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International Tiger Day, Plastic bag sales drop, Natural England Chair speaks at Game Fair and Environment Secretary calls in Water Bosses to explain leakage failures - Monday 30 July

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On today's blog we're looking at International Tiger Day promoting efforts to conserve the big cat, the drop in plastic bag sales, the Natural England chair speaking at the Game Fair and the Environment Secretary calling in Water Bosses to …

Plastic bag sales in 'big seven' supermarkets down 86%, £45 million additional funding to boost rural broadband and improving air quality - Friday 27 July

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On today's blog we look at plastic bag sales in 'big seven' supermarkets down 86% since the 5p charge was introduced, £45 million additional funding to boost rural broadband and improving air quality.

International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves, a 44-mile public path opens on the North East coastline, the EAC's report on heatwaves, dividends for water company shareholders and food stockpiling and badgers in hot weather - Thursday 26 July

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On today's blog we look at the International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves, a 44-mile public path opening on the North East coastline, the EAC's report on heatwaves, dividends for water company shareholders and food stockpiling.

Michael Gove visits Hadrian's Wall, Beavers in the Forest of Dean, EA response to dry weather, Leeds and flood defence scheme, EAC on the 25 Year Environment Plan - Tuesday 24 July

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Northumberland National Park

Michael Gove visits Hadrian’s Wall as part of #NationalParksWeek Yesterday the Environment Secretary Michael Gove visited the iconic Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park to kick-start National Parks Week, highlighting his commitment to ensure our cherished landscapes are not only …

Don’t Risk It this summer, Government response to the NAO report on packaging waste, Food safety control checks at the border after Brexit, EFRA report on the sale of fur, United Utilities bosses set to receive £181m and Environment Agency dry weather incident response - Monday 23 July

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In today's blog we talk about biosecurity, packaging waste, food safety post Brexit, sale of fur, United Utilities and the Environment Agency's dry weather response

Big Butterfly Count, Ivory Trade and £40m funding for flood protection - Friday 20 July

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On today's blog we're looking at this year's Big Butterfly Count, the UK, France, Germany and Luxembourg calling on the EU to restrict ivory trading and Minister Coffey's announcement of £40m extra funding for flood protection.

Prime Minister announces Environment Bill, Which? report on recycling of supermarket packaging and advice from Gardener's World

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Prime Minister announces Environment Bill The Prime Minister has announced the Government will bring forward the first Environment Bill in over 20 years. Theresa May confirmed the Bill at a Liaison Committee of Select Committee Chairs hearing on Wednesday. The …