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Farmers lobby MPs

Dairy farmers from across the East have spent the day at a summit in London fighting for a fairer price for milk.

Many are worried the latest round of cuts of up to a further 2p per litre in what they're paid could force them out of the industry as well as pushing up the price of milk for consumers in the long term

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Dairy farmers worried for their future

Cows in a Cambridgeshire milking parlour
Cows in a Cambridgeshire milking parlour Credit: ITV Anglia

Dairy farmers from the East of England will be attending a national summit in Westminster today (Wednesday 11 July).

Bedfordshire farmer and President of the National Farmers' Union Peter Kendall will address the meeting together with Cambridgeshire MP and Agriculture Minister Jim Paice.

Dairy farmers fear for their future
Dairy farmers fear for their future Credit: ITV Anglia

Dairy farmers are worried that they're being forced to accept less money from their milk by some retailers.

They say many producers will be forced out of the industry.

Milk thief targets Luton nursery

Luton Police CCTV
Police want help identifying man Credit: Luton Police

Police are looking for a man after milk was stolen from Chapel Street Nursery in Luton. On four occasions in May bottles of milk delivered to the nursery and meant for the children have been stolen from the back of the premises.

Police want help identifying a man seen on CCTV entering the driveway of the nursery.

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