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Thursday 10 May - A New environment law to deliver a Green Brexit, a £7m flood defence project, post-Brexit food trade and Countryside Stewardship extension

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In today's blog we look at a new £7 million flood defence scheme which has launched on the beaches of Lincolnshire and at the extension of the Countryside Stewardship payment claim deadline.

Wednesday 9 May: South Georgia declared rodent free and we've received more than 44,000 responses to our future farming consultation

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In today's blog we look at the successful scheme to eradicate non-native rodents and increase the number of seabirds in the UK overseas territory of South Georgia and the closing of our future farming consultation which received more than 44,000 …

Friday 4th May 2018 - Government launches microplastics research to protect oceans, Defra working hard to prepare for Brexit, CCTV becomes mandatory in all abattoirs in England and European Commission to grant derogation on 'three crop rule' requirements

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In today's blog we look at how funding from Defra will go towards a research project looking at how tiny plastic particles impact marine life, how work is progressing as we head towards Brexit and CCTV becomes mandatory in all abattoirs in England.

Thursday 3 May: Kew reopens world’s largest Victorian greenhouse, rise in farming incomes, and sports grounds crack-down on plastics

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Kew reopens world’s largest Victorian greenhouse Kew Gardens has today reopened its Temperate House – the world’s largest Victorian greenhouse – after a five-year restoration project. The vast greenhouse is now home to a geographically arranged collection of 10,000 plants …

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - Minister opens biggest fridge recycling facility in Europe, Nature reserve expansion and home grown

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In today's blog we look at calls from the government’s chief plant health officer for the horticulture industry to help reduce the threat of pests and diseases, good news for nature in Suffolk and see what Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey got up to during her visit to AO.