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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:

The farmers blockade is back at Bridgwater

The farmers and their tractors are back blockading the Morrisons Distribution Depot near Bridgwater Credit: Rob Bethell

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.

Morrisons says the plan is still to introduce a new British Brand to help support farmers

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Dairy farmers in talks with supermarket giant

Farmers protested outside Morrisons' distribution depot near Bridgwater on Monday 25 August Credit: ITV News

Dairy farmers are due to hold a meeting with Morrisons later to discuss whether to commit to a Milk for Farmers cheese brand.

It follows a protest at the supermarket's distribution depot in Bridgwater on Monday night in which dairy farmers called for a fair price for the milk that goes into products like cheese.

Morrisons has already pledged to produce a special milk and cheese brand that would see more money going back to the farmers.

Farmers fight for a "fair price" for milk

Hundreds of dairy farmers have once again been demonstrating over the price they receive for milk.

400 farmers blocked the entrance to the Morrisons distribution centre in Bridgwater last night (24 August) - this time to highlight their campaign to get a better price for the milk they sell to make cheese.

Today they told ITV News the protests will continue until a fair deal is reached.

You can watch Jonty Messer's report below:

Morrisons says that its statement issued a fortnight ago still stands:

Statement 14.08.2015

We know that the dairy farming community faces a tough winter.

We announced earlier this week that we are creating a new brand of milk Morrisons Milk for Farmers where 10 pence per litre goes back to Arla farmers.

Today, we are also announcing that we will do the same on cheese by creating a Milk for Farmers cheddar cheese priced at a retail premium of 34 pence-a-pack above our standard Morrisons cheddar price to deliver the equivalent of 10p-a-litre back to farmers who supply the milk.

We are also pleased to announce that we are going to increase our offer to our processors for the liquid milk element of our processed fresh milk to a minimum price of 26 pence a litre from later this month and through the winter.

This month, we will continue discussions with our cheese processor about other initiatives that will help their dairy farmers.

We hope that this offer along with the other initiatives we have announced this week will help our suppliers to better support British dairy farmers.

– Morrisons spokesperson

Farmers are back blockading Morrison's in Bridgwater

Hundreds of dairy farmers from across the West Country are back at the Morrison's depot near Bridgwater after talks over milk prices fell down.

David Handley from Farmers for Action says that, although they agreed a deal over liquid milk with the supermarket giant, they were unable to come to a similar arrangement with the milk supplied for cheese.

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Farmers block Tesco distribution centre

Farmers blocked the Tesco distribution centre at Avonmouth late last night - in the ongoing battle over falling dairy prices. The Farmers for Action group organised the protest in the latest of demonstrations over money.

Farmers protest at Avonmouth Credit: Farmers for Action
Farmers protest at Avonmouth Credit: Farmers for Action

Supermarket milk protest founder: 'We are struggling, and we need support'

Becky Robertson from Chipping Sodbury started the Milk Trolley Challenge. Credit: ITV News

A farmer from South Gloucestershire has been speaking about why she turned the plight of dairy farmers into a national cause.

Farmer Becky Robertson from Chipping Sodbury started the Milk Trolley Challenge, in which farmers buy up a supermarket's entire stock of milk in protest.

Protests like this over the price farmers are paid for a pint have led to Morrisons proposing a premium farmer's brand and Asda pledging to increase prices.

Cyclist who died after van crash 'had a bright future ahead'

Zak Pople died in hospital five days after a crash with van in Bridgwater. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a young cyclist who died after a crash in Bridgwater last week have paid an emotional tribute to him.

21-year-old Zak Pople from Woolavington in Somerset died in hospital five days after his bike collided with a van on the A39 Bristol Road.

“Zak was a caring, loving young lad who had a bright future ahead of him.

“Zak will be missed by many that knew him and he will be forever in our hearts.

“Please can the family be left to grief for the sad, tragic loss of a loving son, brother, uncle”

– Family of Zak Pople
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