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Farming chiefs to meet Government for dairy crisis talks

Farmers blocked the Tesco distribution centre at Avonmouth on Sunday night. Credit: Farmer for Action

Farming industry leaders will meet with Government ministers today in a bid to thrash out a deal amid the ongoing dairy crisis.

A number of protests have been staged recently by farmers who say milk is being sold in supermarkets for less than it costs to produce.

Supermarkets Asda, Aldi and Morrisons have already agreed to pay farmers more for milk.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss will host a summit with the presidents of four farming unions in central London to discuss further measures to help the industry.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph at the weekend, Ms Truss said: "We need to make sure that our producers are able to meet the challenges they face so that they can capitalise on the growing interest in food provenance, standards and safety to capture more of the market at home and abroad."

Survey: How much does a pint of milk really cost?

As protests by farmers over the price of milk continue, ITV News Central's Bob Warman has taken to the streets of Birmingham to see if you know how much a pint of milk costs.

Guesses varied wildly from 50p to £1.80 - and not many people we asked still buy milk in pints.


Bob asks: Do you know how much a pint of milk costs?

As farmers continue to protest over milk prices, ITV News Central's Bob Warman has been out on the streets of Birmingham to see if you really know how much a pint of milk costs.

Do you have a better idea than the people he met?

Join us at 6pm on ITV to find out.

Police appeal over missing elderly women with dementia

88 year old Sheila Willis suffers from dementia Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for help in finding an 88-year-old woman with dementia.

Sheila Willis has been missing from the Coundon area of Coventry for more than two hours.

Members of the public are asked to call 101 if they see Sheila.

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