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NFU boss backs milk crisis

The new president of the national farmers union of Scotland was in Dumfries and Galloway today to give assurances that the dairy industry will be a key concern for him.

Allan Bowie was sworn into his new post last month, and now he's looking forward to giving farmers in our region the best deal they can for selling their milk.

Our reporter Fiona McIlwraith went along to meet him.



Deadline for objections to five mile fence

There are plans to build a five mile fence like this one Credit: ITV Border

Today is the deadline for objections to plans to build a five mile fence across part of the Lake District fells.

United Utilities says it needs the fence, near Thirlmere, to stop sheep from damaging the land and polluting water supplies.

Opponents say it would harm the landscape and that there isn't enough evidence to justify the plans.

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