1998 Ford Puma

Electrical problem
1998 Ford Puma Manual 94000 miles

My fuel gauge counter/dial on the dash has very recently stopped working and now is stuck showing a full tank of fuel.
I am therefore unable to read how much fuel is in the tank which I believe to be roughly 1/2 a tank.
however when I go to fill her up I can barely get any fuel in !?
What is wrong and how do I go about getting this rectified?
any help with this is much appreciated as I need my car to get to work for the fire service and I live 50 miles away from work. Nitemare!
June 3, 2009.

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