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Communities in the South fight to save local pubs

15 February 2013 Last updated at 12:24 GMT

Communities have been coming together to try and save their local pubs.

Many landlords have been hit by a "perfect storm" of cheap supermarket alcohol prices and restrictive deals with breweries, according to Rick Muir from the Institute for Public Policy Research.

In Farnborough, Hampshire, campaigner Fran Beauchamp is trying to stop The Tumble Down Dick from being turned into a McDonald's.

While in Oxfordshire, Peter Cawdron and fellow villagers came together to buy The Plough in Great Haseley.

You can see more on this story on Inside Out BBC One South on Monday at 19:30 GMT. Watch afterwards on BBC iPlayer.