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Dairy farmers 'staring into the abyss', union representative tells ITV News

A representative from a key farmers union has told ITV News dairy farmers are "staring into the abyss" at the beginning of 2016 after a key retailer said it was slashing the price it pays for milk.

The Chairman of the National Farmers Union dairy board Rob Harrison said it looked like being a particularly bleak year for dairy farmers and warned that the industry was in absolute crisis.

Meanwhile dairy farmers from another group are planning a march on Downing Streetas the row over milk prices deepens.

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Record numbers of starlings on Somerset Levels

Record numbers of starling have been roosting on the Somerset Levels this Winter Credit: ITV News

Record numbers of starling have been roosting on the Somerset Levels this Winter.

The flock of half a million starling were recorded by conservationists from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, who claim it was the biggest number they've seen for years.

Record numbers of starling have been roosting on the Somerset Levels this Winter. Credit: ITV News
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