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Dairy farmers worried for their future

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 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.


Parliamentary debate on Lotus

The Lotus production line at Hethel near Norwich Credit: ITV Anglia

The future of Lotus cars will be discussed in parliament. The Norfolk based sports car maker was owned by Proton but has now been taken over by another Malaysian company.

Senior managers at the new owners say they haven't decided what to do with Lotus.

The debate will will be lead by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon. He's calling on the Prime Minister to ensure that Lotus remains a going concern in Norfolk.

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