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The first licence has been issued for the pilot cull of badgers in England. The Government believes the measure would help reduce TB in cattle - a disease which affects almost a quarter of herds in the South West. The licence has been granted to a group of farmers in West Gloucestershire, by Natural England. Anna Hill hears reaction from both sides of the Bovine TB debate.

Also in the programme: Farmers in Northern Ireland are paying tribute to a father and two sons who died in a slurry tank accident over the weekend. It's thought that Noel Spence and his sons, Graeme and Ulster Rugby player Nevin, were trying to rescue a dog when they were overcome by fumes.

And, the plants disappearing from British fields.

The presenter is Anna Hill and the producer is Sarah Swadling.

14 minutes

Last on

Tue 18 Sep 2012 05:45