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Cider company begins investment programme

The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill is beginning £1 million worth of investment. Credit: ITV West

A cider company in Somerset has begun a £1 million investment programme to support new orchards.

The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill is inviting growers to apply for funding with the successful schemes starting in the new year. It hopes the new trees will eventually provide an extra ten thousand tonnes of apples for the site.