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05/09/2011

Duration:
12 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 05 September 2011

The Government is considering making CCTV in abattoirs compulsory. It follows recent claims of alleged animal abuse from undercover footage at a slaughterhouse. But the British Meat Processors Association says cameras won't eradicate animal abuse.

UK apple growers are predicting their best harvest in decades. There are more than 2000 apple varieties in the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale in Kent and Caz Graham reports on four 'lost' apple varieties which have just come to light.

After the 'Barbeque Summer' of 2009 turned into a washout the Met Office stopped giving seasonal forecasts. But the European Centre of Medium Range Weather Forecasts says research is improving and now the forecasts should be reintroduced.

Presented by Caz Graham. Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock.

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