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Oldbury power station sends out final flask of nuclear fuel

Oldbury now moves to a decommissioning phase aiming to make the site free of radioactive hazard by 2027. Credit: ITV West Country

Oldbury power station has sent out its final shipment of nuclear fuel.

The station in South Gloucestershire opened in 1967 but was shut down in 2011.

A team of more than 200 staff will decommission the site.

The last flask of nuclear fuel from the former Oldbury power station reactor has been sent for reprocessing. Credit: ITV West Country

Site Director, Mike Heaton says it's an end of an era.

While the site is decommissioned, the reactor buildings will be kept for at least another 80 years.

WATCH: St Paul's Carnival through the years

The future of one of the biggest events in Bristol is in doubt after losing funding.

The St Pauls Carnival attracts huge crowds - but it's only been held twice in the past four years.

The festival is a celebration of the city's Afro-Caribbean culture, and we've taken a quick look back at its history.

Organisers insist this isn't the end - and that next year's event will go ahead, despite Bristol City Council pulling funding due to what it said was a lack of confidence in the organisers.



Price of milk paid to farmers not expected to rise yet

The price of milk paid to farmers is not expected to rise until the end of this year or early next, according to a government minister.

George Eustice was giving evidence to MPs after a summer of protests by dairy farmers across the South West over the low price they get for their products.

A petition calling for the introduction of a minimum price farmers get for their milk triggered this afternoon's one-off parliamentary session.

Farming minister to be quizzed by MPs over dairy prices

George Eustice Credit: Wiktor Dabkowski / PA

The farming minister will be quizzed on the dairy industry by MPs later this afternoon.

George Eustice is being brought before the Agricultural Select Committee where he'll be cross-examined on milk prices. The session will also hear evidence from the National Farmers Union and has been called after more than 50,000 signed a petition asking the Government to introduce a minimum price.

Morrisons announce 'Milk for Farmer's Cheese'

Morrisons have announced their new brand of cheese - after a twenty four hour protest of one of their distribution centres Credit: PA

Morrisons say their new brand of cheese - with more money going to the farmers - will be available from the beginning of October.

"Milk for Farmer's cheese and milk lines", comes after meetings between Farmers for Action and the supermarket following blockades of their distribution centre in Bridgwater.

Morrison's say they're also looking into how they could develop a winter support fund for dairy farmers - another meeting on Friday will determine whether this is possible.

No turning back for farmers fighting for their livelihood

Farmers returned with their tractors to blockade the distribution depot near Bridgwater Credit: ITV News

Farmers are again protesting this evening outside the Morrisons Distribution Centre in Bridgwater.

It comes three days after they agreed to suspend action ahead of talks with the supermarket.

Farmers for Action this afternoon announced they were protesting over delays in negotiations over the price paid for milk used to make cheese.

Here's James Badman from Fathers for Action

Morrisons says the plan is still to introduce a new British Brand to help support farmers but the protesters aren't convinced.

You can watch footage from this evening's protest below:

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