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Cider makers say much of the industry will be destroyed if the Government goes ahead with plans to curb binge drinking. They claim the measures will lead to orchards being uprooted and farmhouse cider becoming a thing of the past. Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland has this report.
The coalition announced plans for a minimum price for alcohol in last month's budget. Producers say the new rules means many farmhouse ciders will almost double in price. Half of the UKs 500 cider makers are based in the West Country.