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Coverage of Secretary of State, Steve Reed’s attendance at the Great Yorkshire Show

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There has been significant coverage of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Steve Reed’s first official visit since taking office at the Great Yorkshire Show. The Secretary of State met with farmers and stakeholders, including visits to the NFU and CLA stands. Farming Minister Daniel Zeichner also attended the event.  

Coverage of BBC investigation into potential illegal dry spills by water companies in 2022

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There has been expected coverage by the BBC on their investigation into England’s water companies discharging sewage when the weather is dry. The investigation suggests 6000 possibly illegal spills occurred during 2022. The coverage notes that three water companies shared …

New evidence Asian hornets overwintering in UK

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There has been widespread coverage this morning across BBC Breakfast, the Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Daily Mail focused on new evidence Asian hornets have overwintered in the UK. Genetic analysis conducted by APHA’s National Bee Unit, found that three Asian hornets queen’s trapped last month in Sussex are the offspring of a nest that was destroyed in the area, in November 2023.

Whilst this is the first evidence of Asian hornets overwintering in the UK, it is not considered to be strong evidence of an established population.