On the blog today we outline our work with other Government departments on Chinese waste restrictions, and look at press reaction to EU fishing negotiations
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Today's blog we highlight the proposed bill to strengthen animal welfare and take a further look at the harm plastic pollution is doing to the planet.
On the blog today, our response to the Mail's article on plastics; the Financial Times splash on chemical regulations; how the EA are helping in the snow and information on Avian Flu and African Swine Fever.
On today's blog, Beavers in Forest of Dean, China waste restrictions and Storm Caroline
On the blog today, we discuss young people in the fishing industry and the government’s crackdown on puppy farms.
Today's blog includes tips for buying a puppy, an update on what the government is doing to combat marine plastics, highlights from the RSPB's state of the UK's birds report, the announcement of the Boston Barrier flood defence the appointment of a new Chief Veterinary Officer and the Environment Secretary has been to the Arla dairy.
On the blog today we look at the ‘Blue Belt’ being extended to protect rare seabirds and the Chief Vet’s comments on different poultry systems.
On the blog today we have a front page story on woodland creation, the launch of the Medway Flood Action Plan and the Environment Secretary's opinion piece on single use plastics
On the blog today, we look at water rules for farming, marine litter and simplified Countryside Stewardship.
Today on the blog: New food labelling guidance launched and Flood Re Local Heroes Award winners unveiled