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Good afternoon. Religious leaders and Islamic meat producers from
across the country are meeting in Warwickshire today to agree on
clearer guidelines about when chickens can be sold as halal. They
want to make sure that birds which have been slaughtered by machines
cannot be labelled as religiously acceptable. Midlands firms say this
will prevent some cheap foreign imports from being sold in the UK,
as well as creating more trust in the industry.
Abattoirs can step up to the mark and have shown that they can be
competitive. We can be a very great market for halal meat. We are
importing fallout from countries as far away as Thailand and we do not
want that to happen. `` halal meat. Campaigners in Birmingham are
preparing to demonstrate against the government's decision to press ahead
with badger culls as a way of controlling the spread of bovine
tuberculosis. They're planning to stage a march
and rally in the city this lunch time against a policy they say is
barbaric and simply won't work. The Department for the Environment, Food
and Rural affairs says its acting on scientific advice about the best way
to tackle the problem which cost the department ?36 million in dealing
with affected cattle last year. This will be one of the biggest
demonstrations against the badger cull. We have had many of these
around the country. Everywhere they go, we get more support and the
public anger grows. It is time to bring this crazy badger cull to a
close. Herefordshire council's estimated
it's going to cost just under ?3 million to repair roads affected by
the latest round of floods. And as the clean up continues in Worcester,
the council's revealed it's set aside around ?700,000 to deal with
potholes caused by the extreme weather and flooding. There are
currently still eight flood warnings in force for the Midlands.
Tonight will be the last greyhound meeting to be held at Brandon, near
Coventry, following the sale of the stadium. Harry Findlay, who ran dog
racing there says the sale wasn't expected, while the owner of the
Coventry Bees says he isn't sure what the future of Speedway is at
the site. It's not yet known who has bought it, but it has not been sold
to Coventry City Football Club. Football: Wolves have the
opportunity to go top of League One this afternoon. Just two points
separate the top three teams in the division going into today's games.
Wolves visit the current leaders Brentford and will climb above them
into the automatic promotion places if they win.
Let's take a look at the weather. It has been an enjoyable challenge.
We are thriving on these challenges. We are not confident but we're happy
playing the way we are. Good afternoon. It's been a
beautiful start to the weekend with blue skies and sunshine around this
morning. A little bit more cloud will roll in this afternoon and the
breeze will pick up as well. But for most of us, it's a dry, bright and
breezy afternoon. And it is fairly mild as well, 11 to 12 degrees
Celsius are possibly our top temperatures. Overnight, the cloud
will continue to thicken up. The winds will pick up as well. Some
patches of light rain but it'll stay fairly mild tonight with lows down
to seven or eight Celsius. A cloudier and more breezy day
tomorrow, staying on the mild side. That's it for now, I'm back just
after 6pm with today's sports results. Have a good afternoon.
Good afternoon. It has been a lovely start with some very welcome winter
sunshine. For the rest of the day, the further east you are, you will
hang onto that for much of the time. The further north and west you
are, the wind will pick up, that will be dragging in rain. You can
see where this is coming from. Out in the Atlantic