A lorry full of sheep which was set to sail from the Port of Ramsgate has been turned away because of animal welfare concerns. It's believed some livestock may have been injured. RSPCA and government inspectors are investigating.
Now, it's all been a bit of a mystery. How did a flock of sheep turn up on their own, in a village in Sussex? Yes, the animals - all fifty of them - were found wandering around Chiddingly (pronounced Chidding-lie) near Lewes. So were they dumped, or had they escaped?
Well, it's all been a bit woolly, until now! Malcolm Shaw has the story.
Live export protestors outside Ashford Cattle Market today. Demonstrators are also gathering at Canterbury Crown Court where the trial is due to start of exporters accused of transporting sheep not fit to travel. The charge relates to the deaths of 45 sheep at the Port of Ramsgate last September.
Farmers on the South Downs are asking dog owners to keep their pets on their leads when they are around sheep, after a number of serious attacks.
At this time of year, many ewes are pregnant and may miscarry their lambs if they feel stressed. Police are warning the dog owners that they could face prosecution if their animals are out of control around livestock. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The interviewees are: Tim Armour, a farmer; and Jan Knowlson - a ranger for the South Downs National Park.