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Farmers wants his village to be self-sufficient for food

The drive for one Cambridgeshire village to grow most of its own food. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A farmer from Cambridgeshire wants the village he lives in to become as self-sufficient as possible with people selling produce they've grown in their gardens or allotments.

Anthony Davison says growers could sell their surplus produce in the local shop and pub. He believes it would encourage people from Alconbury Weston near Huntingdon to appreciate locally grown food - rather than shopping in big supermarkets.

Kim Sewell who runs the village pub, the White Hart, says she would welcome the chance to put more local produce on her menu.

Mr Davison already runs the national website BigBarn.co.uk, a community interest company which helps people to find local food producers they can buy from.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sascha Williams

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Hot competition to find Britain's best curry

A chef perfects his creation. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The annual Curry Chef awards will take place in Northampton today.

Cooks from all over the country will be competing to get their dish named as the best in Britain. The winner will be given their award at a ceremony in London next month,

The challenge sees 30 chefs from 10 different regions showcase their skills by creating a dish from a 'mystery basket' of ingredients in just 45 minutes.

Stilton fight goes on

Stilton in Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

The North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara says the fight to allow people in the village of Stilton to name the cheese they produce after the village will continue.

He joined a meeting between villagers and the food minister, and described the discussions as very useful. There are now plans for future talks.

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Food producers win regional awards

Three food producers in the region have won the East of England Co-op's Producer of the Year awards.

Colin Gray, Director of Rossi Ice Cream

Rossi Ice Cream from Southend have scooped the Essex award. Buxton Potato Company have won for Norfolk and Lane Farm Country Foods from Brundish, near Woodbridge, have been voted producer of the year for Suffolk.

Tim Briscoe from Buxton Potato Company

All three producers now go through to the national finals.

The Whitehead family from Lane Farm Country Foods
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