Weekly stories

Environment Secretary vows to protect high farming standards as part of a Green Brexit

The Environment Secretary addressed farmers, landowners and other stakeholders at the annual NFU Conference in Birmingham today. Speaking alongside NFU President Minette Batters, he reiterated our commitment to maintain high standards of British food production, animal welfare and environmental standards as the UK leaves the EU. 

Government sets out plans to overhaul waste system, Eels fitted with satellite tags to solve ancient migration mystery, Countryside Stewardship opens for applications and Zoos and regulations

Photo of close up shot of bales of plastic bottles ready for recycling

On today's blog we're looking at widespread positive coverage of the government’s plans to overhaul the waste system, the Environment Agency's project to better protect eels, Countryside Stewardship opening for applications and zoos and regulations.