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Monday 12 March: Litter Innovation Fund, Northern Forest, fur imports, Ofwat review and shock collars

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On the blog today we look at Government funding for innovative projects to tackle litter louts, the planting of the first tree of the Northern Forest and a letter from celebrities calling on Government to ban fur imports post-Brexit. We also look at Ofwat's review into last week’s water outages across England and Wales and the Government’s plans to launch a consultation on banning electric shock collars on cats and dogs.

Friday 9 March: Disposable coffee cups and moving the administration of CS and ES to the RPA

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On the blog today we look at the Government's response to the EAC's report on disposable coffee cups and the move of the administration of Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship to the Rural Payments Agency.

Tuesday 6 March: New planning rules, plastic packaging recycling, ivory trade and work with water companies

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Trees in a forest

On the blog today we look at the plans to strengthen protection for ancient woodland and ensure new housing developments benefit the environment, look at the data on recycling which informs policy, and the call for EU member states to …

Thursday 1 March: The One Show and the ‘plastic free' challenge and Secretary of State's speech at Water UK's City Conference

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On the our blog this afternoon, we take a look at Minister Coffey's appearance on the One Show discussing plastic recycling. We also take a moment to highlight the Secretary of State's speech at the Water UK City Conference.

Wednesday 28 February: Higher incomes expected for dairy farmers in 2017/18, Minister Coffey to meet 'plastic-free family' on The One Show, BBC Fisheries Focus,

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On today's blog we take a look at higher incomes expected for dairy farmers in 2017/18, look ahead to Minister Coffey's meeting with a plastic-free family on the One Show and wrap up with a look at today's coverage on …