William Hague is coming to the Maldon district today to meet farmers affected by the foot-and-mouth crisis.

The leader of the opposition will be joined by his advisor, Maldon and South Chelmsford MP John Whittingdale as he tours farms in Southminster and Latchingdon today (Thursday).

He will also meet John Jolly, chairman of the Essex Farmers' Union.

For more on this story see today's Evening Gazette

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