A farmer from Leicestershire, who lost 40 per cent of his flock to a fatal virus, has welcomed the news that a vaccine is now available.
Charles Sercome lost £10,000 worth of livestock to the Schmallenburg Virus, which spreads when midges bite pregnant ewes, causing lambs to develop severe abnormalities.
Evidence suggests that the disease was brought into the UK from infected midges blown across the Channel.
More top news
Clouds and showers around today and tomorrow.
The daughter of a paedophile from Birmingham says her father should face the death penalty for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl.
As Birmingham is revealed as one of the most stressful cities in the UK, here are the top 10 things which stress us out.