call for people to sign the Government petition on cutting VAT for Air Ambulances the number of signatories on the Downing Street petition has soared past the 100,000 mark, up to 130,000.
"That was what was needed for a debate on the issue in the House of Commons. Huw Bailey, who is the MP for York, has promised to take this matter forward, so we can expect something soon.
"So, well done to your readers for getting this important issue placed on the agenda. The Air Ambulance is a vital part of our emergency services. Last year alone it carried out more than 19,000 missions. Your help will save more lives. Thank you."
The petition can be found at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349