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MP welcomes postponement of badger cull

Nottingham North MP welcomes postponement of planned badger cull Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nottingham North MP Graham Allen has welcomed the postponement of the government's planned badger cull, but says other measures need to be considered to control the spread of TB in cattle.

Mr Allen, who opposes the cull, will raise his concerns at a debate in Parliament later.

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MP to discuss impact of disability fund closure

MP Graham Allen will discuss the impact of the closure of Independent living fund Credit: ITV Central

The MP for Nottingham North, Graham Allen will meet with the Disability Minister Esther McVey later to discuss the impact of the closure of the UK's Independent Living Fund based in Nottingham.

More than 120 people are employed at the office which provides financial support to severely disabled people. The government says it will only support the fund until 2015.