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Chippies take a battering as the price of spuds soar

Chips are set to soar in price after one of the coldest winters ever.

Rain, snow and ice has led to the lowest yield and poorest quality crops since the drought of 1976.

Paul Robinson's family has had a fish and chip shop in Chelmsford in Essex since 1950. Last year a 55lb bag of potatoes cost him £6.50, it's now double that and by June it's expected to be £17.

Natalie Gray reports.(Interviews - Paul Robinson, chip shop owner. Rod Garnham, Corkers Crisps and Tim Papworth, farmer)

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