Today, there has been widespread coverage on the front page of the Guardian, as well as in the Financial Times, BBC Online, the Independent, the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph the Daily Star, and trade coverage in Farmers Weekly, Horticulture …
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Today we are looking at coverage of our announcement of the next steps for our Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers.
There has been inaccurate coverage about issues of septic tank storage in Cornwall. It includes claims that the Environment Agency (EA) has changed the rules on firms being able to spread waste from septic tanks on land. This is not the …
Today we are looking at coverage of our announcement that a range of single-use plastic items will be banned from October 2023.
Today we are looking at media coverage of new action plan to protect food security, trade and plant health
Today we are looking at media coverage of our announcement on new research led by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and funded by Defra that sheds new light on invasive species ‘hitchhiking’ across the sea on floating marine debris.
There has been speculative coverage in the Telegraph and Guardian today on potential changes to free-range egg rules in response to bird flu outbreaks. We are experiencing our largest ever outbreak of avian influenza and housing measures remain in force …
Today we are looking at media coverage of Defra’s announcement on measures to tackle illegal tree felling.
There has been coverage following the Environment Agency’s publication of updated River Basin Management Plans for England, which incorrectly claims that the target for Good status of England’s water bodies has moved back to 2063.
Today we look at coverage after the UK reached an agreement with the EU to secure over £280 million of fishing opportunities for the UK fishing industry.
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Defra in the Media is run by the Defra group Press Office and is our review of Defra group stories in the news.
The blog features a review of our leading media stories, rebuttal of inaccurate comment, and updates about our campaigns and stories.
- Coverage of details on support for farmers who deliver food production and environmental action January 26, 2023
- Coverage of plans to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme January 23, 2023
- Reporting on septic tanks in Cornwall January 20, 2023
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