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Badgers blamed for bovine TB in Cheshire

Badgers being blamed for bovine TB in Cheshire Photo: Press Association

A farmer from Cheshire says he's facing ruin after being forced to slaughter his cattle because of bovine TB.

Phil Latham from Nantwich desperately wants the government to allow the culling of badgers, warning that if the spread of the disease isn't stopped more farmers will go out of business.

The highly controversial cull was due to go ahead this week, but was cancelled by the Government. Opponents of the plans have welcomed the delay and say more time should now be spent looking into alternatives.