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Badger TB vaccination plan in Gloucestershire 'vital'

7 August 2014 Last updated at 14:03 BST

With the second year of pilot badger culls in the west of England expected to start within weeks, the government says its vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.

Now in its fifth year, scientists have been vaccinating badgers in a 100-sq km area around Stroud.

But the National Farmers' Union says badger vaccinations are not cost effective enough.

Steve Knibbs reports.